Today is a wonderful day, my friends. Today is the day that I share with you my mama’s AMAZING fresh peach pie recipe. My mom didn’t cook or bake much, but when she did she did it well! Her friends knew her mainly for her fresh peach pie and her pumpkin bread. Mmmm….I adore them both!
I love this recipe for many reasons, including nostalgia, but one of the main ones is that the peaches are FRESH, as in NOT BAKED. I love that they stay more firm that way.
I’m going to take you through the steps, and then I will have all of the specific measurements below.
Let’s start with the crust. People always complimented my mom on it. Always. And guess what?? It’s a roll out Pillsbury pie crust from the refrigerated section of the grocery store! True story. I use it for all of my pies. Be sure to get the name brand kind, though! It’s the best by far.
Follow the directions on the box by allowing the crust to warm up a bit, and then roll it out into a pie dish. If you want to you can use your fingers to pinch around the edges (shown below) to make a pretty edge.
Poke the crust with a fork and follow baking directions.
Once your crust has cooled you can put the peached into it. I always blanche my peaches to remove the skins and then slice them right into the pic crust. Next you will make your sauce. Combine the ingredients and stir over medium high heat until it thickens. (It usually takes me 3-5 minutes.)
Allow the mixture to cool (at least most of the way) and pour it over the peaches.
All done! Yum.
Pretty simple, but SURE to impress! Top with a fabulous vanilla ice cream and enjoy! I almost like it more the second day because the crust has soaked up a bunch of the glaze. Mmmm….
- Pillsbury Pie Crust
- 1 cup mashed peaches (takes 2-3 peaches)
- 1 cup sugar
- 3 Tablespoons cornstarch
- ½ cup water
- 5-6 fresh peaches
- Prepare and cook the pie crust following the directions on the box. Cool crust.
- Use a blender to mash 2-3 peaches. Do one peach at a time until you reach 1 cup of mashed peach. This way you don't waste precious peaches.
- Combine the mashed peaches, sugar, cornstarch, and water in a saucepan.
- Stir over medium high heat until the mixture thickens (about 3-5 minutes usually, but possibly longer - allow it to get pretty thick).
- Let the glaze cool.
- As the glaze cools, remove the skins from 5-6 peaches by blanching them. Slice them straight into the pie crust.
- Pour the glaze over the peaches and top with vanilla ice cream to enjoy.
Here are a few more of my mom’s recipes:
Here’s one that isn’t my mama’s, but it IS my FAVORITE way to use peaches. My dad and I are in a constant argument about what is better: cobbler or pie. Let’s face it: it’s a toss up! They’re both amazing!