Friday, September 16, 2011

French Peach Pie

I promised you this 
French Peach Pie,
a luscious layered pie topped with
fresh peaches in a light glaze.

This is a variation of my friend
Rachel's French Cherry Pie.  



She served it and I wolfed down two pieces
and went home dreaming of it!  I know, I
am a hog!!!  

I decided to try it with my fresh peaches
and I loved it even more.


I was so excited about it, I tried it in
two sizes.  

French Peach Pie Recipe

1 - 9 inch baked pie shell
(you could use graham cracker too)

1 can sweetened condensed milk
4 T. lemon juice
1 tsp. almond flavoring
2 C. Cool Whip

4 large fresh peaches, 1 diced, 3 sliced
1/2 C. sugar
1 1/2 T. cornstarch
1/2 tsp. almond flavoring

Bake and cool the pie shell.

Peel and chop 1 peach and puree
it in the food processor.  Press through a
sieve to remove the pulp.  Measure out 1/2 C.
pureed peach and place in a small saucepan.
Mix in 1/2 C. sugar and 1 1/2 T. cornstarch.
Bring to a boil, stirring constantly until
thickened.  Remove from heat and stir in
almond flavor.  Let cool.  Place in fridge or
freezer to speed the cooling process.

While peach sauce is cooling, 
in a large bowl, place the sweetened
condensed milk, then stir in the lemon juice
one tablespoon at a time.  Stir in the almond
flavoring.  Then fold in the Cool Whip.  Set aside.

When pastry and sauce are cooled, begin
to assemble the pie.  Spoon the creamy filling
into pie shell.  

Gently toss the 3 sliced peaches with the cool
sauce.  Arrange the glazed peaches on top of
the filled pie.  I usually don't arrange them in
a spiral pattern like this but since I was going
to take photos, I took the time and it only took
a couple extra minutes - definitely worth the time!

Garnish and place in fridge at least 3 hours to 
chill and set.



To make the individual servings, cover the
bottom of mason jars with pie crust,
prick a few times and then bake as
directed.  These were so fun and easy.
Give individual pies in a jar a try.



The layers look so pretty in the individual
serving sizes using the mason jars.




As I had miniature yellow roses in the garden,
I garnished with a bit of the filling and then a
rose.  

This pie could be topped with any fruit.  The
original recipe is topped with cherries, but
fresh strawberries would be wonderful too.

Definitely a
  Purple Chocolat Home favorite!
I will be sharing this with

Jacqueline
Jacqueline

Chocolat - French for Chocolate. I adored chocolate from a young age when I had to sneak in the cupboard to find where my mother had hidden the Nestle's Chocolate Chips. Having read about the famous chocolat shoppes in Paris, when I finally got there I was determined to try a chocolate from every Paris shoppe. I invite you to share my adventures in creating, in travel, and in life.

23 comments:

  1. Owww i wish i could taste it !! ...happy weekend darling....love and joy from me...xxx..

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  2. O M Goodnes!!!!! This looks fabulous and it seems very EASY!!! My kind of dessert! I will try this for sure, I LOVE peaches! Thanks!!!! XO, Pinky

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  3. so pretty with your roses, food always tastes so much better from the garden~

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  4. The Cute Factor:) Love the roses on top..
    So pretty..
    Made your bread twists.Oy..

    I love them. So light..I had my husband walk 4 over to my daughter's home.. she said she could not stop eating them either.
    Keeper..Used the skewers..no dowels:( No craft stores nearby.. but the skewers were cute too..
    Thanks for your bread recipe..it was great.

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  5. I love a good peach pie, and yours looks scrumptious! And, of course, the presentation!!! xo,

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  6. Oh this looks so good! I am going to get some peaches this weekend to try this! Thanks for posting both recipes!

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  7. Gorgeous pies Jacqueline, I love the pretty colors! Happy Weekend:@)

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  8. Everything looks delicious! And beautiful, too. I bet they are scrumptious. :)

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  9. This one was definitely bookmarked in my recipe file. It looks delicious and I can't wait to try it. Thanks.

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  10. Hi lovely lady.
    This looks so delicious sweet lady.
    I need to copy this recipe for one of my dinner partys. I hope you can come see my fall Tablescape.Thanks so much... I hope you have a great weekend with your family.
    XXOO Diane

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  11. This looks divine! The pictures make it look like I could reach in and grab some for myself :).

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  12. Such a spectacular presentation! I will be printing this out but I'm not sure I can make it look this delish!! Great photography! Thanks for your visit, I appreciate your kind comments.

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  13. This looks delish! Your photos jump right off the page. Can't wait to try it.

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  14. these are absolutely lovely...so yummy and the presentation is amazing here!! WOW

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  15. So so pretty, J. You know I don't make desserts in this house, but I can dream can't I? xx's

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  16. Your pies look amazing!! Peaches are my favorite...am going to give it a try!

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  17. I love the individual peach pies! They are adorable, especially topped with roses but it's fun to see the layers inside. Great idea.

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  18. I love those little pies in the jars! This sounds like it would be good with any fruit, but that peach looks amazing. :)

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  19. Oh me oh my, yum, yum and just more yum!

    Great to have you be a part of Seasonal Sundays.

    - The Tablescaper

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  20. Love the mason jars....may just have to make this as I just CAN'T get enough peaches when they are in season at Allreds.

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  21. We made this yesterday. It was so good. But anything you and Rachel make is great. Thanks for sharing another great recipe. Love ya!

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  22. That is the prettiest pie I've ever seen! And the recipe sounds delish!

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