Monday, July 14, 2014

Fresh peach pie with mascarpone cream


My good friend from the city came for a visit with her family last weekend. I haven't seen them for a few months and I was so excited to see them. My tot and her daughter used to play together almost everyday before we moved. I miss taking classes together, strolling central park, going to a nearby museum and so on. She said her daughter talks about my tot a lot lately, so very sweet. We miss them so much too. That's it, we had to make it happen!

After chatting up a storm while eating Steve's almost famous smoked ribs that falls off the bone and some swim, summer's privilege - fresh peach pie was served. I love fresh peach pie. You can only get them for such a short period of time, I feel like I have to make them while I can. Like how you feel when you happened to watch TV shopping channel and they say hurry, only a few left. This pie was so refreshing, just like our catch up. What a wonderful weekend. =)

Fresh peach pie with mascarpone cream

Ingredients :

1 1/4 cup all purpose flour
1/4 tsp salt
1/2 cup cold butter, diced 
1/4 cup ice cold water
Mascarpone cream
8oz mascarpone cheese
1 cup heavy cream
2-3 Tbsp confectioner's sugar 

4-5 ripe peaches, peeled

Directions :
1. Make the pie crust - In the food processor, add flour, salt and butter and pulse until you see pea sized crumbs. Add water and form a dough, chill for a few hours. Roll out the dough on a pie pan, line the top with a piece of parchment paper and use pie weight or beans or rice and bake at 350F degrees oven for 30-40 minutes or until golden brown.(Blind baking)

2. Make mascarpone cream - add all ingredients and whip until stiff peak forms.
3. Tip for peeling peaches - Place the peaches in a pot of boiling water for 30 seconds, using a slotted spoon move them in ice water. After 10-15 seconds, with a pairing knife, gently pinch the skin and peel. Skin will just fall right off and you will have perfectly peeled peaches. Slice them into 6-8 pieces.
4. Fill the cooled pie crust with mascarpone cream and top with the peach slices. Serve immediately or chill until ready to serve. 

*Pie crust recipe - allrecipes

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