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Sunday, July 17, 2011

Peaches & Dreams Pie


ANOTHER PIE.  And more anguish. Unfortunately, this one felt more like a nightmare. Its appearance is rather horrific as well. The story of a perfectly crimped crust that collapses and melts over the edge of the pan. A bubbly, gurgling topping that appeared to be straight out of "The Blob".  I'm quite certain there are plenty of ethereal, dreamy versions over at Baked Sunday Mornings - along with the recipe. So you can make your own nightmare.




Hard to believe something as simple as a peach pie could become so horrifying. Canned peaches mingle with a filling of eggs, sour cream, flour and dark brown sugar. The streusel topping (more nightmares ensue) - made of dark brown sugar, flour and butter, became a greasy entity as it congealed while it cooled. Reminds one of a ground beef and cheddar casserole, does it not?

Feeling rather mischievious, I served this for my Friday Social at work. What horrifying thoughts and expressions would occur? Along side with a batch of David Lebovitz vanilla bean ice cream, this terrifying experience came to a close - with rave reviews. Astonishing. This simple, became the darling of the social. Wonders never cease - it all seems like a dream.
     
   – mike 






13 comments:

Katie said...

I had a very similar experience with my pie! My perfectly crimped pie crust edge completely vanished in the oven! I'm glad your pie was tasty in the end!

Di said...

Sorry to hear that this one gave you so much trouble, but at least it got eaten. =) I love peach pie and I love streusel topping, but sadly peaches usually seem too wet for the topping to work well. And I hate when pie crust edges do that--so annoying.

Littlebakerbunny said...

Your post is hilarious, but I have to disagree -- I think your pie looks terrific! I'm so glad it was a hit!

Sheri said...

Love your description - definitely an ugly duckling pie. Although I think yours looks great! I was worried too. Mine came out of the oven with a pool of gooey butter on top but it all got absorbed eventually.

Sis. Boom. said...

Well my friend, quite honestly I nearly stopped reading at the words "canned peaches". But, like a bad horror film, I could not turn away and did enjoy the surprise ending "rave reviews." Isn't that the way? Sometimes I think my office mates just crave sugar and have no discernible taste.

The good news here is your pie looks amazing. Or, at least the one square inch of it you have decided to show us. ;)

Bourbonnatrix said...

lol! love your posts and your photoshop skills :) glad it was tastier than it looked! :)

Kenn said...

Yikes! Sounds like a pie disaster! At last the work folks ate it.. I've never heard of a pie crust disappearing before.. too much butter??

Jessica said...

But...it looks so good! It just screams brown sugar, which is a very good thing when it comes to peaches, in my opinion. I've had the disappearing pie crust thing happen before, though - not pretty.

Nina said...

OMG--it does resemble a beef and cheddar now that you mention it! Yikes! Glad it was tasty in the end....love your post the photo of that woman is priceless!

Elaine said...

I think it looks pretty, Mike. It is a delicious recipe and 'm glad everyone at your work enjoyed it.

spike. said...

sounds pretty dreamy. just close your eyes and enjoy, right?!

TeaLady said...

How many times - As Long As It Tastes Good!! And it SOUNDS delicious.

steph- whisk/spoon said...

oh my god...this is hilarious!