Mouthwatering Monday: Peach Pie


When I was growing up, our church used to have Family Night Supper at church on Wednesday night.  It was potluck, and it was good!  (We still have Wednesday night dinners, but they’re catered.  And it’s still pretty good!)   We also had a peach packing plant in our small town.  So peaches-canned and fresh-were always pretty easy to come by.  So for her dish, my grandmother always took peach pie.  I remember pre-heating the oven with her.  Mixing.  Pouring.  She didn’t cook often(because of her arthritis or because she didn’t like to…I don’t know??), but she could make one mean peach pie.

Here is that recipe:

  • 1 stick of butter or margarine
  • 1 cup of sugar
  • 3/4 cup of milk
  • 3/4 cup of self rising flour
  • fruit and syrup(either one 15 oz. can of peaches and 1/2 the syrup
    OR 4 cups cut-up fresh peaches, 1/2 cup water and 1 cup sugar)

If you are using canned peaches, skip this first step.  Combine 1/2 cup of water and 1 cup of sugar, and mix well.  Place 4 cups of cut up fresh peaches in a saucepan and add sugar water mix.  Bring to a boil.  Simmer for 10 minutes, stirring occassionally.

Pre-heat oven to 350°.  Place butter in a square baking dish, and melt butter in the oven.

Combine sugar, milk and flour.

Pour batter over melted butter and do not stir!

Add fruit and syrup and do not stir!

Bake for 35-45 minutes in convection oven or up to 1 hour in conventional oven, until lightly brown.  Turn off oven and leave pie in to finish browning.

This recipe can be easily doubled and cooked in a 9×12 pan.

6 Responses to Mouthwatering Monday: Peach Pie
  1. rachel-asouthernfairytale
    July 20, 2009 | 12:25 am

    You said PEACH PIE!
    I am now drooling and wanting to bake at 11:25 at night. *sigh*

    I miss Church Family nights.. what happened to those?

    Mr LInky is apparently experiencing his version of PMS.

  2. aleasha
    July 20, 2009 | 1:43 pm

    one word. YUM!

  3. Becky
    July 20, 2009 | 3:02 pm

    please tell me you have left-overs!

  4. Aunt Dianne
    July 20, 2009 | 9:07 pm

    And you can use ANY fruit. Blackberries, pears, cherries (I did this recently with fresh cherries and it was so scrumptious!).

  5. Melissa
    August 20, 2009 | 6:33 pm

    I remember family nights at church and that particular peach pie. My dad worked at the cannery so there was always peach pie and cobbler at our house, but your Mama Jo’s was always so much better 🙂