Peach Pie

It’s that time of year again. Our lone peach tree is laden with peaches and they are ripening (although not quite fast enough for us). One of our favorite traditions, since we planted our frost-peach tree, is that first picking…and the first peach pie of the year. Here’s the recipe I use:


  • 2 1/4 cups flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 cup shortening
  • 5-7 tablespoons cold water

Combine flour and salt. Mix well. Cut shortening in until dough beads into the size of small peas. Sprinkle COLD water in 1 tablespoon at a time and mix with fork. Continue until moist enough to form a ball. Divide in half, roll bottom half out larger than pie plate and ease into plate.


  • 5 cups peeled and sliced peaches
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 2 tablespoons butter

Mix peaches and lemon juice. Stir together sugar, flour, and cinnamon. Mix with peaches. Turn mixture into pastry already in pie plate.  Dot with butter. Roll top crust out larger than pie plate and place, folding edges under bottom crust edge and fluting. Cover edges with foil.

Bake 35-45 minutes at 425 degrees. Remove foil last 10-15 minutes.


posted by Laurie Ryan





7 responses to “Peach Pie

  1. YUM! Love peaches. This sounds great

  2. YUMMY! But I don’t have a peach tree ?!?

  3. I don’t really like fruit trees but —- I have always wanted a peach tree. And have even tried to have one a couple of times but they never produced. I love peach anything, pie, crisp, jam. Fresh!

    • We have a few trees. One each of peach, Bartlett pear, Japanese pear, Italian plum (I guess we’re multicultural 🙂 ), cherry and blueberry. I love the fresh fruit. And hubby seems to not mind taking care of them.

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