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Fresh Peach and Cream Cheese Pie

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Fresh Peaches.
Yu-
hum.
My friend Kristine and I were having a whole conversation about fresh peaches, just the other day.What is the BEST way to eat a fresh peach, we wondered. Chatted about it for quite some time, actually. It’s nice to have friends who like food as much as I do.
 
Is there anything that can compete with just plain old Peaches, a little cream, sugar and nutmeg on top? It’s hard to beat that! Hard indeed. 

Kristine informed me of a recipe.
This very recipe!

Fresh peaches galore, mixed with a gooey, sweet glaze and poured over the top of a fluffy cream cheese filling and graham cracker crust.

Sounds good, doesn’t it?

Really. Really good. I dare say it gives Peaches and Cream a run for it’s money.
SCRUMPTIOUS.
Fresh.
Super Fresh!
Tasty.
Lovely.
Makes you love fall. Not the kind of fall you do when you trip.
Just the kind of Fall that produces heavenly tasting peaches.
Next time you see a beautiful gal named Kristine give her a little high 5. If it’s not my Kristine, give the high 5 anyway…you never know when someone needs a little cheering up! You’d feel too foolish? Alright then, just give my Kristine a high 5 in your mind.

The girl is High-Five Worthy.

  
Fresh Peach and Cream Cheese Pie
Time: 1 hour + 1 hour chilling time
Yield: 2 pies
Recipe adapted from the beautiful Kristine Anderson
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Peach Topping:
1/2 C water
3 T cornstarch
2 large peaches, peeled and smashed up
1 C sugar
1/2 t almond extract
2 T butter
8 peaches, peeled and sliced
Crust:
3 C graham cracker crumbs (about 2 packages)
7 T butter, melted
1/2 C sugar
1/8 t cinnamon
dash salt
Filling:
2   8 oz packages cream cheese, softened
1   16 oz cool whip
2 C powdered sugar
2 t vanilla
dash salt
PEACH TOPPING
1. Place your cornstarch into a small bowl. Pour the 1/2 C water over the top and stir it around until it’s all combined.
2. In a separate bowl smash up the 2 peaches.
 
3. Put your smashed peaches, sugar, almond extract, butter and cornstarch mixture into a medium sized sauce pan. Stir it all up.
 
4. Heat up the mixture over medium high. Let it come to a boil while you stir it. Let it cook for about 2 minutes or until it’s nice and thick. Set it aside to cool. Give your self a high five.
CRUST
1. Put all crust ingredients in a medium sized bowl. Stir them around until well combined.
2. Divide the mixture in half. Press each half into a 9 inch pie tin. I like to use a measuring cup to press it in. 
FILLING
1. With electric beaters (or with your stand mixer) beat the cream cheese until smooth.
2. Add the sugar, vanilla, dash of salt, and beat until nice and smooth….again with the smooth.
3. Add your cool whip….and get the old girl rolling. Blend it up until it’s fluffy-ish. Wow. That’s technical.
4. Put half of the filling into each crust. Spread it out evenly with a knife.

5. Add the rest of your fresh peaches to the your cooled topping glaze. Stir until combined and pour over the top of each pie. Wrap each pie with plastic wrap and let it chill out in the fridge for at least an hour. 

Happy Fall everyone!

  1. That looks so tasty Jamie!!! Great photo tutorial.

    1. Tina says:

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  2. Karen J says:

    Oh, I'm sooooo making this tonight. Divine Intervention made it so I actually have ALL the ingredients.

  3. Tightwad Mom says:

    Holy cow!!!!! That's looks beyond delicious!

  4. Lisa says:

    That peach pie looks like the perfect way to enjoy peaches. I love the fact that it uses a graham cracker crust instead of a pastry one. I've also been working with fresh peaches and just made my first batch of peach jam. Come check it out if you have a chance. http://sweet-as-sugar-cookies.blogspot.com/2010/09/peach-jam.html

  5. I love this pie- it looks so fresh and delicious!

  6. Kim McCann says:

    Super yummy! We just planted our peach tree so I don't have any fresh peaches…but I did see “your” Kristine and didn't even give her a high 5! :(

  7. Jessica :) says:

    Mmm, yummy! I love love love fresh peaches! It's just one of the many things I love about fall. And this pie sounds sooo yummy! 😀

  8. Happened across your post today for the peach pie, and have been cruising around here for quite awhile looking at all your recipes you have posted, in a word Yummy!
    I feel like I have put on weight just looking at all the beautiful desserts.

  9. Erin says:

    Would it be weird to leave work early so I can go make this pie? I'm not sure I'll be able to think of anything else all day.Yum.

  10. Anonymous says:

    I made this pie yesterday! It was so good and my family loved it too. Thanks, for new recipes!

  11. Love your blog! Just thought I would give you an additional idea for your pie. Before putting the glaze on, also dot on fresh raspberries and instead of smashed peaches smash up a few raspberries and make a raspberry glaze instead of peaches! Delicious and the pink glaze makes it look beautiful! Yum!

  12. JN Designs says:

    This looks so good , it reminds me of a pie my aunt made when I was a little girl. YUMMY!

  13. The Newmans says:

    Jamie-
    What is the best way to peel peaches? I am making this pie on Sunday for the family dinner and I cannot wait!

  14. The Newmans,
    I like to submerge them in HOT water in my sink. Let them sit and soak for about 10 minutes. This should make the peels come off easily. Good luck!
    ~Jamie

  15. JPK says:

    After making this, the recipe is spreading like wild fire. It is become a favorite of anyone that has the luck of tasting it. Thank you so much for sharing and for the push to try new things!

  16. Judy says:

    I was looking for a yummy peach dessert for our Scrapbooking weekend with a bunch of ladies. I am so excited to make this, they will love it.

  17. Leslie says:

    I made this last night and it was so great! I didn't pay attention to the amount of Cool Whip to add, so I accidentally added half of what was needed. It was still very light at fluffy. I also used a premade graham cracker crust because I'm lazy. This is a keeper for sure!

  18. Trenna says:

    Jamie, I made this for a family dinner tonight. The pan was licked clean. Delicious!!! Hope you guys are doing well.

    1. Jamie says:

      Hi Trenna,
      So nice to hear from you. I’m glad you guys loved the pie, it’s one of my favorites as well. Hope you and your family are doing well. Have a great day!
      ~Jamie

  19. Tami says:

    We made these tonight and I must say this is the best peach pie I’ve ever had. So good. Thanks for sharing the recipe. I will definitely make these every peach season.

  20. Tami says:

    I didn’t see Trenna’s comment until I had posted mine. The peaches were off of her tree and we really did lick the pans clean.

    1. Jamie says:

      Hi Tammy,
      I was just thinking about you and your family the other day. I hope you are all doing well. :) So glad you all loved the pie…it’s one of my favorites as well. Have a good one.
      ~Jamie

  21. Jan T says:

    Made this over the week -end for the family. THEY LOVED, LOVED, LOVED IT!!! I had a little problem with the crust staying together. How might I fix that in the future? Followed the recipe exactly.
    I really look forward to Wed. & Fri. for your new recipes, and have enjoyed many, many of your older ones. And yes, high-five to Kristine!!!

    1. Jamie says:

      Hi Jan,
      The crust haveing crumbling problems may be due to your brand of graham crackers, or perhaps the butter. Next time try adding 1 more tablespoon of butter and see if that helps.
      Thanks,
      ~Jamie

      1. Bonnie says:

        Baking the crust for 8 to 10 minutes helps with keeping it less crumbly. I use low fat crackers.

  22. Steve King says:

    This looks wonderful ! I am making it for a church group that meets tomorrow night. If I make it a day ahead, will the peaches turn brown? Thanks for sharing.

    1. Jamie says:

      Hi Steve,
      I don’t think you would have any trouble with your peaches turning brown. Once they have been mixing in with the cooked ingredients they should be fine. Good luck!
      ~Jamie

  23. Steve King says:

    Jamie, you were correct and the pies were a major hit. I have already been asked to bring them again. I told them all of your great site.

    1. Jamie says:

      Great! So glad everyone enjoyed them. :)

  24. Steve King says:

    I am going to try the same recipe except using strawberries instead of peaches and dropping the almond extract. What do you think?

    1. Jamie says:

      Hey there,
      I think using strawberries would work out really well. I would omit the almond extract, as you suggested and maybe add a bit of lemon juice. I have a couple of other fruit and cream pie recipes you might like.
      http://jamiecooksitup.net/2012/08/raspberry-cream-pie/
      http://jamiecooksitup.net/2010/11/blueberry-sour-cream-pie-and-double-confession-delight/
      They are both similar to the Peach and Cream Cheese Pie.
      Good luck!
      ~Jamie

  25. Jeri says:

    LOVED IT!!! I also had a problem with the crust staying together. It looked terrible on the plate but no one cared once they tasted it!!! Would baking the crust help? I will also try more butter like you suggested. Thank you for making cooking fun again!!!

    1. Jamie says:

      Hi Jeri,
      Yes, you can bake the crust to help it harden. Just about 7-8 minutes at 350 degrees would do the trick. I would try a little more butter first. Good luck! So glad your guests like it.
      ~Jamie

  26. Eileen says:

    They sell this fantastic pie at a store near my home, I love it but an 8″ pie is $12. I am so excited to find this recipe and make it myself. Thank you!

  27. Robin B. says:

    Made this last night and it was declared to be one of the best desserts ever! (And I bake a LOT.) So thank you! I was worried about having 2 pies but now anymore! :)

  28. Just starting to watch out for some new recipes for the upcoming holidays. This peach cream cheese recipe looks great but I can’t figure out to print it off. Any suggestions?

    1. Jamie says:

      Melia,
      Just under the title and before the list of ingredients, you will see a link that says “Print Recipe”. Good luck!
      ~Jamie

  29. Karen says:

    I was wondering if you thought this pie would be ok to make a few and freeze for a later day? Some pies do great that way and others don’t, so I thought I would see what you thought. Thanks so much!

  30. I made this with my big, juicy Colorado peaches tonight. I made just one pie by halving the recipe in a 10-inch pie plate. I think the peaches are so juicy that the cooked filling just caused the fresh peaches to ooze or weep. Next time I will be cooking for a crowd and will put both pies into one large 9 x 13 pan. It will not be as pretty but easier to manage to transport and serve. We just loved this pie so fresh and delicious and will remember these tasty peach pies long into the winter months when the snow flies.

  31. Pauline Walker says:

    thanks

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