Year-Round Peach Pie Recipe

If you are daydreaming of a warm summer day in the middle of winter, a fresh slice of peach pie might help to satisfy your summer cravings. Peach pie is deliciously juicy, fresh, and shouldn't be considered a summer-only dessert. Thanks to recipe developer Miriam Hahn, who shares this recipe for year-round peach pie, you can be dishing up some peachy goodness in January or June.

"I actually like working with canned peaches better than fresh because they are picked at the peak of ripeness, and are naturally sweet. Plus, it adds quite a bit of simplicity to pie-making when there is no peeling or slicing involved, and the mere waiting around for the peaches to perfectly ripen." This peach pie works well to follow any meal, and is a perfect for weekend entertaining, Sunday brunch, a baby shower, or birthday celebration. This juicy pie needs to firm up for 4 hours before slicing, so making it the day before you need it is a good idea.

Gather the ingredients for year-round peach pie

To make this recipe, you will need 2 frozen pie crusts. Hahn says these usually come in a 2-pack. If you have frozen pie crust sheets on hand, these will work just fine too. The star ingredient is the peaches, so pick up 2 cans of sliced peaches that are packed in their own juice, instead of the version that's packed in syrup. They are naturally sweet on their own, and we will be adding our next ingredient, sugar for added sweetness. The last few items to pick up are cornstarch, cinnamon, a lemon, vanilla, butter, and brown sugar.

Make the pie filling

Preheat the oven to 400 F. Also, pull out 1 of the frozen pie shells, remove it from the pie plate, and turn it upside down on a large board. Rinse and drain the peaches, and pour them into a large bowl along with the sugar, cornstarch, cinnamon, lemon zest, lemon juice, and vanilla. Stir, then pour this mixture into the second piecrust that is still in the foil baking tin.

Make the lattice top crust

Now, it's time to make the pretty lattice top for our pie. The pie crust that is on the board should be thawed, and starting to flatten out. If you have some flour handy, you can dust the board, then flatten out the pie crust, and roll it with a rolling pin until smooth. Using a pizza cutter or a pastry wheel, slice the dough into 1-inch-long strips.

Lay 5 of the strips vertically across the pie, about ½-inch apart. To achieve the lattice effect, pull back the first, third, and fifth vertical dough strips. Then, lay down 1 dough strip horizontally across the vertical pieces and place the vertical pieces that you had brought up on top of the horizontal piece. Now repeat this process, lifting up the second and fourth vertical strips and lay on your second horizontal strip. Continue this process 2 more times, until the full lattice crust is complete.

Bake, cool, and serve the pie

To add a little more finesse to our pie, brush it with the melted butter, and sprinkle with the brown sugar. Hahn says you can also use an egg wash for topping, if you prefer, which is 1 beaten egg with 1 tablespoon of water or milk. Bake the pie for 20 minutes, then lower heat to 350 F, cover with foil, and bake for 25 more minutes.

When you take the pie out of the oven, let it cool on the counter for 4 hours. At this point, you can cut and serve it as is, or add whipped cream or vanilla ice cream. We hope you love making this year-round pie, whether it is snowing or sweltering outside.

Year-Round Peach Pie Recipe
5 from 43 ratings
This quick and easy peach pie recipe can be enjoyed anytime of year, thanks to the use of canned peaches.
Prep Time
Cook Time
baked peach pie
Total time: 5 hours, 15 minutes
  • 2 frozen pie crusts or pie crust sheets
  • 2 14-ounce cans of peaches, packed in their own juice, rinsed and drained
  • ½ cup sugar
  • ⅓ cup cornstarch
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • Zest of 1 lemon
  • Juice of ½ lemon
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 tablespoon butter, melted
  • 2 teaspoons brown sugar
Optional Ingredients
  • whipped cream
  • ice cream
  1. Preheat the oven to 400 F. If you are using frozen pie crusts, remove one of the 2 crusts from the foil pie plate, and turn it upside down on a large cutting board to thaw.
  2. In a large bowl, combine the peaches, sugar, cornstarch, cinnamon, lemon zest, lemon juice, and vanilla. Pour this into the second pie crust.
  3. Flatten the first pie crust that is upside down on the board. You may want to lightly dust the board with flour before flattening it. With a rolling pin, roll out the dough so it is fully flat and smooth. Using a pizza cutter or pastry wheel, cut the dough into 1-inch long strips.
  4. To make the lattice crust, lay 5 strips on top of the pie running vertical. Then, pull back the first, third, and fifth strip. Lay a dough strip horizontally. Then, lay the vertical strips so that they are now on top of the horizontal strip. Next, lift up the second and fourth vertical strips, and lay on your second horizontal piece. Repeat until you have completed the lattice layering.
  5. Brush the melted butter across the top of the pie, and sprinkle with the brown sugar.
  6. Place it in the oven, and bake for 20 minutes. Then, reduce the heat to 350 F, cover with foil, and bake for 25 more minutes. Let the pie cool at room temperature for 4 hours before slicing or storing in the fridge.
Calories per Serving 271
Total Fat 8.8 g
Saturated Fat 3.7 g
Trans Fat 0.1 g
Cholesterol 3.8 mg
Total Carbohydrates 48.5 g
Dietary Fiber 2.3 g
Total Sugars 26.7 g
Sodium 123.3 mg
Protein 1.5 g
The information shown is Edamam’s estimate based on available ingredients and preparation. It should not be considered a substitute for a professional nutritionist’s advice.
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