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Lookit! I’m A Pieathlete!

June 8, 2015

2ndannual

I know, it’s weird. I don’t normally write posts on this blog. I just fill your inbox and Facebook feed with horrors from your childhood and long lost favorite dishes that should stay lost. But every so often an opportunity comes along that cannot be missed. Case in point, Yinzerella‘s Pieathalon challenge. She asked a group of retro food bloggers to submit pie recipes from a bygone era, then she randomly drew out and assigned pies to each of us. Our challenge was to whip up the pie and post about it. I’ll confess that I was a bit mean spirited in my submission as I sent in Prune Whip Pie. I’m pretty sure the blogger who got my recipe was horrified to discover such a thing existed.

prune_whip_pie

As fate would have it, I got Yinzerella’s submission of Peach Pizza Pie. Without even looking at the image or the recipe I was pretty sure she’d sent me something nearly as horrible as Tuna and Pear Pizza. However, it turned out she’s not as mean as I am. (I still like her anyway.)

peachpizza

Peach Pizza Pie
1/2 cup butter or margarine
1/4 cup sifted confectioners’ sugar
1 cup sifted all-purpose flour
2 tablespoons cornstarch
2 tablespoons granulated sugar
1/4 teaspoon mace
2/3 cup orange juice
1/2 cup red currant jelly
1 1-pound 13 ounce can sliced peaches, well drained

Crust: Cream together butter or margarine and confectioners’ sugar. Blend in flour to make a soft dough.

Lookit! It's a ball of dough!

Lookit! It’s a ball of dough!

Pat evenly onto bottom and sides of 12-inch pizza pan; prick well with fork. Bake in moderate oven (350°) for 15 to 20 minutes.

Heh. Heh. They said prick.

Heh. Heh. They said prick.

Filling: Combine cornstarch, granulated sugar, and mace in a small saucepan.

Lookit! I can follow simple directions.

Lookit! I can follow simple directions.


Stir in orange juice; add jelly. Cook and stir till mixture thickens and boils; cook 2 minutes more. Cool slightly.

Had to use the fancy foreign stuff. That makes it gourmet.

Had to use the fancy foreign stuff. That makes it gourmet.

Arrange peaches in single layer in baked shell, forming circles, on inside the other.

These were more hunks than slices. Whatever.

These were more hunks than slices. Whatever.

Spoon glaze over. Chill. Trim with whipped cream. Makes 10 to 12 servings.

Sooooo fancy.

Sooooo fancy.

So easy recipe, no? Sure. Buy how did it taste? As one would expect from a recipe book published in 1966 that sold for $1.95, it was pretty meh. It tasted like peaches, with some glaze on a not very good pseudo-shortbread crust. It would have been easier to just dip the peaches in jelly and spritz them with whipped cream. And less dishes to do!

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Checkout the other Pieathalon bloggers!
Yinzerella
Dinner is Served 1972

The Velveteen Lounge Kitsch-en Web Series

Saucy Cherie at cookbookcherie.wordpress.com

Our old friend Dr. Bobb of Dr. Bobb’s Kitschen

Yesterday’s Menus

Ashley at A Pinch of Vintage

Bittersweet Susie

Battenburgbelle
Kelli from Kelli’s Kitchen

Erica Retrochef from Retro Recipe Attempts

Taryn from Retro Food For Modern Times

Jenny of Silver Screen Suppers

Clara at Heritage Recipe Box

Poppy of Grannie Pantries (And yeah I really thought at first it was Grannie Panties and was really excited!)

S.S. of A Book of Cookrye

RetroRuth from Mid-Century Menu

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16 Comments leave one →
  1. June 8, 2015 3:29 pm

    Sometimes you feel like you did a lot of work and it would have been easier to just buy it – I know I do anyway but almost without exception, there’s a new food or food product I get to try in those recipes that I never would have otherwise!

  2. June 8, 2015 5:50 pm

    That looks like something you’d make when you got nostalgic for the school lunches that came with a can of peaches and a spoon.

  3. June 8, 2015 6:12 pm

    I rather confused about the connection between this and pizza. Maybe the recipe writer is implying you should just order a pizza instead?

    • June 8, 2015 6:24 pm

      I think it’s the use of the pizza pan… but seriously, would have rather ordered Dominos!

  4. June 8, 2015 9:26 pm

    Hilarious!

  5. June 8, 2015 11:52 pm

    YAY! So glad you made it. I chose that one because of the odd name. Glad you got it and that you don’t hate me for it.

    Now, next year…

  6. June 9, 2015 3:45 am

    Fancy Pie! looks lovely. I imagine the 60s all tasted pretty meh.

  7. tarynnicole permalink
    June 9, 2015 1:27 pm

    Hilarious. Loved it. Also realised I have been following you on FB for ages!!! xx

  8. June 10, 2015 1:52 pm

    I love pizza and I love pie. But Peach Pizza Pie? I have to admit that I like the look of the frosted sponge cake in the front of the original picture more than the peach pie….

    Now I am going to see what Tuna and Pear Pizza looks like because THAT sounds even weirder…

    Jenny from http://www.silverscreensuppers.com

  9. Batikgrrl permalink
    June 10, 2015 3:29 pm

    you should blog more often… loved reading your adventures in pie making. It was funny, snarky and entertaining! thanks!

  10. June 19, 2015 10:52 pm

    This sounds kind of dreadful! People in the 1960s loved canned fruit because it was modern…never mind the real thing that grows on trees.

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