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Wednesday, November 9, 2016

Spiced Sour Cream Peach Pie | Gilmore Girls Coffee Klatch

Spiced Sour Cream Peach Pie | Gilmore Girls
So, last Wednesday came and went without a coffee klatch post (on my blog, but do check out Chef Sarah Elizabeth's coffee cake muffins and discussion). It was just a bit of a crazy with Halloween on Monday and my birthday on Thursday; most of the week I didn't even know what day it was. But I'm back today to discuss the final episode of Gilmore Girls.

Technically I finished the episode almost 2 weeks ago, but I've watched the episode over no less than 5 times since then. While there was some finality to it, there wasn't quite enough to leave me feeling satisfied. It felt a bit rushed—let's call it open-ended closure (a very fine oxymoron).

Rory has moved back home after graduating from Yale. She meets Christiane Amanpour in her pajamas at The Dragonfly Inn. She finishes "stamping" 74 resumes while Lorelai plans a whirlwind rollercoaster tour for the two of them. In the meantime, the town is preparing for a big graduation reenactment and party for Rory.

Rory arrives late for Friday night dinner after drinks with Hugo Gray, who runs an online magazine that she's been writing for...and tells Lorelai, Emily, and Richard that she got a job. She is super excited that she'll be replacing a reporter on the Barack Obama campaign trail, but she has to leave in 3 days.

When they announce that the party will have to be cancelled since Rory is leaving in a matter of hours, Luke decides to throw the party anyway, and gets the whole town to keep it a secret.
Spiced Sour Cream Peach Pie | Gilmore Girls
The party is a surprise and happy goodbyes are exchanged that night before Rory leaves Stars Hollow to embark on her adult life. Sookie tells Lorelai that Luke organized everything and everybody to make the party happen...and they finally come back together with a long overdue and steamy kiss. Yay!

Episodes watched:

S7:E22 "Bon Voyage"

Episodes remaining: 0

Now that I've watched the entire series from start to finish and in order, can firmly declare my affiliations.

I am officially and forever...

I just like to see you happy. Team Luke forever.
"I to see you happy."


It is what it is. Jess forever.
"It is what it is."

So, where does this pie come in? I still have a bunch of GG-inspired recipes floating around in my head, but I really wanted to make something pulled specifically from this final episode to share today. I didn't mean to make pie for 2 coffee klatches in a row, it was just dumb luck.

The whole town is in a secret meeting, planning Rory's party and trying to hash out the details. Luke says he's got the burgers and hotdogs covered, and Jackson tells everybody that Sookie is at home baking right now ("you name the fruit, it'll be in one of her pies"). People start shouting out requests, starting with Morey asking if she can make a sour cream peach pie.

I'd never tried that combo before, and even though peach season has passed, I had some in my freezer, so I went with it. I added a bit of warming spice to bridge the seasons, but feel free to leave them out if you'd rather.

Don't forget to drop by Chef Sarah Elizabeth's place for discussion and her fun Impromptu Bachelorette Party Menu this week. Oh, and only 16 days remain until we can watch A Year in the Life!

yield: 1 (9-inch) pieprint recipe
Spiced Sour Cream Peach Pie | Gilmore Girls

Spiced Sour Cream Peach Pie

prep time: 15 MINScook time: 1 hour and 30 MINStotal time: 1 hours and 45 mins
This pie extends peach season into fall with its lightly spiced filling tucked under a tangy sour cream layer.


  • 1 (9-inch) single pie crust, homemade or storebought
  • 1 pound peach slices (fresh or frozen and unthawed)
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup light brown sugar
  • 1/3 cup all purpose flour
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 2 tablespoons finely ground minute tapioca
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1 1/2 cups sour cream


  1. Roll out the dough to 1/4-inch thickness and fit into a regular (not deep dish) 9-inch pie plate; crimp edges. Freeze for 30-60 minutes.
  2. Preheat oven to 350° F.
  3. Arrange the peach slices evenly in the chilled crust. Place all of the dry ingredients in a bowl and whisk to distribute evenly. Shake the mixture evenly over the peaches, gently tapping and shaking the pie plate a couple of times to scatter it evenly. Spread the sour cream evenly over the top of the pie.
  4. Slide into preheated oven and cook until the filling is golden and bubbly, ~90 minutes.
  5. Transfer to a wire rack and allow to cool for at least 1 hour before slicing.
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