Peach Pie (double crust or crumble recipe)
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Peach Pie is such an easy pie recipe. Make this easy peach pie with a crumble topping or as a double crust pie or even with a lattice! It’s the perfect peach pie recipe.
Peach season might be in summer but you can enjoy peach pie all year long! This peach pie recipe is made using frozen peaches, but you can use fresh, frozen, or even canned! Now you can have peach pie for Thanksgiving or any time of year!
Even better, if you can’t decide what kind of topping you want on your peach pie, don’t worry. This recipe is written as a peach pie with crumble topping OR a peach pie with double crust. You can even make a lattice topping if you’d like.
I think the most important part of this peach pie recipe is the ratio of filling ingredients. I’ve perfected my fruit pie filling so that it works with almost any fruit: fresh, frozen or otherwise! This is a great recipe to have in your recipe box for whenever you have fruit you need to use up. Just last weekend I made this peach pie with raspberries and it was fantastic!
Have you ever made a fruit pie and it was too wet? Chances are your binder wasn’t good enough and/or you used too much sugar.
- Sugar makes fruit weep more, drawing out more liquid. Too much sugar in your pie will increase the chances it’s wet.
- Fruit pies need binding. Flour and cornstarch are the two most popular binders.
Fruit pies can be tricky: you want enough liquid so they’re not dry but not enough that they puddle out when you slice them. I’ve tried a few different methods but I’ve found that, overall, cornstarch makes a better fruit pie.
How do you make a fruit pie filling?
Except for apple, you can use this easy recipe for almost any fruit filling.
- Lemon juice (may substitute lime or orange when desired)
I know it might seem weird to add cinnamon to a fruit pie, but I love the contrast in flavor it gives.
Then you just have to choose the topping: double crust, crumble, or lattice!
How many cups of fruit do you need for a peach pie?
I find that 5 cups of fruit works best for a regular 9-inch pie.
How do you make a peach pie with fresh peaches?
Simple: just peel and slice your fruit, then make your filling.
Can I use frozen peaches to make peach pie?
Most definitely yes, you can use frozen peaches. I almost always use frozen fruit in my pies!
One tip for frozen fruit: THAW IT and drain it well. You do not want any extra water in your filling!
Can you make a peach pie with canned peaches?
Yes you can, just make sure they are very well drained and patted dry before making the filling. Otherwise you’ll have the same problem as frozen: too much water.
One question I always get asked about baking pies is how to make the pie crust not soggy on the bottom. I don’t like a crunchy bottom crust but I don’t want it soggy. To combat the problem do the following:
- Bake the pie at 425°F for 10 minutes.
- Then lower the temperature to 350°F and bake until done. Cover the outer edges of the pie crust with a pie crust shield if they start to brown too much before the pie is cooked through.
- I love using clear pie plates so I can SEE how baked my crust is!
To brown the edges of your crust (and top if you’re using a lattice or double crust), be sure to brush the pie with a bit of egg wash before baking. I make my egg wash with one egg and a tablespoon of water.
Other pie recipes you will want to try:
- 1 recipe All Butter Pie Crust
- 5 cups fresh or thawed frozen peaches
- 2/3 cup granulated sugar
- 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1 tablespoon lemon juice
- 4 tablespoons cornstarch
- 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 cornstarch. Pour into prepared pie plate.
- Top the pie with a crumble topping (as shown).
- Top the pie by making a lattice (see note) or a double crust pie. If using a double crust pie, be sure to cut holes in the top to vent during baking. If desired, cut shapes out of the top pie crust using a cookie cutter.
- Place a pie shield around the edge of the pie and place the pie on a cookie sheet.
- Bake for 10 minutes at 425° then lower the temperature to 350°F and bake for about 30-40 minutes, or until crust is baked through and golden.
Nutrition InformationAmount per serving (1 slice) — Calories: 230, Fat: 8g, Saturated Fat: 2g, Sodium: 136mg, Potassium: 154mg, Carbohydrates: 36g, Fiber: 1g, Sugar: 16g, Protein: 2g, Vitamin A: 210%, Vitamin C: 4.7%, Calcium: 10%, Iron: 1%
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