This Peach Pie is out-of-this-world good! It’s made with the best pie filling you have ever tried. Trust us, you’ll never be satisfied by a store-bought peach pie again!
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There’s truly nothing better than a slice of warm peach pie…unless it’s that same slice of pie with some fresh whipped cream or vanilla ice cream on top! Peach season is in full swing here and we can’t get enough. If you are fortunate to live in an area where you can grow or buy fresh peaches, you know the difference between an orchard-grown peach and a store-bought peach. Fresh peaches are so juicy and sweet. There isn’t much in this world that tastes better. This recipe is our go-to because it is quick, easy, and uses a prepared crust. We love using our Perfect Pie Crust recipe, but this filling tastes amazing in a graham cracker crust as well.
The Best Peach Pie Filling
The best peach pie filling is one that is somewhat simple. It perfectly complements the taste of the delicious peaches without overpowering them. The peach is naturally fantastic—you really don’t need to add a massive list of ingredients to it. Every item in this filling is there because it highlights the star of the show.
- Sugar – The sugar adds the perfect amount of sweetness to the pie. Not to much, but just enough to compliment the tart peaches.
- Cornstarch – Cornstarch acts as a thickening agent for the filling. It keeps the pie slices together when you are serving.
- Water – The water is for texture. You can use peach juice or orange juice instead if you are wanting more flavor.
- Butter – The butter gives the filling a richer flavor. You don’t want to skip it!
- Vanilla or Almond Extract – The extract you choose depends on preference! Either one is delicious.
Depending on the type and ripeness of the peaches, they may give off some juice in the bowl while they sit. You can use the juice as part of the 3/4 cup of water or just strain it off.
More Peach Recipes:
- Raspberry Peach Cobbler
- Peaches and Cream Cinnamon Roll
- Strawberry Peach Tart
- Peach Lemonade
- Raspberry Peach Freezer Jam
- Peel and slice peaches. Place in a large bowl and set aside.
- Mix sugar, cinnamon, and cornstarch in a small bowl and set aside.
- Put butter and water into a small sauce pan. Heat over medium heat until butter is melted. Slowly pour in sugar mixture, stirring constantly. Continue to stir and heat until the sauce becomes thick.
- Remove from heat and pour over peaches. Add vanilla extract and stir until peaches are coated. Pour into a prepared pie crust. Serve hot or chill in the fridge until ready to serve.