Peach Plum Pie- Dairy Association Cookbook

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Because I have been coming across so many hot dog recipes I decided to start a new blog just for those recipes. It is I cross posted some of the recipes here and will post new ones as I find them.
Today I came across another book I didn't realize I had; modern approach to everyday Cooking. It is an American Dairy Association book from 1966. It is a ring bound book and larger that the usual promotional books. In the back of the book there is a section titled Helpful Information on Dairy Food. Each description starts out like this: Ice Cream- what is it? Cottage Cheese- what is it etc. It seems to me that is rather unnecessary. You would have to lead an awfully sheltered life not to know what ice cream, milk and cottage cheese were. Maybe some people weren't familiar with yogurt in 1966 but the rest well...
Here is their Peach Plum Pie recipe, a good use for summer fruits.
Peach Plum Pie
1 baked pie shell, 9-inch
2/3 cup sugar
1/3 cup regular all-purpose flour
1/4 teaspoon salt
2 cups milk
2 egg yolks, beaten
2 tablespoon butter
1 teaspoon vanilla
4 drops yellow food coloring
1/4 cup sugar
1 tablespoon water
1 cup (4-6) diced red plums
1/2 teaspoon lemon juice
2 fresh peaches, peeled and sliced
To prepare Filling: In a 1- 1/2-quart saucepan combine sugar, flour and salt. Gradually stir in milk. Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly, until thickened. Cook 2 additional minutes. Blend a small amount of hot mixture into egg yolks; return all to pan. Cook 1 minute (Do not boil.) Stir in butter, vanilla and food coloring. Cool slightly. Pour into cooled pie shell. Chill. To prepare topping: In a small sauce pan combine sugar, water and plums. Cook until plums are tender, about 10 minutes. Stir in lemon juice; sieve and cool to room temperature. Just before serving arrange sliced peaches on top of filling. Spoon on plum mixture.


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