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Laborless desserts for Labor Day
Some Kinda Good
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Streusel-Topped Blueberry Peach Pie makes the perfect summer — and end of summer — dessert. - photo by Photo by REBEKAH FAULK LINGENFELSER/special

Labor Day is upon us, and if you’re like me, you’re already considering a work-free way to celebrate.  On a holiday that honors the American labor movement and the contributions workers have made to the strength, prosperity and well-being of our great nation, it sure is nice to take comfort in a little rest and relaxation.

Today, I’m sending summer off in style with two easy fruit desserts to complement any cookout. These sweet treats sing the praises of the season’s finest fresh peaches and plump, juicy berries. Requiring little effort in the kitchen, you can use any combination of fruit you like. I find that peaches paired with blackberries or blueberries produce a mouthwatering combination.  When you cook with locally-sourced, seasonal ingredients, they are hard to mess up. Visit your local farmers’ market to shop for the fruit in these recipes, and your taste buds will thank you. 

In this column, I’ll share the recipe for my Streusel-Topped Blueberry Peach Pie, and for the other, be sure to follow SomeKindaGood.com. Signing up to follow my blog is free, and you’ll get an email notification each time a new post is published. 

Wishing you and yours a lazy and happy Labor Day Weekend…make it Some Kinda Good!


Streusel-Topped Blueberry Peach Pie

This pie comes together so quickly, you won’t believe how such little effort can produce such a flavorful result. A streusel topping is a great way to finish a pie or crumble when you don’t have two pie crusts. I also take a shortcut by using a store-bought pie crust.


Peach-Berry Crumble

Crumbles make the perfect summer dessert. Simple to throw together, they’re special enough for entertaining yet quick enough for a post-dinner weeknight treat. The end result of this Peach-Berry Crumble is a crunchy, buttery topping filled with warm, sweet fruit. Serve with cold vanilla ice cream or sweetened whipped cream. Garnish with fresh mint. 


Streusel-Topped Blueberry Peach Pie


Ingredients:

1 refrigerated pie crust, softened as directed on box


Filling

3 cups sliced peeled peaches or 1 can (29 oz.) peach slices, well drained

1 cup blueberries

1/2 cup powdered sugar

1/3 cup all-purpose flour

1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon

Pinch of salt


Topping

3/4 cup all-purpose flour

1/2 cup packed brown sugar

1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon

1/3 cup butter or margarine

1/2 cup of pecans, chopped


Directions:

Place pie crust in 9-inch glass pie pan as directed on box for One-Crust Filled Pie. Heat oven to 375°F. In a large bowl, mix filling ingredients; spoon into crust-lined pan. In medium bowl, mix topping ingredients with fork or pastry blender until crumbly; sprinkle over filling. Bake 40 to 45 minutes or until topping is golden brown. After 15 or 20 minutes of baking, cover crust edge with strips of foil to prevent excessive browning.


Georgia native Rebekah Faulk Lingenfelser is a food enthusiast, writer and the cooking show host of SKG-TV on YouTube. A Season 14 finalist on "Food Network Star," she is the personality behind the blog, SomeKindaGood.com. Rebekah is a Georgia Southern University alumna and attended Savannah Technical College’s Culinary Institute of Savannah. Search Facebook for Some Kinda Good, tweet her @SKGFoodBlog or visit RebekahLingenfelser.com.

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