Southern Peaches and Cream Pie incorporates the most delicious aspects of a peach cake, cobbler, cheesecake, and a pie into one luscious but easy dessert!
It’s full of juicy peaches, and creamy cheesecake, and like my easy Old-Fashioned Southern Peach Cobbler, this easy pie makes its crust, so you don’t have to. And, it’s perfect for serving for a weeknight dinner or a fancy dinner with guests.
Georgia is known far and wide as the peach state, but South Carolina is giving it a run for its money, and there is debate among my friends now as to which peaches are better.
No matter what your preference is, you will love this easy peach cream pie dessert.
Why you will love this recipe:
- Because it’s made with canned peaches, you can enjoy this delicious treat all year round.
- No crust to fool with!
- Did I mention it’s easy to make, and a family-friendly dessert?
- You can make it ahead!
Here’s what you need to make this recipe:
Canned peaches, cream cheese, sour cream, flour, salt, baking powder, vanilla pudding mix, butter, egg, milk, granulated sugar, and ground cinnamon.
How to make it:
Gather the ingredients and preheat your oven to 350 degrees F. Spray the sides and bottom of a 10-inch glass deep-dish pie plate with non-stick cooking spray or grease with butter.
Add flour, salt, baking powder, and dry pudding mix to a medium-size bowl.
Add butter, egg, and milk and beat for two minutes with an electric mixer.
Pour this mixture into the prepared pie dish and smooth out.
Use a colander or strainer and drain the peaches. Be sure to reserve the liquid.
Arrange the peach slices on top of the batter.
To make the cream filling, use another bowl, and beat the cream cheese and sour cream until fluffy. Add ½ cup of sugar and three tablespoons of the reserved liquid. Beat for two minutes.
Spoon the cream cheese mixture over the peaches but leave a one-inch opening around the edges of the pie dish. Add a row of peach slices between the cream cheese mixture and the side of the pie dish.
Mix one teaspoon of sugar and the cinnamon and sprinkle over the top of the pie.
Bake on the bottom rack of your oven for 35 minutes or until the top is golden brown and slightly puffed.
Remove from the oven and let it cool on a wire cooling rack to room temperature, then cover and chill in the refrigerator for at least several hours before serving.
How to serve it:
This delicious dessert can be sliced and served plain, or it can be topped with whipped cream or a scoop of vanilla ice cream.
Can this be stored in the freezer?
Leftovers should be covered tightly with plastic wrap and can be refrigerated for up to seven days. Do not freeze.
Can I make this recipe with fresh peaches?
It’s a little more work, but you absolutely can make this recipe with fresh peaches. This recipe calls for 44 ounces of canned sliced peaches. This roughly translates to six cups of peeled, sliced peaches. It takes approximately two medium peaches to make one cup of slices. This means you will need about twelve peaches for the pie.
You will also need three tablespoons of peach juice. You can use purchased peach juice or nectar, or you can make your own by combining one peeled and sliced peach and ½ cup of water in your blender. Process this mixture until it is a liquid.
More delicious desserts:
If you like this easy summer dessert, you might also like these delicious Southern-style recipes: Minnie Lee Croley’s Sour Cream Pound Cake, Southern Pecan Praline Cake, Classic Strawberry Shortcake, Old-Fashioned Strawberry Pie, and Strawberry Trifle with Angel Food Cake.
If you like peaches as we do, you might also like these recipes: Southern Fresh Peach Bread, Grilled Chicken with Peach Glaze, Southern Fresh Peach Salsa, Grilled Pork Tenderloin with Peach Salsa, Fresh Peach Pie, Southern Peach Cobbler; and Homemade Peach and Blackberry Crumble.
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Southern Peaches and Cream Pie Recipe
- ¾ cup all-purpose flour
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- ½ teaspoon salt
- 1 4.6 oz box of vanilla pudding mix not instant
- 3 tablespoon butter softened
- 1 egg
- ½ cup milk
- 44 oz canned peaches 1-29 oz can and 1-15 oz can, save the liquid
- 8 oz cream cheese softened
- ¼ cup sour cream
- ½ cup plus 1 teaspoon granulated sugar divided
- ¼ teaspoon ground cinnamon
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Spray the sides and bottom of a 10-inch glass deep-dish pie plate with non-stick cooking spray or grease with butter.
- Add flour, salt, baking powder, and dry pudding mix to a medium-size bowl.
- Add butter, egg, and milk and beat for two minutes with an electric mixer.
- Pour this mixture into the prepared pie dish and smooth out.
- Drain the peaches well and reserve the liquid. Arrange the peach slices on top of the flour mixture.
- Use another bowl and beat the cream cheese and sour cream until fluffy. Add ½ cup of sugar and three tablespoons of the reserved peach liquid. Beat for two minutes.
- Spoon the cream cheese mixture over the peaches but leave a 1-inch opening around the side of the pie dish.
- Add a row of peach slices between the cream cheese mixture and the edge of the pie dish.
- Mix one teaspoon of sugar and the cinnamon and sprinkle over the top of the pie.
- Bake on the bottom rack of your oven for 35 minutes or until the top is golden brown and slightly puffed.
- Remove from the oven and let it cool on a wire cooling rack to room temperature, then cover and chill in the refrigerator for several hours before serving.
*This post was originally published on August 20, 2017. It was republished on June 12, 2020, with updated and expanded directions.
OMG i’ve been looking for a peach cream pie recipie my mom and i use to make when i was a kid to make with my kids for uears now and this is the first one that looked even rwmotly close to my memories from childhood! when i made the first one since finding this, my mouth seemed to dance down memory lane! I was beyond Happy to find this thanks for posting it ❤️
Get Out! This recipe sounds “over-the-top” yummy. I love how easy, yet how decadent it is. What a perfect post for this time of year. As always, thanks so much for sharing.
Could you bake this dessert in a pie crust to make it easier to serve?
Hi Janice, absolutely! I would definitely pre-bake the pie crust first.
All the best,