Polka Dot Peach Pie
I warned you guys earlier that I was on a bit of a summer fruit baking kick. I have made this lovely peach pie twice now in the last two weeks and it’s just amazing. As much as I love the joy of biting into a sweet & juicy peach all summer, there’s something about warm baked peaches with flaky crust and a scoop of ice cream that’s (maybe) even better.
I tried something new with the pie crust decor and the verdict is still out on whether I love it or hate it. Does it kind of remind you of craters in the moon? Or a weird Freddy Kreuger-type mask? Anyway- I’m not 100% sure how I feel about the whole polka dot thing, but the pie itself is amazing and that’s all that matters. (I made a fancy lattice crust the second time I made it and that was pretty but took forever!
If I open my pie shop someday, you can bet that you’ll find peach pie on the menu all summer long. I actually normally bake my peaches into cobbler, but this was amazing as well. I love how pies are easy to transport, perfect to make ahead, and seem to represent something so classic and all-American. I loved making this for the 4th of July with my young cousin from Jordan, teacher her and my Auntie how to make pie crust and weave a lattice. I’m such a sucker for passing along kitchen secrets!
On a totally un-related note, tomorrow night Andy an I are going to a wedding. It is 4 hours away from my parents’ house and we are leaving Hugo-bear with my folks for the night. I am equal parts- scared to be apart from him, excited for 30 hours with my husband, calm that he is in amazing hands, and hopeful that the milk I’ve been pumping all week is enough. Wish all of us luck! :)
Polka Dot Peach Pie
- 1 double Pie Crust
- 5-6 cups sliced peaches- peeled and sliced, I got this from 11 medium sized peaches or 8-9 large peaches
- 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- zest and juice of 1/2 a lemon
- scant 1/4 cup of instant tapioca, flour or cornstarch could work in a pinch
- 1/2-3/4 cup sugar
- 1 egg for brushing on the crust
- coarse sugar for sprinkling
- In a large bowl, combine the peach slices, cinnamon, vanilla, lemon zest, sugar and tapioca. Toss to combine and set aside.
- Roll out one of the pie crust layers and drape inside a 9-inch pie dish. Pour the peaches inside. Roll out the second layer of pie crust and use a small cookie cutter or the end of a large round frosting tip to cut polka dots out of the crust. Drape it over the peaches and crimp the edges. (You could also do a lattice top or a simple double crust, cutting a few slits in the top.)
- Brush the crust with beaten egg and sprinkle with coarse sugar. Bake at 425F for 15 minutes and then reduce the heat to 350F and bake for 30-40 minutes more, or until the crust is golden and the peaches are bubbly.
- Cool to warm before serving.
*If you don't want to use instant tapioca I'm sure corn starch or flour would work as a thickener, just possibly not as well, yielding a slightly watery filling.
Nutrition Information:Serving Size: 1 grams
Amount Per Serving: Unsaturated Fat: 0g
Peach pie is probably my absolute favorite and I like the different twist you gave this with the polka dotted crust!
If you’ll ever open a pie shop, be sure I’ll be flying to NYC just to visit it and enjoy a selection of your amazing desserts!
This pie is gorgeous. The crust on top is so pretty!
This is so pretty, and I’m sure it tastes amazing! Man, I love peaches. Have fun at the wedding!
I love pies too, and I also tried the polka dot crust before as well. A couple of things that I did differently to make the dots pop more was by placing the round cut outs on top of the crust in between the holes. And also did a pretty layering of circles around the crimping it looked lovely! I would post a pic but I don’t know how :-(
i love the crust! I forwarded this to my parent’s neighbor carol….we are on the farm for a few weeks and she is the person who taught me how to bake pies! we love to bake together. they are peach farmers! so you can be sure we will try your recipe…although she does seem to have her tried and true recipe down. carol if you read this HI! we will come to swim today hopefully before going to the county fair tonight! ha ha ha
Haha I totally see what you mean about the crust. It’s pretty, but also… interesting? I don’t know. Haha. Either way, the pie looks delicious!
I’ve *gasp* never had peach pie. I must rectify this immediately, and I need to do it with this one! Love how adorable it is with the polka dots too. Pinned!
I like the polka dots! Super cute!
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