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Spiced Peach Blog Celebrates 200 Posts! Peach Cake and Peach Pie on National Peach Day

  Spiced Peach Blog Celebrates 200 Posts! Peach Cake and Peach Pie on National Peach Day

Spiced Peach Blog Celebrates 200 Posts! Peach Cake and Peach Pie on National Peach Day

Yay! Celebrating 200 Posts today and a Happy Blog-o-versary to Spiced Peach Blog!

Coinciding is also National Peach Day with featured Peach Treats including: Peach Cake, a recipe of Aunt Betty’s, typed on a yellowed, splotched, file card of many years past, and Open Face Piled High Peach Pie with Blueberries, and, last seasons, Peach and Blueberry Tart.


Peach and Blueberry Tart, Summer 2013




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Thank you to all of you who have supported Spiced Peach Blog from the beginning and to all of you who have joined in along the journey, you are greatly appreciated!

Continuing on along the spice road of food and friendship sharing seasonal foods with an international twist and always a Shared Table for all.

Thank you very much again for the special memories and moments.

Bon Appetit. Yours Truly,



Spiced Peach Blog Celebrates 200 Posts! Peach Cake and Peach Pie on National Peach Day

Prep Time: 40 minutes

Cook Time: 40 minutes

Total Time: 1 hour, 20 minutes

Category: Artisans-Farms-Markets-Chefs, Sweet Treats, Fruit

Cuisine: American Homestyle

Yield: 1 pie

Spiced Peach Blog Celebrates 200 Posts! Peach Cake and Peach Pie on National Peach Day


  • For the Dough:
  • 2 cups all purpose flour
  • 1 pinch salt
  • 1/ teaspoon sugar
  • 1/4 pound butter, cut into tiny bits and kept cold
  • 3 tablespoons vegetable shortening, cold
  • 2 1/2- 5 tablespoons, ice water, dribbled in as needed until dough forms
  • 1 egg, beaten lightly (used as egg wash to brush over dough before baking
  • For the Peach Filling:
  • 10 fresh peaches, pitted and sliced (enough to pile high the fresh peaches into a rolled dough placed in a pie dish or tin)
  • 1 tablespoon brandy or peach schnapps
  • 1/4 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 1/4 cups sugar
  • 2 tablespoons flour
  • 2 tablespoons butter, chilled and cut into small bits
  • 1 cup fresh blueberries


  1. Preparing the Dough: Add flour, salt, and sugar into the bowl of a food processor and pulse twice, add in the cold butter and shortening and pulse to a coarse meal about ten to twelve pulses. A bit at a time with the motor running begin to dribble in the ice water continuing until the dough holds together forming a ball. When a ball forms stop pulsing. Dough should be soft, if it has a 'slight' wetness pat in a bit more flour. Gather the ball of dough, press down to form a disc, cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate for around thirty minutes. Spreading a bit of flour on the rolling pin and work space, roll out the dough into a circle. The sweet dough will be delicate so use a wide spatula to gently lift into a pie dish leaving enough room for dough to come up a bit all around, pinch any extra strips into dough sides if needed.
  2. For the Peach Filling: Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Tumble fresh peaches into a bowl, add in brandy, vanilla, and sugar, stir to combine. Sprinkle over the flour and gently fold through. Let sit for ten minutes for the peach mixture to give off some sugary liquid.
  3. Preparing the Pie: Spoon the peaches into the dough, piling up. Pinch the dough sides all around. Transfer any liquid remaining from the peaches into a small bowl. Bake pie for 35-40 minutes, or until peaches are cooked and dough is golden brown. Remove from oven. Just before serving, toss blueberries into the reserved peach syrup then arrange into the center around the pie

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  1. Posted August 25, 2014 at 4:27 pm | Permalink

    Congratulations on your 200 posts!! Now I need to go buy some peaches to celebrate national peach day with you!
    Rachel recently posted…Playskool Playdate!My Profile

    • Posted August 25, 2014 at 7:33 pm | Permalink

      Thanks so much Rachel! It has been fun watching all of your amazing progress coordinating the Northeast Bloggers. Yes, you must get some peaches and celebrate this delicious fruit while it lasts! Hope you had a great summer. Thanks so much again!

  2. Posted August 25, 2014 at 4:42 pm | Permalink

    Happy Anniversary, Peggy! I enjoy your blog because it is so much more than a blog with amazing recipes. You are a gifted storyteller who folds ingredients into a multi-sensory stew of family, history, and rich narrative. This is a day of celebration. Happy National Peach Day and Happy Bloggerversary! Hugs!
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    • Posted August 25, 2014 at 7:31 pm | Permalink

      Thanks so much Kelly. Your friendship through our blogs has been so inspiring to me and I’m so happy our paths crossed! Happy you had a great time in Spain, and wishing you the best in the school year and as you move into your new position! Thanks again. Hugs! Peggy

  3. Jay
    Posted August 25, 2014 at 7:50 pm | Permalink

    I have to agree with Kelly’s comment. Your blog is more then just creative recipes. History lessons, family values and fabulous photography are woven throughout the tapestry of your blog. Like a fine wine, Spiced Peach Blog get’s better with age.

    • Posted August 25, 2014 at 8:03 pm | Permalink

      What a very kind and thoughtful comment, thank you so much Jay. I appreciate your support of Spiced Peach Blog in the journey, and your comments, very much appreciated. Folks as yourself really highlight the joy in the experience. I hope to continue always developing and improving Spiced Peach while maintaining an open table to all along the spice road of food and friendship. Thank you very much again.

  4. alex mcmackin
    Posted August 25, 2014 at 10:00 pm | Permalink

    Awesome post! so proud of you:) Love everything that you make for me. Love you.

    • Posted August 25, 2014 at 10:20 pm | Permalink

      My Dear Alex, every Mom needs a foodie like you! And thank you for a lifetime of appreciation, and learned distinction on good food, from what I prepare, to fine restaurants, to the local food cart. You got it baby! Thanks and I Love You!

  5. Posted August 26, 2014 at 4:05 pm | Permalink

    Beautiful post! Congratulations on your successful milestone!

    • Posted August 26, 2014 at 5:14 pm | Permalink

      Thanks so much Chris! I’ve so enjoyed following you through Mama’s High Strung, along with your other interesting activities. You’ve a terrific Blog! So happy to have the milestone now behind me, and looking forward to new learning and developing ahead!A Big Hug and Thanks again. Peggy

  6. Bob McMackin
    Posted August 29, 2014 at 11:54 am | Permalink

    Yummy looking as are all your recipes. Congratulations on you 200th. posting.

  7. Posted August 30, 2014 at 12:40 am | Permalink

    Congrats on 200 wonderfully delicious blog posts! So fitting all the awesome pics of peaches to go along with the title of your blog. Here’s to 200 more drool worthy posts!
    Phil recently posted…A grandmother’s passing, memories, an assessment of life.My Profile

    • Posted August 31, 2014 at 12:15 pm | Permalink

      Hi Phil, Thanks so much for dropping by on my 200th Post which means a lot- I appreciate the support you have ongoing provided to Spiced Peach Blog- and so, only fitting for the occasion that you should be a part! Thanks again for joining in. See you soon on the regularguynyc!

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