Thursday, July 24, 2014

It's a Winner!

I was delighted to see my Fresh Peach Pie got the blue ribbon at the fair. You can't wipe the smile off of my face right now. This is one happy pie baker. 

The lady that was sitting next to the baked goods said that when the judge cut into my pie, she called all of the women around and said, "See those layers and flakes, that's what pie crust is supposed to look like!" Triumph! =)

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Benton County Fair Peach Pie!

Okay, after work I made the peach pie I'm entering into the Benton County Fair tomorrow morning. All I can do is hope and pray that I get some kind of ribbon! I've had a lot of fun working on the peach pie recipe and refining each trial run to it's current version of perfection. haha

Sunday, July 20, 2014

Peach Pie for the Fair!

So I made a third peach pie to get ready for the pie contest at the Benton County Fair on Thursday. And I think I've finally made one winner of a recipe! This pie looks and tastes great! The texture is great and the cinnamon and nutmeg at a lovely flavor to the peaches. I'm so happy with this one.

Monday, July 14, 2014

Peach Pie! Round 2!

So this peach pie is the prettiest pie I've made so far. I haven't tried it yet, but if it tastes as good as it looks we might just have a winner for the fair contest! I got the majority of the recipe from the Pillsbury Fabulous Pies Recipe book from 1961. The illustrations in this book are great, and it seems like there are a lot of good filling recipes in there.

I origionaly chose this recipe because the last peach pie I made used tapioca. And I found that I really didn't like the texture that the tapioca made. Those bubbles remind me of fish eggs... ew! So this recipe used cornstarch to thicken up the peach juice and it worked really well!

Sunday, July 6, 2014

Fresh Peach Pie! Mmmm...

A couple of weeks ago I found that I love peach pie, so of course I needed to make one! I made this pie out of Beth Howard's Ms. American Pie cookbook and it looks delish. But I won't know what it tastes like until tomorrow because I need to let the juices rest. Mmmm...

I also want to submit a peach pie to the Benton County Fair, so I think this is the first of many peach pies this next couple of weeks!