Aunt Gracie’s Peaches and Cream Pie

I made my great-great-aunt’s peaches and cream pie to take in to work tomorrow.  I doubled the recipe and put it in to a 9 in. by 13 in. dish.  This is one of my favorite desserts.  The crust contains vanilla pudding making it moist and flavorful.  The filling consists of cream cheese and peaches, hence the name of the pie.

Peaches and Cream Pie

Ingredients:

3/4 cup flour

1/2 cup of sugar

1/2 teaspoons of salt

3 1/2 oz instant vanilla pudding

1 teaspoon baking powder

1 egg

1/2 cup of milk

15.4 oz can of sliced peaches

1 8 oz package of cream cheese

4 tablespoons of peach juice from can

sugar and cinnamon for topping

Directions:

  1. Preheat the oven at 350 degrees.
  2. Grease the bottom of a 9 inch pie pan.
  3. Beat the flour, salt, instant vanilla pudding, baking powder, egg, and milk in a large bowl for one minute or until well mixed.  The mixture should be a soft, sticky dough.  Spread the mixture into the bottom of the pie pan.
  4. Place the peaches evenly on top of the pudding mixture.
  5. Mix the cream cheese, peach juice, and sugar on medium speed for two minutes or until smooth.  Spread the mixture over the peaches but not all the way to the edge of the pan.
  6. Sprinkle cinnamon and sugar on top.
  7. Bake for 30-35 minutes.

Nachtfalter Summer Knit-a-Long–Week 1 Progress

As I wrote previously, I am participating a summer knit-a-long.  Each Monday during the knit-a-long, Holla Knits will post the weekly goal.  This week’s goal was to cast on and knit half of the bottom ribbing.  The bottom ribbing is simple, but the twists make it interesting.  There is a forum on Ravelry where participants can discuss progress and challenges.  I’m having so much fun knitting with other people!  Below you can see my progress thus far as well as what the finished product should look like.

KAL Week 1

nachtfalterstargreen

(Ratings based on this week’s work only.)

Difficulty:  Easy

Time Required:  3 Movies

Overall Experience:  Good

(I tend to get a little bored on very repetitive patterns.  I’ll enjoy the lace much more once I get there.)