Wednesday, October 28, 2020

Peach Pie with Graham Cracker Crust

Looking for a peach pie with a graham cracker crust? Well look no further, I have the ULTIMATE peach dessert for you. 

A crispy graham cracker crust, smooth and creamy cream cheese filling, and a peach filling layer, all topped with freshly sliced peaches. 

Just look how pretty it slices up! It's the perfect make-ahead dessert to impress friends and family.

It is SO good, you'll be glad you made it! 
 
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PEACH PIE WITH GRAHAM CRACKER CRUST

This pie is quite similar to my no-bake peach dessert recipe. It's got a cream cheese layer and a graham cracker crust. However, I played around with the peachy layer and I like it even better. 

Love all things peaches? Ya, me too! You've gotta try this peach cobbler, it is to die for! Keep it simple with these easy peaches and cream. Or try this peaches and cream french toast for breakfast. I've got even more peach recipes listed at the end of the post.




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INGREDIENTS NEEDED FOR NO-BAKE FRESH PEACH PIE    

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HOW TO MAKE PEACHES AND CREAM PIE WITH GRAHAM CRACKER CRUST

This pie consists of a graham cracker crust, a cream filling, a gel-like peach filling and a layer of peaches on top. 

GRAHAM CRACKER CRUST

Let's start with the graham cracker crust. If you buy one from the store, then this is truly a no-bake dessert. 

If you opt to for a homemade crust, then you will need to prepare the crust and bake it for 10 minutes and then let it cool completely before assembling the pie. 

I prefer using a homemade crust because it just tastes so much better. 


PEACH GEL TOPPING

To make the peach gel you will need peach nectar or peach juice. Peach nectar is generally sold in the juice aisle of the store. However, at one of my local grocery stores it was in the Hispanic food section of the store. So if you can't find it, check there. 

You will need 2 cups for the recipe, so buy two cans.

Add the peach nectar and sugar to a pot and bring to a boil. Combine the cornstarch and water and gradually add to the peach mixture. Boil one minute. Cool to room temperature. (I pop it in the fridge to cool faster)

CREAM FILLING

Now let's make the cream filling. Make sure your cream cheese is softened. Either let it sit out for an hour or so. OR pop it in the microwave for 30 seconds to soften it up. If it's not softened, you will have a lumpy filling instead of a smooth and creamy filling.

Whip the cream cheese until smooth. Add cool whip and powdered sugar and mix just until combined.

ASSEMBLING THE PIE

Once you have made all the components of the pie and they are all cooled to room temperature it's time to assemble. 

First spread the cream cheese filling evenly in the pie crust. Next, pour the peach gel topping over the top. Lastly, top with freshly sliced peaches. (Keep reading for tips on keeping the peaches from browning.)
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Chill in the fridge 3-4 hours or overnight to allow the peach gel to set up completely. 

We couldn't help ourselves and had a few pieces as soon as the pie was made. It tasted amazing. But it was a little messy looking. 

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The next day, it sliced up beautifully. So if you can stand waiting and/or if you want clean, pretty slices, I suggest chilling overnight. 

If you just want to eat it and presentation doesn't matter to you, enjoy it whenever you like.

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HOW DO I KEEP PEACHES FROM TURNING BROWN?

A lot of fruits, including peaches, will turn brown when exposed to the air. 

There are a few methods you can use to keep the peaches from browning until it's time to eat your dessert. 

USE LEMON JUICE 

Letting the sliced peaches sit in a mixture of lemon juice and water for about five minutes will prevent the peaches from browning. 

Here's the ratio: use 1 tablespoon of lemon juice for each cup of water. Make sure the peaches are completely submerged. Drain the peaches well before adding to the pie.

You can also use other acidic juices like orange or pineapple juices.

USE SALT & VINEGAR


This is the method I use all the time when canning peaches and I also did it with this recipe. I promise you don't taste the salt or vinegar.

Add 1/4 t. salt and 1/4 t. vinegar to 2 cups of water. Stir to dissolve. Submerge the peaches in the water for five minutes. Drain.

USE FRESH FRUIT

Fresh fruit is a product designed specifically to prevent fruit from browning. 

Sprinkle 1/2 teaspoon on a cup of fruit. OR mix 2 teaspoons with 3 tablespoons water and toss with up to 4 cups of fruit.

CUT RIGHT BEFORE SERVING

Another thing you can do is to just wait and cut the peaches right before serving. Of course, if you want the dessert fully prepared ahead of time then use one of the above methods.

DO I NEED TO PEEL PEACHES FOR A PIE?

For most desserts using peaches, the peaches are typically peeled.  Since peach skins are edible, leaving them on is just a matter of opinion. 

I personally do not like the skin and feel that it would bring an unsatisfactory result especially in a chilled pie. 


HOW DO YOU PEEL A PEACH WITHOUT BOILING IT?

If you've ever canned peaches, you may know the trick of submerging the peaches in boiling water for 30-60 seconds. Then the skins just peel right off. It's amazing!

But when you're just peeling a handful of peaches, you don't really want to get out a pot and wait for the water to come to a boil to be able to peel them.

For everyday eating, or making desserts, I use a regular old paring knife and peel them like I would an apple. 



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Peach Pie with Graham Cracker Crust
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Peach Pie with Graham Cracker Crust

Servings: 8
Author: Rachel
Prep time: 20 MinCook time: 10 Mininactive time: 4 H & 30 MTotal time: 5 Hour
A crispy graham cracker crust, smooth and creamy cream cheese filling, and a peach filling layer, all topped with freshly sliced peaches.

Ingredients

Graham Cracker Crust
  • 1 sleeve graham crackers, crushed
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 6 Tbls. butter, melted
Peach Gel Filling
  • 2 cups peach nectar
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup cornstarch
  • 3 Tbsp. water
  • Peaches, peeled and sliced 
Cream Filling
  • 8 oz. cream cheese, softened
  • 1 cup whipped topping
  • 1 cup powdered sugar

Instructions

Graham Cracker Crust
  1. Crush the graham crackers in a large zip top bag.  
  2. Add melted butter and sugar and mix well.
  3. Dump out into a pie dish and press firmly along the bottom and the sides of the pan.
  4. Bake at 350 for 10 minutes.
  5. Let cool completely before filling.
Peach Gel Filling
  1. Bring the peach nectar and sugar to a boil.
  2. Mix together the cornstarch and water. Add to the peach mixture and bring to a boil.
  3. Boil 1 minute.
  4. Cool to room temperature (in fridge) before assembling pie.
Cream Filling
  1. Mix the cream cheese with a hand mixer until smooth and creamy.
  2. Add the whipped topping and powdered sugar and mix just until combined.
Assembling the Pie
  1. Spread the cream cheese mixture into the graham cracker crust.
  2. Pour the peach filling on top.
  3. Arrange sliced peaches over the whole top of the pie. 
  4. Refrigerate 3-4 hours or overnight. This allows the peach filling to set up completely and produces picture perfect slices.

Notes:

Using a store-bought crust makes it a no-bake pie! To prevent browning, place sliced peaches in a mixture of 1 T. lemon juice and 1 cup of water. Let sit for 5 minutes and drain well. Alternately, you could slice the peaches onto the pie right before serving.
Peach nectar can be found in the juice aisle or the hispanic foods aisle of the grocery store.

Calories

380.09

Fat (grams)

21.04

Sat. Fat (grams)

13.28

Carbs (grams)

47.73

Fiber (grams)

0.61

Net carbs

47.11

Sugar (grams)

41.54

Protein (grams)

2.37

Sodium (milligrams)

171.67

Cholesterol (grams)

51.53
Nutritional information is automatically calculated and not guaranteed to be correct.
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