Tuesday, July 2, 2013

Homemade Peach Pie Recipe


What do you do with half a bushel of fresh South Carolina peaches? In our home, my children eat them like you eat an apple... fuzz and all! And I peel and slice the juicy fruit to have with breakfast, lunch, and dinner. And sometimes... we make peach pie:)

This is the way my mom taught me to make homemade peach pie. And her mom taught her... and on and on and on. I can vividly remember making pie at our kitchen table. My mom slicing peaches while I used a fork to mix the crust until it was just crumbly enough. She always let me taste a bite of the crust before we sprinkled it over the pie. This is one of those recipes I just whip together by memory.

Homemade Peach Pie
8-10 fresh peaches
1/2 c. sugar
1/2 c. flour
1/2 stick butter (4 Tbsp.) , softened
dash of cinnamon

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Rub a pat of butter over the bottom and sides of a shallow pie plate to make it non-stick.

Peel peaches and then slice them into the pie plate. I use as many peaches as it takes to fill the pie plate to the top. Usually 8-10.

In a medium bowl mix sugar, flour, and softened butter with a fork. I cradle the bowl in one arm and use the other hand to press the mixture against the side of the bowl with a fork. This mixture will eventually get very crumbly. Continue mixing until you do not see any big lumps of butter.

Pour the flour mixture over the peaches. Use a fork to gently spread the mixture over the top of the pie. Do not press down too much... you want the crust to be light and crumbly.

Sprinkle a dash of cinnamon over the flour mixture. And you can add a few very small slivers of butter to the top of the pie if you would like too.

Bake the pie on the center rack at 350 degrees for 35-45 minutes. (I always put it on top of a cookie sheet in case it runs over.) At first, it does not change much, but after the pie has been in the oven a while, the juice starts to flow out of the peaches and you will see it start to bubble around the edges. I like to continue cooking until the crust is golden.  Let the pie cool down for a bit (at least 10 minutes) before serving.

This pie will make your family happy and your home smell heavenly!
I hope you enjoy!
Please let me know if you have any questions about the recipe. I will be happy to reply.

xoxo Elizabeth


  1. hubby loves loves loves peach pie! We wait every summer for the first batch of fresh peaches to arrive at the farmer's market.

    I can't thank you enough for this recipe! I have always made a two crust pie with a recipe from my grandmother's recipe book, and it is delicious. Now I have a new one to make! Can't wait!

    Thanks for the recipe, friend!

    1. You are welcome! This recipe is just so easy... I hope you enjoy it as much as we do!
      Have a great day, sweet friend!

  2. That looks so yummy! I have never tried a peach pie. I do make a good apple pie using Betty Crocker's recipe - Golden apples are yummy. Sadly, my baking has been lacking lately...but maybe this will get me baking!

    Glad you are back!

    1. Thank you, Jane! It is good to be back. I hope I have inspired you to bake again! This recipe is so fast and does not make too much of a mess... I think that is one of the reasons why I enjoy it so much. My son has been asking me to make an apple pie. I promised him I would and the golden apple recipe sounds good! Thank you!

  3. Oh hooray...I have a 25lb box of freestone peaches that arrives on Saturday morning and I was just looking for peach recipes on Pinterest. Trying this one Sunday! Thank you!!

  4. Thank you for sharing. I can't wait to make this pie :)

  5. Yum, yum, yum, yum! I will definitely try!

  6. Sounds delicious Elizabeth...peaches are yummy! Hope you are having a great week? J xx


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