This fresh peach pie with a streusel topping is just as good warm topped with ice cream as it is cold with whipped cream! This easy recipe also has a shortbread crust! Simple everyday ingredients! Phenomenal flavor!
Why You'll Love This Recipe
- Great recipe for those ripe peaches during peach season!
- I will show you how to remove peach skins easily!
- The cinnamon brown sugar crumble adds something special to this peach pie!
Ingredient Notes and Substitutions
- Fresh Peaches - yes, you can sub in canned peaches or frozen peaches if you like. Just make sure to pat off all the extra liquid with paper towels before using them.
- Sour Cream - You can substitute plain Greek yogurt for the sour cream; however, be aware that the setting may not be set up as firm due to the lesser fat content.
- Flour - All-purpose flour, not self-rising flour or pastry flour.
- Butter - I used salted butter, but unsalted butter works as well.
How To Easily Remove Skin From Peaches
- Bring a small but deep pot of water to a boil.
- You'll need enough boiling water to cover the entire peach.
- Place your juicy peaches in the boiling water making sure they are completely submerged.
- A pasta spoon or utensil is the easiest way to put it in and take it out of the water.
- Boil for 30-45 seconds.
- Remove the hot peaches and immediately submerge them in ice water, leaving them in the ice water for 1-2 minutes.
- Remove a peach from the cold water and gently rub your thumb across the skin.
- The skin should easily slide off.
- Cut the skinless peaches in half and remove the pits.
- Slice thinly and set aside.
How to Make
- Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
- Prepare the shortbread crust by combining the flour, salt, and cold butter in a food processor and pulsing until crumbly. You could also use a pastry blender for this step.
- Dump in a 9-inch pie pan and press the crumbs down on the pie plate.
- Set aside.
- Peel and slice the peaches thinly.
- Dump 2 cups of peach slices into a large bowl and sprinkle with ⅛ cup sugar to start the peach pie filling.
- Let the peaches stand for 5 minutes. While the peaches are sitting, whisk together the filling ingredients.
- In a mixing bowl, mix the sour cream, sugar, egg, vanilla, salt, and flour.
- Pour this mixture over the peaches and carefully mix to coat.
- Pour the peach mixture into the shortbread crust.
- Bake in a preheated oven at 400 degrees for 15 minutes.
- Then, reduce the temperature to 350 degrees and bake for another 20 minutes.
- While baking, make the crumble topping.
- In a food processor or in a bowl with a fork, whisk the flour, sugar, and cinnamon together.
- Cut in the butter until a wet, crumbly mixture comes together.
- Squish out crumble pieces with your fingers and place them across the hot top of the pie.
- Place the pie back in the oven for 10 minutes.
- Cool on a wire rack completely before putting it in the fridge to chill.
- If you're serving this pie warm, then cool until still warm but not hot.
Store in the fridge. This is not a dessert you leave out on the countertop.
This is a great question because this is more of a custard pie, so it's hard to know if your pie is done if you don't know what you're looking for. After baking for 20 minutes, after reducing the temp to 350 degrees, the filling should be set around the edges but still a little jiggly in the center. This is how you know it's done.
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Streusel Crumb Topped Peach Pie
- 6 Tbs Butter cold
- ¼ teaspoon Salt
- 1 ⅛ Cups Flour
- 2 Cups thinly sliced Peaches approximately 2 large peaches
- ⅛ Cup Sugar
- 6 Tbs Sugar
- 1 Egg
- 1 teaspoon Vanilla
- ½ Cup Sour Cream
- ⅛ teaspoon Salt
- 1 Tbs Flour
- ¼ Cup Sugar
- ¼ Cup Flour
- ½ teaspoon Ground Cinnamon
- 2 Tbs Butter cold
- Preheat your oven to 400 degrees.
- Press into a 9-inch pie plate.
- Peel and thinly slice the peaches.
- Dump the sliced peaches into a bowl and sprinkle with ⅛ cup of sugar. Let stand for 5 minutes.
- Whisk the 6 Tbs. 6 egg, vanilla, sour cream, salt, and flour together.
- Carefully stir it into the peaches.
- Pour into the pie crust.
- Bake at 400 degrees for 15 minutes.
- Reduce the oven temperature to 350 degrees and continue baking for another 20 minutes.
- While the pie is baking, prepare the streusel topping.
- Combine the streusel ingredients in a food processor and blend until crumbly. Once again, you can do this with a fork or pastry blender just as well.
- When the pie has finished baking, sprinkle the streusel over the top and place it back in the oven for an additional 10 minutes.
- Cool pie on a cooling rack.
- You may serve the pie warm with ice cream or chill it and serve it will whipped cream.
- Store the pie in the fridge.
- You can sub in canned or frozen peaches if you like. Just make sure to pat off all the extra liquid with paper towels before just them.
- You can tell the pie is done when only the center 2 inches is still a little jiggly.
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