This week has been crazy, but crazy good! Stephen’s baseball team just won their district tournament, and they are heading to state! With that being said, I haven’t had time to cook. I haven’t had time to gather with my other blogger buddies, but I was able to find a few minutes to make this recipe. That is how quick and easy it is to whip up. Even if you are having one of those hazy, crazy days of summer, you still have time to make a sweet dessert for your family or friends.
It’s July, and it is hot. Who wants to turn the oven on this time of year? It just causes your air conditioner to have to work overtime; therefore, you will have a higher power bill. A perfect excuse for you to make this pie! This pie was the easiest treat I have ever made, and it is delicious. It didn’t hurt that I had fresh from the orchard peaches on hand. My mom and granddaddy go every summer (twice for different varieties) to pick up fresh peaches from a local peach farm. So when they went this year, I knew that I would have to make something using them. A cobbler came to mind first, but I feel like we as Southerners get the chance to eat those at just about every single family gathering, at mine anyway. I wanted to try something different, and boy, did it pay off!
I ran across this recipe after searching what felt like hours. It’s from a blog called Sprouted Kitchen, and she calls her recipe Peach Cream with Gingersnap Crust. Yum. She had me at peach cream. I’m sure the gingersnap crust would be delicious in this recipe, but I don’t own a food processor. Apparently no one in my immediate family does either, so I opted to use a store made graham cracker crust. I’m not disappointed.
The ingredients list is short and sweet. 1 14 oz can of sweetened condensed milk She suggests using low-fat. I don’t. ½ cup of crème fraiche I used sour cream. You can also use a plain yogurt. Both work as its substitute. ¼ cup of lemon juice I used one whole lemon, and it wasn’t quite enough, but it didn’t hurt anything. 1 Tbsp of cinnamon This ingredient scared me. It looked like a lot of cinnamon. Lastly, 1 ¼ cups of fresh peaches, peeled and diced.
1 14 oz can of sweetened condensed milk
½ cup of crème fraiche
¼ cup of lemon juice
1 ¼ cups of fresh peaches, peeled and diced
Next time, I may not add quite as much cinnamon, and one day I will attempt the gingersnap cookie crust. Regardless, I think it was a homerun!
Happy summer! Kirby
Gingersnap Cookie Crust
10 oz. Gingersnap Cookies
3 Tbsp. Butter
In a food processor, grind together the cookies. While pulsing, add the butter. Press into a pie plate and let firm in the freezer.