We poked, prodded, and sniffed our way through the virtual produce section of the internet to pick the best peach pie recipes to make this summer—and there’s still time before stone fruit season ends! In fact, August 24 is National Peach Pie Day, so break out your bakeware.
Not many desserts scream summer as loud as an amazing peach pie and perfectly ripe peaches are ideal for these stunning sweets, but if you want to recapture a little sunshine during winter, we won’t tell if you use canned or frozen fruit.
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We do highly recommend you get to the farmers market now, though, pick up some of the last of the season’s peaches, and bake them into any one of these 11 amazing pies for a grand finale to any summer gathering (a Labor Day party, perhaps?).
Putting an extra-summery twist on peach pie, this version adds raspberries to the filling and replaces the usual pie dough with an effortless press-in crust and crumbly oatmeal-brown sugar streusel topping (because what’s more summery than taking it easy?). The vanilla ice cream is practically mandatory. Get our Peach Melba Pie recipe.
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A ruffled-edge ceramic pie dish that recalls the sunset shade of peaches themselves.
A classic lattice top caps off a juicy peach pie with a kick from fresh ginger. Don’t skip the secret ingredient in the filling, but if you can’t figure out the lattice crust feel free to substitute with a traditional top crust. Get the Ginger Peach Pie recipe.
There’s something about a crumbly topping that adds such a homey and tasty touch—here, you combine flour, sugar, cinnamon, salt, nutmeg, butter, and pecans for a crunchy streusel that complements the sweet peach pie. Add vanilla ice cream or whipped cream and you’ll have achieved peak pie. Get our Peach Pie with Pecan Streusel recipe.
Need to feed a crowd? A slab pie is a perfect solution, and this one is bursting with peachy flavor. You can top it off with another crumble, or cut out any shapes you like from pie dough (using cookie cutters) and arrange them over the surface. Get the Peach Slab Pie recipe.
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Bourbon and maple syrup are added into the peach filling along with allspice, cinnamon, and brown butter. These all blend together to make a smooth caramel-like filling that tastes great with whipped cream or crème fraiche. Think of this pie as an edible bridge between summer and fall. Get the Maple Bourbon Brown Butter Peach Pie recipe.
Matcha green tea adds a refreshing herbal flavor to this peach pie, not to mention eye-catching color, and cinnamon and nutmeg bring nice spice to the filling. It’s a little bit unusual and all the better for it. Get the Matcha Peach Pie recipe.
Pineapple brings a tropical vibe to this peach pie, as does the coconut oil in the crust. This version still uses butter too, but you can make an all-coconut oil crust if you need a vegan dessert (in which case, skip the egg wash, of course). Get the Pineapple Peach Pie with Coconut Oil Crust recipe.
The crumb topping on this pie makes it almost like a peach crumble, and the addition of caramel makes it even sweeter (and gooier). You’re gonna want more vanilla ice cream for this one too (isn’t that always the case?). Get the Caramel Crumble Peach Pie recipe.
9. Peach Puzzle
This is a real showstopper if you can get it right. Six or seven whole peaches are placed in a pie plate around an inverted teacup or ramekin. Lay a piecrust on top of the peaches and through the magic of science when you invert the dish the peaches will be perfectly cooked and the ramekin will be full of the butter and sugar mixture you doused the fruit in. Get the Peach Puzzle recipe.
The only thing better than peach pie is a mini peach pie that you can pack for a picnic or grab on the go. These hand pies are fried for extra crunch, but you can bake them instead. Either way, they’re a great choice for flaky dough lovers who prefer a higher crust-to-filling ratio. Get the Fried Peach Hand Pie recipe.
This cool, creamy, and drop-dead gorgeous peach pie starts with a honey-sweetened, press-in pretzel crust, brushes that with a layer of tart raspberry preserves, adds a thick cloud of luscious whipped cream and crème fraîche filling, and tops it all off with honeyed peaches and raspberries, for a truly breathtaking (and delicious) no-bake dessert. Make it while you still can! Get the Peaches and Cream Pretzel Pie recipe.
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The original version of this post was written by. It was updated by Jen Wheeler.