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Peach Crumble Pie with almonds
Fresh Summer Peach Crumble Pie
Try this fantastic summer Peach Crumble Pie made with ripe, juicy peaches topped with a cinnamon infused golden brown almond crunch topping. It’s the perfect marriage of an old-fashioned Peach Pie and easy Peach Crisp!
Just like you, we adore the combination of peach and almond flavors. A small amount of almond extract is added to the filling to enhance the peaches without overpowering the flavor.
Next, almond flour or ground almonds are stirred into the crumble topping in place of a little all-purpose flour. Finally, add a few sliced almonds on top for nice visual appeal and toasty almond flavor.
These little hints of almond really add a nice layer of flavor without taking away from this pies peachiness!
Overview of ingredients
- one single deep-dish 9-inch unbaked pie crust, homemade or store-bought
For the peach filling:
- fresh peaches (we prefer freestone peaches for easy pit removal and slicing)
- granulated sugar
- cornstarch to thicken the juices
- ground cinnamon
- almond extract or vanilla
- unsalted butter
- lemon juice to add tangy acidity and to help keep the peaches from turning brown
For the crumb topping:
- unsalted butter, melted
- all-purpose flour
- almond flour or ground almonds, or use additional all-purpose flour
- ground cinnamon
- light brown sugar
- granulated sugar
- sliced almonds for garnish, optional
How to make Peach Crumble Pie
1. First Peel and slice the peaches
Peel the peaches then slice and place in a large mixing bowl. Pour 1 cup of granulated sugar over the peaches and stir to coat. Cover with plastic wrap and set aside at room temperature for 1 hour to macerate, stirring occasionally.
2. Prepare the deep-dish pie pastry
Using a rolling pin roll out the pie dough and ease into a metal 9-inch pie plate. Trim and crimp the edges decoratively and refrigerate until needed.
3. Next make the crumble topping
Melt the butter in a small bowl in the microwave. Add the flour, almond flour, cinnamon, sugars and salt. Mix with a fork until blended. The dough should hold together when pinched.
Refrigerate until needed.
4. Preheat oven and make the pie filling
Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F.
Line a large heavy duty baking sheet or baking stone with aluminum foil. Place the baking stone in the oven to preheat. This will help crisp the bottom crust and prevent it from getting soggy.
In a medium saucepan whisk together the cornstarch, cinnamon, nutmeg and salt. Drain the peaches through a fine mesh strainer set over the saucepan. Set the drained peaches aside.
Whisk together the peach juice and cornstarch mixture. Cook over medium heat until thickened. Remove from the heat and stir in the lemon juice, almond extract and butter.
Gently fold in the sliced peaches and any extra peach juice. Pour into the prepared pie crust.
Use a fork to break apart the cold crumble topping into small clumps. Scatter the mixture evenly over the top of the pie taking care not to put too much in the center and weigh it down.
5. Bake, cool and serve
Place the pie on the preheated, foil lined baking sheet and bake for 50 to 60 minutes or until the crust and crumble are well-browned and the peach juices are thick and bubbling. Tent with foil after 30 minutes to prevent over-browning.
Cool completely on a rack before serving, about 4 hours.
This pie can be made with fresh or frozen peaches
We prefer fresh peaches for this recipe however frozen will work in a pinch. Mix the frozen peaches with 1 cup of sugar and set aside at room temperature until thawed and juicy. Drain and proceed with the recipe as written.
What kind of peaches are best for Peach Crumble Pie?
I’m not overly attached to one variety of peaches. You can use whatever you get your hands on. However, I do prefer to buy freestone peaches instead of clingstone.
It’s much easier to remove the pit from a freestone peach. But again, use the variety you like best and whatever’s available in your area.
Storing Peach Crumble Pie
Store this pie at room temperature lightly covered with plastic wrap for 2 to 3 days. The lemon juice will help prevent the peaches from turning brown.
For longer storage seal leftovers in an airtight container and refrigerate for up to 5 days.
Individual slices of pie can be frozen well sealed in an airtight container. Thaw overnight in the refrigerator before serving.
Do you have to use a metal pan to bake this pie?
No, you don’t have to use a metal pie pan for this Peach Crumble Pie. Feel free to use whatever kind of pie plate you prefer.
When baking juicy fruit pies, the metal pie pan pictured above is my go-to favorite. Metal conducts heat very well and can be placed directly on a preheated hot stone without fear of warping or shattering.
PRO TIP: This method is used so the bottom crust will start to bake quickly and crisp before the juices have a chance to make the pastry soggy. No soggy bottomed pie!
I don’t recommend placing a cold glass pie pan on a hot stone for fear of breaking. Nobody wants that kind of mess in their oven!
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Peach Crumble Pie
For the pie filling:
- 1 single deep-dish 9-inch unbaked pie crust homemade or store-bought
- 6 cups peeled and sliced fresh peaches about 6 to 7 large
- 1 cup granulated sugar (222g)
- ¼ cup cornstarch (34g)
- ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
- dash nutmeg
- pinch of salt
- ¼ teaspoon almond extract or vanilla
- 2 tablespoon unsalted butter (1 oz)
- juice of ½ a lemon
For the crumble topping:
- 5 tablespoons unsalted butter melted
- ¾ cup all-purpose flour (100g)
- ¼ cup almond flour or ground almonds (28g) or an additional ¼ cup all-purpose flour (30g)
- ¼ teaspoon ground cinnamon
- ⅓ cup light brown sugar packed (60g)
- 1 tablespoon granulated sugar
- ⅛ teaspoon salt
- sliced almonds for garnish optional
- Peel and slice 6 cups of peaches. In a large bowl toss the peaches with 1 cup of granulated sugar. Cover and set aside for 1 hour.
- Roll out the pie crust and fit into the bottom of a 9-inch deep dish metal pie plate. Refrigerate until needed.
To make the crumble topping:
- Melt the butter in a small microwave safe bowl. Add the flour, almond flour, cinnamon, sugars and salt. Stir with a fork until you can press the dough together to form large and small crumbles. Refrigerate until needed.
Prepare the pie filling:
- Preheat oven to 400°F. Line a large heavy duty baking sheet or baking stone with aluminum foil. Place the baking sheet in the oven to preheat.
- In a medium saucepan whisk together the cornstarch, cinnamon, nutmeg and salt. Drain the peaches through a fine mesh strainer set over the saucepan. Set the drained peaches aside. Whisk together the peach juice and cornstarch mixture. Cook over medium heat until the syrup comes to a boil. Whisk constantly and cook until the mixture thickens, about 30 seconds. Remove from the heat and stir in the lemon juice, almond extract and butter.
- Gently fold in the peaches and any extra peach juice. Pour the peach mixture into the prepared pie crust. Using a fork break apart the crumble topping into large and small pieces and scatter over the peaches. You don't have to use all the crumble topping. (See notes)
- Place the pie on the preheated foil lined baking sheet and bake for 50 to 60 minutes or until the crust and crumble are well-browned and the peach juices are thick and bubbling. Tent the pie with foil after 30 minutes to prevent over-browning. Add sliced almonds during the last 10 minutes of baking, if using.
- Cool on a wire rack before serving, about 4 hours.
- Feel free to use all or part of the crumble topping. If you have leftover crumble, simply sprinkle it over a few peaches cut in half and pitted and bake until juicy and tender. Serve warm from the oven with a scoop of ice cream!
- Store leftover pie at room temperature for 2 to 3 days or refrigerate for longer storage.
- Frozen peaches can be used if needed. Simply mix the frozen peaches with 1 cup of sugar in STEP 1 and allow them to thaw completely before using.
Juicy fresh Peach Crumble Pie
Summer pies are an exceptional treat. A lot of people only make pies for the holidays, but I say summer pies are some of the BEST!
Our Blueberry Crumble Pie is another one of our summer favorites. You can mix in a few blueberries with this pie recipe if you want. So good!
Don’t let peach season pass you by without making this incredible pie!