Last year I tried to get a cherry pitter. Everyone was sold out! So when I saw this on sale at WSonoma Outlet, I got it to make less work for mother!
I had visions of mangled cherries, but it worked well!
The cherries were 1.79 a lb here on sale.
It pushes the pit out and they collect in the bottom of the pitter. Nice and neat!
My friend, Carol, at There’s Always Thyme to Cook, sent me a cute little pocket pie maker awhile ago. I was saving it for when I had fresh cherries. It is supposed to have a heart in the top, but my heart turned into a circle when it baked.
Looks like an eye, LOL!
So I made it a flagpole base. Thank you, Carol!
I made a big pie too. I think I will freeze it for the 4th.
And since I had peaches and was rolling dough…
A little peach pie for 2…
And a peach crumb to freeze.
Before crumb topping…
And after. I think it will be good with a dollop of vanilla ice cream!
3 sticks of butter or margarine or a mix, softened
1 cup brown sugar
3 t cinnamon
3 heaping C flour
2 1/2 t vanilla
Blend together till pea size crumbs form.
Use on pie or cake.
I keep some in the frig for quick apple crisps etc.
Pie Crust (single crust)
1 1/3 heaping cups flour
1 stick butter
Jce of 1/2 lemon and the zest
2 T ice water or a bit more
Whirl together in the food processor.
Form a disk, wrap and refrigerate.
Roll when ready to bake.
Great for open faced tarts too.
Using fresh summer fruits is a Favorite Thing and perfect for a Summer Sunday!
Have a wonderful weekend!