Peach Nectarine Cherry Pie

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Peach Nectarine Cherry Pie RecipeYAY!  I’m back!!  A very long and event-filled 8 weeks has passed since last I posted.  During those weeks there was a Houseboat family vacation, a trip to Europe, a long weekend in Palm Springs celebrating Auntie Lil’s 90th birthday, and houseguests galore!  WHEW!  I will have plenty to share about all those wonderful things in a coming post but for now, let’s talk PIE!!!
Peach Nectarine Cherry Pie RecipeWhile I was in Europe, I ate my way through more pastries than the average vacationer.  As a baker I felt it my obligation to do some research while I had the opportunity.  But in truth, it was mostly about how much I love sweets and baked goods.  And, when I wasn’t eating pastries, I was doing a face plant into scoops of gelato.  Yes, I love ice cream/gelato even more than pastries and so I ate it at every stop, sometimes even twice a day.  True confession – one day I had two big scoops of gelato before noon.  No excuses, apologies, or regrets.  🙂
Peach Nectarine Cherry Pie RecipeAll that said, by the time I re-entered the States, I was more than ready for some good old-fashioned American desserts.  The farmers market stalls were brimming over with ripe stone fruits, making it impossible to choose just one as the star of this pie.  This is absolutely my favorite ‘fruit’ time of the year.  I could eat plump, meaty cherries all day long.  Since nectarines and peaches are also right up there at the top of my list of irresistible summer cravings, I decided to feed that craving with a single pie, harnessing the juicy, sweet-tart lovely-ness of all three fruits.

Quick, get to the market while cherries, nectarines, and peaches are at their best.  Then make pie!
Peach Nectarine Cherry Pie RecipeNotes:  I do not peel the nectarines but feel free to peel away.  The 1/3 cup sugar added to the fruit is approximate.  I prefer to allow the fruit and natural sugars to shine and so I opt for less sugar.  If your fruit is lacking in sweetness or you prefer a sweeter pie, add 1/2 cup sugar to the fruit.  This pie crust recipe is very generous, making enough dough for a double crusted 9 1/2-inch pie.  If using a 9-inch pie dish, use the extra pie dough scraps for cinnamon and sugar pie crust cookies.  





10 thoughts on “Peach Nectarine Cherry Pie

  1. Looks lovely. Glad you are back! Why do you peel the peaches, but not the nectarines?

    • Thanks Sher! I find peaches easier to peel than nectarines and I have never liked the ‘fuzziness’ of peach peel. Also, I personally think the peel of nectarines actually adds flavor and texture to the pie. Maybe it’s just me! 🙂

  2. Welcome back Mary! I’m having a bit of gelato envy but it can be put aside for a slice of this outstanding summer pie! I suppose an extra large scoop of vanilla bean or burnt caramel ice-cream wouldn’t be out of place on this fabulous pie!

    • Thanks Deb! In fact, although not homemade, we enjoyed the pie with vanilla bean and Jeni’s bourbon pecan ice creams. The perfect accompaniment for the flavors of peach, nectarine and cherry.

  3. All is right in the world again.

    Mary is back in her kitchen serving up heart-stopping, mouth-watering beauties.

    Missed you….

  4. Welcome back!! I can`t wait to read about your summer! 🙂 I wish I could visit Europe and eat all the gelato my stomach can take.

    I usually think of berries when I think of pie, mainly because I`m so in love with berries, but this is really convincing me otherwise. I will definitely add this to my to-bake list. It looks like a beautiful pie!

    • Lynna, I also love berry pies. Truth be told, I love every kind of pie. I would have to say that pie is my favorite dessert. Since I am such a lover of stone fruits though, this pie ranks near the top of my list.