Homemade pies are one of my favorite things to make. I will be the first to admit, that taking time out to bake may not be the highest on my priority list, but I do it! Summer boasts bumper crops of peaches, apples, and cherries, I bake to indulge in those crops!
Summer is the season of fresh fruits and of course, they look delectable in one piece. What happens when you cut those fresh fruits into many pieces? A bit of sampling, and then, the construction of a homemade recipe! Use summer’s best and easiest dutch crumb peach pie recipe to tantalize your taste buds and satisfy your daily serving of fruit, LOL!
The rich Dutch Crumb topping is sweet and encloses the contents of the pie dish like a blanket. Rather than a traditional pie with a secondary pie crust atop, try this. It’s fabulous.
Right now, peaches have my full attention. Sweet, fleshy, juicy and Georgia fresh! Want to pay homage to peaches? Rinse them. Slice them. Then, make a Summer’s Best Dutch Crumb Peach Pie. Warning, it is so delicious that leaving it untended on the counter might mean it disappears into bellies!
Summer’s Best and Easiest Dutch Crumb Peach Pie
Peaches are truly a summer crop, or at least that is when I believe they reach their full taste potential. If you are fortunate enough to live Winder, Georgia, you are less than 49 minutes away from truly fresh peaches!
My suggestion is to take a mini day-trip an hour away to your local Peach Farm. Seek out Grier Peach Orchard, and by peaches by the dozen. Fill up that cargo space in your Jeep so that you belly can feast on fresh peaches all week or month long! Make the season of the Peach last!
Now, come home and make this delightful recipe! Are you ready?
Best & Easiest Dutch Crumb Peach Pie – Summer means Easy
I am partial to pies that do not consume hours in the kitchen. So, I will tell you before you continue reading that I am going to use a shortcut. Since I work full-time and run my home with 3 busy kids and a cat, time is precious little.
Sometimes little shortcuts get me to the other side faster and they don’t alter the taste at all. I prefer to be outside gardening and enjoying the fresh, summer air, as opposed to being locked up slaving in a kitchen.
How do I get the best of both worlds? I keep my recipes simple to recreate. Therefore, small shortcuts that don’t alter the taste, afford me more time outdoors! Are you with me?
Peaches & Prep
As soon as you get your fresh peaches home, or received from an online order, don’t refrigerate them. Wash them. Then, set 4-5 ripe peaches aside on a cutting board. Uniformly slice them. We are about to make an incredible pie!
And, order this Georgia cutting board, it just looks great and makes me, even more, Peach Happy! What do you think?
Grab your favorite pie dish and all the other ingredients below. Now let’s proceed to create a masterful summer pie, with very little effort. Oh, how I love those words.
Ingredients for Summer’s Best and Easiest Dutch Crumb Peach Pie
4-5 Large Peaches washed and uniformly sliced.
1 Refrigerated Pie Shell or Frozen Pie Shell (Shortcut Item!) or you can make one from scratch.
2/3 – 1 C Brown Sugar
1 C All-Purpose Flour
3/4 C Butter Softened
2 Tablespoons Granulated Sugar
Preheat Oven to 400°F. Next, it’s time to make the Dutch Crumb Topping for the peaches. In a large mixing bowl, combine, butter, flour, brown sugar, and granulated sugar.
You can use your fingers to mix or a pastry cutter (I do that) and just make sure it is crumbly. Set aside and prep the pie shell and fill the shell with peaches.
Now, roll out the pie crust (if using refrigerated) and place into pie pan. Or if you are using a frozen crust follow directions to use (thaw, etc). Use the sliced peaches and line the bottom of the crust.
Layer the peaches over each other, tier after tier. Then, once peaches reach close to the top of the pan, it is time to place the dutch crumb topping on. Make sure to cover the entire top and sides, you want a nice tight topping.
Place in oven and bake on 400°F for 50-60 minutes, until the top is golden brown. Remove from the oven and allow to cool. Then serve. Remember, the fruit will be piping hot and can burn your mouth so use caution when eating for up to a few hours after removing from the oven.
Refrigerate any leftovers.
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