fav summer pies?
I just made my first peach pie of the summer. It's my favorite summer pie. Wondering what pies other CH folks get pie-eyed over?
I haven't seen a summer pie that I didn't like.....
Rubarb with strawberries
Peach crisp was know as an aphrodisiac in my house. The only difference from a pie was there wasn't any bottom crust.
I like Peach and Rhubarb which you rarely see a recipe for. You'll see a lot of Strawberry/Rhubarb but this doesn't do it for me b/c the amount of sugar you need to make the Rhubarb work well breaks down the strawberries too much.
With the peaches & rhubarb ... if you make it an early summer pie -- before the peaches are super ripe --- it works out well b/c the consistancy of the fruit is similar and the amount of sugar needed works out well for both.
Sometimes I also throw a few blueberries in the mix. It always goes over very well. Maybe I'll make one for the 4th tomorrow.
Oh yummy! I also like cold chiffon type pies, like frozen key lime pie, strawberry chiffon pie, chocolate pie.
Aslo Shoofly Pie is my favourite summer pie as a child. Not sure how it is spelled or even what is in it? I think it is of German or Pennsylvania Dutch origin. I dream of that pie....
Does Pavlova count as a pie? It is so good in the summer. Great way to use fresh berries and stone fruit.
Lately, I am obsessed with Peach Melba. Just thinking now of how to incorporate the flavors into a pie....
Ah Shoofly pie. Haven't had that since I was a kid (yes, it's Pennsylvania Dutch). I know it has a history of being made with whatever was around after all the fruit has been used up. I literally think it has flour, sugar, vanilla, molassas, sourgum etc in. Oh also -- what is pavlova?
Shoofly pie, out of my Amish cookbook (Iowa Amish):
Makes 2 pies.
1 c molasses
1/2 c brown sugar
1 c hot water
1 t soda (dissolve in the water)
2 c flour
3/4 c brown sugar
1/3 c lard
Layer in unbaked pie crust syrup, crumbs, syrup, crumbs. Bake at 400 10 minutes, reduce to 350 for 50 minutes
There are 4 recipes for shoofly pie in this cookbook, the other 3 don't have the eggs (the recipe I listed is titled "gooey shoofly pie"), some add soda and cinnamon/nutmeg to the crumbs, but otherwise pretty similar. One of the recipes specifies molasses, old barrel.