Fresh Peach Pie

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It’s Pie Day.  You may happen to see an onslaught of pies being shared on food blogs, and Facebook and Twitter today.  That’s a good thing.  I love pie.  But I hate pie too… because it hates me.  Pies make me nervous.  They intimidate me.  And their fussy nature (those pesky crusts) has me always thinking twice about wanting to make them.  But I trudged ahead and made a pie anyways… just because it’s pie day.  I baked Mom’s favorite:  Fresh Peach Pie.

My Mom had spinal (neck) surgery just a week ago, and she’s now hanging out at my house–  letting me assist in her recovery.  I’ve been taking her for short walks around the block, griping at her for lifting things or turning her head, and making sure she is well fed on her gluten-free diet.  Peaches have been soft and wonderful and sweet- perfect for turning into pie.

You can use your favorite crust for this one.  Since Mom is gluten free, I used a boxed mix that she has used before successfully (Gluten Free Pantry).  The crust worked out okay, though it was pretty tough to work with.  You have to roll it out between two pieces of plastic wrap, and then peel one piece off and gently set it into the pie plate while you peel the other piece off.  The trickier part was trying to do the lattice top this way!  And I couldn’t even consider trying to weave the lattice.   It came out rather rustic looking, but that’s okay.

It all baked up just fine and golden and beautiful.  Pies are supposed to be rustic, right?

Peach pies sometimes come out all runny and icky and spilling out all over the place with goo.  This one wasn’t like that.  Fresh peach slices were layered with a simple crumbly mix of sugar/butter/flour/cinnamon.  I had never had a gluten free pie crust before, but I have to say that this particular one turned out light and flaky and just as good as any other pie crust I’ve eaten.  This pie must be eaten slightly warmed and with a generous scoop of vanilla ice cream… just because.

This recipe is my contribution to Food Network’s Summer Fest, a season-long garden celebration to help give you ideas for using up Summer’s best fruits and vegetables. What’s your favorite way to eat peaches? Do you have a tip for working with peaches that you’d like to share? Share in the comments below, or join in the conversation on Twitter using the hash tag #cookingwith.

Fresh Peach Pie

Use up your bounty of fresh peaches in this delicious pie...

Yield: 1 (9-inch) pie

Prep Time:25 min

Cook Time:60 min


1/3 cup all-purpose flour
1 cup white granulated sugar
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1/4 cup butter, at room temperature
Double Pie Crust (your favorite recipe, or store-bought)
8 to 10 large fresh peaches, pitted, peeled and sliced
1 egg whisked with 1 Tablespoon water
coarse sugar for topping, optional


1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

2. In a medium bowl, use a fork to combine flour, sugar, cinnamon and butter. Mix until crumbly.

3. Place one pie crust into a 9-inch pie plate. Scoop in one layer of peaches. Top with some of the crumbly sugar mixture. Layer more peaches and more crumbles. Continue until you've used up all of your peaches and crumbles. Top the pie with your 2nd pie crust, as desired. I cut mine into strips and created a lattice topping. If you'd like to cover the pie completely with the 2nd crust, just be sure to cut a few slits into the top crust to give that crust a chance to breathe while baking. Crimp the edges decoratively.

4. Brush the top with the egg wash, and sprinkle with coarse sugar if you wish.

5. Bake on the center rack in the oven for 1 hour to 1 1/2 hours. I start checking on my pie at 45 minutes, just to make sure the crust isn't browning too quickly and all looks good. Then I check every 15 minutes until I'm satisfied that it's done. Mine took an hour and 15 minutes, and it was nice and golden brown along the crust with the peach filling bubbling a bit in the center.

6. Cool until ready to eat. It's quite good warm... with vanilla ice cream.


*This recipe is gluten-free adaptable- use a gluten free pie crust, and use all-purpose GF flour in place of regular.

*I like to place a large, rimmed cookie sheet on the rack underneath my baking pie-- just in case the juices happen to bubble over.


And here are a few more blogs participating in the Peach SummerFest!  Check out these recipes too!

CIA Dropout: Peachy Keen Panna Cotta
What’s Gaby Cooking: Peach and Blueberry Cobbler
In Jennie’s Kitchen: Easy Peach Preserves
Daily Dishin: Fresh Peaches and Cream No-Bake Pie
Cooking with Books: Peaches and Cream Cheesecake
Cooking With My Kid: Peach & Friends Cobbler Pie
White on Rice Couple: Peach Heirloom Tomato Salad
Cooking With Elise: Bruschetta with Grilled Peach Chutney
FN Dish: Summer Fest: Peach Recipes
Taste With The Eyes: Warm White Peach and Blackberry Cobbler
Recipe Girl: Fresh Peach Pie
A Way to Garden: Farm Fresh Peaches Frozen to Perfection
Napa Farmhouse 1885: Fresh Peach Cookies
Sassy Radish: Peach, Apricot and Blueberry Cobbler with a Cornmeal Crust
Sweet Life Bake: Sweet Peach Ancho Chile Salsa
I Am Mommy:  Peach Bread
Indian Simmer: Indian Peach Gujiya
Pinch My Salt: Creamy Peach Smoothie
Dixie Chik Cooks: Peach Cobbler
Food2: 5 Killer Peach Flavored Cocktails
Healthy Eats: 8 Ways You Didn’t Know You Could Eat Peaches
Cooking Channel: Peaches on the Grill
Add a Pinch: My Grandmother’s Peach Cobbler
And Love It Too: Pan Seared Salmon with Fresh Peach Salsa
The Sensitive Epicure: A Summer Peach Tart, Gluten-Free
From My Corner of Saratoga: Double Caramel Peaches
She Wears Many Hats: Peach Wontons

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  • Lydia Bell wrote:

    I made this pie for my husband about a year ago and it was so good, and surprisngly easy from start to finish. Right as I was finishing the pie and went to put it into the oven, our power surged off and was off for the next 4 hours. So here we were with our taste buds craving that pie and no oven. We had a fire going and decided to put it on a cooling rack in the fireplace remembering to turn it every so often. The crust started to burn after awhile so we sadly put the half cooked pie in the fridge and decided to try again the next evening. As soon as I got home the next night, my husband had already preheated the oven and we put the pie in, an hour later we pulled out a bubbling, golden topped pie! Even through all the chaos your pie was the best pie I have ever had! Thank you for sharing 🙂

    • Lori Lange wrote:


  • Teri wrote:

    What is “Course Sugar”? I’m thinking you might mean “Coarse”??

    • Lori Lange wrote:

      Oh dear- yes, of course I meant “coarse” sugar. Funny what your fingers do when you’re thinking while you’re typing. I despise those sorts of errors! Thanks for letting me know.

    • Lori Lange wrote:

      Yes, of course I mean “coarse!” Funny what your fingers will type when you’re mind is thinking other things. Thanks for the heads-up!

  • Alyssa wrote:

    My husband and I devoured this pie in an extremely short amount of time because it was so delicious. Halfway through his first piece in the middle of raving about it he said, “This is so good I want to write a song about it!!” You know it’s a good peach pie recipe when you get a compliment like that 🙂 Thank you!!

  • Amanda wrote:

    This was the best recipe ever! I have never made a pie until this. And I took your advice on the gluten free with the lattice, very helpful! I have to say it turned out amazing! Everyone loved it! Thank you!

  • Cheryl wrote:

    Beautiful….all in the name of LOVE. 🙂 <3 <3

  • Monica wrote:

    Just popped this baby in the oven, it was my very first peach pie attempt and was a breeze to make. House is smelling heavenly can hardly wait to taste it. Thanks so much

  • DeNean wrote:

    I made your pie today and it was good! I would change one thing though, it was to runny. It needs a bit more flour. I will do this the next time I make it. Thanks for the recipe!!

  • wendy wrote:

    I’m going to try! But I have a question: do you think it will be okay with just one crust? Like a bottom crust and top with some sugar? I’m trying to use up a leftover crust.

    • Lori Lange wrote:

      Not sure…

  • Heather B. wrote:

    I was looking for a new peach pie recipe, and this one looked INCREDIBLE! However, it was the biggest FAIL I’ve ever experienced in my many years of making scratch pies! I was SO disappointed! With the comment that the pie wasn’t “runny and icky” like many peach pies, I was sold, but mine turned out as peach SOUP. In fact, so much so, that it’s pretty much inedible. Not sure where I went wrong. Sad….

    • Lori Lange wrote:

      Hi Heather, might have had something to do with the peaches. Perhaps they were too ripe and produced too many juices?

  • Rusty Shakelford wrote:

    Just baked mine. It looks great (although I did not use the gluten free option). I used fresh peaches picked straight off the trees in Colorado. Cannot wait for it to quit bubbling so I can enjoy a slice or 3.

  • Professional Father wrote:

    I like your peach pie entry but please do not call that a lattice crust. Take the few extra seconds to “weave” the strips. Great looking pie. You did a terrific job browning it.

    • Lori Lange wrote:

      I’ve weaved lots of strips on pies before… but since this was a gluten free pie crust, the dough was so delicate that weaving was definitely not an option! It fell apart at the slightest touch.

  • Peter Tomaino wrote:

    I love your pie. I did not use Butter- I used one tablespoon of Vanilla extract and for the crust I used Pizza dough with little sugar.

  • tinytearoom wrote:

    I am so scared of making pies. actually most of that fear is the pastry. Its so unpredictable. this pie looks beautiful and full of flavour. I love peaches.

  • Sweet Pea’s Kitchen wrote:

    Mmmmm….I love peach pie! I am bookmarking this so I can make it sometime this summer! I can’t wait to give it a try! 😀

  • Diane @ Longaberger Lifestyle wrote:

    Your pie looks absolutely gorgeous!!!! And YES the best pies have a rustic look. Though I confess it took me years to embrace that look…why oh why did I think it had to be perfect? Silly me! Let me share a secret with you. One of the secrets to a perfect pie crust is a pie plate that takes on the heat and bakes it evenly…Longaberger Woven Traditions Pie Plates do just that. In fact…my dear husband has become a terrific pie baker. And I think it’s partly due to the confidence he gained in using Longaberger Pottery. But, you probably already know that – since you’re the expert!! Aside from that, the best crust I ever tasted was made by hand by the owner of Hurd Orchards in Western New York. When pressed, she said the key was to NOT hand the dough much. But, of course, you probably know that, too!!!
    Thanks for all the fabulous recipes!!!!

  • Elise Johnson wrote:

    Hi Lori,

    So glad i found you through Summer Fest! What a beautiful blog! I can’t wait to try your Fresh Peach Pie; it looks amazing! C’mon stop by Cooking with Elise. We love company and something’s always on the stove or in the oven!

  • Katie wrote:

    Ohmygosh this pie looks AMAZING!!!

  • Tracy wrote:

    What a gorgeous pie! I could eat the whole thing myself. 😉

  • Mary @ Delightful Bitefuls wrote:

    This has got to be one of the most beautiful pies I’ve ever seen! Stunning!

  • Shea wrote:

    Looks so good!