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Mom’s Peach Pie is so delicious. Made with a tender flaky crust that never disappoints, and freestone peaches–preferably from Colorado, which are so juicy and flavorful. This recipe has even won awards at our county fair. My husband and daughters love it.

 

Fresh Peach Pie Served on a Pretty Plate - Pfaltzgraff Farmhouse Hen

(Post modified with new photos on 9/18/23.)

The peach filling in this pie uses fresh peaches and a flour mixture to thicken the sauce. I like to buy freestone peaches vs those that cling to the pit. Some folks swear that cling peaches have more flavor and are more juicy, but trying to peel and slice them is more hassle than it’s worth for me.

Some folks say that Georgia peaches are best, with a close second from Arkansas. But my choice of peach is from Colorado. If you have the opportunity to purchase fresh Colorado peaches, especially Palisade Peaches, be sure to take advantage of this wonderful produce. They are so big, juicy, and sweet, they are #1 in my opinion.

Colorado Peaches

When buying peaches from the grocery store, I like to smell them. It’s said that if it doesn’t smell like a peach, it probably won’t taste like a peach. Or in other words, it may not have much flavor.

If, on the other hand, the peaches have simply not had time to ripen, you may ripen them at home in a paper bag. Place the peaches in a paper grocery  or lunch bag and allow them to sit on your counter or table at room temperature for a day or two until they have ripened enough to use. At this point, they should be slightly soft at the touch, and should indeed, smell like a peach.

Baked Pie Before it's Sliced

The crust is made with vegetable shortening, not lard or butter. I’ve been making this pie crust since I was a girl, and it has won a handful of purple ribbons at our county fair. Flaky crust. Golden brown topping with a sugary coating. So yummy!

Plus, it is an easy dough to work with. It comes together nicely to form a ball. Not too sticky, and it won’t fall apart when you’re rolling it out.

 

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Ingredients for Mom’s Peach Pie

(See the full recipe at the bottom of this post.)

Filling

  • granulated sugar
  • all-purpose flour
  • ground cinnamon
  • salt
  • fresh peaches, preferably cling-free (or freestone)
  • butter

Pie Crust

  • all-purpose flour
  • salt
  • vegetable shortening
  • cold water

Topping

  • whole milk
  • granulated sugar

 

Instructions for Making this Recipe

Ingredients for this Recipe

Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Gather the ingredients so that you have everything close at hand on the counter or table.

 

Prepare the Filling

Add Sugar, Flour and Spices to the Sliced Peaches

In a small bowl, combine the granulated sugar, all-purpose flour, ground cinnamon, and salt.

Peel and slice the peaches. Place in a medium bowl.

Gently Stir to Combine Filling Ingredients

Pour the sugar mixture over peaches and gently stir to mix.

 

Make the Pastry Crust

Cut in Butter to Make Crumbly Flour Mixture. Add Water.

In a medium sized bowl, mix together the all-purpose flour and salt. Add in the vegetable shortening and cut in with a blending fork until crumbly.

Form Dough into a Ball. Divide in Half.

 

Add 1/4 cup water and mix. Then add the rest of the water to finish mixing the dough. Dough should hold together in a ball. Divide into two parts.

 

Assemble the Pie

Roll Pie Dough to fit Pie Plate

To assemble the pie, roll out the dough for the bottom crust on a floured surface the size of your pie plate. Fold it in half and carefully transfer it to a 9″ or 10″ pie plate, allowing the edges to fold over the plate.

Decorate the Top Crust Pie Dough

Roll out the top crust, again just a bit bigger than your pie plate. Make slits in the crust so your pie can breath.

Remember when you’re rolling out your top crust to add some slits so the filling can breath. The design can be simple or elaborate. It’s your choice. I always make a V in the center with little slits around it. Before I married, I made an elaborate S for my maiden name. 

Dot Pie Filling with Butter

Transfer the peach filling to the bottom crust. Add bits of butter to the filling. With your fingers, spread cold water around edge of the crust to ensure a good seal.

Fold the dough in half, and carefully position it over the peaches to fit the pie plate.

Crimping Edges of Pie

Remove excess dough by pressing your hands against the top edges of the dough. Crimp edges to seal.

To crimp edges of pie, use your left hand middle or forefinger and thumb to form a U on the inside of the plate. Then press your right hand thumb in the center of the U. This will seal the pie as you continue the crimping pattern around the pie. 

Top the Pie with Milk and Sugar to Make a Golden Sparkly Crust

Add a sugar topping, by spreading whole milk over the top crust with your fingers. Then sprinkle with 2-3 tablespoons of granulated sugar.

You may opt to use decorating sugar for this, but I always just use granulated sugar. Your choice. 

Allow Baked Pie to Cool for at Least 2 Hours Before Serving

Bake in a preheated oven on the next to bottom rack for 45-50 minutes until crust is golden brown.

Bake the pie on the next to bottom rack in your oven and allow it to bake until the filling is bubbly and the crust is a deep golden brown. This should ensure that your bottom crust is cooked through.

Allow the pie to cool for at least an hour before serving.

To ensure that the pie has set up, I like to wait at least 3 hours before serving. If it’s not warm at that point, you can always reheat it in the oven for a few minutes. Room temperature is also good.

Serve Fresh Peach Pie with Vanilla Ice Cream

Serve warm with vanilla ice cream. This recipe will serve 8-10 people. I hope you will enjoy my Mom’s Peach Pie as much as we do.

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Mom's Peach Pie

Mom’s Peach Pie is so delicious. Made with freestone peaches–preferably Colorado peaches, which are so juicy and flavorful, and our family pie crust that never disappoints. 
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 50 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 20 minutes
Serving Size 8

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Ingredients 

Filling

  • 3/4 cups granulated sugar
  • 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 5 cups fresh peaches (peeled and sliced)
  • 3 tablespoons butter

Pastry Crust

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 7/8 cups vegetable shortening
  • 1/2 cup cold water

Topping

  • 2 tablespoon whole milk
  • 2-3 tablespoons granulated sugar

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Gather the ingredients so that you have everything close at hand on the counter or table.

PREPARE THE FILLING

  • In a small bowl, combine the granulated sugar, all-purpose flour, ground cinnamon, and salt.
  • Peel and slice the peaches. Place in a medium bowl.
  • Pour the sugar mixture over peaches and gently stir to mix.

Make the Pastry Crust

  • In a medium sized bowl, mix together the all-purpose flour and salt. Add in the vegetable shortening and cut in with a blending fork until crumbly.
  • Add 1/4 cup water and mix. Then add the rest of the water to finish mixing the dough. Dough should hold together in a ball. Divide into two parts.

Assemble the Pie

  • To assemble the pie, roll out the dough for the bottom crust on a floured surface the size of your pie plate. Fold it in half and carefully transfer it to a 9″ or 10″ pie plate, allowing the edges to fold over the plate.
  • Transfer the peach filling to the bottom crust. Add bits of butter to the filling.
  • With your fingers, spread cold water around edge of the crust to ensure a good seal.
  • Roll out the top crust, again just a bit bigger than your pie plate. Make slits in the crust so your pie can breath.
  • Fold the dough in half, and carefully position it over the peaches to fit the pie plate.
  • Remove excess dough by pressing your hands against the top edges of the dough. Crimp edges to seal.
  • Add a sugar topping, by spreading whole milk over the top crust with your fingers. Then sprinkle with 2-3 tablespoons of granulated sugar.
  • Bake in a preheated oven on the next to bottom rack for 45-50 minutes until crust is golden brown.
  • Allow the pie to cool for at least an hour before serving. Serve with vanilla ice cream or whipped cream. Serves 8-10.

Notes

*Unless otherwise indicated, all butter used on this recipe site is salted.

Nutrition

Calories: 486kcal | Carbohydrates: 58g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 27g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 7g | Monounsaturated Fat: 10g | Trans Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 12mg | Sodium: 414mg | Potassium: 162mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 30g | Vitamin A: 451IU | Vitamin C: 4mg | Calcium: 17mg | Iron: 2mg

 

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  1. 5 stars
    I made this peach pie recipe last year with Colorado peaches and it was so delicious! Can’t wait to get more Colorado peaches this year and make it again!