Sweet ‘n’ Salty Peanut Pie


I made this pie this weekend. Morgan is home, and her boyfriend was coming to dinner. Her boyfriend loves pie, and I love to bake pies for him. After dinner, I sent the pie home with him. Even though it was difficult to part with this pie. (But I can make another one!) It’s sweet and salty, which is a flavor combination that I love, and it tastes like peanut brittle–only soft, of course. It’s like peanut brittle in a pie! If you like peanut brittle, and you like pie, you’ll love this pie!

By the way, need a great pie crust recipe? I have one here.

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How to make Peanut Pie:

3 eggs
1 cup dark corn syrup
2/3 cup sugar
1/3 cup butter, melted
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 1/2 cups salted cocktail peanuts
pastry for single-crust pie

In a large mixing bowl, whisk eggs. Stir in corn syrup, sugar, butter, and vanilla extract. Add peanuts. How easy is this? Line an 8-inch pie pan with pastry. Pour in the peanut filling. Bake at 350-degrees, on the bottom oven shelf, for about 40 minutes.

Serve with ice cream!

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Baking Day!


The June Cheese, Bread, Herbs and Soap Retreat (June 19-June 23) is coming up fast. I’m milking away and baking every day, shopping and making lists, and getting ready. Maia is practicing how to ask politely for cookies from visitors.

Meanwhile, we do have a few spots left for the Baking Day on Saturday, June 21.
To come just for the Baking Day, it will cost $50 per person. You’ll receive three meals–breakfast, lunch, and dinner–a day full of fun lessons and activities, and your take-homes (which includes pie and bread). The day will start with milking Glory Bee, and anyone who wants to get hands-on in the barn is welcome! Events at the farm are OPEN to age 12 and up. Here’s the official description:


Breads, Biscuits & Pie Day – Saturday, June 21, 2014

Jump in for a day of baking secrets! There are few things more satisfying in life than taking a warm loaf of yeast-risen bread made from your own hands out of the oven. Using simple ingredients, you will learn the steps of mixing, kneading, and shaping to create your own fresh-baked rolls, loaves, pizzas, coffeecakes, and more using the Grandmother Bread recipe. With your own experience and individual guidance, you will leave this workshop with the knowledge and skill to make homemade bread a part of your daily life. Say goodbye to store-bought bread! We’ll work with whole grains also and even bake bread with whey fresh from the cheesemaking workshop. You’ll say goodbye to canned biscuits (yuck!) or frozen pies, too, because we’ll have a biscuit-making session, too, along with a pie-making workshop. Leave with the skill to make your own biscuits from scratch and the secrets of tender, flaky pie crust that never fails. Your family will love you for this one!


LauraP will be co-teaching this day with me and will have her grinder with her. Ever wanted to learn to grind your own grains? She’ll show you how, and will have a sampling of grains to demonstrate.

Want to sign up?

Email me at CITRevents@yahoo.com! Come see us at the farm!

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