Home > Desserts > Peach Pie Peach Pie July 28, 2019 | 12 Comments SAVE TO RECIPE BOX Jump to Recipe This post may contain affiliate links. Please read my disclosure policy. Delicious Peach Pie has a flaky homemade pie crust and a sweet fresh peach filling. Serve with a scoop of fresh whipped cream (how to make whipped cream tutorial here) or vanilla bean ice cream for the ultimate summer treat! Growing up, we had a few peach trees in our backyard that always produced a lot of peaches. We’d eat peaches almost every meal whether they were just cut up on the side or creatively integrated into dinner. We added them to oatmeal or smoothies in the morning and peach milkshakes at night (or after school). The first thing we planted when we moved into our home was peach trees! Since they haven’t begun producing yet, my husband found a local peach truck last summer. We stocked up and used those peaches in everything. I couldn’t wait for peach season to roll around this year, so I could add peaches into more recipes (like this fruit salad recipe). Peach Pie recipe So when I found out there was a new cookbook being released this summer, sharing all kinds of peach recipes, I had to get my hands on it. Jessica and Stephen Rose wrote “The Peach Truck Cookbook” and it has 100 recipes using peaches. If you aren’t familiar, Jessica and Stephen are the owners of the beloved Nashville-based “The Peach Truck” where they sell fresh Georgia peaches. It’s a gorgeous book with fresh and (of course) peach-filled recipes. And the very first recipe I tried? This Peach Pie. It’s one of the best pies I’ve ever eaten and of course, I had to share it with you all. Preparing the peaches For unripe peaches: Using a paring knife, score a small “X” in the bottom of the peach and then place the peach in boiling water for about 60 seconds. Using a slotted spoon, remove the peach from the boiling water and place it in a large bowl filled with ice and cold water. As soon as the peach is cool enough to handle, use a paring knife to remove the softened skin (it should slide off pretty easily). And by unripe, I don’t mean rock-hard green peaches, but rather, peaches that aren’t drop-dead juicy and ripe. For ripe peaches: Place the peach in boiling water for about 30 seconds. Using a slotted spoon, remove the peach from the boiling water and place it in a large bowl filled with ice and cold water. As soon as the peach is cool enough to handle, gently peel off the softened skin with your fingers (should slide right off). Once the peaches have been peeled, cut in half around the pit and gently twist them to separate the two halves. Remove the pit and slice the peaches into 1/2-inch thick slices. Crust tips Chill the shortening. This pie crust calls for shortening and I recommend popping the shortening in the fridge a day before making the pie. Colder ingredients = better pie crust (I even like to chill the flour!). Keep everything as cold as possible. Use ingredients RIGHT out of the fridge, handle as little as possible, and get them back in the fridge as quickly as you can. This ensures a gorgeous flaky and flavorful crust. Handle/touch the dough as little as possible. I use cheap (not sticky) plastic wrap to help shape and knead the dough together into a ball. The less you touch it, the flakier the crust will be and the less it will shrink when being baked. Rustic is in. Embrace mistakes or a less-than-perfect pie crust — it’s the style these days! It will still taste great. Practice makes perfect. The more pie crusts you make, the better you’ll get! Secret pie crust ingredient Jessica’s family swears by a little apple cider vinegar in the pie crust. It tenderizes the crust, making it easier to work with (and flakier) and truly makes the pie crust “sing.” While it may seem odd, don’t skip this ingredient! Peach Pie filling tips Use ripe, fresh peaches for best results. The better the peaches, the better the pie will taste! For the filling, we really want the peach flavor to shine through, so there aren’t a lot of extra ingredients. I do like to use vanilla bean paste (you can see the flecks of vanilla in some of these photos), which I think adds the perfect accent flavor to the peaches. The other flavor addition: a little fresh lemon juice! Gently stir to keep the peaches from breaking down. To ensure the pie thickens up nicely, make sure the thickener is evenly dispersed throughout. To make sure it is, combine all the dry ingredients together BEFORE tossing them with the peaches. Also, remember how important it is to give the pie time to sufficiently cool and subsequently thicken — it takes a surprisingly long time. QUICK TIP Lemon juice adds a dash of bright flavor, but it also helps keep the peaches looking great when exposed to air. The ascorbic acid, or vitamin C, in lemon juice creates a barrier between the oxygen and the fruit. By adding lemon juice to the fruit mixture, the oxygen reacts with the ascorbic acid, preventing the fruit from turning brown. Peach Pie lattice crust Elise from Simply Recipes has broken down the process (with step-by-step photos) of making the perfect lattice crust. While it might seem intimidating, it’s easy to do! Once the lattice crust is in place, you can crimp the edges by pinching the crust with your thumb and pointer finger and using your pointer finger from your other hand to form an indent (see photo above). You also might want a pie shield to keep the edges from getting too dark. You can make your own pie shield by following this tutorial. 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Course Dessert Cuisine American Keyword Peach Pie Prep Time 40 minutes Cook Time 55 minutes Chilling time 4 hours Total Time 5 hours 35 minutes Servings 8 servings Calories 649kcal Cost $7.31 IngredientsCrust3 cups white all-purpose flour (plus more for dusting)1 tablespoon white granulated sugar1/2 teaspoon fine sea salt1 and 1/4 cups (COLD) vegetable shortening5 tablespoons ice water1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar1 large eggFilling4 pounds peaches, pitted and sliced (about 12 cups)1/2 cup + 1 tablespoon white granulated sugar1/4 cup cornstarch1 pinch fine sea salt2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice1 teaspoon vanilla bean paste (or pure vanilla extract)1 large egg InstructionsNumber 1 tip: keep EVERYTHING as cold as possible. Chill crust ingredients (yes even the flour!) before starting and keep the peaches/filling as cold as possible right up until going into the oven.CRUST: To make the crust, sift together the flour, sugar, and salt in a medium bowl. Cut in the shortening with a pastry blender until the mixture resembles large peas. Whisk together the ice water, vinegar, and egg in a small bowl. Add the egg mixture to the flour mixture and stir with a fork until just combined. Divide the dough in half; flatten each half into a disk and wrap in plastic wrap. Chill for 2 hours or up to overnight.OVEN PREP: Preheat the oven to 425 degrees F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.CRUST CONT.: Roll out one dough disk on a lightly floured surface to form a round, about 1/4-inch thick. Fit the dough into a 9-inch pie plate. Roll out the other dough following the same procedure. Place the second round of dough on the prepared baking sheet. Cut it into 2-1/2 inch-wide strips. Chill the dough while preparing the filling. FILLING: Prepare the peaches (See Note 1). To make the filling, place the prepared peaches in a large bowl. Add the lemon juice and vanilla and gently toss to combine. In a separate bowl, stir together the 1/2 cup sugar, the cornstarch, and salt. Add to the peaches and gently toss to combine. ASSEMBLY: Spoon the filling into the dough-lined pie plate. Arrange the pastry strips on the top of the pie in a lattice. Fold the edges under and crimp. Beat the egg and 1 tablespoon water together in a small bowl. Brush the egg wash lightly over the top crust. Sprinkle with the 1 tablespoon sugar. Chill pie for 20 minutes.BAKE: Line a baking sheet with aluminum foil and place it on the bottom rack of the oven (to catch any filling that bubbles over). Bake the pie on the center rack for 15 minutes. Reduce the oven temperature to 375 degrees F and bake for 40 to 50 minutes more, until golden brown and bubbling, shielding the pie with a sheet of foil after 20 minutes if the crust is getting too brown. Let cool completely on a wire rack, about 2-4 hours, or until thickened and set, before slicing and serving. Recipe NotesFor unripe peaches: Using a paring knife, score a small "X" in the bottom of the peach and then place the peach in boiling water for about 60 seconds. Using a slotted spoon, remove the peach from the boiling water and place it in a large bowl filled with ice and cold water. As soon as the peach is cool enough to handle, use a paring knife to remove the softened skin (it should slide off pretty easily). For ripe peaches: Place the peach in boiling water for about 30 seconds. Using a slotted spoon, remove the peach from the boiling water and place it in a large bowl filled with ice and cold water. As soon as the peach is cool enough to handle, gently peel off the softened skin with your fingers (should slide right off). Once the peaches have been peeled, cut in half around the pit and gently twist them to separate the two halves. Remove the pit and slice the peaches into 1/2 inch thick slices. Nutrition FactsCalories: 649kcal | Carbohydrates: 80g | Protein: 9g | Fat: 34g | Saturated Fat: 9g | Cholesterol: 47mg | Sodium: 171mg | Potassium: 498mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 38g | Vitamin A: 807IU | Vitamin C: 16mg | Calcium: 28mg | Iron: 3mg DID YOU MAKE THIS RECIPE? I love hearing from you when you've made one of my recipes! Tag me on Instagram at @ChelseasMessyApron or leave me a comment below.