Country music star Debbie Cochran shared this recipe for a pie that she baked in a 12-inch counter top oven in her motorhome.
Ingredients for a 10-inch pie crust:
- 2 and 2/3 cup Gold Medal plain flour
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 cup Crisco shortening
- 7-8 tablespoons of cold water
Mix flour and salt into mixing bowl. Thoroughly cut in shortening with pastry blender until particles are size of pearls. Sprinkle cold water, 1 tablespoon at a time, tossing with spatula until all flour is moistened and dough is formed.
Divide dough in half and gather dough together press firmly to make to make a ball. Sprinkle flour on a pastry sheet and rolling pin. Roll out the dough making at least 12 inches.
Fold pastry in quarters and place in pie baking dish. Roll out the second half of dough 2 inches larger all around. Trim uneven edges if necessary. Fold in quarters and cut slits for steam release. Unfold carefully over pie filling and roll edges of top pastry on rim.
Press edge of top pastry under edge of lower pastry on rim with fingers so it is thoroughly sealed. Form crimped fluting between thumbs and forefingers.
Ingredients for pie filling
- 6 cups of fresh sliced peaches
- 1 teaspoon of lemon juice
- 1 1/4 cups of sugar
- 1/3 cup of all purpose flour
- 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
- 3 tablespoons of butter
Toss peaches and lemon juice. Stir together sugar, flour, cinnamon. Mix lightly with peaches. Pour into pastry. Sprinkle melted butter on top of mixture. Cover with the top layer of pie crust with slits. Seal and flute edges.
Cover edges with 2-3 inch strips of aluminum to prevent excessive browning. Remove the last 15 minutes of baking.
Preheat oven 425 degrees. Bake 40-50 minutes or until crust is nicely browned and juice begins to bubble through the slits in crust. Serve warm and even a scoop of vanilla ice cream, if desired.
Caution, do not leave unattended. It disappeared quickly!
About the author
For some singers, life on the road can be a grind; driving from city to city and not spending quality time in the town they perform in. But for traditional country artist Debbie Cochran, it’s the road that provides her with the music she sings, she said.
Debbie and her husband, Elmer, are avid members of the RV community, and spend a good portion of the year traveling on the road in their 42-foot Itasca.
“This is a great way to see the world,” smiles Debbie. “Being members of the Winnebago Itasca Travelers (WIT) RV club, it’s one big party goin’ down the road.”
With her latest single “Faith Can” hitting the airways soon, Debbie manages to maintain the best of both worlds— getting to travel around the country for her leisure but also still managing to perform and promote her album Before We Meet The World wherever she visits.
“Where ever I go, my music goes. I take my guitar, my keyboard…everything,” she explained.
Life on the road has inspired Debbie so much that she has written a song called Winnebago Ride, which secured her a performance at the WIT Grand National Rally by Winnebago Industries.
“I performed two shows there in front of several thousands of folks,” she said.