Friday, August 24, 2012

Chocolate Peach Pie: National Peach Pie Day

Today is National Peach Pie day, and to celebrate I'm making a Chocolate Peach Pie. I've found that adding chocolate to the peach filling is way too sweet and gooey, so I'm keeping it simple.  The chocolate in the following recipe is a traditional chocolate cookie crust made of chocolate wafers. Sometimes I don't add sugar, but for today's pie, I am. The peach filling is also simple, but feel free to substitute your favorite peach pie filling.

Since peaches are in season (here in California), and there are so many different varieties to choose from, I'll be able to make a fabulous pie! This peach pie is best served chilled, but there are plenty of other recipes out there for a warm peach pie, if you prefer!

CHOCOLATE PEACH PIE

CHOCOLATE CRUST
2 cups chocolate wafers
1/4 cup sugar
6 Tbsp sweet butter (or salted if you're inclined)

Melt butter.
Put chocolate wafers in plastic bag and crush with spoon or rolling pin. Should be pea size.
Combine melted butter, sugar, and ground chocolate wafers.
Press ingredients into 9 inch buttered pie pan--bottom and up the sides.
Bake for 10 minutes-325. Let cool.

FRESH PEACH FILLING
1 cup Sugar
3 Tbsp cornstarch
Peeled Fresh Peach halves (pitted)
1/2 pint heavy cream

Mix sugar and cornstarch.
Cover inside of chocolate cookie crust with 3/4 of this mixture. Go out to sides
Arranged peeled peach halves around outside edge (insides of peaches up).
Fill in with other peaches until full.
Sprinkle rest of mixture over peaches.
Put cream inside each peach center.
Bake at 325 for about 30-40 minutes.
Chill and serve.

4 comments:

yummychunklet said...

Now I want peach pie!

Sonia said...

Hi there, Its always fun to see ur delish recipes. And this one is just looking amazing. I am so tempted to make it on my isle some day pretty soon. Enjoy your weekend. It is looking so good with all the lovely pictures and write up as well. I have been here after a while but enjoyed scrolling through your rest of the wonderful recipes. Have a wonderful week ahead. Thanks for sharing awesome recipes.
Best Regards, Sonia !!!

Janet Rudolph said...

Thanks, Sonia!

Anonymous said...

Cold Peach pie and a glass of cold milk. This recipe looks great. I can hardly wait to try it.