Make a Dutch Crumb Peach Pie to enjoy the taste of summer! A delicious, classic peach pie, covered with crumbly, buttery streusel topping!
What’s a girl to do when she picks a BUNCH of fresh peaches in the summer? Well THIS girl likes to make delicious things with the “fruits of her labor”. I’ve canned them, and have used fresh peaches to make jam, cobblers, galettes, ice cream, turnovers, peach pies, smoothies, and crisps. It’s amazing how many delicious items you can make with this seasonal fruit.
Today I want to share with you a scrumptious recipe for Dutch Crumb Peach Pie. We love apple pies made this way, so I thought it would also be yummy using peach filling. I combined two different recipes from an OLD cookbook I received when I got married (43 years ago), and this delicious pie is the result.
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Prepare The Peach Pie Filling
Making the filling for this Dutch Crumb Peach Pie is really quite easy! First, peel the peaches, and then carefully slice them in half, and remove the pit. Cut the peaches into slices, about ½” wide. Place the peach slices into a large mixing bowl.
Add granulated sugar, flour, cinnamon and freshly squeezed lemon juice to the peach slices in the bowl. Stir gently, to fully combine these ingredients. When done, set the bowl aside until later. This is your pie filling.
Make The Streusel Topping
Now it’s time to make the simple, buttery streusel topping. The streusel is what turns this pie from a plain peach pie into a Dutch crumb peach pie! Here’s how to make the crumbly pie topping.
Place flour, brown sugar, cinnamon, and chopped pecans into a medium-sized mixing bowl. Cut VERY COLD butter into chunks and add them to the bowl. Use a pastry blender (or two forks) to cut the butter into the topping ingredients. Once done, the butter should be reduced to about the size of peas. Set the streusel topping aside.
Ready To Assemble The Dutch Crumb Peach Pie
Okay… now get that pie crust prepared! You can use whatever deep dish 9″ pie crust is convenient for you. That would include a homemade pie crust (that’s what I use), or a store-bought frozen (but thawed) pie crust, or refrigerated pie crust dough.
Crimp the edges of your pie crust, then gently prick the bottom and sides of the dough with the tines (the tips) of a fork (as shown below). The pie dough is pricked so it doesn’t puff up with large air pockets while baking.
Pour the peach pie filling into the prepared pie crust, making sure it is spread evenly. Add the streusel topping, a little at a time until the entire surface of the peach filling is covered. I like to mound it up in the middle of the pie (like a dome). Use all the topping.
TIP: I usually cup my hand around the edge of the crust so the topping doesn’t go all over the place as I add it! That helps to hold it onto the surface of the pie.
Bake The Dutch Crumb Peach Pie
Bake the Dutch Crumb Peach Pie on the middle rack of a preheated 425°F. oven. I typically place a sheet of aluminum foil underneath the pie, in case the filling bubbles over. This ensures you won’t have a messy oven when done!
Bake the Dutch Crumb Peach Pie for approximately 40 minutes, or a few minutes more, depending on your oven. The pie is done when the streusel topping and crust are golden brown, and the filling is bubbly around the edges. Transfer the pie to a wire rack to cool for about 10-15 minutes before slicing. When ready to serve, slice the pie into 8 wedges, serve and enjoy!
This pie is wonderful served warm with a scoop of vanilla ice cream, but is also yummy served at room temperature! In the 2nd photo below you can see my regular peach pie, and a Dutch Crumb Peach pie, side by side. YUMMO!
I hope you have the chance to make this delicious pie, and I believe you will NOT be disappointed! Thank you for stopping by today, and I truly hope you will come back again soon, for more family friendly recipes. Have a GREAT day!
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Recipe adapted from: Pie Filling: The New Pillsbury Family Cookbook, page 149, published 1973 by The Pillsbury Co. Streusel Topping: From the same cookbook, on page 147
- 1 9" deep dish pie crust
- 5 cups sliced fresh peaches (peeled)
- ¾ cup granulated sugar
- ⅓ cup all purpose flour
- ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1 Tablespoon fresh lemon juice
- 1 cup all purpose flour
- ½ cup firmly packed brown sugar
- ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
- ¼ cup chopped pecans may substitute walnuts
- ½ cup COLD butter equals 1 stick of butter (8 Tablespoons)
Preheat oven to 425°F.
MAKE PIE FILLING: Peel peaches. Slice in half, completely removing the pit. Cut peaches into slices, about ½" wide. Place sliced peaches in large mixing bowl. Add sugar, flour, cinnamon and lemon juice. Stir gently, to fully combine. Set bowl aside.
MAKE STREUSEL TOPPING: Place flour, brown sugar, cinnamon, and chopped pecans in a medium-sized bowl. Cut VERY COLD butter into chunks and add to bowl. Use a pastry blender (or two forks) to cut in butter. Once done, butter should be reduced to the size of peas. Set streusel topping aside.
PREPARE PIE CRUST: Crimp edges of a deep dish 9" pie crust; gently prick bottom and sides of dough with the tines (tips) of a fork, so dough doesn't puff up with air pockets while baking.
MAKE PIE: Pour peach pie filling evenly into prepared pie crust,. Add streusel to the top, a little at a time, until all peach filling is covered. Mound streusel up in the middle (like a dome). TIP: Cup your hand around edge of crust so topping doesn't spill all over while adding!
TIP:** Bake pie on middle rack in oven. Put a sheet of aluminum foil underneath the pie, in case filling bubbles over, so you won't have a messy oven when done! Bake pie for approx. 40 minutes, or more, depending on your oven. It's done when streusel topping and crust are golden brown, and filling is bubbly around the edges.
Transfer pie from oven to a wire rack to cool for 10-15 minutes before slicing. When ready to serve, slice the pie into 8 wedges, serve each piece with a scoop of vanilla ice cream, and enjoy!
NOTE: If using frozen pie crust, be sure to thaw it before using.
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