Southern Girl Desserts Recipes (Access Hollywood Live)
First Published: October 17, 2013 12:01 PM EDT Credit:
LOS ANGELES, Calif. -- October is National Dessert Month! What better way to celebrate than with some mouth-watering recipes from Southern Dessert Girls – Sjoneji and Catarah!
The “Cupcake Wars” winners stopped by Access Hollywood Live to share some of their favorite, easy-to-make Southern recipes!
Aunt Johnnie’s Mae Pie In The Jar
Peach Pie Filling:
- 4 cups of sliced and peeled peaches (you can also use can peaches in heavy syrup outside of peach season)
- 1/2 cup of sugar
- 1 tablespoon of butter
- 1/4 teaspoon of cinnamon
- 1 tablespoon of flour (add more for thicker consistency)
- 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract
- 1 1/2 cup of all-purpose flour
- 1/2 teaspoon of salt
- 1/2 cup of cold unsalted butter
- 2 tablespoons of ice cold water
Other items needed:
- Wide mouth mason jar (any size)
- Pan spray
- Cookie sheet pan
- pizza cutter or knife
Pie filling Directions: Combine all ingredients in a sauce pan on high heat and cook until it begins to simmer. Do not allow it to boil. Once the ingredients begin to simmer turn heat to low and allow it to cook until the apples are soft enough to cut in half with a spoon. Then let cool and thicken. Filling should stick to the back of a spoon.
Crust and Baking Directions: While the apples are simmering, start on your crust. You may use our made from scratch recipe or use premade dough from the refrigerated section at your local grocery store.
In an electric mixing bowl add the flour and salt. Next, in pieces add cold butter with a fork, not all at once, and begin to mix until incorporated. Last add the ice cold water. Once all the ingredients have been added take out the mixture and kneed into a ball with your hands, wrap in clear plastic wrap and allow the dough to rest for a minimum of 30 minutes. After the dough has rested, roll it out on a clean flat surface. You may use flour on the surface to keep the dough from sticking.
Use the lid of the jar to cut out your circle to place the dough in the bottom of the mason jar. Cut out the pieces you need to cover the sides of the inside of the jar. Place enough inside so that the dough hangs over the sides of the jar for shrinkage while baking. Pour in your cooled apple pie filling approximately a 1/4 inch from the top of the jar. Cover the top of the jar with the remaining dough, brush the top with melted butter and bake on a cookie sheet at 350 degrees for 30 minutes or until crust is golden brown.
After baking remove and allow to cool, then enjoy!
This recipe will yield four to 12 pies in a jar depending on the size jar used.
Ms. Gail’s Lazy Peach Cobbler
- 1 (29 oz.) can of peaches in heavy syrup
- 1 small can of condensed milk
- 1/2 cup of white sugar
- 1 cup of self-rising flour
- Cinnamon to taste
- 1/2 teaspoon of vanilla extract
- 1 stick of salted butter (softened)
Other items needed”
- 9x9 glass pan
- pan spray
Dough and Filling Directions: Combine and mix all ingredients (except for the peaches) into one large mixing bowl. Spray your baking pan (glass baking dish recommended) and dump the dough mixture into the glass pan. Be sure to completely cover the bottom of the pan. Open your can of peaches and pour the entire can including the juice evenly on top of the dough mixture.
Baking Directions: Then bake at 350 degrees for 30 to 45 minutes or until the dough rises and is golden brown. Let cool for 15 minutes and enjoy.
Vanilla ice cream is highly recommended!
For more recipes, visit www.southerngirldesserts.com.
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