But I had frozen pie crust and I was making a banana cream pie and peaches are just coming into season and we were roasting a turkey (outside, this was the one warm day we've had in a while!!!!).....
And I wanted peachy, creamy goodness but didn't have enough peaches to make a pie:
I had sour cream and cream cheese (Can you say "staples"??????) :) So I baked the pie crust (but cookie crusts are wonderful for this quick cheesecake!) And then I did this:
4 ripe peaches
2/3 cup water
3/4 cup sugar
2 Tablespoons cornstarch
Peel and chop four peaches. Put into small saucepan. Add water. Simmer until peaches are just beginning to soften. Mix sugar and cornstarch together in bowl, add to peaches, stir over medium low heat (just a couple of minutes, I promise!) until thickened. Cool in fridge while you make the cheesey-goodness-filling.
2 8 oz. packages cream cheese
8 oz. sour cream
1 cup powdered sugar
Soften cream cheese. Add sour cream. Soften again if lumpy. (The chilled sour cream decreases the cream cheese temperature, so I put it in the microwave for a minute on the defrost setting.) Add powdered sugar (sift if lumpy) and beat until smooth.
Spread 1/2 cheese mixture into cooled pie shell.
Add second half of cheese filling over the peach pie filling and then dot that with the last little bitty smidgen of peachy amazing goodness.... Swirl that in, freeze. Thaw for about 15 minutes before serving.
And we have TWO gratuitous baby pics today!!!!
First there's our resident Ham-it-Up boy, Finnian:
And then Ayden had to get into the act by being SUPER CUTE BABY IN WALKER so I had to put him on the blog, too!!!
And we celebrated Casey (my mother's helper) birthday yesterday...
Happy 15th birthday, our beautiful girl!!!!! Love you!
Oh, wait!!! Gratuitous book stuff, too! "Running on Empty" is free this coming weekend, starting tomorrow on Amazon! Go to this link!!!! TOMORROW.... or Saturday or Sunday and you can get a copy of Anne and Joe's beautiful love story, a story of forgiveness, faith and family... in small town, USA.
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