My Grandma’s Old Fashioned Fresh Peach Pie Recipe


Enjoy a slice of homemade heaven with my grandma’s old fashioned fresh peach pie recipe that has been passed down through the generations of my family, and now I’m sharing it with you! You’ll find this recipe is filled with nostalgic flavors and love.

Grandma's homemade peach pie with peach halves.

If there is one recipe that tastes like summer to me, it’s this one. My grandma’s old fashioned fresh peach pie recipe with custard filling.

Sweet, juicy peaches are nestled in decadent, creamy custard. And one bite is like a little taste of heaven. It brings me right back to my grandparents farm in Goodell, Iowa and summertime as a child. 

This homemade peach pie recipe is a family favorite and comes from my grandma Cunningham.

Delicious homemade peach pie made with fresh ripe peaches.

About My Grandma Cunningham

Grandma was strong, independent, and sensitive woman who loved Pall Mall cigarettes’, Pabst Blue Ribbon beer, crossword puzzles, time alone, and 60 Minutes on Sunday nights. She was not the motherly-grandma type who would give you anything you wanted to show affection. Rather, she was a woman who believed in tough love.

She didn’t sugar coat anything, she wouldn’t let you win a game just because you were her grandchild (I know this from experience!), and she always told you the truth whether it stung a little or not. Grandma always wanted you to the best, independent version of yourself you could be. And that is how grandma showed affection and how you knew she loved you.

Grandma Cunningham passed down her peach pie recipe to younger generations.
Marcella Jeanne Cunningham July  17, 1931 – June 13, 2007

Some of the first memories that come to mind when I think of grandma Cunningham include food. 

I will always remember grandma’s toast for breakfast. (She actually wrote about this in one of the last letters I received from her.) It was something about grandma’s butter to bread ratio. She always had just the right amount of butter smeared on white bread toast. You could always count on a pitcher of grape juice in grandma’s fridge to wash your breakfast down.

If you came to grandma’s in the afternoon, she would put out Pringle’s or vanilla wafers on green Styrofoam trays (you know the kind they use for produce) for snacks. But, I think grandma’s great recipe for peach pie is what really sticks out in my mind. It was always so delicious and I remember wanting to eat the luscious custard out of the entire pie. But grandma would never let that happen!

Grandma's peach pie with custard filling for a delicious summer dessert.

Grandma’s Easy Peach Pie Recipe

This homemade peach pie recipe is unusual but extremely simple and easy to make.

My mom, an avid cookbook reader, has never seen this recipe printed on the hundreds of cookbooks she has read! So, I am excited to be sharing my grandma’s unique and one of a kind peach pie recipe that I know you will love as much as my family. 

Fresh ripe southern peaches are the best for homemade peach pie.

Did you know that this time of year is peak peach season? Now is the perfect time to buy those beautiful, fresh peaches from the grocery store or the farmer’s market and whip up this best peach pie recipe. 

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Old Fashioned Peach Pie Ingredients

  • Premade Pie Crust, unbaked: A pre-made pie shell is the perfect pie crust for this recipe, however you can certainly make your own pie dough from scratch. Or, you can also purchase rolls of premade pie dough and place that in your own pie dish as well.
  • Eggs
  • All Purpose Flour
  • Milk
  • Salted Butter, melted
  • Granulated Sugar
  • Fresh Ripe Yellow Peaches, pitted & halved (Fresh white peaches can be used in this recipe too.): I like to buy southern yellow peaches that are a little under ripe at the grocery store, and then bring them home to ripen on our kitchen counter. This usually only takes a day or so. Soft peaches are typically sweeter and juicer, perfect for pie.
Southern peaches for a summer dessert that Grandma would make.

How to Make Grandma’s Old Fashioned Peach Pie

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Peel your peaches with a sharp paring knife (a sharp knife is key) to remove the skin. Once peaches are peeled slice them in half (from end to end) and then remove the pit. 

Place the four peach halves (pit side up) that have been peeled and pitted into the unbaked pie shell. 

Beat room temperature eggs in a large mixing bowl until they are nice and fluffy. Add in the milk and beat again. Beat in the granulated sugar & all purpose flour until well incorporated. Finally, beat in the melted butter. The custard filling should be thick but also light and airy.

Easy to make summer dessert with fresh fruit and custard.

Pour the custard filling into the pie shell covering peaches and filling the entire shell. Place peach pie on a baking sheet.

Bake peach pie for about 45 minutes at an oven temperature of 350 degrees, until custard in the center of the pie is set, the top of pie has a crunchy outer shell, and the edges of the crust are lightly browned.

Allow pie to cool before serving. Cut into slices to serve or do what I did, take a fork and just dig right in! You will find it hard to resist eating the whole pie.

Slice of Grandma's pie on a vintage farmhouse plate.

How to Serve Grandma’s Delicious Peach Pie

I served our peach pie on these adorable, floral vintage dishes. These dishes reminded me of an old fashioned summer and I just loved the delicate floral details.

I bought these plates from Spoon River Vintage on Etsy. While they do not have these exact plates any longer they do have these adorable mismatched salad plates, these mismatched dessert plates are beautiful, and I love the floral detail on these Edwin M Knowles dessert plates.

Fresh slice of pie for summer with seasonal fruit and pie crust.

You could certainly add a scoop of vanilla ice cream to your slice of peach pie or a dollop of whipped cream. Both would be equally delicious served with Grandma’s pie.

Storing Grandma’s Fresh Peach Pie

Store leftover peach pie in the refrigerator.

Let the pie cool completely before covering loosely with plastic wrap or aluminum foil. Pie can be stored in the refrigerator for up to 2-3 days.

This pie tastes delicious served warm or cold!

Fresh pie recipe for summer with premade pie crust.

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Grandma's peach pie with custard filling for a delicious summer dessert.
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Grandma’s Old Fashioned Fresh Peach Pie Recipe

Enjoy a slice of homemade heaven with my grandma's old fashioned fresh peach pie recipe that has been passed down through the generations of my family, and now I'm sharing it with you! You'll find this recipe is filled with nostalgic flavors and love.
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Prep Time:15 minutes
Cook Time:45 minutes
Total Time:1 hour


  • 1 8" Pie Shell unbaked
  • 2 Eggs
  • 2 tbsp All Purpose Flour
  • 2 tbsp Milk
  • 2 tbsp Salted Butter melted
  • 1 cup Granulated Sugar
  • 2 Peaches cut in half, pitted, and peeled


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • Beat eggs and add milk.
  • Sift flour together with sugar, and add to milk & eggs mixture.
  • Add melted butter.
  • Arrange peach halves in pie shell and pour custard in to fill.
  • Bake for 45 minutes or until custard to set.


Calories: 275kcal
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Peach, Peach Pie, Pie
Servings: 6
Calories: 275kcal

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  1. Hi Gayle, Thank you very much for your comment! That is amazing that you won a bake off with this very recipe. It’s so interesting that you can’t find this recipe very often, it’s so incredibly delicious! It’s good to know that canned peaches work just as well, thank you!

  2. 5 stars
    Whenever I see a peach pie recipe with custard, I have to check it out. You see, I won a bake off back in 1988, and this recipe is IT! (Apparently, more than one grandma used it! lol) I did make a whole wheat crust from scratch, but the filling is what makes the pie. A French pastry chef was one of the judges, so the recipe is a real winner as far as I am concerned. (NOTE: the contest was in January—no fresh peaches. I used canned sliced peaches in heavy syrup, well rinsed, and arranged them in a spiral beneath an open lattice top.)

  3. That is terrible Melanie! I think I would have scooped up the pie and ate it anyways lol! Interesting, so funny how you have different cooking instructions than my mom. I did have someone else say their pie took longer to cook than my instructions.

  4. I finally got around to making Grandma’s peach pie last weekend! It turned out great! I made the crust from scratch and it rolled out paper thin. The peaches were perfect and the custard set up beautifully.

    And then, disaster struck. I decided to cool the pie in the porch so I could work on dinner. I tripped and the whole pie went flying and landed face down. I could have cried.

    I made it again today and it hit the spot. But, I noticed it took longer to bake today. I wonder if that has to do with the rain we’ve been having. I also noticed my baking instructions are slightly different from yours. Mine say to bake on the bottom rack at 400, then after 15 minutes, move & rotate the pie to the middle rack and turn the oven down to 350. I’ve seen Grandma do this on other recipes. Wish I could tease her about it now. 🙂

  5. Hello! I am glad to hear your family loved it! It makes me happy to know a little piece of my grandma is being carried on to other families. Thank you for your comment.

  6. I made this pie, had trouble getting in done!
    Will also make more custard for filling next time – it didn’t begin to fill the pie shell! But family ??

  7. Hi Betty, I am not sure what happened. The top of the pie should have kind of a sugar crust, that you can easily break through. I don’t know why the custard did not set, I apologize your pie did not come out the way it should have!

  8. I’m having a problem getting my custard to set – it also has a thicken hard crust that I had to break through. What did I do wrong? I preheated my oven well!

  9. Thank you for being a part of the hop Kelly! It was fun to share an old family recipe that I might not have shared otherwise!

  10. This sounds amazing! I JUST HAPPENED TO BE WORKING WITH MY GRANDSON ON MY LAP, He loves your pics of your pie and wants me to send them to him. He is three and he wants me to tell you that his favorite letter is the letter T. I am so excited to feature this post on The Fabulous Friday Link Party. Hugs and blessings to you.

  11. Wow! What a great filling for a pie! Peaches and custard? Yes, please! Grandma knew what she was doing! Popping by from Farmhouse Friday 262 🙂

  12. Heidi this looks os yummy and even better that it has wonderful memories attached! I loved this blog hop and feel very thankful to be included. You are a wonderful host! Pinning!

  13. Oh Heidi would you believe that I have never had peach pie? Changing that this summer! This recipe looks delicious and your grandma was a beauty. Thank you so much for hosting!

  14. Oh, yum! This pie sounds heavenly, Heidi! I can’t wait to try it. And i have to laugh at the description of your grandma. One of my grandmas (who ironically still resides in Iowa) sounds like your grandma’s twins. Right down to the cigarettes and beer.???? Thanks again for organizing such a fun hop. Pinned!

  15. I loved reading about your grandma! She sounds so much like my paternal grandmother. And I can undeniably say, I cannot wait to make this pie! My dad loves custard pie, and I have never seen this variation with peaches. Thank you for the recipe!

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