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Grandma’s Palisade Peach Pie: The best fresh pie you’ll ever eat!

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I made a stunning realization last year after my gazillionth batch of Palisade Peach Pie and ice cream: peaches had long surprised mangoes as my favorite fruit.

If you know the great love I have for mangoes, you would realize just how stunning this is.

But seriously, Grandma’s Peach Pie is my husband’s all-time favorite dessert. The key here is to have gloriously ripe, juicy and sweet peaches because this recipe calls for a cooked shortbread crust but the peach filling is gloriously uncooked and whe you use your peaches at peak ripeness, this pie is U-N-B-E-L-I-E-V-A-B-L-E. Peach pie with shortbread crust

Grandma’s Peach Pie with Shortbread Crust

Crust

1 cup butter
2 cups flour
1/4 cup sugar (I add a bit more)
dash of salt

Instructions:

Mix and press into the pie plate. Bake at 350 degrees for 25 minutes or until edges are lightly browned. Let it cool. Yield: Makes 1 pie crust; I generally double this recipe to make 2 crusts. 

Filling

2 cups boiling water
2 1/2 cups of sugar
1/8 tsp salt
1/4 cup lemon juice
1 1/2 cups cold water
3/4 cup corn starch
1 3-oz peach Jello
4-6 fresh, juicy peaches 

Instructions:

Boil 2 cups of water in a saucepan.

Mix sugar, salt and cornstarch with cold water.

Pour the sugar mixture into the boiling water and let it cook until thick and clear (about 5 minutes).

Take the saucepan off the heat and add lemon juice. Let cool. Note: This filling makes enough for 2 pies.

Peel and cut peaches and stir with the filling. Pour into pie shells and refrigerate.

Note: Ideally, refrigerate for 1 hour before serving; this pie is best when served within a few hours of making it. 

Enjoy!

Amber Johnson
Author: Amber Johnson

Amber is the founder and editor of Mile High Mamas, travel writer and former columnist for The Denver Post. She is a passionate community builder and loves the outdoors. She has two awesome teens and is happily married to a man obsessed with growing The Great Pumpkin.

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