As you know, I am domestically impaired. I was reading a wonderful Mennonite blog yesterday. It had a recipe for a jam tart. It sounded wonderful but, as I read the recipe I realized there were more ingredients and step involved than I was willing to participate in. But it got me thinking and it got my mouth-watering.
I really wanted to make something similar but without all the mixing, refrigerating, and rolling out involved. Rolling anything out is rather difficult in my kitchen because I do not have very much counter space. I decided to make my own version and see if it worked and here is what I did:
Purchased a store-bought pie crust. Decided to use my peach jam because it was full of peach pulp and even chunks of peaches in it. Got an egg, milk, and butter out of the fridge.
Put the pie crust on a baking sheet sprayed with non-stick. I spooned out a half-pint of peach jam onto the pie crust and spread it around the middle a bit, leaving several inches around the outer edge of the pie crust without jam. I had some pecan pieces that I sprinkled around the top. I cut a few pats of butter in half and sprinkled around the top of that.
Then, I folded the edges of the pie crust all towards the middle of the filling. I pinched the tips of it together and the edges of the folded pieces. I beat an egg yolk and a little milk, brushing it over top of the purse-looking pie. The last thing I did was take a few pinches of sugar and sprinkle on the egg/milk mixture.
I cooked the Kalamity Pie according to the directions on the box of pie crust. When I took it out, it looked delicious! Nothing really “leaked” out of the “pie” so it wasn’t very messy. After it cooled a bit, I cut it up with a pizza cutter in wedges, just like a pizza. Put it on a plate and plopped some cool whip on top. IT WAS FANTASTIC!!! In fact, it was so good, the family ate it before I could take a picture for the blog.
Next time I’ll take the picture first! Now, you go try it. It really works.