Tuesday, July 31, 2012

TWD- Cherry Nectarine Pie

What is it about baking in someone else's kitchen that makes you feel out of sorts? We're visiting family and we're staying at my parent's. For some reason, I cannot bake very well in my mom's kitchen. Cooking is ok, just not baking. Things turn out like this and this. So sad.
I wasn't sure how this week's TWD for Blueberry Nectarine pie would turn out, but I thought pie doesn't have to rise. I should be ok. I opted for cherries because, well, I like cherries more.
The fruit is cooked in sugar, flour and lemon zest for a few minutes until it's syrup-y and the fruit is soft.
Pour it in the pie crust, top with the other crust and pretend you know how to crimp the edges.
The recipe says to bake 30-40 minutes. Mine took almost 40 minutes. Maybe not the prettiest pie. It was hard to make the edges look good because it's baked in a cake pan. That's my excuse.
This recipe was really fantastic. The cherries were juice and a little tart, and the nectarines added some more tartness. I probably should have used a little more sugar, but paired with ice cream, this was delicious.
Hilary and Liz have the recipe!


  1. That combo sounds delicious!

    I loathe baking in my moms kitchen everything is just so crowded and inconvenient.... nothing like baking in your own space.

  2. My nieces and I always meet in my mother's kitchen for our baking adventures. I really like baking there, because she has so much more counter space than I have at home!

  3. Cherry - Nectarine filling...wow! sounds delicious!
    Your pie looks nice and the fotos of the other cakes are great!

  4. Oh, I LOVE the idea of a cherry-nectarine pie! I will try that next! Beautifully done~

  5. Mmm, sounds delicious! Your last pic has my mouth watering.

  6. Your good-lookin' pie inspired me to make a cherry nectarine pie of my own, and it was amazing! (I'm finally posting mine tomorrow--yes, I misread the TWD schedule. Yes, I'm a dope.) Thanks for the great idea. Glad your family loved it!

    1. Can't wait to see it! I really liked this and I don't even like fruit pies :) the cherries made it for sure.