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August 17, 2013

Culinary Conversation: A co-worker’s farewell offers tasty recipes



  • 12 to 15 fresh peaches, peeled and sliced (about 16 cups)
  • 1⁄3 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1⁄2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 3 cups sugar
  • 2⁄3 cup butter
  • 11⁄2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 2 (15-oz.) packages refrigerated pie crusts
  • 1⁄2 cup chopped pecans, toasted
  • 5 tablespoons sugar, divided
  • Sweetened whipped cream

Preheat oven to 475. Stir together peaches, flour, nutmeg, and 3 cups sugar in a Dutch oven. Bring to a boil over medium heat; reduce heat to low and simmer 10 minutes. Remove from heat; stir in butter and vanilla. Spoon half of mixture into a lightly greased 13x9 baking dish.

 Unroll 2 pie crusts. Sprinkle 1⁄4 cup pecans and 2 tablespoonfuls sugar over 1 pie crust; top with other pie crust. Roll to a 14x10 rectangle. Trim sides to fit baking dish. Place pastry over peach mixture in dish.

 Bake at 475 for 20 to 25 minutes or until lightly browned. Unroll remaining 2 pie crusts. Sprinkle 2 tablespoonfuls sugar and remaining 1⁄4 cup pecans over 1 pie crust; top with remaining pie crust. Roll into a 12-inch circle. Cut into 1-inch strips, using a fluted pastry wheel. Spoon remaining peach mixture over baked pastry. Arrange pastry strips over peach mixture; sprinkle with remaining 1 tablespoon sugar. Bake 15 to 18 minutes or until lightly browned. Serve warm or cold with whipped cream.

Fruit Pizza


  • 1 stick butter or margarine
  • 1 cup flour
  • 3 ounces cream cheese
  • Mix all ingredients into smooth dough. Spread dough with hands on greased pizza pan.
  • Bake at 350 to 375 for 12 minutes or until brown. Cool.
  • Topping:
  • 1⁄3 cup sugar
  • 8 ounces cream cheese

Cream together. Spread on cooled crust. Pre-mark or pre-cut pizza before placing the fruit on the crust.

Top with choice of fruits such as strawberries, pineapple tidbits, blueberries, grapes, mandarin oranges or kiwi.

Lawrence County Fair

Special Baking Contest

Sugar and Spice Cake

  • 11⁄4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 3 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1⁄4 teaspoon salt
  • 1⁄2 cup shortening
  • 3⁄4 cup sour cream
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 2 eggs

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