Sour Cream Peach Pecan Pie

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by Amy Flanigan on August 26, 2009 · 28 comments

I’ve got peaches on my mind lately.

Maybe because of this gorgeous bowl of peaches showcased from Heather at Gild the Voodoo(lily). Or maybe because of this mouth watering recipe for Brown Sugar Peach Pancakes from Natasha at 5 Star Foodie.

I’ve also got pie on my mind.

Maybe because I’m still in complete awe of Evan Kleiman (the voice behind the radio program Good Food on KCRW and the chef at Angeli Caffe in Los Angeles) who baked a pie every single day this summer. Hello.

Or maybe because…well, let’s face it – I always have pie on my mind.

Hot diggity dang, wouldn’t you know it, the August/September issue of Taste of Home features a peach pie, of course. Not just any peach pie, however. This peach pie, made by Sherrell Dikes of Arkansas, took first place in the Great American Pie Show.

So, I just had to make it. Not once, but twice.

Oh yeah. It’s good all right.

I still altered it, though. I can’t even leave an award-winning recipe alone. Criminy.

Sour Cream Peach Pecan Pie
Serves 8
Prep time: 30 minutes
Bake time: 45 min. + cooling

Ingredients
• 9-inch deep dish prepared pie crust
• 2 cups sliced peeled peaches
• 3 tablespoons peach preserves
• 1/2 cup sugar
• 1/2 cup sour cream
• 2 egg yolks
• 4 tablespoons all-purpose flour
• 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract

Topping:
• 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
• 1/4 cup packed brown sugar
• 3 tablespoons sugar
• 1/2 cup chopped pecans
• 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
• 2 tablespoons cold butter

Directions
Preheat oven to 425°. Line a baking sheet with aluminum foil and coat with cooking spray.

In a large bowl, combine peaches and preserves. Transfer to pie shell.

In a small bowl, whisk the sugar, sour cream, egg yolks, flour and vanilla. Pour over peaches. Place pie on baking sheet and cook for 30 minutes.

Meanwhile, make the topping. In a small bowl, combine the flour, sugars, pecans and cinnamon. Cut in butter until crumbly; sprinkle over pie. Cover edges of crust to prevent overbrowning.
Bake for 15-20 minutes or until a knife inserted in the center comes out clean and topping is golden brown. Cool on a wire rack for 1 hour. Store in the refrigerator.

(adapted from Taste of Home)

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Kate O. June 29, 2013 at 1:01 am

This recipe looks amazing! I stumbled upon this site searching for Natasha’s 5 star foodie brown sugar peach pancake recipe. Do you happen to have it? I bookmarked the link and it doesn’t work anymore. :(

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Amy June 29, 2013 at 8:47 am

I don’t, sorry. Looks like Natasha’s site isn’t even working anymore, so I guess she stopped blogging :(

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Angela June 19, 2010 at 2:33 pm

I found your site through Joy The Baker, and have been digging through your archives. I’m SO trying this recipe. What a great site you have, and I’ll be back regularly!

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Pigpigscorner September 9, 2009 at 7:11 am

Love the close-up! I’m drooling…

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Jennifer September 3, 2009 at 6:57 pm

I have now made this pie twice. It sets pretty well after it cools, but it sets perfectly after being in the fridge for a while.

So incredibly yummy! It’s now one of Jay’s favorite desserts. :o)

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Sharon September 2, 2009 at 10:02 pm

Well, I finally made this pie — very delicious. Loved the pecans in the topping and the peach preserves for more peach flavor.
A real winner.

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Kevin August 31, 2009 at 5:01 am

That pie looks and sounds so good!

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Natashya August 30, 2009 at 10:43 pm

Oh my, what a gorgeous slice of pie! Is it for me? ;-)

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daphne August 30, 2009 at 1:30 am

I have a BIG weakness for pies- I just need to get my hands and do the crusts! This looks awesome and would be a fantastic warm dessert in our weird weather these days…

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Bellini Valli August 29, 2009 at 8:52 am

I can see why this pie would be a winner!!

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Jay August 28, 2009 at 2:57 pm

I am soooooo lucky. Jen made this pie last night, and we’re having it tonight. Yea for me!

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nora@ffr August 28, 2009 at 2:20 pm

this pie sound delish!! drrooolllliinngg!!!

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Amy August 28, 2009 at 8:22 am

Joanne – I use frozen fruit a lot. I find, for some recipes, you can’t tell the difference between that and fresh, and obviously it lasts longer in the freezer.

Having said that, though, if you use frozen peaches in this pie, I would make sure you dry them really well after they thaw. You don’t want any extra moisture/liquid or the pie may not set.

I say you make it with frozen peaches and report back!!

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Joanne August 28, 2009 at 7:45 am

You have just put me very much in the mood for pie. And peaches. That looks absolutely amazing. I wish peach season were longer. Sigh. Have you ever used frozen peaches? I haven’t but I wonder…this looks like something that would make the middle of January infinitely better.

I alter every recipe and I’m constantly laughing about my inability to make something as is. I think that’s the hallmark of being a food blogger.

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Jamie August 28, 2009 at 7:04 am

He baked a pie every single day of summer? Wow! Now that’s a goal! This peach pie looks crazy delicious!

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pam August 27, 2009 at 6:47 pm

I cannot begin to tell you how good that pie looks! Where do you live, cause I’m coming over!

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Helen August 27, 2009 at 2:50 pm

That looks so summery and delicious. I wish I had a slice in front of me right now- it wouldn’t last long.

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food-4tots August 27, 2009 at 11:51 am

I also got pie in mind. My newly bought pie moulds are still lying in the cabinet. This “award-wining” pie recipe is definitely a must-try for me!

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Amy August 27, 2009 at 11:35 am

Jen – I buy the kind in the freezer, usually comes in a two pack. Gee darn ;-)

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Jennifer August 27, 2009 at 11:18 am

For the pie crust, do you buy the frozen ones or the ones in the baking aisle?

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Jennifer August 27, 2009 at 11:10 am

OMG! I am LITERALLY drooling right now. I never make pie, but I will be making this…maybe tonight.

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Sharon August 27, 2009 at 10:30 am

I can tell by the ingredients that this pie will be delicious. I would make it right now before I even brush my teeth if only I had peaches, peach preserves, sour cream and pecans. A trip to the market is in order.

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natalie August 27, 2009 at 10:11 am

This pie looks great! All the combination make it sound like a winner to me for sure!!

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Natasha - 5 Star Foodie August 27, 2009 at 8:38 am

Oh, yum, this pie looks outstanding! We love peaches & pecan pie and to combine it in one delicious treat is heaven! Your picture is gorgeous! Thanks so much for the link :)

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Karen August 27, 2009 at 8:01 am

Mmm. Peaches and pie. Good morning!

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Cheryl August 27, 2009 at 7:25 am

Sour cream in pie sounds interesting. I wonder if you could use yogurt instead? I think your photo is better!

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Farmboy August 27, 2009 at 6:59 am

This is good pie. Really good pie. If ice cream wasn’t my favorite dessert, I would say this is my favorite dessert. But ice cream is.

This is really good pie.

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Lisa August 26, 2009 at 10:49 pm

Amy…you and your pie. Ha ha ha. I laughed that you altered a prize winner. Of course you did! And I bet your version is better.

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