Pastry School: Holle's Georgia Peach Pie

Holle's pastry school - Southern desserts

Welcome to my pastry school and online cooking classes! You don't have to attend one of those fancy pastry schools to learn to cook southern desserts like a pastry chef. Today's pastry is delicious peach pie - a great Southern food.

If you live in the United States, you probably know that Georgia is known as the Peach State. The reason is obvious – we grow a lot of delicious peaches here! Though most of the large commercial orchards are in the north-central section, we have a few small orchards here in South Georgia. Also, just about every farm and even many suburban yards have a peach tree or two.

Peaches are delicious and are very versatile. When you have something in abundance, you discover many different ways to take advantage of the bounty. Folks around here make all kinds of peach products: peach jam, peach butter, peach ice cream, pickled peaches, peach chutney, peaches and cream, and peach cobbler. Of course, one of the best ways to eat peaches is straight from the tree!

A trademark peach dish in the Deep South that's part of our culinary arts is peach pie. In today's pastry school, I’m sharing my recipe with you for what I call my Georgia Peach Pie.

Holle’s Georgia Peach Pie

What you’ll need:

5 cups fresh peaches, peeled and thinly sliced

1 cup sugar

3 tablespoons plain white flour

½ teaspoon ground cinnamon

¼ teaspoon salt

½ teaspoon vanilla

¼ cup melted butter

2 pie crusts

Directions:

For your pie to turn out great, be sure to choose fully ripe peaches. Peel them with a paring knife or use this method:

Half fill a large bowl with ice and water. Fill a large stock pot half full of water and bring to a boil. While the water is heating, thoroughly wash the peaches. Cut an X in the bottom of each peach. The bottom is the end with the point. When the water comes to a rolling boil, drop in the peaches. Let them blanch for 45 seconds. Remove the fruits from the boiling water and plunge immediately into the ice water bath. After the peaches have been in the ice water for 45 seconds, remove them. The skins should slip off easily.

Place the 5 cups of sliced peaches in a large bowl. Combine with the sugar, flour, cinnamon, salt, and vanilla.

Pour the contents of the bowl into a pie crust.

Drizzle melted butter over the peach mixture.

Top with lattice or with another crust. If you use an entire crust on top, cut several small vents into it with a sharp knife point. Crimp the edges of the crusts together.

Bake at 400 degrees for 50 minutes.

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Mmmm...Georgia peaches - an integral part of culinary arts in the South!
Mmmm...Georgia peaches - an integral part of culinary arts in the South!

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lorlie6 6 years ago from Bishop, Ca

Have MERCY, habee! :o)


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The Rope 6 years ago from SE US

Another good one Habee!


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Hello, hello, 6 years ago from London, UK

I say the same thing as Lorlie6. What are we going to do with you?


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breakfastpop 6 years ago

Oh my, the picture of the peaches alone is enough to start my mouth watering. The recipe is the crowning touch!


Wag The Dog 6 years ago

This is a very nice hub, but you missed the Southern Cuisine: Road Kill Buffet. Just kidding. And don't forget "the bottom is the end with the point." That is good to know. I rated your hub UP. Great job.


ralwus 6 years ago

Damn habee. I just love your cooking hubs! another bookmark. LOL If I were your hubby or even a neighbor I just know I would gain way too much weight. Hehe Sheesh! I love peach pie, cobbler and everything else one can do with them.


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akirchner 6 years ago from Central Oregon

Peach anything is my favorite and now will have to try yet another recipe! Thanks for the great one as I'm sure I will fall in peach love all over again. Now I'm thinking peach cobbler for dessert sounds delicious - Charlie - you put that in my head. We have a ways to go for 'real' peaches here but go to the orchard out east of here to pick them late summer. Can't wait.


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ehern33 6 years ago

Peach Cobbler, my favorite with ice cream of course. I have a peach, strawberry, kiwi cake yesterday smothered in chocolate. Peaches and the chocolate was addictively good.


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Russell-D 6 years ago from Southern Ca.

'MMMMMMMMM, you've done it again. I gain weight just looking at your recipes. Fortunately the kids in Maryland and Va. who get the recipes from me are all health nuts and able to appreciate all those 'MMMMMMMMM calories. David Russel


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habee 6 years ago from Georgia Author

Lorlie, when it comes to cooking and sharing food, I am merciless!


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habee 6 years ago from Georgia Author

Thansk, Rope! Glad you stopped by!


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habee 6 years ago from Georgia Author

Just love me, HH!


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habee 6 years ago from Georgia Author

Hi, Bpop! Yep, the pic has me craving peaches!


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habee 6 years ago from Georgia Author

Wag, funny you should mention that! I do have a recipe for Road Kill Stew! I'll post it soon.


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habee 6 years ago from Georgia Author

Hi, Charlie. My husband is the type who can consume 8,000 calories a day without gaining weight. He's not skinny - he does have a slight beer gut - but with all he eats and drinks, he should weigh 500 pounds!


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habee 6 years ago from Georgia Author

Hi, A! Nice of you to stop for a visit!


ralwus 6 years ago

Hah! And I can guess how you keep him in shape too. You sex kitten you. Boy this pie sounds great, I am sinful in my coveting of same.


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habee 6 years ago from Georgia Author

E - peaches and chocolate?? Hmmm...well, I'll try just about anyhting once!


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habee 6 years ago from Georgia Author

Charlie, I WISH!!! I'm married to an older man.


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habee 6 years ago from Georgia Author

Russ, why does everyone say that?? LOL!!


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prasetio30 6 years ago from malang-indonesia

The first I want to say....I like the picture above. That is gave me the first impression . than your recipes. It looks delicious....Yummy. I'll try to make it at home. Thanks habee. you are good chef.


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rmcrayne 6 years ago from San Antonio Texas

Hard to beat good ripe peaches! I like them when they're so ripe and juicy, you just about have to eat them outside, because they're so messy, running down your arm! My Grandma used to cook the peaches slightly, with sugar, and put them up in the freezer. The best was eating them when they weren't quite thawed.


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habee 6 years ago from Georgia Author

Thanks, Prasetio! Hope you enjoy!


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habee 6 years ago from Georgia Author

Rose Mary, we sound so much alike! I almost put the too-juicy-eat-it-outside- part in the hub! I also used to freeze peaches and eat them partially thawed. Great minds!


WildIris 6 years ago

Next summer I'm gon'a try a 400* oven and hope the crust don't burn. Geez Habee, I'm wishing it were summer again and time to make pie. Now what about those blackberries? Do you think the recipe would work with canned peaches? Or would turn all mushy begin twice cooked? Great Hubs! Thanks, I am always learning something new from your Hubs.


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habee 6 years ago from Georgia Author

Iris, for canned peaches, I think I'd use the "quickie cobbler" recipe I wrote for blackberry cobbler.


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askjanbrass 6 years ago from St. Louis, MO

What I great sounding recipe! I have to admit though, my favorite peach variety is probably the July Flame.

Thanks for sharing this post!


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habee 6 years ago from Georgia Author

Hi, Jan. I think my favorites are the old heirloom peaches!


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IntimatEvolution 6 years ago from Columbia, MO USA

Thanks for sharing this hub.


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habee 6 years ago from Georgia Author

Thanks for reading this hub, IE!!


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msannec 6 years ago from Mississippi (The Delta)

You hit my favorite here! I love peach pie, I will definitely have to try your recipe, thanks for sharing!


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habee 6 years ago from Georgia Author

Glad you enjoyed it, msannec!


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akirchner 6 years ago from Central Oregon

I never got to make this a while back for Bob but now I have to make it as my son and my mom are coming to visit!


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habee 6 years ago from Georgia Author

Hi, Buckie! Let me know how ya likes it!


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Didge 4 years ago from Southern England

awesome! So creative :)

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