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The Best Fresh Peach Pie

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My mom makes the best homemade fresh peach pie. I have tried other pies, but hers is the best I’ve ever had. She says that she thinks what makes it so good is it includes orange juice in the recipe. 

She always made this pie for my Dad’s birthday! I look forward to enjoying this pie every year when peach season rolls around. For Utah, this happens in August.

a whole best fresh peach pie with fresh peaches around it and pie server
  • CORNSTARCH
  • SUGAR
  • ORANGE JUICE
  • WATER
  • LEMON JUICE
  • LARGE FRESH PEACHES
  • PREPARED PIE CRUST

The best peach pie begins by whisking some cornstarch and sugar together in a sauce pan. Add orange juice, water, and lemon juice to the mixture. 

Then whisk it together and bring to a boil until thick. You want the sauce to the thickness of a pudding. Allow to cool to room temperature.

Whole fresh peach pie topped with whipping cream

Place fresh sliced peaches in a bowl and fold in enough of the cooled sauce to coat the peaches. You may not need all of the sauce. Pour the filling into prepared pie crust and chill for at least 2 hours. This is best if eaten it the same day.

If you know me, I love whipped cream. I use it whenever I can. In my opinion, you can’t have a slice of the best fresh peach pie without a generous dollop of sweetened whipped cream. For the picture, I piped on the whipping cream to make it look pretty.

Slice of the best fresh peach pie next to the whole pie

Can I use a different thickener instead of cornstarch?
People commonly use cornstarch as a thickener in pie fillings because it creates a smooth, glossy texture. However, you can use tapioca starch or arrowroot powder as alternatives if you prefer.

Can I make this pie gluten-free?
Yes, this pie can easily be made gluten-free by using a gluten-free pie crust recipe or by purchasing a pre-made gluten-free pie crust from the store. Just be sure to check that all other ingredients, such as the cornstarch, are also gluten-free.

Can I use frozen peaches instead of fresh peaches?
Yes, you can use frozen peaches in this recipe. Just be sure to thaw and drain them well before using, and adjust the sugar if needed based on the sweetness of the peaches.

How far in advance can I make this pie?
You can make this pie a day in advance and store it in the refrigerator until serving. However, for best results, assemble the pie shortly before serving to prevent the crust from becoming soggy.

a whole best fresh peach pie with fresh peaches around it and pie server

The Best Fresh Peach Pie

Real Mom Kitchen

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Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Chill time 2 hours
Total Time 2 hours 20 minutes
Course Pies
Cuisine American
Servings 6 – 8 servings
Calories 395 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 4 Tbsp. cornstarch
  • 1 cup sugar
  • ½ cup orange juice
  • 1 ½ cups of water
  • 2 Tbsp lemon juice
  • 4-6 large fresh peaches peeled and sliced
  • 1 prepared pie crust

Instructions
 

  • Add cornstarch and sugar to a sauce pan. Whisk to combine.
  • Add orange juice, water, and lemon juice to the mixture. Whisk to combine and bring to a boil until thick. You want the sauce to the thickness of a pudding. Allow to cool to room temperature.
  • Place peaches in a bowl and fold in enough of the cooled sauce to coat the peaches. You may not need all of the sauce.
  • Pour into prepared pie crust and chill for at least 2 hours.This is best if eaten it the same day.

Nutrition

Serving: 1 serving | Calories: 395kcal | Carbohydrates: 72g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 11g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 6g | Sodium: 147mg | Potassium: 204mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 44g | Vitamin A: 368IU | Vitamin C: 16mg | Calcium: 15mg | Iron: 1mg
Keyword fresh, peaches, pie
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The Best Fresh Peach Pie | realmomkitchen.com

This photo is from this post, which originally posted in August of 2012.

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3 Comments

  1. This looked like the best recipe after I investigated fresh peach pies on the Internet. Thanks for sharing to both you and your mom! I am looking forward to making it for my mom!

  2. My mom requested a fresh peach pie. I studied the various recipes on line, and this one looked the most appealing to me. I am looking forward to trying it. Thank you to your mom for sharing it with Internet readers. How fun to learn from moms!