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Fresh Peach Pie with Flaky Butter Crust

This Fresh Peach Pie with Flaky Butter Crust is about to become your favorite peach pie. Everyone loves a flaky, all-butter crust, and this one delivers. The peach filling is perfectly thick and juicy. 

Slice of Fresh Peach Pie

Fresh Peach Pie with Butter Crust

My parents have a yard with unbelievably fertile soil that grows whatever fruit they toss at it. Given that their neighborhood used to be warm-climate farm land, the richness of their ground is no surprise.

When I found out I was moving to Minnesota 9 years ago, my first gazillion thoughts centered around the obvious. Frozen tundra. 😖 🌨 My next bazillion thoughts focused on – what else? – food.

Like, where in the world would we get affordable fresh fruits?! And do they even have fresh peaches and berries in MN?

Turns out I was both right and wrong. The Arctic frost situation? That’s for real. Nothing else to be said about that.

But my peach fear was totally made up. We actually get an abundance of all the veggies and fruits here. Not only are the local farmer’s markets amazing, but we get awesome fruits shipped in daily.

Which means I still get to munch on stone fruits every summer. And we still bake up fabulous fresh peach pie. There’s absolutely nothing else like homemade peach pie, loaded with fresh, ripe in-season peaches. This juicy peach pie is double-hugged by the flakiest all-butter crust there ever was.

Fresh sliced peaches
Use very sweet peaches that are semi-ripe

Picking Perfect peaches

The perfect peach pie begins with perfect peaches. Get the most out of your peaches by looking for these qualities:

Feel: You’ll want plenty of semi-ripe, very sweet peaches. It’s important to use peaches that aren’t overly ripe, since too-ripe fruit breaks down quickly during the baking process and will result in a mushy filling. Go for semi-ripe peaches that are just slightly soft and yields just a bit when pressed near the stem (if you’re not planning to use your peaches right away, buy firmer peaches and let them ripen a bit on your kitchen counter.)

Appearance: Choose peaches that are heavier and larger; they’ll tend to be juicier and sweeter. Vibrant, deep color throughout the surface of peaches indicates fruit that’s been grown under prime conditions and will yield better flavor.

Smell: Go with peaches that not only look great, but smell great. A sweet, peachy aroma indicates the fruit holds delicious flavor within.

Storing Peaches

If your peaches are firm but you want to use them within a couple of days, simply let them soften to desired ripeness on your kitchen counter. For somewhat faster ripening, you can place them in a closed paper bag at room temperature. Adding a banana in the bag can speed up the process even more.

Once peaches feel slightly tender on top, they’re ripe and can be stored in the fridge to keep them from over-ripening.

If you’re not planning to use firm peaches for more than a couple of days, you can choose to ripen them later without compromising flavor.

peach pie with butter crust
Flaky double crust for the best peach pie

About that Perfect Pie Crust

I know I mentioned the flaky all-butter crust in this deal sealer ↑

This double crust recipe is what I use in all my pies. I’ve tried a ton of other pie crusts, including store bought stuff in a pinch. (No judgment here, right? 😊)

This pie crust is the real deal. It’s all-butter, wonderfully flaky, and tastes phenomenal. No shortening, no trans-fats, no artificial anything. Not in the crust nor in the peachy filling. Just all-natural goodness.

peach pie with ice cream
Serve peach pie with ice cream or stabilized whipped cream

P.S. This peach pie is unbelievably amazing when warmed up and served à la mode with vanilla ice cream. Or freshly whipped cream.

P.P.S. It’s more than okay to eat peach pie for breakfast.


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Fresh Peach Pie with Flaky Butter Crust

5 from 17 ratings
This Fresh Peach Pie with Flaky Butter Crust is a standout recipe that's supremely peachy. Everyone loves a great crust, and this one's all butter - no trans fats or artificial ingredients.
Prep Time: 45 mins
Cook Time: 45 mins
Total Time: 1 hr 30 mins
Servings: 8

Ingredients  

For the dough (double crust):

  • 2 ½ cups all purpose flour
  • ½ tsp table salt
  • 1 cup butter, chilled and diced
  • ½ cup very cold ice water
  • 1 large egg, lightly beaten

For the Filling:

  • 5 ½ cups semi-ripe peaches, peeled and sliced
  • 3 lime wedges
  • cup sugar
  • ½ cup flour
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • ½ tsp ground ginger
  • ¼ tsp ground nutmeg
  • ¼ tsp table salt
  • 2 TB salted butter
  • Other: coarse sugar for top of crust

Instructions

  • Dough (make ahead): In a large bowl, combine flour and salt. Cut in butter until mixture resembles coarse crumbs, just until there remains small pea-sized butter chunks in the dough. Gently stir in 1 TB of ice cold water at a time, until mixture starts to hold together. It should be pliable enough to stick together when pinched, but not sticky. Work the dough sparingly, using either pastry cutter or cold fingers. The key is not to overwork the dough (avoid using food processor.) The little chunks of butter should still be visible.
  • Chill: Gently form 2 dough balls (1 slightly larger than the other) and wrap well in plastic. Refrigerate at least 1 hour (up to overnight.)
  • Preheat: Preheat oven to 450F with rack on second-to-lowest position. Place a large cookie sheet on the rack to heat up.
  • Roll: Roll the larger dough ball out to fit bottom/sides of 9-inch pie pan, with bit extra for edges. If dough is firm, you may need to roll it out twice. Place crust in bottom of pie pan. Press evenly into the bottom and up sides of the pan. Press down the edges. Brush bottom crust with some of the beaten egg. Roll the smaller dough ball to fit over top of 9-inch pie pan and set it aside.
  • Filling: In a colander, add sliced peaches and sprinkle with lime juice. Toss gently and let juices drain out. In a bowl, combine the sugar, flour, cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg, and salt. Pour mixture over peaches, tossing to coat. Spread peach filling into the pie crust. Dot evenly with butter. Cover with the top pie crust, folding edges under and fluting to seal (or use fork to press down.) Cut about 8 slits on top crust. Brush rest of beaten egg over the top. Sprinkle with desired amount of coarse sugar.
  • Bake: Carefully remove the heated cookie sheet from oven. Place pie on sheet and return to rack. Bake 10 minutes at 450F and then reduce to 350F. Bake 30-35 minutes or just until top is golden brown and filling is bubbling (cover loosely with foil if top browns too quickly.)
  • Cool: Cool completely at room temp to allow pie filling to set (very important.) Serve chilled or at room temp. Reheat if you want to serve warm.

Notes

Be sure to let pie cool completely; overnight is best, as the filling sets up when it reaches room temperature.
Serve with vanilla ice cream or stabilized whipped cream.
If you enjoyed this recipe, please come back and give it a rating ♡

Nutrition

Calories: 515kcal | Carbohydrates: 62.9g | Protein: 6.9g | Fat: 27.2g | Saturated Fat: 16.4g | Cholesterol: 91.9mg | Sodium: 231.5mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 25.7g
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Diet: Vegetarian
Method: baking

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52 comments

    • Randi
    • 5 stars

    I’ve made this twice… both times delicious…. But I do seem to have a ton of extra dough?!

      • chewoutloud

      Oh, SO happy you’ve been enjoying this pie! If you have extra dough, you can always roll out your dough a bit thicker for bottom/top crusts…or you can wrap the extra portions to keep in freezer for future crust. You can even use cookie cutters to make designs out of leftover dough to decorate top of pies, if you like!

    • Lilly
    • 5 stars

    Turned out so perfect!!

      • chewoutloud

      Thank you, Lilly!

    • Mama Maggie’s Kitchen
    • 5 stars

    My mouth is literally watering. My family would love this..

    • Agnieszka
    • 5 stars

    This peach pie is amazing! One of the best I’ve tried for sure.

    • Brianna
    • 5 stars

    THe perfect summer dessert!

    • Addie
    • 5 stars

    This pie is amazing! So buttery!

    • Oscar
    • 5 stars

    I’ve never had peach pie before and now this will be the only pie I want. It was so delicious, perfect pie for the summer.

    • Andrea White
    • 5 stars

    Looks so delicious!

    • Jagruti’s Cooking Odyssey

    oh my goodness, i cant think of anything better than digging up your own fresh produce – your parents are lucky! And your peach pie looks amazing, the crust alone has convinced me I need to make this!

    • Amy | amycaseycooks
    • 5 stars

    Pie is #1 on my list of favorite desserts. Pie crusts always give me trouble ~ I can’t wait to try this one with the egg.

    • Uma Srinivas
    • 5 stars

    I have tons of peaches in my backyard! I was looking peach recipes, Now i got one more 🙂 This Peach pie looks amazing!

    • Kari Alana
    • 5 stars

    I was looking for a really great peach recipe and this is exactly it. THAT butter crust looks like a dream!

    • Mama Maggie’s Kitchen
    • 5 stars

    This Fresh Peach Pie with Flaky Butter Crust looks insanely, incredibly good. Sooo yummy! My son will love this.

    • Paula Montenegro
    • 5 stars

    OMG this peach pie looks so perfect! That image of the flaky crust, love it! Peaches are one of my favorite summer fruit to bake with. Thanks for sharing!

    • Tatiana
    • 5 stars

    Another Pie I’m definitely baking! I’m all about peaches this summer!

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