a peach pie with lattice crust

My favoritest pie in all the world, you ask?

Definitely my mom’s peach pie.  Made by Mom.  Nothing beats it.  And, no, I am not biased!

Our girls and I took a little road trip last week to visit my parents.  As soon as I walked in the door that first evening, I spied that big box of peaches.  Then I saw Mom’s trusty Betty Crocker cookbook sitting open, showing off the pie of my deepest longings.  I knew we were in for a treat.

Betty Crocker Pie and Pastry cookbook

When I woke up the following morning, Mom was already at it.  The bottom crust was resting peacefully in the pie pan and the peaches were peeled, cut, and nestled in.  She was carefully cutting the lattice strips as I poured myself a cup of coffee and tried to focus my sleepy eyes.

peach pie before going in the oven

The aroma of cinnamon and nutmeg begged me to sit down and take it all in.  Watching Mom make a pie is very soothing for me.  She is a well oiled machine.  Full of calm confidence, Mom is able to engage in tickles and conversation with her grandkids while  still assembling the best pie on the planet.

A slice of peach pie on a white plate

Mom's Peach Pie

Yield: serves 8
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 40 minutes
Total Time: 50 minutes

Mom's Peach Pie is one of the best homemade pies you will ever taste! Nothing beats a warm slice of pie, made with fresh peaches and a flaky crust, just out of the oven.

Ingredients

  • 5 cups peeled & sliced fresh peaches
  • 1 teaspoon fresh lemon juice
  • 1 cup granulated sugar, plus more for the lattice crust
  • 1 tablespoon all-purpose flour
  • 3½ tablespoons instant tapioca, divided
  • ¼ teaspoon cinnamon
  • pinch of nutmeg
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • milk for washing lattice crust
  • pastry for 9″ two-crust pie

Instructions

  1. Roll out bottom crust and sprinkle 1/2 tablespoon tapioca on bottom of crust.
  2. Place sliced peaches in large bowl. Stir in lemon juice, sugar, flour, the remaining 3 tablespoons tapioca, cinnamon, and nutmeg. Add peach mixture to the bottom pie crust. Dot with the butter.
  3. Roll out top crust and cut into strips. Top peaches with lattice crust, weaving the pastry strips as needed. Brush lattice lightly with milk and then sprinkle with additional sugar.  
  4. Bake at 375° F for about 40 minutes, or until golden brown.

Notes

Source: adapted from Betty Crocker’s Pie and Pastry Cookbook, 1968 edition - this is how my mom makes her peach pie

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 8 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 301Total Fat: 9gSaturated Fat: 5gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 4gCholesterol: 15mgSodium: 138mgCarbohydrates: 54gFiber: 2gSugar: 40gProtein: 3g

Nutrition information is automatically calculated by Nutritionix. I am not a nutritionist and cannot guarantee accuracy. If your health depends on nutrition information, please calculate again with your own favorite calculator.

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a slice of peach pie