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Peach pie a la mode getting a drizzle of bourbon caramel sauce
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Fresh Peach Pie with Bourbon Caramel Sauce

This Fresh Peach Pie has the best sweet and tender peach filling inside a buttery, flaky crust. Served drizzled with a scrumptious Bourbon Caramel Sauce, this easy peach pie recipe is summer's best comfort food!
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword Peach Pie, Peach Pie Recipe
Prep Time 40 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Cooling/setting time 4 hours
Total Time 5 hours 40 minutes
Servings 8 servings
Calories 467kcal

Ingredients

For the Bourbon Caramel Sauce:

For the Peach Pie:

Instructions

To Make the Bourbon Caramel Sauce:

  • Heat the sugar in a medium saucepan over medium heat, stirring occasionally with a rubber spatula or wooden spoon. The sugar will clump up slightly, but just keep stirring it a bit; it will eventually melt and become thick and amber-brown in color (about 5 to 7 minutes). Be careful not to burn it.
  • Once the sugar is completely melted and amber-brown, add the butter and whisk until incorporated. Be careful, the mixture will immediately bubble up after adding the butter and might even seem like it’s about to overflow the pan; just keep whisking and it will quickly settle back down. If the sugar clumps up or the butter separates, remove from the heat and whisk vigorously. It will eventually come back together then, return to the heat. After the butter has melted and is combined with the sugar, cook for about 30 seconds without stirring.
  • Remove the saucepan from the heat and carefully and slowly add half of the cream, whisking constantly. The mixture will bubble up again. Just keep whisking and slowly add the remaining cream. Whisk until incorporated and smooth. Add the salt, vanilla, and bourbon, whisking to combine.
  • Pour the caramel in a bowl and cool completely to room temperature, about 2 hours, before using or transferring to an airtight container to store in the refrigerator. Return to room temperature before using. Caramel will thicken as it cools.

To Make the Pie:

  • Roll out one of the chilled disks of pie dough on a floured work surface. Roll the dough from the center to the edge, turning the dough until you have a circle of about 13-inches in diameter. Carefully ease the pie crust into a 9-inch pie plate, making sure not to stretch the dough at all, or it will shrink as the pie bakes. With a sharp knife, cut the excess dough off at the edge of the pie plate. Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate.

Roll out the second disk of pie dough rolling from the center to the edge, turning the dough until you have a circle of about 13-inches in diameter. Place the dough on a sheet pan lined with parchment paper and using a pastry cutter, pizza cutter or knife, cut the dough into ten 1-inch-wide strips. Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate while you work on the filling.
  • Preheat the oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  • In a large bowl, stir together the peaches, brown sugar, vanilla extract, and lemon juice until throughly combined. Let the peach mixture sit for 5 minutes.
  • Mix together the granulated sugar, instant tapioca, cinnamon, and salt in a small bowl. Sprinkle the sugar mixture over the peach slices and toss gently to combine. Allow the mixture to sit at room temperature for 10 to 15 minutes so the fruit releases some of its juices. Toss the mixture once again right before pouring the filling into the pie shell.
  • Remove the pie crust from the refrigerator. Pour the filling into the bottom shell and carefully thread the strips over and under one another, pulling back strips as necessary to weave. Press the edges of the strips into the bottom pie crust edges to seal then, crimp the edges.
  • Make the egg wash by whisking the egg yolk with 1 tablespoon water. Lightly brush the lattice with the egg wash and sprinkle with sparkling /sanding sugar.
  • Place the pie on a baking sheet to catch any drippings and bake for 25 minutes, then, lower the oven temperature to 350°F, and bake for 25 to 30 minutes or until the juices bubble up through the lattice and the crust is golden brown. If your pie crust is browning too quickly, tent the top with foil to prevent it from burning.
  • Remove the pie from the oven and let it cool at room temperature for 4 hours and up to 3 days before slicing and serving. Serve with bourbon caramel sauce.

Notes

  • Always keep an eye on your pie as it cooks to prevent over browning.
  • If your pie starts to over-brown, tent the top with foil.
  • Allow the baked pie to sit for 4 hours before slicing it or serving it. During this time, the pie will set properly preventing a runny consistency.
  • Making caramel sauce may sound intimidating, the big deal is that when you add an ingredient to the hot melted sugar, it bubbles up like an angry volcano. So first, remove the pan from the stove before adding the butter and/or cream. Then expect ferocious bubble action - think of yourself as a kitchen sorcerer and tell the mixture to calm down!! It will! You made magic.

Nutrition

Calories: 467kcal | Carbohydrates: 42g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 32g | Saturated Fat: 20g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 9g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 121mg | Sodium: 349mg | Potassium: 277mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 36g | Vitamin A: 1481IU | Vitamin C: 9mg | Calcium: 53mg | Iron: 1mg