Amish Peach Crumb Pie Recipe - Amish Heritage (2024)

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Peach Pie With Crumb Topping

This Amish peach crumb pie is a delightful dessert featuring a luscious filling of fresh peaches sweetened with sugar and enhanced with a hint of lemon. The fruit mixture is thickened with tapioca for a perfect consistency. It's topped with a buttery crumb mixture of brown sugar, flour, and cinnamon, adding a crispy contrast to the juicy peaches.

Baked in a flaky pie crust until golden brown, this peach pie is perfect served warm with a scoop of ice cream or enjoyed cold from the fridge. It’s a simple, yet delicious treat that captures the essence of summer.

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Ingredients

Peach Filling:

  1. Fresh peaches (sliced or chunked) provide the main flavor and texture of the pie. (Frozen peaches can be used, but make sure to thaw and drain before using.)
  2. White sugar sweetens the peaches and enhances their natural flavor. (It can be substituted with brown sugar if preferred.)
  3. Minute tapioca (instant tapioca) thickens the peach filling to make sure it sets properly. (It can usually be found in the baking aisle at most supermarkets. Or you can find it on Amazon - affiliate link)
  4. Lemon juice adds brightness and balances the sweetness with acidity. (Feel free to use fresh lemon or bottled lemon juice. However, fresh lemon juice adds a brighter flavor.)
  5. Salt enhances the flavor by balancing sweetness and acidity.

Pie Crust:

  1. 1 (9") unbaked pie crust provides a flaky, buttery base for the pie. For convenience, you can use a store-bought crust or use my recipe to create a homemade flaky pie crust. (Refrigerate the crust until ready to fill.)

Crumb Topping:

  1. Brown sugar adds sweetness and a rich, caramel-like flavor.
  2. All-purpose flour provides structure to the crumb topping.
  3. Ground cinnamon adds warmth and spice, complementing the peaches.
  4. Butter binds the crumb topping ingredients together and adds richness.
  5. Chopped Walnuts or Pecans are an optional ingredient that adds extra flavor and crunch.
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Instructions

  1. Preheat the Oven:
    • Preheat your oven to 425°F (220°C). Adjust one of your oven racks into a spot just below the middle of the oven. (Baking pies in the middle of the oven helps the crust to bake properly on the bottom while keeping the top from getting too dark.)
  2. Prepare the Peach Filling:
    • Peel and slice or chunk 4 cups of fresh peaches and place them in a large bowl.
    • Add white sugar, Minute tapioca, lemon juice, and salt to the peaches.
    • Stir to mix everything and let it rest for 5 minutes.
  3. Prepare the Crumb Topping:
    • Meanwhile, mix brown sugar, all-purpose flour, and ground cinnamon in a separate bowl.
    • Add 3 tablespoons softened butter to the mixture.
    • Use your hands or a pastry blender to mix until the topping is crumbly. (If preferred, you can melt the butter and stir it into the crumb mixture.)
  4. Assemble the Pie:
    • Spoon the peach filling into the 9" unbaked pie crust.
    • Evenly sprinkle the crumb topping over the peach mixture.
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Bake the Pie:

  • When using pie crust made with butter, I recommend placing the pie onto a large baking sheet to avoid having butter drip into the bottom of the oven.
  • Place the pie into the preheated oven and bake at 425°F for 10 minutes.
  • After 10 minutes, reduce the oven temperature to 350°F (175°C) and continue baking for another 35 - 45 minutes or until the topping is lightly browned and the filling is cooked and bubbling.

Cool and Serve:

  • Allow the pie to cool slightly before serving.
  • Enjoy it warm with a scoop of ice cream, or eat it cold.

The Best Peaches for Peach Crumble Pie

Fresh peaches are always the best option for making peach pie. Use slightly firm fresh peaches without bruises or squishy spots. Buy 9-10 firm peaches and let them ripen in a paper bag for 1-2 days or until slightly soft to the touch but not mushy. You’ll want the peach to give slightly when firm but gentle pressure is applied.

Fresh peaches can be substituted with unsweetened frozen peaches. Thaw, drain, cut the slices in half, and blot them dry before using. Canned peaches are typically too soft and mushy, so they aren't recommended.

How to Easily Peel Fresh Peaches

A simple method for peeling peaches involves blanching them briefly in boiling water and then transferring them to an ice bath. Here's a step-by-step guide:

  1. Bring a pot of water to a boil.
  2. While the water is heating up, prepare a bowl of ice water.
  3. Score the bottom of each peach with a small "X" using a knife. This helps the skin to peel off more easily.
  4. Once the water is boiling, carefully place the peaches into the water using a slotted spoon or tongs. Leave them in the boiling water for about 30 - 45 seconds.
  5. Quickly remove the peaches from the boiling water and transfer them to the bowl of ice water. This will stop the cooking process and cool them down.
  6. After a minute or so in the ice water, you should be able to easily peel the skin off.
  7. Once peeled, you can slice or chop the peaches.

How to Store Peach Crumb Pie

Cool Completely: Allow the pie to cool completely at room temperature before attempting to store it.

Cover: Once cooled, loosely cover the pie. (I cover mine with a tea towel - affiliate link.) Alternatively, you can place it in a pie keeper (affiliate link) or cover it with aluminum foil or plastic wrap. However, the crust tends to get soggy quickly when it is covered tightly.

Refrigerate: Store the pie in the refrigerator if you're planning to consume it within five days. This helps keep it fresh and prevents spoilage.

Freeze (Optional): If you want to store the pie for longer, you can freeze it. Wrap the pie tightly in several layers of plastic wrap and aluminum foil or place it into an airtight container to prevent freezer burn. You can also slice the pie and freeze individual slices for easier serving later.

Thawing: When you're ready to enjoy the frozen pie, allow it to thaw overnight in the refrigerator. You can reheat in the oven or microwave if desired.

Enjoy Fresh: Amish peach crumb pie is best enjoyed fresh, but if stored properly, it can still be delicious for several days.

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If you enjoy this Amish peach pie with crumb topping, you may also want to try my peach delight and peach cobbler recipes. And if you need another recipe to use up the box of Minute tapioca, try my strawberry tapioca pudding recipe.

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Amish Peach Crumb Pie Recipe

This peach crumb pie features a luscious filling of fresh peaches sweetened with sugar and lemon, thickened with tapioca, and topped with a buttery, cinnamon-spiced crumb topping. Baked in a flaky pie crust until golden brown, it's perfect served warm with ice cream or enjoyed cold from the fridge.

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Prep Time 25 minutes mins

Cook Time 45 minutes mins

Total Time 1 hour hr 10 minutes mins

Course Dessert, Pie

Cuisine American, Amish

Servings 6 servings

Calories 292 kcal

Ingredients

Pie Filling:

  • 4 cups fresh sliced or chunked peaches
  • ¾ cup white sugar
  • 2 ½ tablespoons Minute tapioca
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • ¼ teaspoon salt

Pie Crust:

  • 1 (9") unbaked pie crust

Crumb Topping:

  • cup brown sugar
  • ½ cup all-purpose flour
  • ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 3 tablespoons butter, softened

Instructions

  • Preheat your oven to 425°F (220°C). Adjust one of your oven racks into a spot just below the middle of the oven. (Baking pies in the middle of the oven helps the crust to bake properly on the bottom while keeping the top from getting too dark.)

Peach Filling:

  • Peel and slice or chunk 4 cups of fresh peaches, and add them to a large bowl.

    4 cups fresh sliced or chunked peaches

  • Add the sugar, minute tapioca, lemon juice, and salt to the prepared peach slices. Stir to mix and let it rest for 5 minutes.

    2 ½ tablespoons Minute tapioca, ¾ cup white sugar, 1 tablespoon lemon juice, ¼ teaspoon salt

  • Spoon into a 9" unbaked pie crust and evenly sprinkle the crumb topping over the peach mixture.

    1 (9") unbaked pie crust

  • Bake at 425° for 10 minutes. Reduce the temperature to 350° and continue baking for another 35 - 45 minutes or until the topping is lightly browned and the peach filling is bubbling.

  • Cool slightly before slicing. Enjoy warm with a scoop of ice cream, or eat it cold. It's great either way!

  • Loosely cover and keep refrigerated for up to four or five days. (It's always best on the first and second day.)

Crumb Topping:

  • Mix all the ingredients until crumbly. (Since it's so little bit, I just use my hands to crumble it. Feel free to use a pastry blender or spoon, etc.)

    ⅓ cup brown sugar, ½ cup all-purpose flour, ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon, 3 tablespoons butter, softened

Notes

I used 9 small peaches to make 4 cups.

Feel free to add ½ c. of chopped walnuts or pecans to the crumble topping if you want more crunch. Adding ¼ cup of oatmeal is another great option. If it seems too dry when adding more ingredients, simply add a bit more butter.

Instant/Minute tapioca can be found in the baking aisle at most supermarkets. Tapioca can be replaced with approximately 4 ½ Tbsp. flour, but it will change the texture of the pie. I recommend using tapioca.

*Nutrition is approximate.

Nutrition

Serving: 1sliceCalories: 292kcalCarbohydrates: 60gProtein: 2gFat: 6gSaturated Fat: 4gPolyunsaturated Fat: 0.4gMonounsaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0.2gCholesterol: 15mgSodium: 160mgPotassium: 158mgFiber: 2gSugar: 46gVitamin A: 510IUVitamin C: 5mgCalcium: 20mgIron: 1mg

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