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Homemade Peach Pie: A Slice of Summer Perfection

This recipe isn’t just for a pie; it’s a taste of summer on a plate! A buttery, flaky crust cradles a lusciously sweet peach filling, begging for a scoop of vanilla ice cream on top.

Peaches reign supreme as the queen of summer fruits, and this recipe is the perfect way to celebrate them. You’ll be amazed by how these juicy, sweet fruits transform into one of the most delicious pies you’ve ever tasted.

A Sign of Summer: Ripe Peaches and Endless Options

For me, overflowing baskets of peaches at the farmer’s market signal the heart of summer. These fuzzy fruits are like sunshine in a bite, and their sweetness is unmatched. Not only are they perfect for pies, but they also shine in crumbles, cobblers, and even grilled!

This recipe’s filling can be used for both the pie and incredible air fryer hand pies (which can also be baked in the oven). The combination of warm spices, sugar, and juicy peaches creates pure magic.

From Backyard BBQs to Fancy Dinners: A Dessert for All Occasions

This peach pie is the ultimate dessert, no matter the occasion. It’s perfect for a casual backyard barbecue or a more formal Sunday dinner.

The crust can be homemade for an extra special touch (highly recommended!), but a store-bought crust works wonders in a pinch. The key is using fresh, ripe peaches, and I’ll share some tips on finding the perfect ones below.

Even if you’re a baking novice, don’t be intimidated by this recipe! It’s surprisingly easy and well worth the effort.

Ingredients:

  • Pie Crust: Homemade or store-bought
  • Peaches: Fresh and in-season for the best flavor
  • Sugar: Sweet white sugar
  • Brown Sugar: Adds a touch of caramel depth to the filling
  • Flour: All-purpose flour is all you need
  • Cinnamon: A classic spice that complements peaches beautifully
  • Nutmeg: Adds a subtle warmth you’ll love
  • Salt: Balances out the sweetness
  • Lemon Juice: Prevents browning without affecting the taste
  • Vanilla Extract: Enhances the peach flavor
  • Egg: Only the yolk is needed for the egg wash
  • Water: Mixed with the egg yolk for the egg wash

Making Peach Pie from Scratch: It’s Worth the Effort!

This pie requires some effort, but trust me, the payoff is huge! You’ll be craving another slice in no time.

Here’s How to Do It:

  1. Prep the Peaches: Peel and slice them, then let them drain in a colander for about 30 minutes to remove excess juice.
  2. Bottom Crust: While the peaches drain, prepare your bottom crust and place it in the pie pan. Chill it in the fridge until ready to use.
  3. Make the Filling: In a bowl, whisk together the sugars, flour, spices, and salt. Toss the drained peaches with the dry ingredients, then add the lemon juice and vanilla extract. Pour the filling into the chilled pie crust.
  4. Top It Off: Layer the top crust over the filling and crimp the edges to seal.
  5. Egg Wash: Make the egg wash by whisking together the egg yolk and water in a small bowl. Use a pastry brush to coat the top crust with the egg wash. For an extra touch, sprinkle some granulated sugar over the top.
  6. Bake: Place the pie on a baking sheet (to catch any drips) and bake for 40-50 minutes, or until the filling is bubbly and the bottom crust is golden brown. If the top crust starts to get too dark, cover it loosely with aluminum foil.
  7. Enjoy!: Let the pie cool for at least 20 minutes before slicing and serving.

Tips for Finding the Perfect Peaches:

  • Look for peaches that give slightly when pressed gently. Avoid rock-hard or mushy ones.
  • The riper the peach, the stronger the aroma. Give them a sniff!
  • The best peaches have a vibrant, slightly fuzzy skin.

With these tips and this recipe, you’re well on your way to baking a homemade peach pie that’s sure to become a summer tradition!

This recipe isn’t just for a pie; it’s a taste of summer on a plate! A buttery, flaky crust cradles a lusciously sweet peach filling, begging for a scoop of vanilla ice cream on top.

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Peach Pie Recipe

Peach Pie Recipe


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  • Author: Mekar Official
  • Total Time: 1 hour 30 minutes

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This recipe isn’t just for a pie; it’s a taste of summer on a plate! A buttery, flaky crust cradles a lusciously sweet peach filling, begging for a scoop of vanilla ice cream on top.


Ingredients

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  • 2 ½ cups flour
  • 1 tbsp sugar
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 cup cold, cubed butter
  • 68 tbsp ice water For the filling:
  • 5 cups sliced peaches (peeled or unpeeled)
  • ⅓ cup each: granulated sugar, brown sugar
  • ⅓ cup flour
  • ½ tsp cinnamon
  • ¼ tsp each: nutmeg, salt
  • 2 tbsp lemon juice
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 2 tbsp water

Instructions

  1. Make the crust (if homemade): Combine flour, sugar, salt, and butter in a mixer until crumbly. Add water 1 tbsp at a time until it forms a dough. Chill for 1 hour or overnight. Divide and roll into discs.
  2. Preheat oven to 425°F. Drain peach slices for 30 minutes. Place one crust in a pie pan and refrigerate.
  3. Mix dry ingredients (sugar, flour, spices) in a bowl. Toss peaches with the dry mix, lemon juice, and vanilla extract. Pour filling into the pie pan.
  4. Top with second crust, crimp the edges. Brush with egg wash (egg yolk mixed with water). Optionally, sprinkle with sugar.
  5. Bake on a sheet pan for 40-50 minutes until bubbly and golden brown. Cover the top crust with foil if browning too quickly.
  6. Cool for 20 minutes before serving. Enjoy with whipped cream or ice cream!
  • Prep Time: 30
  • Cook Time: 60
  • Category: Desserts
  • Cuisine: American

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 8
  • Calories: 305kcal
  • Sugar: 33g
  • Sodium: 374mg
  • Fat: 1g
  • Saturated Fat: 1g
  • Carbohydrates: 69g
  • Fiber: 2g
  • Protein: 6g
  • Cholesterol: 23mg

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