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Coconut Oil Pie Dough

Joining the trend:  Baking with Coconut Oil

For years nutritionists have limited the use of the coconut because of the fat.  Now it is a considered a good fat and not the culprit any more. Although this information as been  available since 2004 or earlier, I am finally coming around to use the coconut oil in cooking.  So I started it with a Coconut Oil Pie Dough. My pie dough often leaves much to be desired, so why not kick up the challenge.

Coconut Oil Pie Crust

Coconut Oil Pie Crust for Peach Pie

Since my cookbooks are too old to discuss use of coconut oil, the internet provided a variety of recipes and information related to the benefits and use.  I looked on the internet for information for recipes, use and how to substitute shortening and vegetable oils. Coconut Oil Online was informative and helpful, even how to measure the oil and listing the healing benefits.

Here is a simple “how-to”

Pure Coconut OIl

Pure Coconut OIl

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I first measured and chilled the coconut oil  in the refrigerator as it is liquid at 76 degrees.  Too long in the refrigerator, it would become hard solid and brittle.  This was cooled about 30 minutes, enough to cut into cubes.

I measured the flour into the food processor, then added the cold coconut oil and the cold butter.

Cold butter added to the flour and coconut oil.

Cold butter added to the flour and coconut oil.                                                                                                                                            

Putting coconut oil pastry in pie plate.

Putting coconut oil pastry in pie plate.

The rolling out of the dough was a bit tricky.  Rolling it on floured wax paper was best, though it did get sticky as it warmed. The wax paper also made it easier to handle placing on the pie plate and adding the top crust.

Making of a peach pie….

Fresh peaches were in season at this time, I had 4 medium size peaches, or about 3 cups more or less, added 2 tablespoons of minute tapioca, 3/4 cup sugar and 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg. Sliced one tablespoon butter on the top before covering with the top crust.  Baked at 400 F, 45-50 minutes.

Fresh Peaches for pie

Making a peach pie.                                                                                                    

Coconut Oil Pie Crust

Coconut Oil Pie Crust for Peach Pie                                                  

Coconut Oil Pie Dough

A How-To to making Coconut Oil Pie Dough for a fresh peach pie.
Prep Time1 hr
Cook Time50 mins
Total Time1 hr 50 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Servings: 8 slices
Author: Julia Ann

Ingredients

  • Pie Dough
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 1/2 cup cold pure coconut oil
  • 1/2 cup cold unsalted butter
  • 1/4 cup very cold water as needed
  • Peach Pie
  • 3 cups fresh peaches in 1/2 inch size.
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 2 tablespoons instant tapioca
  • 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1 tablespoon butter

Instructions

  • Use a food processor.
  • Put the flour in the processor bowl.
  • Add cubes of cold coconut oil and cold cubes of butter.
  • Pulse off and on until dough is the size of peas.
  • Put dough into a large bowl, add water a tablespoon at a time,
  • While mixing dough until it can be gathered into a ball.
  • Divide the dough in 2 pieces, flatten and wrap each in wax paper or plastic wrap.
  • Refrigerate for 30 minutes.
  • Roll out the dough on wax paper, lightly floured two inches larger than the 9 inch pie plate.
  • Fit dough into the pie plate.
  • Fill with the fresh peach mixture.
  • Dot with butter.
  • Roll out the second round of dough and place on top of the peaches.
  • Trim edge off of excess pie dough, fold under to have 1 inch edge to crimp.
  • Cut steam vents in the top crust. Bake.
  • Cool before serving

Notes

Fruit pies often bubble out when baking. Put aluminum foil under the oven rack to catch any drippings. ...............................................................................
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The fresh peach pie with Coconut Oil Pie Dough.

Yes, this was an OOPS!

First servings of the peach pie with Coconut Oil PIe Dough

First servings of the peach pie with Coconut Oil Pie Dough

The rest of the pie was refrigerated. 

Peach pie with flaky Coconut Oil Pie Dough

Peach pie with flaky Coconut Oil Pie Dough                                                                         

It did become solid and nice slices were cut.  The servings were put in the microwave about 15 seconds to warm.

Over all tasty, not considered food porn.  Oh, well. There are successes and failures.

Hope you give the recipe a try and  best wishes.

 

 

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Netta Belle’s Choice Upside-Down Cake

 

Ready to enjoy Peach Upside Down Cake with a scoop of ice cream.

Ready to enjoy Peach Upside-Down Cake with a scoop of ice cream.

Don’t you like it when you find a quick recipe and make little changes you have another delicious dessert?  This is how I think of the Netta Belle’s Choice® Upside-Down Cake. It is the same basic cake layer dressed up to which ever fruit is in season.  I started out with just making pineapple upside down cakes, then did not have pineapple.  Blueberries were in season and later peaches.  So 2 new cakes were added to my Netta Belle’s Choice® cookbookinabox® Recipe Box.

 Peach Upside Down Cake

Putting peaches into the plate

Putting peaches into the plate

Pouring cake batter over  peaches.

Pouring cake batter over peaches.

Peach Upside Down Cake

Peach Upside-Down Cake

Ready to enjoy Peach Upside Down Cake with a scoop of ice cream.

Ready to enjoy Peach Upside-Down Cake with a scoop of ice cream.

Netta Belle's Choice Upside-Down Cake

A quick and easy dessert of a moist butter cake dressed up with seasonal sweeten fruit on top.
Prep Time30 mins
Cook Time50 mins
Total Time1 hr 20 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Servings: 8
Author: Julia Ann

Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup unsalted butter melted

Instructions

  • Preheat oven 350 F. Preheat a sheet of foil on the lower shelf to catch drippings.
  • Grease a 10-inch deep dish pie plate.
  • TOPPING:
  • Peel and slice the peaches into the lemon juice.
  • Mix the melted butter and brown sugar in a small bowl.
  • Spread this on the bottom of greased pie plate.
  • Arrange the toasted almonds on top of the butter and sugar
  • Drain the peaches, dry off any excess juices.
  • Arrange the peach slices over almonds and butter/ brown sugar mixture.
  • CAKE BATTER:
  • Whisk together all the dry ingredients: flour, baking powder, salt and spices.
  • In a larger bowl, beat together the butter and sugar until light and fluffy.
  • Add the eggs, one at a time, beating after each addition.
  • Beat in the almond extract.
  • Alternate adding the flour and milk, beating after each addition until well blended.
  • Spread the cake batter evenly over the peaches.
  • Bake in the middle of the oven for 45-55 minutes, or until tester comes out clean.
  • Cool the cake on a rake for 15 minutes.
  • Run a knife around the edge to loosen cake, invert cake onto a platter.
  • Serve warm or at room temperature.

Notes

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Bluleberry Upside Down Cake _750 To get your creative juices flowing, here are a some pictures of other fruit ideas. Humm… I think I will make the cake, put it on a platter and slather it with whip cream and cover it with fresh strawberries and drizzle chocolate on top.  Go to go! Cake, strawberries and whip cream are awaiting.  ENJOY  your choice Upside-Down Cake.

 

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Peaches: Canned and in a Cake

How To Can Fresh Peaches

Canning Fresh Peaches and Baking a Cake

Canning fresh peaches and baking  a cake makes for good eating, not for dieting. 6 pounds of Velvet peaches from the farmer’s market made 6 pints of canned sliced peaches in a light sugar syrup: 1 cup sugar to 3 cups of water. After washing the peaches,  boiling water was pour over them for about 40 seconds, lifted out of  hot water into an ice water bath to cool and loosen the peel enough to slide off easily. I sprinkled on some lemon juice to prevent browning then cut the peaches in half-inch slices.  These peaches were freestone, that is, the peach stone came out easily.

Before the canning, I washed the pint jars in the dish washer and left them until ready to fill.  I also boiled lids and jar rings in water, kept hot until ready for use.  By canning in a hot water bath, I started the water boiling in the canner before starting. The sugar syrup also was made ahead to have hot, close to boiling point, to add the sliced peaches for 5 minutes.  The hot peaches were put into pint jars,  sugar syrup was added leaving 1/2 inch space; lids and rings were put on.  The pints were put into the boiling water of the canner, covered to boil for 20 minutes. (Process time varies at different altitudes.) The jars were lifted out, carefully, and set on a towel to cool.  The lids will pop when they are sealed.  After cooling 24 hours, they can be stored on the shelf.¹

 Did you know fresh peaches are recommended in weight control?

There are less than 70 calories in a large peach, and no fat.  Yes, there is sugar, a carbohydrate, however it is a natural sugar which also have vitamins and minerals, unlike the carbohydrates eaten in cakes, cookies and sodas.  Other benefits to eating fresh peaches are vitamin A and C, fiber and potassium.  Add them to cereals, smoothies, cottage cheese, yogurt, lettuce salads or baked ham.²

Now how about a recipe for Peach Upside Down Cake with calories!

PEACH UPSIDE DOWN CAKE RECIPE

Peach Upside Down Cake

A buttery moist cake topped with sweet fresh peach slices with a syrup drizzling over it.
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time50 mins
Total Time1 hr 10 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Servings: 8
Author: Julia Ann

Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup unsalted melted

Instructions

  • Preheat oven *325 F for 10-inch glass pie plate; 350 F for 10-inch cake pan.
  • **Place foil on bottom shelf to catch any dripping juices.
  • ***Wash and slice peaches into 1 tablespoon lemon juice, gently coat peach slices.
  • Mix brown sugar with melted butter in a small bowl.
  • Spread evenly on bottom of pie plate or cake pan
  • Add toasted almonds.
  • Drain juices off peaches; arrange peaches on sugar-butter mixture.
  • Measure and blend dry ingredients in bowl.
  • In a large mixing bowl, cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy.
  • Add eggs one at time, beating after each addition.
  • Beat in almond extract.
  • Alternately add the dry ingredients and the milk, beat after each addition to blend.
  • Pour batter on top of peaches.
  • Bake 45-55 minutes, test for doneness by inserting tester in center; it comes out clean when done.
  • Serve warm with whip cream or ice cream.

Notes

*Baking in glass takes longer to heat up, but maintains temperature. If there is much sugar in the recipe, it is best to bake at 25 degrees lower to prevent burning the sugar before it is baked through. **Putting foil in the oven while it is preheating brings the foil up to the oven temperature. The sheet will catch any juices while baking. ***Adding lemon juice to the fresh sliced peaches prevents browning. This is drained off before using the peaches.
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 Additional information on canning, freezing or drying
Inspired by ³Gourmet Magazine, 1993.

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