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Deliciously Sweet and Easy: Learn How to Make a Mouthwatering Peach Pie

Peach Pie

A mouthwatering peach pie that is both deliciously sweet and incredibly easy to make. Fresh, ripe peaches are nestled in a flaky, buttery crust, creating a heavenly dessert that will have everyone begging for seconds.

To achieve the ideal balance of flavors, we’ve also included secret tips and tricks to elevate your peach pie to new heights. From adding a hint of vanilla to the filling to sprinkling a touch of cinnamon on top, these little extras will take your pie from good to absolutely phenomenal. So get ready to impress your family and friends with a delectable peach pie that will have them coming back for more. Follow our recipe, and soon, you’ll savor summer’s taste with every bite.

Peach pie is a classic summer dessert that is perfect for any occasion. It is made with fresh, juicy peaches that are baked in a flaky crust. The pie is sweet and tart and will surely please everyone at your table.

This recipe is easy to follow and produces a delicious pie that is sure to become a family favorite.

Peach Pie
Peach Pie

The perfect peaches for your pie

The best peaches for your pie are ripe and juicy. When choosing peaches for pie, it is important to select peaches that are ripe but not overripe. Ripe peaches will be soft to the touch but not mushy. Overripe peaches will be mushy and will not hold their shape well in the pie.

Here are some tips for choosing the perfect peaches for pie:

  • Look for slightly soft peaches to the touch but not mushy.
  • Avoid peaches that are hard or have bruises or blemishes.
  • The color of the peach does not matter as much as the ripeness. Yellow peaches are more common, but white peaches can also be used.
  • If you are unsure if a peach is ripe, gently squeeze it. A ripe peach will give slightly.

Once you have chosen your peaches, you can start making your pie!

Essential ingredients for a peach pie

The essential ingredients for a peach pie are:

  • Peaches: Ripe, juicy peaches are the best for pie. Freestone peaches are the easiest to peel and pit, but clingstone peaches can also be used.
  • Sugar: Sugar sweetens the pie and helps to thicken the filling.
  • Flour: Flour thickens the filling and helps to prevent it from being runny.
  • Spices: Cinnamon and nutmeg are the most common spices used in peach pie, but you can also add other spices, such as ginger or cloves.
  • Lemon juice: Lemon juice helps to prevent the peaches from browning and adds a bit of tartness to the pie.

Here are some other ingredients that you can add to your peach pie:

  • Cream cheese: Adding a layer of cream cheese to the bottom crust before adding the filling will give the pie a richer flavor.
  • Butter: Adding a few tablespoons of butter to the filling will help to make it even more moist and flavorful.
  • Cornstarch: Cornstarch can be used instead of flour to thicken the filling. Use only if you are not allergic to Corn.
  • Vanilla extract: Adding a teaspoon of vanilla extract to the filling will give it a more complex flavor.
  • Chopped nuts: Chopped nuts, such as almonds or walnuts, can be added to the filling for a bit of crunch. Use only if you are not allergic to nuts.

Making peach pie crust

There are several recipes for pie crust. I have tried this Homemade Buttery Flaky Pie Crust from Sally’s Baking Addiction recipe several times, but the preparation could be a little intense.

I usually use a 1 (14- to 16-ounce) package of prepared pie crusts for fruit pies when I am too lazy to make a homemade pie crust. It is much easier and faster.

Peach Pie

Preparing the peach filling

Here are the steps on how to prepare the peach filling for a peach pie:

  1. Peel and slice the peaches. You can use a paring knife or a vegetable peeler to peel the peaches. Then, slice the peaches into 1/2-inch thick slices.
  2. Combine the peaches with sugar, flour, spices, and lemon juice. Combine the peaches, sugar, flour, cinnamon, nutmeg, and lemon juice in a large bowl. Stir until the peaches are evenly coated in the mixture.
  3. Pour the filling into a prepared pie crust. Pour the peach filling into a prepared pie crust.
  4. Top with the remaining pie crust. Top the filling with the remaining pie crust if you use a double-crust pie.
  5. Crimp the edges of the crust to seal. Crimp the edges of the crust to seal the pie.
  6. Cut several slits in the top crust to allow steam to escape. Cut several slits in the top crust to allow steam to escape.
  7. Bake the pie. Bake the pie in a preheated oven at 425 degrees F (220 degrees C) for 15 minutes. Then, reduce the heat to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C) and bake for an additional 30-35 minutes, or until the crust is golden brown and the filling is bubbling.
  8. Let the pie cool completely before serving. Let the pie cool completely before serving.

Notes and Tips:

  • For a richer flavor, use a double crust for your pie.
  • If you don’t have fresh peaches, you can use frozen peaches. Just be sure to thaw them completely before using them.
Peach Pie
Peach Pie

Tips for preparing the peach filling:

  • Use ripe, juicy peaches. Ripe peaches will be soft and slightly fragrant.
  • Don’t overmix the filling. Overmixing will make the peaches mushy.
  • Be sure to let the pie cool completely before serving. The filling will be runny if you serve the pie while it is still warm.
  • If you want to get creative, you can add other fruits to the filling, such as blueberries, raspberries, or strawberries.
  • You can also add a streusel topping to the pie for a bit of extra sweetness and crunch.

Tips for assembling and baking your peach pie:

  • Be careful not to overfill the pie crust, or the filling may bubble over during baking.
  • If the crust starts to brown too quickly, you can cover it with foil for the last 15 minutes of baking.
  • Let the pie cool completely before serving. This will help the filling to set and prevent it from being runny.

Tips for a golden and flaky peach pie crust:

  • Use cold ingredients. This will help the dough to stay together and prevent it from becoming tough.
  • Don’t overwork the dough. Overworking the dough will make it tough.
  • Chill the dough before rolling it out. This will make it easier to work with and prevent it from shrinking.
  • Prick the top crust with a fork to allow steam to escape. This will prevent the crust from becoming soggy.
  • Brush the top crust with an egg wash before baking. This will help the crust to brown and become golden.
  • Bake the pie in a preheated oven at 425 degrees F (220 degrees C) for the first 15 minutes. Then, reduce the heat to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C) and bake for an additional 30-35 minutes, or until the crust is golden brown and the filling is bubbling.

Here are some additional tips:

  • Use a combination of butter and shortening in your pie crust. This will give the crust a richer flavor and a more flaky texture.
  • Add a tablespoon of vinegar or lemon juice to your pie dough. This will help to prevent the crust from becoming tough.
  • Roll out your pie dough on a lightly floured surface. This will prevent the dough from sticking to the surface.
  • Be careful not to overwork your pie dough. Overworking the dough will make it tough.
  • If you are using a double-crust pie, crimp the edges of the crust to seal the pie. This will prevent the filling from leaking out.
  • Let your pie cool completely before serving. This will help the filling to set and prevent it from being runny.

Variations and additions that you can make to your peach pie:

  • Add a layer of cream cheese to the bottom crust before adding the filling. This will give the pie a richer flavor.
  • Add a few tablespoons of butter to the filling. This will help to make it even more moist and flavorful.
  • Use cornstarch instead of flour to thicken the filling. This will give the filling a slightly more translucent appearance.
  • Add a teaspoon of vanilla extract to the filling. This will give it a more complex flavor.
  • Add chopped nuts, such as almonds or walnuts, to the filling for a bit of crunch.
  • Add a streusel topping to the pie. This is a delicious and crunchy topping that is made with flour, sugar, and butter.
  • Make a lattice crust for the pie. This beautiful and intricate crust is made by weaving strips of dough together.
  • Make a double-crust pie. This is a pie that has two layers of crust.
  • Use a different type of fruit in the pie. You can use any fruit that you like, such as blueberries, raspberries, strawberries, or nectarines.
  • Add a different spice to the pie. You can add spices such as ginger, cloves, or cardamom to the pie.

Serving and enjoying your homemade peach pie

Your homemade peach pie is sure to be a hit with everyone at your next gathering. Here are a few tips for serving and enjoying it:

  • Let the pie cool completely before serving. This will help the filling to set and prevent it from being runny.
  • Serve the pie with a scoop of vanilla ice cream or whipped cream for an extra special treat.
  • You can also serve the pie with a dollop of fresh whipped cream and a sprinkle of cinnamon.
  • If you are serving the pie at a potluck or picnic, you can transport it in a cooler to keep it cool.
  • The pie can be stored in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.

Here are some additional tips:

  • If you want to make the pie ahead of time, you can bake it and then let it cool completely. Wrap the pie tightly in plastic wrap and then foil. Freeze the pie for up to 2 months. When you are ready to serve the pie, thaw it overnight in the refrigerator and then bake it at 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) for 15-20 minutes or until the crust is golden brown.
  • If you want to make a lattice crust for the pie, you can use a pastry blender or two knives to cut the dough into strips. Then, weave the strips together to form a lattice.
  • If you want to make a crumble topping for the pie, you can mix together flour, sugar, and butter until it resembles coarse crumbs. Then, sprinkle the topping over the pie before baking.

I hope these tips help you to serve and enjoy your homemade peach pie!

No matter how you make it, peach pie is a delicious and refreshing summer dessert that is sure to please everyone. So go to your kitchen and start baking!

Peach Pie

Deliciously Sweet and Easy: Learn How to Make a Mouthwatering Peach Pie

The pie is made with fresh peaches, sugar, flour, and spices. It is a perfect summer dessert that is sure to please everyone.
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Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 50 minutes
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 8
Calories 227 kcal

Equipment

Ingredients
  

  • 1 package of premade pie dough crust 2 crusts, 1 for the bottom and 1 for the top
  • 3 lbs about 8–9 medium
  • 1/2 cup + 1 tbsp granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup flour
  • 1 tbsp fresh lemon juice
  • 1/2 tsp ground ginger
  • ½ tsp ground nutmeg
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 2 tbsps cold unsalted butter cut into small cubes
  • Egg wash: 1 large egg beaten with 1 Tablespoon milk

Instructions
 

  • Preheat oven to 425°F.
  • Place one pie crust in the bottom of a 9-inch pie plate and crimp as desired.
  • Carefully stir together peaches, sugar, lemon juice, cinnamon, and flour. Pour into prepared pie plate.
  • Cover the peaches with the second layer of pie dough. With the tip of the sharp knife, create 3 slits.
  • Bake the pie on the center rack at 425°F for 20 minutes; then, keeping the pie in the oven, reduce the oven temperature to 375° (190°C).
  • After 30 minutes in the oven remove the pie, and cover the edges with aluminum foil all around to prevent them from over-browning. Put the pie back into the oven and continue baking the pie until the filling’s juices are bubbling everywhere, including in the center, for 15-20 more minutes.
  • Remove the pie from the oven, place it on a cooling rack, and cool for at least 4 hours before slicing and serving with vanilla ice cream.
  • Cover leftovers tightly and store in the refrigerator for up to 5 days.

Nutrition

Calories: 227kcalCarbohydrates: 34gProtein: 4gFat: 9gSaturated Fat: 4gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 0.1gCholesterol: 8mgSodium: 132mgPotassium: 255mgFiber: 4gSugar: 15gVitamin A: 710IUVitamin C: 11mgCalcium: 18mgIron: 2mg

Please keep in mind that nutritional information is a rough estimate and can vary greatly based on the products used.

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