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I am not usually a huge raspberry fan. I prefer blackberries, as many of you know if you have followed us over the years. But, when raspberries go on sale for a fantastic price in the grocery store, you can't pass them up!
I've eaten in the Blue Bayou Restaurant at Disneyland exactly once in my life. It is pretty pricey and you have to make a reservation way in advance. Years ago, it wasn't quite so pricey or hard to get into and my husband and I didn't have children yet. On a trip with my sister and her husband and some friends, we took the splurge. The ambiance was amazing and the thing I remember most about my meal there was that for dessert I had Peach Melba! Peaches, vanilla ice cream, raspberry sauce with a few whole raspberries. It was simple and delicious. Ever since that memorable moment, when I think of raspberries, I think of Peach Melba.
The problem I see with Peach Melba is that right now, when the raspberries were on sale, the peaches were not. Luckily, I have home canned peaches! Problem solved!
But wait! Did you know that January 23rd is National Pie Day? (Seems weird, I know, after the holidays are over when we have just eaten a ton of pies.) So, the girls decided that I should come up with a new pie recipe to share with you in honor of National Pie Day. Can you guess what happens next? You're right! The idea for Peach Melba Pie popped into my head!
Come to find out, I'm not the first person to come up with this idea. Although, I don't recall seeing a recipe that contained a mixture of canned peaches and fresh raspberries. I mean, this is real life folks, we don't always have access to all of the fresh things all year long, especially if we are trying to be frugal. The best thing of all though is that this pie came out so good and I know it is something anyone can make! Here are a few tips before I share the entire recipe.
Don't forget the scoop of vanilla ice cream on top!
If you have already purchased our For the Love of Pie ebook from our Etsy Shop, you can print off this recipe and add it to the many pie recipes already contained in that thing! If you haven't purchased your copy yet, give yourself a gift for National Pie Day! You will be a pie expert by next Thanksgiving!
Creators of Hot Cocoa Bombs! (copyrighted)
Helen Reynolds: Mother of six children , grandmother to eleven! I love to cook, craft and create things and I especially love doing that with my family, So, when my lawyer daughter, Lindsey, my artist daughter, Madalynn, and I came up with the idea of Hot Cocoa Bombs, this blog was born. Then, one more daughter, with her technical and science skills, plus creativity has joined in to round us out! Read more about us here!