8.25.2011

Thankful Thursdays - First Edition and peach pie!

Welcome ladies to a very special first edition of Thankful Thursdays. The aim of this series and there is a linky tool at the bottom to add your entry is to help us recognize the many blessings we have in our life. To make it easier to say the things we are thankful for rather! Again, what I ask is simply at the top of your post is start with an asterisk * and mention what you are thankful on that particular Thursday.

Here I go!
*I am thankful for the food that I am able to eat every day and not have to worry 
about where my next meal is coming from

That leads into my Tuesday Treats of the week which I mentioned
would be posted today and this week's recipe is peach pie!

First gather your ingredients. I am making a homemade crust, but store bought is perfectly fine too. You need two pie crusts for this recipe. For the crust, you need 2 cups of all purpose flour, 1/2 teaspoon of salt, 3/4 cup shortening, 1/3 cup ice cold water. I know in the picture I have butter but then I decided to stick with the recipe and use shortening. It is usually easier to handle than butter, but it is your preference.

For the pie filling you need 9 peaches, peeled and thinly sliced, 1 1/2 cup of sugar, 8 dashes of cinnamon, 5 dashes of nutmeg, 1 teaspoon of vanilla, 3 tablespoons of flour and 4 tablespoons of butter, not room temperature,
cut into small cubes.

Heat the oven to 400 degrees. Then make the crust, in a bowl put the flour and salt. Put the butter or shortening in the flour mixture, and cut it down so mix up the ingredients together until the mixture is crumbly. Then slowly add the water, working the dough mixture together a bit at a time. Take the dough out, divide it in half and roll it out on your counter. Floor the counter and your rolling pin first!


Be sure not to handle the dough too much.
In a 9" pie pan, lay out one rolled out piece of dough and cut away any excess dough from the edges. 
Then you are ready to make your filling.

In another bowl, add together the sliced peaches, sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg, vanilla and flour.

Yummy peaches!


Gently fold the ingredients together in a bowl and then pour it in your pie crust. Add your cubed 2 tablespoons of butter over the filling, then add the over rolled out crust on top of the filling.


 Crimp the edges together, make a few slits in the crust with a knife. On the top of the crust sprinkle your remaining 2 tablespoons of cubed butter, and sprinkle with a little bit more sugar and cinnamon.

Put your pie into the oven for 15 minutes, then turn down the oven to 350 degrees and bake for another 30-40 minutes or until your pie is golden.



Of course a la mode!
Take it out, let your pie cool a bit then, slice, eat and enjoy! 
I always my peach pies a la mode!

Here is the linky tool for you to add your Thankful Thursdays submission!

43 comments:

  1. yum! this looks ah-mazing! i am also thankful that i have food on my table every day...i wish everyone could.

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  2. Oh my goodness, that peach pie looks fantastic! I must try it out sometime! :)

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  3. I've been craving peach pie all summer - your looks so good Meg! Fun new series - I will try and remember to link up soon.

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  4. Oh I so LOVE peach pie! and homemade pie crust is so much better than the store bought version!

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  5. This peach pie sounds so good! I'm definitely thankful for the many supportive friends and family in my life!

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  6. I love peach pie! My mom would always make it and it was so good!!! You have me craving this now! :) I linked up, but it isn't showing up yet...maybe there is a delay.

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  7. Yum! I am especially loving the little pats of butter on the pie, delish!!!

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  8. mmmm, this looks so good! PS. Glad you liked the palette yesterday :)

    xo, chrissy
    The Perfect Palette

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  9. Oh delicious! This looks amazing! What a fabulous idea for posts...what to be thankful for! Thanks so much for stopping by!

    www.MrsCapretta.com
    Recipes Fashion Marriage

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  10. YUM. That looks AMAZING. Another fun thing to do with peaches is to make a crepe filling. Mmm peaches. They just taste like summer. :)

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  11. I love peach pie with vanilla ice. Hm.... yum. I usually buy desserts because I suck at baking. : (

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  12. This looks great! I love peach pie, a la mode of course :)

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  13. That pie looks so yummy! Peaches are delicious this time of year :)

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  14. the pie looks so amazing!! i can't wait to try this out! :) i also like to have my pies a la mode ;)

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  15. YUM!!! I must admit, the cubes of butter make it look extra delish!

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  16. I would be thankful if I were about to eat that pie too! Looks delicious. Thankful Thursdays is a great idea.

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  17. I have never made a pie in my life. Yours looks really good! My mom made a peach crisp last weekend that was incredible, its definitely the time of year!
    Meri
    http://merigoesround.com

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  18. mmm that looks so good!!! I love pie with fresh peaches :)

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  19. That looks absolutely delish. My mouth is watering.

    Thank you so much for stopping by and leaving your very sweet comment today. Nice to "meet" you.

    xo,
    Tracy

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  20. Oh my gosh, delicious! I'm from Georgia, so there's nothing like peach pie. :) I'm impressed with your crust! Right now I'm thankful that I have a fulfilling job, especially in a time when there are plenty of people still unemployed.

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  21. Baked peaches are just so delish! This looks yummy!
    xo

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  22. That looks like an amazing pie, you need a bigger pie pan!

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  23. Yum! I'm not a fan of fruit pies but that looks delish!

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  24. Thanks for stopping by my blog! I am now your newest follower :)

    This peach pie looks amazing!

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  25. Meg, that looks delish! I might try to make it soon. Yumm-o!

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  26. This looks fantastic--and a great way for me to use up all the Georgia peaches around lately!

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  27. What a great thing to do on Thursdays! I do my thankful posts on Friday, but this is a great idea. mmm I need to try your peach pie recipe!!

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  28. Mmmm. That looks awesome! I love anything with peaches. Peach pie just sounds like August to me. ;)

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  29. That looks so delicious. When I see posts like this, I wish that I had some sort of internal motivation to bake just so I could eat it, but it never happens.

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  30. Pie looks yummy!! & love the link up!

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  31. Oh my goodness, that looks seriously delicious!!

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  32. Yum! Peach pie!! I read another peach pie post the other day, I suppose it is a sign I should attempt to make one of these delicious concoctions!!

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  33. yaaay i love to celebrate blessings! and that peach pie looks incredible!

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  34. So sorry I missed the "party" yesterday. Didn't get on the computer long enough as I ran from one thing to the next. Hopefully next Thursday I can join you in your Thankful Thursdays! The pie looks delicious!!

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  35. This sounds absolutely divine. I love me a nice homemade pie :)

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  36. I love all of your recipes!!

    Becca
    http://blondeslogic.blogspot.com

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  37. looks amazing! you make it look easy!

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