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Sinfully Rich Sour Cream Peach Pie

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Summer fruit pies are so tasty and delicious for a family reunion or a simple summer dinner. Pies are really so easy to make always turning out so good-how could you not make a great pie with fruit fresh from the market! Just toss a few ingredients then fill a store bought or home made pie crust, bake and you are finished with a to die for mouth watering pie served warm or at room temperature with or with out ice cream.
Peaches which are so fresh in the market right now make wonderful pies. The pie I made today is a very richly sinful different version of a classic peach pie.  This peach pie is made with sour cream and topped with a crumb topping!

Pastry:
1 3/4 cup flour
1/4 cup sugar
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon salt
2/3 cup butter
2-3 tablespoons apple cider or water
1 egg beaten

Filling:
1 cup sour cream
1 cup sugar
4 tablespoon flour
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 egg
1 tablespoon Grand Marnier or 1 teaspoon vanilla
2 cups peaches, peeled and sliced

Topping:
1 cup brown sugar
2/3 cup fl…

Southern Living's Sinful Chocolate Peanut Butter Mousse Cake

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I love Southern Living's magazine recipes not only delicious but very easy to follow for all levels of cooks.  One of my favorite cake's of all time is Southern Livings Chocolate Peanut Butter Mouse Cake which I have perfected over the years.  I am going to share some tips with you to make this cake turn out perfect every time since that was not my first experience making this cake. Actually the first time I made this cake it tasted great but looked like a child put the cake together.  The mousse filling oozed out from the center as soon as I put the layers together.  I was so disappointed!  I've been baking for a long time so I realized the the mousse filling needed to be chilled over night before assembling the cake.  And I'll give you a little tip about frosting the cake the recipe says pour the glaze over the cake.  That just doesn't cut it.  You need to slowly spread the glaze working from the top of the cake down the sides to cover the sides.  I cut strips o…