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.
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.)
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.
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.
Filling: Combine cornstarch, granulated sugar, and mace in a small saucepan.
Stir in orange juice; add jelly. Cook and stir till mixture thickens and boils; cook 2 minutes more. Cool slightly.
Arrange peaches in single layer in baked shell, forming circles, on inside the other.
Spoon glaze over. Chill. Trim with whipped cream. Makes 10 to 12 servings.
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!
Checkout the other Pieathalon bloggers!
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
Ashley at A Pinch of Vintage
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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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!
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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.
I rather confused about the connection between this and pizza. Maybe the recipe writer is implying you should just order a pizza instead?
I think it’s the use of the pizza pan… but seriously, would have rather ordered Dominos!
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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…
Fancy Pie! looks lovely. I imagine the 60s all tasted pretty meh.
Hilarious. Loved it. Also realised I have been following you on FB for ages!!! xx
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
you should blog more often… loved reading your adventures in pie making. It was funny, snarky and entertaining! thanks!
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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