Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Mom's Peach Pie Recipe

For those of you who requested the peach pie recipe that I had mentioned in this post, I'm happy to share it with you.
This was the pie my mom made every summer when I was growing up.  You bake the crust ahead of time and make the filling on the stove top.  Since the pie doesn't get baked in the oven, I think it retains a really "fresh peach" taste. 
My mom's handwritten recipe (above) is what she wrote down once when I asked for the recipe.  I guess it's more her method than an official recipe, but I can tell you it is super easy and super yummy.  So, I'll do my best to relate the recipe and if you have any questions, please feel free to ask in comments.

Mom's Peach Pie


3/4 cup sugar
5 large peaches, cut up or sliced
2-1/2 Tablespoons cornstarch
pat of butter (roughly 1 teaspoon)
baked pie crust


Bake single shell pie crust according to directions (I usually use the pre-made refrigerated type).  Let cool.
Cut up or slice peaches, set them in a bowl and pour 3/4 cup sugar over them and let weep.  (if you aren't familiar with this term, it means to let the peaches sit for maybe an hour until they release their juices).  At this point drain off the juices that accumulate and add enough water to make 1 cup.  Add 2-1/2 Tbsp. cornstarch and cook over stove until thickened, stirring constantly to prevent lumps.  Add pat of butter and about 1/4 of the peaches and cook for a few more minutes.  Remove from stove and let cool.
Once cooled add the remaining peaches to filling and put filling into pie crust.  Refrigerate until serving time.  Top with whipped cream before serving, if desired.

Sometimes I add a couple drops of red and yellow food coloring to the filling to make it look more "peachy".  Not necessary, however.  Either way it will taste peachy keen (sorry, I couldn't resist). 

I hope you are having a happy summer.
I've just finished moving the contents of my living room into the dining room in preparation for the painter's arrival.  I'll spare you pictures of this mess ;-). 


  1. Good luck with the painting! This pie looks so good. Thanks for the recipe. xo

  2. Now that's what makes us different, I'd show the whole blooming mess for that wonderful "Before" and "After." =D You, on the other hand, are going to show discretion.

    How I love to see that recipe in your mother's lovely hand and dated, too, with "enuf" spelled that cute way. It sure looks tasty. If we have a sale on peaches at the farmer's market, this may get a try. It just sounds sooooo good.

  3. Your pie really looks delicious! It's interesting that the peaches themselves are not cooked, just the juices. I bet it tastes fantastic!! I want to try this one!

  4. Yum! That sounds delicious. I can't remember when I've last had peach pie.

  5. Oh my, the pie looks and sounds so delicious! Aren't you blessed to have that recipe in your mom's handwriting....so very special!!

    Painting and moving stuff.... ugh! It'll look so fresh and pretty soon...

  6. How amazing! I love the tried and true recipes like this one!

  7. Sounds like a great recipe...now I must get some peaches :)

  8. I love peach pie and haven't had one in quite some time. This recipe will definitely be made. Thanks, Kim!

  9. Thanks for the recipe. I'll be trying it one day soon. Nice that you have the recipe hand written from your mom!
    It will be nice to see which paint color you picked. Did you pick one of the three from your last post?

  10. Your peach pie looks DELICIOUS! Would you like to share this recipe with our Foodie Friend Friday post And I love the paint color you chose!

  11. I love hand written recipes. So vintage and usually come from someone we love. thanks for sharing.'blessings to you

  12. Aren't 'mom's recipes' always the best!!!!!!

    Love peaches and that is a great looking pie Kim - will give it a go one of these days when it cools off enough to light the oven!


  13. This sounds really delicious, Kim, and easy to make. I like not having to turn the oven on fro an hour or more to bake a pie in summer, so doing the filling stove top is a real plus! Thank you for sharing your Mom's recipe.

  14. What makes your mother's peach pie recipe so extra special is that it is written in her lovely penmanship. For some reason that touches my heart this morning. As for you, you can take any creation from your kitchen and make it look like a magazine picture. The peach pie pictures are just that!

    Hoping you have a good Monday!

  15. Oh, Kim! Can you make a peach pie for me? It looks so good! I hope the painting is coming along just fine! I miss you!

  16. Hi Kim,
    Your peach pie looks so delicious and so easy! I must try the recipe, thanks!
    I just noticed in the previous post you are painting! Love the color you chose.



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