This story and recipe for Peaches and Cream Icebox Pie is part of the #Pyrex100 campaign, sponsored by Pyrex®, a World Kitchen brand. Although I have been compensated, all opinions are my own.
When I was a teen, I learned how to make apple pie at a workshop through my church youth group. I became so enamored by homemade pies (and especially what became known as “Laura’s Apple Pie” in my extended family) that I started asking for pie instead of birthday cake for years. I have now been making pies for every family gathering and holiday meal for the last 25 years (boy, that makes me feel old!).
Just last week, when I was in Chicago for my sister’s wedding, my sister asked if my mom and I could make some apple pies for her reception. Our pre-wedding evening with my mom and sisters slicing apples and rolling out crust (and getting burned by boiling hot apple pie syrup!) is one of the best memories of the trip.
There’s something special about the family baking together – and since we’re all spread out across the country, we don’t do it together often enough.
As my mom and I were shopping for the pie supplies, I added one special “ingredient” to the cart: 2 new Pyrex pie plates. Although I knew there would be pie plates at the house for us to use to make the pies that night, I wanted to give my sister and her new wife some pie plates of their own to take home….so that they could think of me and the family and our pie-baking traditions whenever they baked a pie.
Now that I’m back home, I decided that I needed to try a new pie recipe in my new Pyrex pie plate, and Oh-My-Goodness….the pie was incredible!
Instead of the traditional apple pie that we made last weekend, I used some fresh peaches to make a peach icebox pie. This pie may not look as “pretty” as an apple pie, but it takes a LOT less work and it’s absolutely delicious! I will be making this pie over and over again for my family! Possibly my favorite part about this peach pie recipe is the gingersnap crust (pure heaven!). Although…the perfectly creamy pie filling was a close second.
Note: I used a fresh peach, but because the pie is baked, you could certainly use canned peaches, drained and sliced thin, instead.
- 1 3/4 cups crushed gingersnap cookies
- 4 tablespoons butter or margarine, melted
- 1-2 fresh peaches, peeled and sliced thin
- 1 (14 ounce) can sweetened condensed milk
- 1/4 cup lemon juice
- 1/2 cup peach jam
- 3 large egg yolks
- 1/4 cup buttermilk
- Whipped cream
- Preheat oven to 350°F. Make crust by mixing butter with crushed gingersnap cookies. Press cookie crumble into the bottom and sides of an ungreased pie plate. Bake for 10 minutes.
- Remove crust from oven and let cool. When mostly cool, lay sliced peaches on the bottom of the crust.
- Reduce oven temperature to 325°F.
- In a medium bowl, mix sweetened condensed milk, lemon juice, and peach jam. Set aside.
- Beat egg yolks with a hand mixer on high for about 4-5 minutes. The yolks will look like creamy butter. Gradually add egg yolks to sweetened condensed milk mixture, mixing thoroughly. Whisk in buttermilk. Pour over sliced peaches in pie crust.
- Bake at 325°F for 20-25 minutes, or until pie is set around edges (it will be pretty jiggly). Cool on a wire rack for about an hour. Cover lightly with plastic wrap and freeze for several hours (4+).
- Top with homemade whipped cream before serving (I use 1 cup of whipping cream, 1 teaspoon vanilla and 1/3 cup powdered sugar and whip with hand beaters on high for several minutes, until soft peaks form). You can serve pie with sliced fresh peaches for an yummy addition!
- Store in the freezer.
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