Heavenly Peacheesy Pie Recipe: A Slice of Paradise

Are you ready for a pie that will knock your socks off? Look no further than my award-winning Peacheesy Pie recipe! This recipe is the perfect combination of sweet, tangy, and creamy, and I guarantee that it will be the star of any gathering or dinner party.

As a teenage winner of the Pillsbury Bake-Offs with over 25,000 dessert recipes under my belt, I can confidently say that this pie stands out from the crowd. It’s a twist on the classic peach pie and features a creamy layer of sour cream & cream cheese filling mingled with canned peach slices.

But why settle for just any old peach pie when you can have Peacheesy Pie? This beloved treat has become my signature dish and won me numerous awards due to its incredible flavor and versatility. Trust me, whether you’re a seasoned baker or just starting out, this recipe is sure to impress your loved ones and leave them wanting more.

So, are you ready to experience this culinary masterpiece for yourself? Gather your ingredients, preheat your oven to 425 degrees Fahrenheit, and let’s get cooking!

Why You’ll Love This Recipe

Peacheesy Pie
Peacheesy Pie

Do you love desserts but are bored of the typical apple or pumpkin pie recipes? Look no further than this Peacheesy Pie recipe!

Not only does it offer the perfect amount of sweetness with the combination of peaches and cream cheese, but it also incorporates a unique blend of spices such as pumpkin pie spice to take your taste buds on a flavorful journey.

This recipe is perfect for any occasion, whether it’s for a family dinner or a party with friends. Impress your guests with this award-winning peaches and cream pie recipe that will leave them wanting more.

The use of Pillsbury pie crust makes the preparation process quick and easy, allowing you to focus on impressing your guests with the delicious end product. Moreover, this recipe uses canned peaches which remain deliciously juicy and provide an excellent balance to the creamy cheesecake layer that this recipe provides.

Dessert aficionados across the world are raving about Janis Boykin’s newest bake recipes, and for a good reason. The newest addition to Bake-offs is this tasty Peacheesy Pie recipe that will have everyone coming back for seconds.

Overall, if you’re looking for a dessert experience unlike any other that mixes traditional flavors with unique twists, then give this recipe a try! Your taste buds will thank you later.

Ingredient List

 Juicy, sweet peaches meet cheesy goodness in this delicious Peacheesy Pie.
Juicy, sweet peaches meet cheesy goodness in this delicious Peacheesy Pie.

Here is everything you need:
For the crust:

  • 1 and 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 4 tablespoons butter, cold and cubed
  • 4 tablespoons vegetable shortening, cold
  • 3-4 tablespoons ice water

For the filling:

  • 8 oz cream cheese, softened
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 1/2 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
  • 2 cans (28 oz each) sliced peaches, drained and juice reserved
  • 3/4 cup peach juice or syrup from the canned peaches
  • 1/4 cup corn syrup
  • 2 teaspoons fresh lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • Pinch of salt

In case you can’t find fresh peaches, canned peaches will work great in this recipe. Also, feel free to use Pillsbury pie crust as an alternative instead of making the crust yourself.

The Recipe How-To

 Looking for a unique twist on the classic peach pie? Try this Peacheesy version!
Looking for a unique twist on the classic peach pie? Try this Peacheesy version!

Now for the fun part, let’s dive into the recipe! This Peacheesy Pie recipe is perfect for any occasion or even just a sweet mid-week treat. With simple ingredients and easy-to-follow steps, you can make this delicious dessert without any hassle.

Ingredient List

Here’s what you’ll need:
– 1 Pillsbury pie crust
– 2 cans of peach slices (28 oz each)
– 1 cup of sugar
– 3 tablespoons of cornstarch
– 1/2 teaspoon of pumpkin pie spice
– 2 tablespoons of light corn syrup
– 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract
– 1 block of cream cheese, room temperature
– 1/4 cup of butter, unsalted, room temperature
– 1/4 cup of shortening
– Pinch of salt
– 2 eggs
– 1 tablespoon of lemon juice
– 1 tablespoon of flour
– 1/2 cup of sour cream

Pro-tip: Make sure all ingredients are at room temperature for optimal results.

Step-by-step instructions
Step One: Preheat the oven to 425 degrees.

Remove the pie crust from the packaging and let it sit out so it can come to room temperature.

Step Two: Prepare the peach mixture.

Drain the cans of peach slices, reserving the syrup from one. Combine syrup from one can with sugar, cornstarch, pumpkin pie spice, and light corn syrup in a large saucepan over medium heat. Stir until mixture comes to a boil and thickens. Remove from heat and add peach slices. Stir gently to coat peaches in the sauce.

Step Three: Make the peacheesy filling.

In a separate mixing bowl, beat cream cheese until smooth. Add butter and shortening and continue beating until smooth again. Add sugar gradually and continue lightly beating. Once combined, stir in salt, eggs one at a time, lemon juice, flour & sour cream. Mix well.

Step Four: Assemble the pie.

Pour peach mixture into Pillsbury crust and spread evenly. Spoon peacheesy filling over top.

Step Five: Bake for approximately 30 minutes

Place pie on lowest rack in oven (not touching any side) and bake for approximately 30 minutes or until filling is set but remains slightly jiggly in the center when shaken.

Step Six: Time to cool down!

Once removed from oven give it a few hours to cool before slicing into it.

Enjoy your freshly baked Peacheesy Pie with your loved ones!

Pro-tip: Serve it with whipped cream or ice cream on top if desired!

Substitutions and Variations

 One bite of this Peacheesy Pie and you'll never want to go back to regular peach pie again.
One bite of this Peacheesy Pie and you’ll never want to go back to regular peach pie again.

When it comes to making a recipe your own, substitutions and variations are key. Here are some ideas to change up this recipe and make it your own:

1. Crust: While this recipe calls for a Pillsbury pie crust, you can use any store-bought or homemade crust. A pastry crust would be ideal for a more traditional pie, while a graham cracker crust would give it a more dessert-like feel.

2. Fruit: If peaches aren’t your thing, this recipe is easily adaptable to other fruits such as apples, pears or berries. Just adjust the sugar level depending on how sweet the fruit is.

3. Cheese: This recipe uses cream cheese to give the filling a tartness that complements the sweetness of the peaches. However, you can swap out the cream cheese for mascarpone or ricotta cheese for a different flavor profile.

4. Spice: If you don’t have pumpkin pie spice on hand, you can create your own by mixing together cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger and allspice in equal parts.

5. Sugar substitutes: For those looking for healthier options or with dietary restrictions, you can substitute the sugar in this recipe with alternatives such as honey or stevia.

6. Toppings: Add toppings such as whipped cream, caramel sauce, or chopped nuts to take this dessert to another level.

Remember that every substitution can offer a unique experience and texture combination. So feel free to experiment with different ingredient combinations until you find what suits your personal preferences best.

Serving and Pairing

 The flaky crust and creamy filling make this Peacheesy Pie a crowd-pleasing dessert.
The flaky crust and creamy filling make this Peacheesy Pie a crowd-pleasing dessert.

Now that your peacheesy pie is fresh out of the oven, let’s talk about how to serve and pair it.

Firstly, I recommend letting the pie cool for approximately 30 minutes before serving. This allows the filling to settle and set, resulting in a perfectly sliced pie. You can serve peacheesy pie at room temperature or warm it up slightly in the microwave or oven before serving.

As for pairing, peacheesy pie is an excellent dessert on its own, no accompaniments necessary. However, a dollop of whipped cream or a scoop of vanilla ice cream never hurt anybody. They complement the creamy and tangy flavors of the peacheesy filling perfectly.

If you want to take things up a notch, you can also pair this pie with a glass of sparkly champagne or prosecco. The bubbles help cut through the richness of the filling and complement the sweetness of the peaches.

Overall, this peacheesy pie recipe deserves to be front and center at any dessert table. With its tangy and sweet filling and flaky crust, it’s sure to become a crowd-pleaser. So go ahead and pair it with your favorite drink or enjoy it on its own – either way, you won’t regret it!

Make-Ahead, Storing and Reheating

 Peaches and cream are a classic combination, but peaches and cheese? Trust us, it works in this Peacheesy Pie.
Peaches and cream are a classic combination, but peaches and cheese? Trust us, it works in this Peacheesy Pie.

Now that you have mastered the art of making the delicious Peacheesy Pie, let’s talk about how to store and reheat it. One of the best things about this recipe is that it is easy to make ahead and store for later. You can also make it in advance for a special occasion or gathering.

To make ahead, follow the entire recipe up to the point of baking. Once you have assembled the Peacheesy Pie, cover it with plastic wrap and place it in the refrigerator until you are ready to bake it. You can keep it in the fridge for up to two days.

To store leftover Peacheesy Pie, wrap it tightly with plastic wrap or aluminum foil and place it in the refrigerator. It will stay fresh for up to three days.

When reheating the Peacheesy Pie, preheat your oven to 350 degrees F (177 degrees C). Remove the plastic wrap or aluminum foil from the pie and bake for 10-15 minutes or until heated through.

For best results, do not reheat in the microwave as this may result in a soggy crust. The oven method is recommended as it will help retain the crisp texture of the crust while ensuring that the filling is warm and gooey.

If you have a large family or are hosting a big event, you can easily double or triple this recipe and store any leftovers in separate containers. This will ensure that you have enough Peacheesy Pie to serve as a delicious dessert throughout the week.

With these tips on storing, reheating, and making ahead, you can enjoy this delectable dessert any time and anywhere without having to worry about preparation time.

Tips for Perfect Results

 If you love peaches and you love cheese, you won't be able to resist
If you love peaches and you love cheese, you won’t be able to resist

When it comes to baking a Peacheesy Pie, there are a few tips and tricks that can elevate the taste and texture of your pie. Follow these tips to get the perfect results every time.

Firstly, use a combination of butter and shortening in making your crust. The butter adds flavor, while the shortening tenderizes the crust. Using only one or the other may result in a tougher crust.

Secondly, don’t overwork the dough when making the crust. Overworking can cause gluten formation, leading to a tough crust instead of a flaky one. You can use a food processor, pastry blender or even your hands to mix the dough until it just comes together.

Thirdly, brush the bottom of the pie crust with egg whites before adding the fillings to keep it from getting soggy. This is especially important when using wet ingredients like peaches.

Fourthly, don’t overmix the filling ingredients once you’ve combined them together. Overmixing leads to extra air pockets in your filling which results in an uneven texture once baked. Mix just until everything is combined.

Fifthly, let your cream cheese come to room temperature before mixing it with the other filling ingredients. Cold cream cheese will not mix smoothly which could result in lumps forming in your pie filling.

Sixthly, place a baking sheet underneath your pie dish to catch any spills that may occur while baking. This prevents any messes from happening inside your oven.

Lastly, after baking, let your Peacheesy pie cool for at least an hour before slicing. Cooling allows all liquids in the filling to set and makes slicing much easier without tearing apart the pie.

By following these tips for perfect results, you’re sure to bake an amazing Peacheesy Pie every time!

Bottom Line

In conclusion, if you are a lover of peaches, cheesecake, and everything sweet, then this peacheesy pie recipe is an absolute must-try for you. It’s easy to make, requires simple ingredients that can be easily found at your local grocery store, and the end result is an irresistibly delicious dessert that will leave everyone asking for more. With a combination of sweet and tangy flavors, this pie recipe is perfect for any occasion, whether it’s a family gathering or a special dinner party.

Don’t be intimidated by the thought of baking a homemade dessert because with this recipe and my tips and recommendations, you’ll be making award-winning peaches and cream pies in no time! So gather your ingredients, roll up your sleeves, and let’s get baking. Trust me; your taste buds will thank you!

Peacheesy Pie

Peacheesy Pie Recipe

This was the $25,000 Grand Prize winning recipe in the 1964 Pillsbury Bake-Off. It's a yummy recipe which uses canned peach slices.
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Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: < 4 Hours, Dessert, Low Protein, Pie
Prep Time: 45 minutes
Cook Time: 45 minutes
Servings: 1 9inch pie
Calories: 745.2kcal



  • 1 (29 ounce) can sliced peach halves in syrup (reserve 6-7 Tablespoons Syrup for pie crust)
  • 1/2 cup sugar, plus
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 2 tablespoons corn syrup
  • 2 teaspoons pumpkin pie spice
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 2 eggs, slightly beaten
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1 (3 ounce) package cream cheese
  • 1/2 cup sour cream


  • 2 cups flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2/3 cup shortening
  • 2 tablespoons butter


  • Preheat Oven to 425 degrees.
  • Drain peaches, reserving syrup.
  • Combine peach slices, 1/2 cup sugar, corn starch, corn syrup, pumpkin pie spice and vanilla.
  • Combine eggs, 1/3 cup sugar, lemon juice and 2 tablespoons peach syrup in small saucepan.
  • Cook, until thick, stirring constantly over medium high heat.
  • With an electric mixer, in a large bowl, blend together sour cream and cream cheese.
  • Add hot mixture and beat until smooth.
  • Combine flour& Salt.
  • Cut shortening into flour mixture.
  • Add peach syrup and stir with fork until mixture holds together.
  • Roll out half of dough on a floured surface and fit into a 9 inch pie pan.
  • Flute edges.
  • Roll out remaining dough and cut into circles.
  • Brush circles with some of the reserved peach syrup.
  • Put peach mixture into pie crust.
  • Dot with 2 tablespoons butter.
  • Pour cheesecake topping over peaches.
  • Arrange circles of pie dough on top of cheesecake topping with the syrup side up.
  • Bake at 425 degrees for 10 minutes.
  • Cover edge of crust with aluminum foil and lower heat to 350 degrees.
  • Continue baking for 30-35 minutes or until crust is a deep golden brown.

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Serving: 298g | Calories: 745.2kcal | Carbohydrates: 96.2g | Protein: 8.8g | Fat: 37.8g | Saturated Fat: 14.4g | Cholesterol: 104.7mg | Sodium: 500.2mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 55.5g

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