Staying Chill

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You’ve probably tasted and enjoyed a lot of frozen pies – especially here in the South. If the humidity today is any hint, the heat level is going to make you crave this cool tasty treat that is a breeze (that sounds good) to whip up. AND the fun part is: a Frozen Peach Pie with a Pretzel Crust. I’ve really switched up this recipe to make something special and delightfully different It’s the best of everything – salty crust – cool sweet peaches, and just a hint of Amaretto for that taste that makes you say wonder what’s so delicious. Best of all, you only bake the crust for about 8 minutes so no big heat moment in the kitchen. The filling is a mixing bowl wonder and the freezer does the rest. This recipe started as a strawberry pie that my family has loved for years, but a quick visit to a tiny pop-up farmers market made me change my tune.

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 What could possibly be wrong with subbing peaches for strawberries and adding that little smidge of Amaretto? Well now I know the answer – absolutely nothing. This dessert won the top rating at my house which means it was gone in a flash and the request for more has already come in. Here’s the easy part, it’s just mixing up a bunch of ingredients for the filling. It’s an interesting line-up because the recipe contains jello and you will probably think I’m crazy to encourage real whipped cream when a tub of that stuff known as Cool Whip seems appropriate – but there you are. The whipped cream is better but heck, do what you must to make this pie.

A cool treat for a hot day – perfection! Enjoy!

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Last Friday I got to cook with Meryll on Talk of the Town. It’s like making dinner with your family – Meryll is a great cook herself and so much fun. We created these marvelous foil dinners for the grill or oven or even the campfire, Take a look!

Frozen Peach Pie with Pretzel Crust



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1 ½ cups crushed pretzels

¼ cup brown sugar

½ cup melted butter


2 cups peaches, finely chopped

4 oz cream cheese

3 oz package of peach jello

12 oz can sweetened condensed milk

1-2 Tbsp Amaretto (optional)

1 cup whipped cream (real is best – Cool Whip is okay)


Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Mix ingredients for the crust, press into pan and bake for 8 minutes.

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Cool crust while preparing the filling.

Mix all ingredients for filling except whipped cream to thoroughly combine.

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Fold in whipped cream.

Place combined ingredients in the crust.

Freeze for 4 hours before serving.

Hint: Easier to cut if you remove pie from freezer 15 minutes before serving.

Top with more whipped cream!

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