This peach pie is one of the most delicious summer desserts I’ve had. Besides being sweet and refreshing, it’s so easy to make!
I often make and eat this peach pie when the heat hits or the peach season arrives. However, that doesn’t mean we can’t enjoy it when the summer ends.
Yes, it’s real! We can make this peach pie with frozen peaches, and the result is incredibly delicious! You won’t even notice that you didn’t use fresh fruit.
That’s why it’s also a good option for the holidays, especially if you want to get creative and try new flavors. Also, who doesn’t love recipes that save the hard work of preparing fruit?
Are you ready to give this dessert a try? Read on to find the best peach pie with frozen peaches you’ll ever find!
Why I Love This Peach Pie Recipe
When it comes to desserts, this peach pie with frozen peaches has become one of my favorite recipes. These are some of the reasons why I love it:
- It’s so easy to make since you don’t have to spend hours peeling and cutting peaches.
- This recipe is very versatile. I’ve used it to make other desserts. I only have to twist my fruit pie filling a bit and make a different version.
- I don’t have to spend a fortune on ingredients to make this recipe.
- It’s a great way to use peaches during the peach season or when summer ends but we want to use the fruit we have stored in the fridge.
- We can make this recipe with our kids and enjoy quality family time together. It’s safe to make!
- We can give this recipe a different touch with an alternative top and surprise everyone!
- This recipe also works both when I want to make the pie crust myself or when I don’t have time to do it and have a store-bought version.
How to Thaw Frozen Peaches
To thaw frozen peaches, take them out of the freezer the night before or put them in the microwave.
However, we should be careful when using the microwave because peaches can burn easily. Ideally, we should thaw them in short 20- or 30-second bursts.
Tips to Make a Great Homemade Peach Pie With Frozen Peaches
Do you want to make the most delicious homemade peach pie? I also want to share some tips and secrets to help you succeed.
Whether you use fresh or frozen peaches, these tips can help you get the best results:
- Fruit pies are usually too wet, and sugar makes them weep more. Therefore, I don’t recommend adding too much sugar to the pie filling.
- Don’t forget that all fruit pie versions need binding. That’s why we use flour or cornstarch. These products are the best binders we can find!
- If we use a clear pie pan or dish, we can see if the bottom crust is well-baked or has browned too much!
- Thawing and draining the frozen peaches will result in a pie filling with less liquid!
- Don’t mix the ingredients for the pie filling until you are ready to bake it! Otherwise, it will get too runny. That’s why I always prepare the bottom crust and cut the strips from the top crust before starting to make the filling.
- Lining the baking sheet with a silicone baking mat or parchment paper can help keep our oven clean, as it’ll catch any spills.
- We should always bake the pie until the filling is bubbling not only on the edges but also in the center. It means the cornstarch has activated, and the filling has started to thicken!
- We will get better results if we work with cold ingredients. Using cold butter is essential!
- Chill dough helps the pie keep its shape.
- If the edges of the top crust are too brown, put a foil ring over them. You can also use a crust pie shield if you have one!
- Don’t cut the peach pie until it is completely cool! The filling must be set before cutting a slice!
- Serve with a scoop of vanilla ice cream, and you’ll love it!
Should I Buy or Make Pie Crust?
That’s something everyone wonders about! Well, I think both options are great! I’ve used homemade pie crust, and the result is equally delicious!
Actually, I think I love making peach pie with homemade pie crust even more because I feel like I’ve created a whole work of art myself!
However, when I don’t have enough time to make the pie crust, I use a store-bought one, and it’s amazing, too!
In this case, we just have to keep a few things in mind. If we’re going to use homemade pie crust, we should make the dough ahead of time. It’s essential to refrigerate it for at least two hours before starting to assemble our peach pie!
The amounts of the ingredients may vary a bit because we have to make both the bottom and the top crust. Don’t forget that!
Also, we have to pre-bake the bottom crust before pouring the peach filling and putting it in the top crust. Otherwise, our peach pie will bake for a long time.
Finally, we must be careful with the store-bought pie crust, as it gets brown faster. You don’t want a burned peach pie, do you?
Different Top Crust Options for this Peach Pie
Personally, I love to add a lattice crust over my fruit filling. It’s the most popular design for the top crust and is so easy to make.
A lattice crust is also convenient because it lets us see if the peach pie filling is bubbling. However, there are different options and designs that we can consider.
One of them is a crumble topping. To make a peach crumble pie, instead of putting a top crust, we have to sprinkle a mixture made with these ingredients:
- Ground cinnamon
- Brown sugar
- All-purpose flour
- Walnuts (optional)
- Unsalted butter
There’s also an interesting variation that I love: double-crust pie. It’s the best option if you love pie crust even more than peach pie filling.
To make the double-crust pie, we just have to top our filling with another crust. That’s it!
Substitutes and Variations to Make This Delicious Peach Pie
I always get a lot of messages about the ingredients we should use to make this peach pie. So, I’ll also tell you the substitutes that I think go well with this recipe.
Frozen or Fresh Peaches?
Yes, I know you were thinking about it! The short answer is: It depends on what you want and what you have!
Although it has been created for frozen peaches, you can make this recipe with fresh peaches if you have some at home. However, you’ll need more time.
In addition, the amounts of the ingredients may vary. As I mentioned in the ingredients list, we need 5 cups of frozen peaches to make this recipe. That’s around 24-30 ounces.
However, when I make a peach pie with fresh peaches, I always use a little less. Around 20-22 ounces will be fine!
I’ve also used canned peaches. I think this product is a great replacement, but it’s already sweet. Therefore, we shouldn’t add too much sugar to the filling mixture.
Also, if you use fresh peaches, you have to peel them. That’s why you might need more time.
However, I have a great tip to easily peel fresh peaches. You only have to make an X-shaped cut in their skin, put them in a pot with boiling water, and boil them for a minute!
If you don’t have brown sugar at home, you can also use granulated sugar! Just add the same amount.
As mentioned, homemade pies need binding. Therefore, if we don’t have cornstarch, we can use all-purpose flour.
Final Thoughts – Try This Peach Pie Recipe to Amaze your Family and Friends!
What do you think about this peach pie recipe? It’s one of the easiest you’ll ever find!
I love it because I think it’s the best way to enjoy the delicious peach flavor through a comforting dessert that we can share with our loved ones!
Also, it’s so versatile. Whether we have canned peaches or frozen fruit at home, we can make this pie to get sweet and refreshing bites when we’re craving something delicious!
I really hope you enjoy that slice of peach pie as much as I do!
Frequently Asked Questions
Why Should I Add Lemon Juice to the Filling?
Adding a bit of fresh lemon juice will prevent the peaches from turning dark or oxidizing.
Can I Use This Recipe To Make Pies With Other Frozen Fruit?
Yes, of course! I’ve used this recipe to make blueberry and apple pies. Both options are great!
How Can I Store Leftover Peach Pie?
I know you’ll want to make this easy peach pie many times! Therefore, if you plan to store some, just let it cool down completely.
I place the peach pie on a wire rack at room temperature and store it for up to three days. You can also store it in the fridge for up to a week!
Why Is My Peach Pie Runny?
A peach pie can be runny for different reasons. If you cut it without letting the filling set and cool, it’ll release all its juices!
Using too much sugar can also make the peach pie too runny. This ingredient makes fruits release more fluids.
Also, the filling will weep more if you don’t drain the frozen or canned peaches well. That’s why this step is quite important.
Why Shouldn’t I Make the Filling Before Preparing the Pie Crust?
If you prepare the filling long before baking the pie, the sugars will make the peaches release more juice. Therefore, we should only prepare it when we are ready to assemble the pie.
How Can I Thicken Pie Filling?
Do you want to make a peach pie with a thicker filling? Don’t forget to add cornstarch!
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Peach Pie With Frozen Peaches
You can make this peach pie with frozen peaches, and the result is incredibly delicious! You won't even notice that you didn't use fresh fruit.
- 5 c. frozen peaches, thawed
- 1 double pie crust, thawed
- ½ c. granulated sugar
- ½ c. light brown sugar
- 4 tbsp. cornstarch
- 1 tbsp. lemon juice
- ½ tsp. ground cinnamon
- ⅛ tsp. ground nutmeg
- 1 tbsp. water
- 1 tbsp. additional sugar
- 1 tbsp. water
- Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
- Roll out the bottom crust with a rolling pin, forming a large circle ⅛" thick.
- Place the pie crust circle in a pie pan ensuring the crust covers the sides of the pan (I used a 9-inch pie dish for this recipe). Carefully cut off the excess pie dough around the rim and place the pie dish in the refrigerator.
- Drain the liquid from the peaches and set aside.
- Using the rolling pin again, roll out the top pie crust and cut strips if you want to make a lattice crust.
- Put the drained, sliced peaches in a large mixing bowl. Then, add lemon juice, cornstarch, cinnamon, nutmeg, and sugar, and mix all ingredients until perfectly combined.
- Pull the pie pan from the fridge and pour the peach mixture into the crust pie.
- Beat an egg with a tablespoon of water and brush the edges of the bottom pie crust with that mixture (egg wash).
- Weave the pie crust strips together to make the top crust. Attach the strips to the bottom crust where they meet at the rim of the pan.
- Cut off the excess crust from the strips and seal the edges with egg wash or gently crimp with your fingers.
- Brush the top crust with more egg wash and sprinkle some sugar over it.
- Place in the oven and bake for at least 60 minutes or until the crust is golden brown (if the peach pie filling is bubbling in the center, it's ready!).
- Let the peach pie cool completely to room temperature. Serve and enjoy this delicious peach pie!
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 248Total Fat: 6gSaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 3gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 94mgCarbohydrates: 49gFiber: 2gSugar: 34gProtein: 2g