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Peach Pie Recipe with Fresh Peaches

A sweet peach pie recipe that uses just five ingredients. Additional time must be allotted to prepare the fresh peaches and peach pie filling.
Prep Time 1 hr
Cook Time 1 hr
Total Time 2 hrs
Servings 8 slices

Ingredients
  

  • 2 Pie Crusts Buy a 2-pack deep dish pie crust.
  • 4 cups Peeled, sliced fresh peaches
  • 1 cup Sugar
  • 1/2 cup white flour
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon honey

Instructions
 

  • Wash and sort fresh peaches.
  • To remove the skins, you will need to blanch the peaches. Boil a large pot of water. Immerse six peaches or so of approximately the same size into the boiling water. Boil for 2 minutes.
  • Remove peaches and dunk them all in a bowl of ice water. Let them stay in the ice water for 1 minute or more.
  • The rapid succession of boiling water to ice water helps crack the skins. They are easier to peel. Peel each peach.
  • Repeat this process until the first batch is peeled.
  • Slice the peeled peaches and place them into a bowl. Make the slices approximately the same thickness. Remove any bruised or discolored spots. Add 1 tablespoon of lemon juice and toss to coat the peaches. This prevents browning.
  • While you are preparing the peaches, preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Place the bottom pie shell on a baking sheet. Once the oven is preheated, prick a hole or two in the bottom of the pie dough and bake for 10 minutes until crust is set. Remove from oven.
  • Once all the peaches are peeled, place them into a heavy bottom pot like this one. Stir in a little of the sugar and heat on medium, stirring the mix, for about 15-20 minutes. Keep stirring until the peaches begin to exude their juices and soften. Add honey; cook and stir another 10 minutes. Remove from heat. Time will vary according to how hard or soft the peaches are when you start - test them with a fork. The fork should pierce the peaches but the peach shouldn't feel mushy.
  • Remove the softened peaches from the heat and turn off the heat. Stir in the remaining sugar and flour. Add mixture to the pie crust. Add top crust. Seal edges or crimp edges.
  • Bake on a baking sheet at 350 for 45 minutes, then check. If the pie needs more time to get a brown even crust, add 5 minute increments checking each time to make sure the pie isn't burning.
  • My pie wasn't sealed everywhere and the filling leaked out onto the baking tray. It burned on the tray but the pie was fine.
  • Cool pie at room temperature. Serve with ice cream or Cool Whip. Store leftover pie in the refrigerator.

Notes

Fresh, organic garden peaches, such as this bowl of Elberta variety peaches, aren't pretty looking. I did not use ANY pesticides or organic oils on my trees this year and the results are delicious, 100% organic, and very ugly looking peaches.
The black gooey spots are evidence of the Oriental fruit moth.  Because some of the peaches are also bruised and have evidence of fruit moth, proper preparation of this peach pie recipe with fresh peaches is essential to ensure no bad spots get into the mix. Take your time on the initial stage - peeling and cutting up the peaches - to get the bad spots out.