Perfect Peach Pie
Perfect peach pie doesn’t have to take hours to prepare! Our recipe uses store-bought crust but tastes as delicious as the from-scratch stuff. It’s the fresh peaches and homemade filling that make it!
Our friends and family are always asking for this quintessential summer dessert. Topped with a scoop of ice cream (and maybe a drizzle of caramel!), it’s pretty much irresistible.
We like the look of traditional lattice-patterned crust, but it does take a little more patience. If you don’t want to go through the hassle, you can cover the pie with the entire circle of crust.
Just cut a few small holes in the top with a sharp paring knife. That will allow the steam to escape during the baking process.
perfect peach pie recipe
- 2 pie crusts, premade or store bought
- 1 egg, beaten
- 8 cups peaches, sliced, (about 10-12 medium-sized peaches peeled and pitted)
- 1/2 cup granulated sugar
- 1/2 cup brown sugar
- 1/3 cup all-purpose flour
- 1 tsp ground cinnamon
- 1/4 tsp ground nutmeg
- 4 tsp cornstarch
- 1 Tbsp lemon juice
- 1 Tbsp unsalted butter, cut into small cubes
- Place a rack in the center of the oven and preheat to 425 degrees. Line a 9" deep-dish pie pan with 1 pie crust and trim any excess from around the edges. Brush the entire surface with beaten egg and place the crust into the refrigerator while you prepare the filling.
- In a large bowl, combine peaches, sugar, brown sugar, flour, cinnamon, nutmeg, cornstarch and lemon juice. Gently toss the peaches until completely coated and the dry ingredients have been dissolved. Remove the prepared pie crust from the refrigerator and pour the filling into the crust, mounding the peaches slightly in the center. (If there is just a bit too much juice, spoon the excess out before adding the top crust.) Dot the top with cubed butter. NOTE: When working with fresh fruit, the amount of thickener you need depends on how ripe the fruit is. If you’re using super sweet, ripe fruit, increase the cornstarch by 1 or 2 Tbsp.
- Roll out the top crust on a lightly floured surface into a 10" circle. Cut the crust into 1" wide strips. Carefully arrange the strips over the top of the filling to make a lattice pattern. (If you don’t want to go through the work of a lattice crust, you can cover the pie with the entire circle of crust—just cut a few small holes in the top with a sharp paring knife. This will allow the stem to escape.)
- Fold the edges of the top crust under the edge of the bottom crust and press them together. Decorate or flute the perimeter of the crust as desired, then brush the entire surface with remaining egg wash and sprinkle lightly with sugar.
- Place the pie dish onto a rimmed baking sheet just in case the filling bubbles over. Bake the pie at 425 degrees for 15 minutes. Reduce the heat to 350 degrees and bake for an additional 30 minutes. When the 30 minutes have elapsed, turn the oven off and allow the pie to remain in the oven for an additional 30 minutes. Remove the pie and cool completely on a wire rack. Enjoy!