Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Friday Friend Recipe #119--Peach Cream Cheese Pie



Come with me as I continue to countdown my Friday Friend Cookbook!

What is it, you may ask?

In a nutshell...
About 16 years ago, 50 of my closest friends and family, who had been on an e-mail forum with me, sent in recipes in different categories and we compiled a cookbook.
I decided to count those down!
Why?

Because  one night I was looking thru the cookbook and I said, "I should make every recipe in here for my blog"
The Handyman--who thinks he knows me better than I know myself, said,  "you'll never EVER do that."
Well,  maybe I will!  Maybe I'll show him!

Which brings me to recipe #119 my Peach Cream Cheese Pie




I just spend 30 minutes looking for a 'confession' comment on Facebook --  about this pie.
I say that it's mine, but then an old friend, Kathy comments, "Hey that looks like my Peach Pie."
I cannot tell a lie.
It is her recipe.
But....she wasn't a Friday Friend.  (not for lack of trying mind you--it's just that she is a career woman and didn't have time to answer my inquiries every day.)  (but that sounds like her job was more time consuming than my 40 other friends?  No, that's not it either-- it just didn't work out for her at the time.  Yes, sadly there were a few friends who didn't get into answering my daily questions.  I know they regret it now tho.  Because LOOK AT THIS-- a Cookbook Countdown!!
WOO!!! )


Did I mention that I couldn't find her comment on the peach pie picture that 'outed' me into confessing (in this blog post) that the recipe is hers?

This is a GREAT peach pie recipe!  Very easy. Very delicious.
And it's a no bake, so no pressure at all!



Peach Cream Cheese Pie
Debbie Stone by way of Kathy Calkins

2 T cornstarch
3/4 cup sugar
1/2 cup water
1/2 cup peach puree
(blended peeled peaches in  blender)
2 T lemon juice
1 pkg cream cheese
1/4 cup powdered sugar
4 cups sliced peaches
9 inch baked pie shell

Combine cornstarch and sugar. Add water, lemon juice and puree.  Bring to boil, stirring till thick and clear.  Cool.
Beat cream cheese, sugar, and 1/4 cup of puree mixture.  Spread in the bottom of pie crust.  Top with sliced peaches.  Pour cooled puree over. 
Chill.




And Wa-La!  Here she is!
My friend Kathy  Calkins -- from whom I first received the peach pie recipe....about 27 years ago.
We lived in Elko, Nevada and she worked with the Handyman.
Her husband was a stay-at-home dad at the time and I was a stay-at-home mom. We all had a bunch of boys and we got together with a few other couples and had some really fun times, made some great memories.

One time we had a Halloween party and we had a scavenger hunt -- as adults will do sometimes -- and were paired 4 to car, not with our spouses.
We had to go around town and scavenge for things such as:
a popcorn box/tub from the movie theater, a shopping bag from a certain grocery store etc.
One item was  (don't get all freaked out on me here--we live in Nevada. Brothels/Prostitution is legal) a match book from a brothel.
By a weird stroke of coincidence, about 3 cars arrived and the brothel at the same time.  I remember sitting in the car and out got EVERY SINGLE man in all the cars...when one person going in and grabbing a matchbook would have sufficed. But no, they all got out -- dressed in costume: a sheik (our friend Peggy's husband), a convict with ball and chain (Kathy's husband) and the Handyman as a rubber tree (that's a story  for another time),  but it was hilarious to watch them all-every-single-one, run in to pick up that matchbook.

ahhh, the good old days!
(this matchbook is only an example--we were not in Vegas of course)

but is was this brothel.  For real!
We all have fond memories of Inez--but that too, is a story for another time.



Anyway...
that was 27- 28 years ago---today, Kathy is a Texan, and has been for several years.  In fact, I'm sure her loyalties have changed and she really is a TEXAN.

She's also a marathon runner and a grandma!
She makes a mean Peach Cream Cheese Pie.
And yes, we're still in touch after all these years--cuz that's what I do. (sigh) like I could have passed the pie as mine alone!








1 comment:

bermudaonion said...

Did you know the best peaches in the world are grown in South Carolina? I need to try this recipe.

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