Yesterday I shared phase one of our basement / media room makeover and we’ve definitely been spending more time down there since finishing it! Is there anything better than eating a big slice of pie on a comfy couch in a pretty room to welcome fall? I’d have to say no! The peach tree in our backyard (a happy surprise) is blowing up right now and I’ve been trying to use peaches in as many recipes as possible. We’ll be entertaining a few times this season, so I’m trying to nail down the best recipes. You’ll also notice a couple new additions in the basement since I photographed it. Click through for the best peach pie recipe and to see my new finds…
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Aside from the perfect weather and color palette that accompanies fall, my favorite part of the season is entertaining. It’s the time of year where we most often welcome friends and family into our home. It also incentivizes me to make our house feel more cozy and inviting- and I do my best baking this time of year! Who doesn’t want to be welcomed with the scent of freshly baked pie floating through the air? Emmett is always on board to be my taste tester! I started in the backyard to gather up some fresh peaches…
- 2 pie crusts- or your favorite homemade option (I bought frozen crust this time around to save time)
- 8-10 ripe peaches, peeled
- 1/3 cup granulated sugar
- 1/3 cup brown sugar
- 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
- 4 tablespoons cornstarch
- 1 tablespoon lemon juice
- pinch of sea salt
Begin by prepping your pie crust. As I mentioned, to save time- I bought frozen crust this time around (no shame in my game)! I still roll it out and treat it like homemade dough though. I rolled the dough, draped this gorgeous scalloped pie pan, then moved it the fridge while I worked on peeling the peaches.
Peel the peaches and slice them into 1/4″ pieces for the pie filling. You can do more or less depending on the size of your pie pan.
Next, mix up the filling! Add the granulated sugar, brown sugar, cornstarch, salt, cinnamon, nutmeg, and lemon juice to the bowl of peaches.
There is just something about cinnamon and nutmeg that tastes like fall. Sometimes I add a little extra for good measure. Remember my spice rack DIY? It’s coming in very handy!
Once your filling is well mixed, pull the prepared pie crust from the fridge and spoon in the peach filling using a slotted spoon. If there is one thing that ruins a fruit pie- it’s a soggy bottom. Using a slotted spoon helps minimize soggy crust! Trust me.
Now for the fun part… the lattice top! This isn’t necessary, but I love getting creative with the pie top. This time, I opted for a thin lattice center with a braid around the perimeter, as shown in the intro image. I had some extra dough leftover, so I also cut out some leaves for fall. I’d recommend cutting your dough with a pizza cutter- it’s the easiest way to get straight, clean lines!
Bake the pie at 400 degrees for 15-20 minutes, or until the crust looks golden brown. If your pie isn’t baking evenly- you can shape foil around the edges to deflect the heat. I never have to do that when using this stoneware baking dish.
I prefer to serve my peach pie with a scoop of french vanilla ice cream! It really is the best dessert for early fall. It sounds like pretty much everyone is having an incredible peach season right now! If you also want to use them up or take advantage of fresh peaches in your area, I’d highly recommend this recipe. It’s great for fall entertaining and I’m definitely planning to make it again.
As always, I’ve got links for you below! Click directly on my finds below to be redirected to the source, or use the numbered links at the bottom to shop.
01: navy pillow // 02: marble side table // 03: copper measuring cups // 04: wood serving bowl // 05: kitchen towels // 06: wood rolling pin // 07: knife block set // 08: baking dishes // 09: pie server // 10: cutting board
If you’re wondering about the new items in the basement living room, I found this gorgeous marble side table from Walmart Home, as well as the navy channel tufted pillow. You can’t be the price! For a $14 pillow, I’m thinking I might order another one. I love the velvet texture that picks up on our acoustic wall panels! It’s like it was made for this monochromatic space. If you’re also feeling the fall vibes, I found a bunch of warm-toned copper accents, wood items, fall harvest decor, and tons of textural items on the Walmart Home site.
Let me know if you try the pie, and GIANT thank you for all the love yesterday! It was so fun to share the basement reveal… even if it’s just phase one. Who knows when we’ll actually renovate down there- it could be years, so having a space that feels more like us in the meantime has been wonderful. Happy Tuesday, friends!
PeggiSeptember 24, 2019 at 4:34 am
Mmmm. I can almost smell the warm spices, and I think you’ve inspired me to try a skinny lattice next time. I’ve moved on to pears this week. We have the scraggliest Charlie Brown pear tree that generously yields a dozen or so fruits each year. I always honor the production with a tart! This year I found a recipe with hazelnuts and blue cheese…
Sorry I missed your basement reveal yesterday! It’s beautiful! The color seems perfect, and I especially love all the drapery and the velvet panels! I dig a dark, cocoon of a basement.👏
SarahSeptember 24, 2019 at 9:47 am
Mmmm pears!! Now you have me craving those. haha! Cheers to your Charlie Brown tree- that recipe sounds incredible. I wasn’t allowed to post the basement reveal until 11am EST yesterday because it was being announced on the Today Show (color of the year), so no worries there! That’s a lot later than my posts typically go live. I can’t tell you how much I appreciate you checking in every single day. I know that’s a big commitment and I’m so happy we have become friends! Thanks Peggi :) Have a great day!
ColleenSeptember 24, 2019 at 7:57 am
Ok Sarah you have given me a serious craving for peach pie……Looks amazing 😋 Yum! And your family room is beautiful, it looks totally finished to me. Enjoy!
SarahSeptember 24, 2019 at 9:49 am
It is so good!! I made it over the weekend and we’re still working on eating it :) I wish I could share! Thanks so much, Colleen! xox
TeriSeptember 24, 2019 at 8:24 am
Pie looks delish even if your post could use a little editing…
SarahSeptember 24, 2019 at 9:49 am
Thanks Teri! Care to elaborate?