Wednesday, September 7, 2011

P is for Peach

Party over here, Party over there!
A Peach Pyramid
Perhaps you are one of those people that that have phriends. Perhaps you like to throw parties for your phriends. Well for "P", I wanted to take the opportunity to show you a few fun recipes that you can party down with.

First I want to show you a highly portable dessert for your party guests. Being bigger than the average bear, I find it difficult to maneuver around a crowded room at the best of times. Add a drink in one hand plus a plate of food in the other, that my phriend is a recipe for disaster. Why just the other day at a phriend's birthday party, I poured half a glass of lemonade on the floor trying to push my way up to the chip bowl. Talk about embarrassing.....  no let's not talk about it..

With that fresh on my mind, I thought we could use a grab-and-go food that is easy to eat. Also I didn't want a plate. No knife or pfork required please. (the k and p are silent respectively).
Pie with no knife or pfork? Bring it on!
With these Peach Pie Pops you quite literally grab, and go. Go mingle. Go socialize. Go pal around, if you will. Go do practically anything you want.
This will also help you be a better host. With this dessert you are free to move around you party and pop in and out of conversations. Phenomenal!

Peach Pie Pops
 For Dough*
  •  2 1/2 cups all purpose flour
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 1t salt
  • 1/4 vegetable shortening
  • 1 stick of unsalted butter
  • 1 egg
  • 1/4 cup of ice water
  • plus one more egg

For Filling
  • 1 peach, small dice
  • 3T butter
  • 2T all purpose flour
  • 2T sugar
  • 2T brown sugar
  • 1/4t ground cinnamon 
  • pinch of nutmeg
makes 16 servings
*you can use frozen pie dough for this recipe if you wish.

Sift flour, salt, and sugar into a large bowl. Cut in the shortening, and then the butter. Combine the egg and water and stir into the flour mixture until dough forms. Split dough in half and warp in plastic wrap. Refrigerate for 1 hour.

For the filling, melt butter in a skillet. Stir in flour, sugar, brown sugar, cinnamon, and nutmeg for 3 minutes. Add peaches and cook for another 3 minutes until thick.

Roll out dough very thin, 1/4"-1/8" thick. Cut small circles of dough and place them on a parchment lined baking sheet. Fill with pie filling, leaving a 1/4" boarder around the edge.
Press a 6" lolly-pop stick into the filling. With a little bit of egg wash, wet the rim of the exposed pie crust. Top with another piece of crust and crimp the edges with a pfork. Poke vent holes in the top of the pie with your pfork as well. Brush the top with egg wash and sprinkle with sugar.
Bake for 15-20 minutes in a 375 degree oven until the crust is golden brown.

Don't have phriends to throw a party for? No worries!  

Just look at the fun you can have with a Peach Pie Pop and a camera with a self timer.
and now I have glasses.

That was a party in itself. I hope that you enjoyed that as much as I did. Anyway more phantastic recipes to come! Stay tuned!


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