This authentic, old fashioned peach pie recipe provides a wonderful flavor and texture perfect for serving during the holidays or for a special family dessert. This recipe only needs a handful of common ingredients and is simple to make.
This peach pie recipe was passed down from my grandmother, to my mother, to me. And I still make it for my family to this day.
It’s a wonderful recipe that provides that classic, old fashion flavor and texture ideal for serving at get togethers and holiday parties.
Make sure to bookmark or pin this recipe so you can find it the next time you want to bake an old fashion peach pie.
This recipe calls for fresh peaches, but if you want a recipe that uses canned peaches while still providing that classic flavor, check my canned peach pie recipe.
How to Bake a Classic Peach from Scratch with that Old Fashion Flavor
When it comes to flavor and texture, this is one of my all-time favorite recipes. My entire family loves when I make this recipe, and I’m confident your family will enjoy it just as much.
On top of that it’s easy to make considering it’s a from scratch recipe. And you can use a homemade or premade pie crust.
Both work well with this pie, though always go with homemade when you have the time to prepare one.
Prep time is just about ten minutes and bake time comes out to just about one hour.
The only equipment you need is a couple mixing bowls, hand mixer, and a 9″ pie pan.
It’s a great recipe to make at the holidays along with your other pies.
Another great peach pie recipe: Peach pie using frozen peaches
Peach Pie Recipe Ingredients
Just because we’re making our pie from scratch doesn’t mean we need a bunch of complicated ingredients.
This recipe just needs a handful of common baking ingredients, and there’s a great chance you have everything you need already.
- Granulated Sugar
- All-Purpose Flour
- Eggs (separated)
- Almond Extract
- Peaches (finely cut or sliced)
Butter: Butter provides fat and binding for the other ingredients in our recipe. It’s an important part of achieving that classic peach pie flavor. I don’t recommend using an oil for this recipe, so go with salted butter if at all possible.
Granulated Sugar: This provides just the right amount of sweetness for our pie. I’ve experimented with the amount of sugar used, and found one and a half cups to be just right.
All-Purpose Flour: This is used as our thickener. When it comes to old fashion baking, flour was the most commonly used thickener. But, you can use cornstarch instead. Just go with two tablespoons if using cornstarch.
Egg: Egg is another binding agent as well as providing our pie with some structure. This recipe calls for your eggs to be separated. The yolks will be well beaten before adding them to our filling mixture. The whites will be beaten until they just become stiff.
Almond Extract: This is the ingredient that gives that classic peach pie flavor. Almond extract was commonly used in peach pies our parents and grandparents generation made. You can use almond flavoring if you have trouble getting almond extract at your local grocery store.
Peaches: Fresh peaches are the foundation of our pie (of course!). Find ripe peaches (usually 5-7 but that depends on size) and slice or finely chop them for your pie.
Related Recipe: Lattice top peach pie
Pie Crust for your Peach Pie
There is no issue using a premade pie crust with this recipe. It will save you a little time in the kitchen and the flavor is fine for this recipe.
But, if you have time to make your own pie crust, you should definitely do so! A great, homemade pie crust really raises the final flavor of your pie.
And honestly, it doesn’t take that long to make a single pie crust. Use you favorite recipe or one of the ones below for a great crust for your peach pie.
Easy Step by Step Instructions
You’re going to love the flavor of this pie! And I guessing you’re also going to surprised how easy it is to make.
There are few things better than an easy to make recipe that packs a ton of delicious flavor. And this peach pie checks all of those boxes.
Step 1: Preheat your oven to 325 degrees
Step 2: Line your pie pan with your crust
Step 3: In your mixing bowl, cream your butter along with your granulated sugar and flour
Step 4: Add your well beaten egg yolks and almond extract. Mix until well blended
Step 5: Slice or chop your peaches and fold them into your mixture
Step 6: Pour mixture into crust lined pie pan
Step 7: Bake in preheated oven for 45 minutes
Step 8: While pie is baking, beat your egg whites until stiff (but not until they become dry) and add in remaining sugar
Step 9: Remove pie from oven and increase heat to 350 degrees
Step 10: Pour second mixture evenly on top of pie
Step 11: Bake for an additional 12-15 minutes
Step 12: Carefully remove from oven and cool on a wire rack
Step 13: Serve war, topped with ice cream or whipped cream if desired. Enjoy!
Old Fashion Peach Pie
- 1 Hand Mixer
- 2 Mixing Bowls
- 1 9" pie pan
- 1 Stick Salted Butter add pinch of salt if using unsalted butter
- 1½ Cups Granulated Sugar
- 3 Tbs All-Purpose Flour
- 4 Large Eggs separated
- ¼ tsp Almond Extract
- 1 Cup Chopped or Sliced Peaches
- Preheat your oven to 325 degrees
- Line your pie pan with your crust
- In your mixing bowl, cream your butter along with your granulated sugar and flour
- Add your well beaten egg yolks and almond extract. Mix until well blended
- Slice or chop your peaches and fold them into your mixture
- Pour mixture into crust lined pie pan
- Bake in preheated oven for 45 minutes
- While pie is baking, beat your egg whites until stiff (but not until they become dry) and add in remaining sugar
- Remove pie from oven and increase heat to 350 degrees
- Pour second mixture evenly on top of pie
- Bake for an additional 12-15 minutes
- Carefully remove from oven and cool on a wire rack
- Serve war, topped with ice cream or whipped cream if desired. Enjoy!
Liv’s Old Fashion Peach Pie Recipe
- This pie tastes amazing as is or topped with ice cream or whipped cream.
- If topping your pie, add a scoop of ice cream or dollop of whipped cream just before serving.
- Serve your pie warm or cold.
- If going with a homemade pie crust, prepare your pie pastry before starting your filling.
- Store your pie covered at room temperature or in the refrigerator for up to three days.