Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Peach Pie #recipe from author @DarylWoodGerber + Grilling the Subject #giveaway


From Daryl aka Avery


Today, I'm giving away a copy of GRILLING THE SUBJECT so some lucky winner will have something to read over Labor Day! Check the details below!


I love peaches. I crave peaches. When in season, I buy at least 5-6 peaches a week. But they're really only good "in season" so you have to do something with them right away. You don't want them to go bad. You can eat them plain. You can make jam, of course. You can add them to ice cream and cereal. You can make ice cream. Or you can make pie. And other than plain, with the skin and everything, PIE is my favorite! 

I decided to try two different versions this week. Yes, two. I went to the farmer's market and bought twice as many peaches. Needless to say, I've been having my fill of sweet things and it's probably time to take a week off and just eat protein, but oh, man, it was worth it!! Every calorie. Every bite. 

You can also make "pie" without the crust and just add a crumble or biscuit topping! See my second "version" with topping below!

**Gluten-free pie version (see below)

DEEP-DISH Peach Pie

1 9-inch deep-dish pie shell (recipe * see below)
1 cup brown sugar
1/4 cup corn starch
1/8 teaspoon nutmeg
6 tablespoons butter
6-7 ripe peaches, peeled and cut in half
1 teaspoon cinnamon

Directions:

Preheat oven to 450 degrees F.

Prepare pie shell (see below). Set aside.

To make pie ingredients:

In a large bowl, mix brown sugar, corn starch, nutmeg, and butter. Cut in the butter.  Sprinkle half of the mixture in the pie shell.

Arrange peach halves cut side down in the pie shell.  I like to take a few and cut those halves in thirds and set around the open spaces. You can make whatever pattern your heart desires.

**Tip for peeling peaches - I dip them in hot water and they become easier to peel (sort of like what you can do with tomatoes). About 20 seconds per peach.





Cover with the remaining sugar mixture. Sprinkle with cinnamon.


Set on a baking sheet just in case.

Bake at 450 degrees for 10 minutes. Reduce heat and bake at 350 degrees for 30 minutes.

Remove from oven and let sit for 20 minutes. Serve warm. With ice cream or whipped cream or a slice of cheese – or just plain.


Yes, it sort of falls apart, but it's okay.



DEEP-DISH PIE SHELL FROM SCRATCH

1 1/3 cups flour
8 tablespoons butter
2 tablespoons coconut oil
6 tablespoons ice cold water

Directions:
In a food processor, put the flour, butter, and coconut oil. Pulse about 10 times about 10 seconds each. Add the ice cold water. Pulse again.  Remove the batter and place on parchment paper. Wrap tightly and refrigerate for about 30 minutes.




Remove from the refrigerator and set on a floured piece of parchment paper. Sprinkle with flour and top with another piece of parchment paper. Roll with a rolling pin until a 10-11” circle forms. Remove the parchment paper and set the pie dough in the pie plate.  Crimp the edges according to your desire.  Follow above directions for pie ingredients.


FOR GLUTEN-FREE PIE SHELL,  from scratch, switch out the 1 1/3 cup flour with a gluten-free flour mix or an equal mixture of sweet rice flour and tapioca flour.  Add ½ teaspoon xanthan gum. And then proceed with butter, oil, and water.  You can also use mixtures like Bob’s Red Mill or Pamela’s mixture and follow their directions for a pie shell. Note: gluten-free pie shells do not hold together as well as a regular flour pie shell. Don’t worry. If you press and piece it together, it won’t show beneath the pie ingredients, it just might be harder to get out of the pie pan. That’s okay, too. It still tastes good. (I didn't, but you might grease the pie shell first. I'm not sure if that would help. Hmm. Must make another pie!  LOL)

Note: If you choose to use a store-bought pie shell, you might want to cut back on the amount of peaches. I like the deep-dish version because that means I get more peaches!!


BISCUIT TOPPING (alternative)

Make the peaches as above and set into the deep-dish pie pan. (No crust below)

Then make the topping beow and put on top, in dollops.






INGREDIENTS for gluten-free version:

1 cup gluten-free flour
½ teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon baking powder
¼ teaspoon xanthan gum
¼ cup lard (Coconut oil)
1/3 cup plus 1 tablespoon milk


Mix all of the ingredients in a medium bowl and put in dollops on top of peaches.

(If you want to make a regular version, use regular flour for the gluten-free flour and omit the xanthan gum.)





This topping was so crispy and tasty!

Giveaway!
Today I'm giving away one copy of Grilling the Subject. 
Leave a comment and tell me what you're doing for Labor Day! 
Remember to leave your email so I can contact you if you win!

*


Savor the mystery and say cheese!
Daryl Wood Gerber aka Avery Aames
Tasty ~ Zesty ~ Dangerous!

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87 comments:

  1. Love this peach pie recipe and variations! For Labor Day, I'm hosting my annual family get-together/cookout. EMS591@aol.com

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  2. Sounds yummy! I will be recuperating from carpal tunnel surgery. Thank you for the chance!
    angelhwk68@yahoo.com

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    1. Oh, Barbara, ouch. I'm so sorry, but I hear that most people are thrilled they did it. Good recovery. ~ Daryl

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  3. Doing absolutely nothing! Well, not really, don't have any obligations for the weekend so we are just going to enjoy it and relax, and I am going to read, read, read. And now maybe make peach pie - those look delicious. Thanks for the giveaway.
    sallycootie@gmail.com

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    1. Sally, read, read, read sounds great, great, great! ~ Daryl

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  4. So far, I am not doing anything for labor day. Thanks for the chance to win :)
    jslbrown2009 at aol dot com

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    1. Lisa, you are more than welcome. On labor day, it's okay to just "rest"! ~ Daryl

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  5. I also love peaches. Our local peach season is very short so I bought several baskets this week to make peach smoothies and peach/raspberry crisp. I will be reading several mystery books this Labour Day weekend, including several New Orleans authors in preparation for travelling to NOLA for Bouchercon. Thanks for the chance to win!
    grace dot koshida at gmail dot com

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    1. Grace, sounds like fun. Have you read Ellen Bryon's new series? Published by Crooked Lane. Enjoy B'con. ~ Daryl

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    2. Thanks, Daryl. Yes I enjoyed reading Plantation Shudders and will be going to Ellen's launch party for her second book, Body on the Bayou!

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  6. Alas, the entire Massachusetts peach crop was wiped out by an untimely frost. I will have to enjoy these gorgeous desserts vicariously--or save them for a better year.

    On Labor Day? Editing!

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    1. Oh, Sheila, horrible! I'm so sorry. You can do the same with berries, I imagine. I haven't tried it but am now inspired. ~ Daryl

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  7. That pie looks so good. I'd love some for breakfast. I'm not doing anything for Labor Day. Just hanging around the house and probably watching some movies. lkish77123 at gmail dot com

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    1. Linda, watching movies sounds great. Which ones? I have been scouring the TV for titles I've never seen. ~ Daryl

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  8. Wonderful and delectable pies. Love peaches. Thanks for the lovely feature and giveaway. No plans yet. Family will probaby visit with the little ones. saubleb(at)gmail(dot)com

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  9. We plan to just relax this year. I mean really relax. He, movies. Me, books. And order in pizza. The pie recipe does look good. Will have to try it. Peach is one of our favorite fruits. Don't get to make things with it too often. Except in the winter. We can and freeze by the bushel in during the season and eat with most every meal. During the winter we use the canned and frozen and make things. Mostly cobbler. We also like to use brandy, grenadine syrup and let sliced peaches soak for a few months. Great as a topping for ice cream and pound cake during the winter. Della at deepotter@peoplepc.com

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    1. Books, movies, and pizza. What could be better?! Frozen works if you freeze them right. Good for you! I used to make dozens of pies when I was a kid. We had apple and peach trees, and berries on the vine. I was really good with pie dough. ~ Daryl

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  10. Oh my. 9:30 in the morning and Im craving peach cobbler!
    Yum!
    libbydodd at comcast dot net

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  11. Oh my, that recipe sounds good! I love, ripe peaches from a farmer's market.
    We haven't made any plans for Labor Day yet. I may actually do some "labor" around my house. Lol.
    bpwoodfield@gmail.com

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    1. Farmer's markets are such a godsend. I love them. As for "labor" around the house, I might bake or garden. That's it. ~ Daryl

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  12. We're just going to stay home and take it easy.
    sgiden at verizon(.)net

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  13. I hope that we will relax and take a nice leisurely walk. elliotbencan(at)hotmail(dot)com

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    1. Petite - a nice leisurely walk is so much fun. Smell the roses. Greet the other walkers. Enjoy. ~ Daryl

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  14. Thank you for the pie recipe! I have that many really ripe peaches in the fridge right now calling my name. For Labor Day we are barbecuing and going to a baseball game. Plus it's my mom's birthday weekend!
    Awilcox1182@gmail.com

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    1. Wow, that's a lot packed into a few short days. Enjoy! Happy birthday to your mom. ~ Daryl

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  15. Anything with peaches is OK by me! they are one of my favorite fruits. Nothing doing here for Labor Day. Staying home and relaxing.

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    1. Quakers, I love peaches. Can't get enough of them in season. ~ Daryl

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  16. Won't be doing anything special on Labor Day.
    On Monday I'll go to a church picnic and play
    bingo for cash and quilts. It's going to be
    a nice weekend weather-wise so I hope to be able
    to sit on the deck and read.
    thanks for the chance to read the book. We are
    some large peach orchards in this area.
    txmlhl(at)yahoo(dot)com

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    1. Playing bingo for quilts? I've never heard of that. What fun. Reminds me of a movie with Sally Field and James Garner, Murphy's Law. Fun. ~ Daryl

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  17. So glad you included gluten free version, too! My husband just brought home some beautiful peaches, have to try this recipe! Always used to have a cookout on Labor Day to celebrate the kids going back to school; however, no more kids living here since our great granddaughters moved out last month! So, no plans for a cookout this year.
    ljhallcps@hotmail.com

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    1. Yes, seeing as I have to eat gluten-free, I will often include that. It's not that hard, when you're making from scratch to swap out a few ingredients. Harder with a cake because of the need to rise, but a pie is pretty basic. Enjoy. ~ Daryl

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  18. Oh my goodness we have 7 bags of peeled and blanched peaches in our freezer for peach pie and a pie crust for hubby to make when i want one so i am going to give him this wonderful recipe as it is diff from his and have him make it over the long weekend thank you for posting something with peaches love them and hubby tries to make alot of things with them as we have a man out here in the rural area that has a peach orchard and he sells the smalls in a box for so cheap! Thank you for the giveaway also would love to read and review at a few places. ptclayton2@aol.com peggy clayton

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    1. Oh, PT, how perfect! Enjoy! Love that your hubby cooks. What fun. ~ Daryl

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  19. Grilling out and cook out with family and friends. And not working
    quickchangeus@yahoo.com

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  20. Both these recipes sound great and so does the book!
    ninaatmyhouse@yahoo.com

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  21. Pat D (patdupuy@yahoo.com)August 31, 2016 at 1:44 PM

    Don't you love fresh peaches? Peach sundaes. Peach cobbler. Yum. We have no plans for the long weekend. That is probably good as we have to keep an eye on what's happening in the Gulf of Mexico.

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  22. I love peaches, too! Printed your recipe and will make over the long weekend (the crumble version)! Have you ever grilled them? Super yummy that way, too! I'm cleaning my garage, taking #2 son to soccer and baseball practices, and relaxing (hopefully) this weekend. Oh, and making a peach pie! Nicole :-)

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    1. I have not grilled peaches, but I keep hearing about them, so must try! ~ Daryl

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  23. Loving the peach pie recipes. So far, we have no plans for Labor Day. choirlady27@hotmail.com

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  24. I have been a lift long peach lover and so I make as many peach items as I can each season. I was not able to make my homemade peach ice cream this summer and I feel so disappointed. The peaches were fairly dry this summer due to the drought, so they were not the best for making ice cream. I love peach cobbler and peach pie and my ice cream which has double the peaches of the original recipe. I puree many of them and then add others in small pieces so the flavor is intense, and incredible.
    Our daughter and son in law are having us over for Labor Day one day this weekend and the kids enjoy their pool and all of the fun items they have (trampoline and mini golf course) and we just relax while my son in law does the cooking. I make a dessert and usually potato salad and some other seasonal dish. Just a purely relaxing day for Grammy and Grampy after us hosting almost 50 of these each year; now it is our time to let the younger generation take over. Miss doing it, but can't anymore, so it works out fine.
    Happy Labor Day to everyone.
    Cynthia
    ceblain(AT)tmlponline(DOT).net

    P.S. Would love to become the recipient of this book for sure. Thanks.

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    1. Trampoline and mini golf? What fun! Cynthia, enjoy. ~ Daryl

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  25. On Saturday for labor day weekend, all the family will be over here having hot dogs hamburgers, a lot of food and pool time! This peach pie looks so good!we may make this as a dessert! I would really love to receive this book! Maryh_happygirl@yahoo. Com

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  26. We all work at various hours in this house so working will be my answer...and now maybe make a peach pie, I love peach pie and haven't made it in a couple years, I'm way past due, LOL.
    momzillasteel at gmail dot com

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  27. I LOVE peach cobbler! We will probably be enjoying it on Labor Day at a cookout at my sister's house. We will also enjoy swimming in her pool.

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  28. I LOVE peach cobbler! We will probably be enjoying it on Labor Day at a cookout at my sister's house. We will also enjoy swimming in her pool.

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    1. Swimming is the best, Sandy. It's triple digits in Los Angeles. ~ Daryl

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  29. A nice quiet day of reading.
    elainehroberson@gmail.com

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  30. I am volunteering at our local movie theater which uses all volunteer help except for the 3 managers. Soda, popcorn & free movie is the reward & a fun way to meet people in my new small town community. doward1952@yahoo.com

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    1. Howard, what fun. Is it packed with families? Kids? Sounds like a gas. ~ Daryl

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  31. I am catching up on yard work and household work as well as work work. But at least I have the time to do it. centraleast2 at gmail dot com

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    1. CentralEast - time is so important. When it isn't there, what is there, right? ~ Daryl

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  32. thx for chance..I'll be working all weekend during day and recouping from my fall last night in between..thank goodness only bruised my hip ,side of leg and ribs..could of been worst.
    greeneyes2755@yahoo.com

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    1. Oh, my, Cheryl, I hope you recuperate quickly. Yipes! Ice! ~ Daryl

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    2. Cheryl, by random number generator, you are the winner! I'll contact you via email. Congrats! ~ Daryl

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  33. Right now my only plan is reading! Thanks for the chance to win your book! lindaherold999@gmail.com

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  34. Thank you for this chance and the wonderful recipe. I love your books. My husband and I are going to my sister-in-law's house for an end of summer get together on Sunday and on Labor Day we're going to relax. areewekidding@yahoo.com

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  35. For this Labor Day we are going to just hang out at home while we get the kids ready for school. utaker555@gmail.com

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    1. School. Fun. New pencils. New backpacks. New teachers. I always loved the first day of school! ~ Daryl

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  36. Going on picnic with family - parkeremma2003 at yahoo dotcom

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  37. Great recipe! I like to make apple pie without a crust and with a crumb topping, I never thought to do it with a peach pie. Will have to try it. Not doing too much for Labor Day, cookout with the neighbors and celebrating a friend's birthday. Have a happy Labor Day.
    diannekc8(at)gmail(dot)com

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  38. My birthday and my moms are the seventh and the third of September. So I'm thinking a cook out to celebrate on Labor Day. Awesome peach pie recipe! Donamaekutska7@gmail.com

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  39. I will be going to a dinner the night before Labor Day and then going to the Parade with friends and buying Barbecue at the events in Spring Park...and its always fun.

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    1. A parade on Labor Day and a barbecue in the park. What fun! ~ Daryl

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  40. I will be celebrating my 61st b-day. Would love to be reading your book. Thank you for the chance to win.
    mommomsworld(at)yahoo(dot)com

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    1. Wow, lots of birthdays this week. Happy, happy, Yvonne. ~ Daryl

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  41. And the winner, by random number generator, is Cheryl S. I'll be contacting you, Cheryl, by email. Congrats and thanks to all for chiming in! Happy reading. Savor the mystery. ~ Daryl

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