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Peach Slab Pie

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Peach slab pie is the perfect dessert during hot summer months. When peaches are in season and start showing up at the market, I immediately start craving Grandma’s homemade peach slab pie. What’s really awesome is that making a peach pie from scratch won’t take all afternoon. This yummy peach pie recipe is super simple and twice as easy. In one hour flat you’ll have a beautiful, scrumptious, homemade fruit pie just like mine!

Peach Slab Pie

Peach Slab Pie

If you can peel a few peaches and you have a small baking tray, you can make a delicious homemade peach slab pie. I make my pie crust from scratch using my food processor, but store-bought pie crusts are excellent too.

Peach Slab Pie

Best Peach Pie Recipe Ingredients

In addition to two pie crusts, you’ll need just a few simple ingredients to make this memorable peach pie recipe. (For the full printable recipe, scroll down to the recipe card!) For baking I prefer using yellow peaches over white peaches. Yellow peaches will provide your yummy peach slab pie with that classic peachy taste. Because they’re more acidic they deliver a fabulous crisp tart flavor. White peaches are sweet and have a more delicate taste that can be easily overwhelmed by spices. If using white peaches for this recipe, dial down the cinnamon to 1/2 teaspoon and use just a pinch of nutmeg.

Peach Slab Pie

Ingredients for Homemade Peach Pie

To make this delicious homemade peach pie, let’s begin with the peach pie filling. In a large mixing bowl combine granulated sugar, cornstarch, cinnamon, nutmeg and sea salt. Set the bowl aside. Peel and slice about 8 or 9 yellow peaches, enough for 7 cups. Once this is complete, you’re literally half way done to making a peach slab pie!

Peach Slab Pie

Recipe for Peach Slab Pie

Add sliced peaches, vanilla extract and lemon juice to your bowl. With a spatula or wooden spoon, fold in the peaches until they are completely covered with the sugar/spice mixture.

Peach Slab Pie

How to Make Peach Pie from Scratch

Spread one pie crust over a small baking tray. The quarter-sheet pan I’m using here is 9 X 13 X 1 inches.

Peach Slab Pie

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Spread the peaches over the pie crust in an even layer. This is when I start getting excited! The peaches look so beautiful and juicy, and everything is coming together quite nicely.

Peach Slab Pie

Best Peach Pie Recipe

Cover the peaches with the second pie crust and cut a few slits across the pie dough for venting. Today I decided to get a bit fancy. I weaved a lattice using five long strips of pie dough and seven shorter strips. Instead of crimping my pie dough around the edges bakery-style, I just rolled the pie dough inward and left it at that.

Peach Slab Pie

I think a peach slab pie from scratch looks best when you can tell it’s homemade. It’s those perfect imperfections that make it so beautiful! If the pie dough around the edges seems a bit too thick and bulky, simply pinch off portions and remove them until the crust is the thickness you prefer.

Peach Slab Pie

How Long to Bake Peach Pie

Brush melted butter over the top of the pie and sprinkle generously with granulated sugar. Your peach slab pie is now ready for the oven! Bake it at 400 degrees for about 35 to 40 minutes. If your pie crust starts getting too brown, tent the edges with foil. I tented mine during the last 10 minutes of baking.

Peach Slab Pie

This is my peach slab pie straight out of the oven. The crust is a lovely golden brown, not too dark. The peach filling is nice and bubbly and beautifully fragrant.

Peach Slab Pie

Homemade Peach Pie

My kitchen is filled with that delicious, mouth-watering scent of homemade peach pie! Mmmm….

Allow your peach slab pie to cool off for about 15 minutes before serving.

Peach Slab Pie

How to Serve Peach Pie

For maximum enjoyment, add a rounded scoop of vanilla ice cream on top of a warm slice of peach pie. So darn delicious! Peach slab pie is the perfect dessert for a BBQ, potluck or picnic. I like to share mine with my husband and friends on a hot summer night.

Peach Slab Pie

This peach slab pie is ready to serve. Who wants the first piece?


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Peach Slab Pie

Peach Slab Pie


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Grandma’s fabulous peach slab pie is very easy to make! As it bakes in the oven your kitchen will smell heavenly. This delicious homemade recipe’s a keeper!


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Ingredients

  • 2 cups granulated sugar
  • 1/4 cup cornstarch
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1/8 teaspoon sea salt
  • 7 cups yellow peaches, peeled and sliced
  • 1 teaspoon pure Mexican vanilla (or vanilla extract)
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 2 uncooked pie crusts, homemade or store bought
  • 4 tablespoons melted butter, cooled slightly
  • 2 tablespoons granulated sugar for sprinkling

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  2. In a large mixing bowl combine the sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg and salt.
  3. Add vanilla and lemon juice and sliced peaches to the mixing bowl. With a spatula, fold in the peaches until they are completely covered in the sugar/spice mixture.
  4. Line a baking tray with one pie crust. Spread the peaches over the pie crust in an even layer.
  5. Place the second pie crust on top of the peaches. Crimp or roll the edges of the dough. With a sharp knife, make a few slits on the top pie crust so steam can escape while baking.
  6. Brush the top of the pie with melted butter. Sprinkle generously with granulated sugar.
  7. Bake for 35-40 minutes. The pie crust should be golden brown, and the peach filling fragrant and bubbly. If needed, tent the pie crust with foil during the last 10-12 minutes of baking to prevent over browning.
  8. Allow the peach slab pie to cool for about 15 minutes before serving. Enjoy!

  • Category: Breakfast, Dessert, Snack
  • Method: Oven
  • Cuisine: American

Keywords: peach slab pie, peach pie, peach slab pie recipe

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When I think of peach slab pie my mind wanders to thoughts of my grandmother whipping up magic in her large kitchen. Grandma Mercie would be wearing a time-worn apron. The delicious smells wafting out of her oven or rising from a pan on her stovetop were absolutely amazing. What images or memories come to mind when you think about making a peach slab pie for your family? Share your thoughts in the comments below. I’d love to hear from you!

21 thoughts on “Peach Slab Pie”

  1. This really looks amazing and I’m definitely gonna make it. I want to make it with the lattice top but don’t know how. Instructions for that would’ve been great. Can’t wait to make yr his though.

    • Hello Beverly. I’m so happy you’re preparing to make a Peach Slab Pie. When using canned peaches simply drain off all the liquid and then proceed with the instructions for this Peach Slab Pie recipe. You’re kitchen is about to smell so delicious, and your pie will be super yummy! Enjoy these final weeks of summer.

  2. that pie looks beautiful and delicious. Wow! you could sell your pies they look that good. I love peach cobbler so, this pie is worth the try.

  3. I don’t know if I believe it won’t take all day . But it’s pretty amazing if it takes you an hour or so to make it from scratch. A slice of peach pie sounds delicious right now.

  4. this looks wonderful! I’d love to see a recipe for the pastry – it looks so much less crumbly than mine! WE have a lot of peaches around so Ill be using this in the next little while!

  5. Denay this looks so good! I just went to the farmer’s market on Wednesday and bought peaches. After seeing this recipe, I’m going to have to get more peaches. Your lattice crust is so pretty!

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