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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.Jump to Recipe
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.
- All Purpose Flour
- 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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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- Wimbledon Strawberries & Cream Dessert
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- Mini Cheesecake Trifles With Berries
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Grandma’s Old Fashioned Fresh Peach Pie Recipe
- 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.