The Best Darn Homemade Peach Pie Recipe
There’s a special feeling that comes from making a pie from scratch. We guarantee that this easy peach pie recipe is a surefire way to achieve pie bliss. You’ll need about eight ripe peaches, vanilla, nutmeg, and cinnamon to make them sing. Once they’re tucked into a buttery pie crust and baked until juicy and tender, you’ll want to find some ice cream (or whipped cream!) and a group of loved ones to share this perfect slice of summer with.
I Get My Peaches Out In Georgia
While Southern peach pie might be the most well known–and Georgia peach pie has a reputation all its own–California, South Carolina, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Colorado, Washington, Michigan, New York and West Virginia also grow delicious peaches. Chances are you might even have a peach tree in your backyard! Wherever your peaches come from, now is the time to grab one of summer’s best and make a pie from scratch. A pro tip: if your peaches are still hard, try putting them in a paper bag on the kitchen counter for a day or two to soften them up. If you bake with unripe fruit, you run the risk of having hard peaches in your pie because they won’t change texture too much in the oven.
How To Make Peach Pie
We’ve got you covered with all of the details you need to make the perfect peach pie filling.
Pitting peaches just got easy! Get a pair of needle nose pliers and pull out the stone through the part where the stem comes out.
Next we blanch, peel (yes, we think peaches should be peeled for peach pie!), and slice our perfectly ripe peaches. Toss in sugar and let rest for 30 minutes. Strain juice from peaches and reserve the liquid.
You’ll make a spice and cornstarch mixture to coat the peaches–this will add flavor and also help your pie filling thicken. Heat this mixture together with the reserved peach liquid, this activates the cornstarch and is how to make a peach pie not runny!
Then you’ll roll out your top and bottom crust, fill ‘em up with fruit, and brush with an egg wash. Sprinkle with sugar and bake until a gorgeous golden brown–about 70 minutes in a 350° oven.
Once cool, grab a fork and dig into the best peach pie you’ve ever had.
Tools You’ll Need
Are Those Other Summer Fruits Jealous Of Your Peach Pie?
Don’t worry! Since you’ve already made the best recipe for peach pie, we still have plenty more sweet and savory fruit recipes for you: