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There is no doubt that it’s peach season around most of our country, and luckily for us, it’s also pie season. If you combine the two, one of summer’s most delectable desserts can be found around tables everywhere in the coming months.
I like to make pies just about as much as the next person, but I don’t always love the labour involved in putting one together—especially on a hot summer afternoon. I spotted these individual peach pies over on The Kitchn and I thought they were pure genius, so I’ve recreated my own version for you.
Using either store-bought or homemade pie dough, there is no peeling, chopping, rolling and crimping involved here. Essentially, the peach is sliced in half in order to remove the pit, the insides are sprinkled with a modest amount of sugar and healthy dose of ginger before being put back together and then wrapped in a layer of pastry. Baked until golden, these individual pies are perfect for the kids, to pack for a picnic, or even when served at an adults-only dinner party. I liked mine garnished with a dollop of whipped cream, but you can serve them plain or with ice cream if you like.
What is your favourite flavour of summer pie?
Find the full printable recipe here: Easy Peach Pie
If you’re anything like me, this summer you’ve been lugging a large watermelon home from the grocery store or farmers’ market only to wonder how you’re going to go about storing the massive gourd.
A few weeks ago, I decided I would use a portion of each one and turn it into a cool and refreshing drink. It helps me with the storage issue and gives the kids something different to quench their thirst with.
Loaded with antioxidants, vitamin C and K and anti-inflammatory properties, watermelon is not only sweet and juicy but also really good for you. I’ve managed to pare the sugar down to just half a cup and I’m thinking it might even be easily replaced with honey, although I’ve yet to try that.
What are you drinking to keep cool these days?
Find the full printable recipe here: Watermelon Lemonade