Crumble topped Peach Pie



*I am partnering with Crisco in celebration of Pi Day. Although I will be compensated, all opinions are my own.

Pi Day is tomorrow (3/14), and to celebrate, I made a pie! Actually, I was asked by Crisco to bake a pie and celebrate. I have to say that the hashtag #CriscoKnowsPie is absolutely perfect. They really do know pie dough – and so do I, thanks to my mom who was the best baker in the world. She taught me from an early age how to bake, and her standard pie dough called for Crisco. I remember her stressing each and every time that I helped her, that the Crisco has to be really cold before incorporating it. I have never forgotten her advice, and I have the best memories of baking with her as a little girl (all the way up until I became an adult!).

I was asked to participate in the Crisco #PiDay project, and I gladly said yes. I have always baked with Crisco when making goodies, so it just seemed like a genuine fit for me.

crumble topped peach pie
I decided to modify a pie recipe that I found on the Crisco website (if you haven’t checked it out, you must – there are SO many tasty looking recipes!).

crisco sticks and flour
One of the reasons I like using Crisco sticks is that they are SO easy to use (and less messy). Measuring is a breeze too, as the measurements are right there on the wrapper. I just cut off how much I need and I don’t have to use a measuring cup. Genius!

But back to my recipe! I decided to modify the Peach Delight Pie that I found on the Crisco website, but instead of using almond extract, I used vanilla. I also substituted pecans for almonds. You can find the recipe directions by following the link above.

The Classic Crisco Pie Dough is the same recipe my mom always used:

Classic Crisco Pie Dough:
1 1/3 cups Pillsbury BEST™ All Purpose Flour
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 stick well-chilled Crisco® Baking Sticks All-Vegetable Shortening
OR 1/2 cup Crisco® All-Vegetable Shortening
3 to 6 tablespoons ice cold water

2 1/2 cups (2 to 3 large) peeled, sliced fresh or frozen peaches
3/4 cup granulated sugar, plus additional for topping
1/4 cup quick-cooking tapioca
1 teaspoon lemon juice
1 teaspoon almond extract (I used vanilla)
1/4 cup Pillsbury BEST™ All Purpose Flour

Crumble mixture:
1/4 cup firmly packed brown sugar
1/4 cup chopped almonds (I used pecans)
3 tablespoons butter, melted

I started by mixing the ingredients for my dough – super easy. My mom showed me how to make “pebbles” before adding the water.

cutting-Crisco-flour-pie dough
Following the suggestion on the Crisco website, I wrapped my pie dough in plastic wrap and refrigerated for about an hour (you can also refrigerate for a several days if you want).

ball of pie dough in plastic
I rolled out the pie dough, gently placed it in the pie pan, and crimped the edges.

I mixed the crumble mixture, sprinkled half on the bottom of the pie crust, then added the peach filling. I topped the pie with the remaining crumble mixture, then cut little diamond shapes out of the remaining dough and placed them around the edges. I brushed the diamonds with egg whites and sprinkled sugar on top. It’s always a good idea to cover the edge of the pie crust with foil, to keep it from burning.

crumble topped peach pie
In the oven she went, and I couldn’t wait to see the finished product!

Oh my…it turned out beautifully. It tasted even better! I present to you my Crumble Top Peach Pie made with Crisco Sticks!

crumble top peach pie
You can find lots of other delicious recipes on the Crisco website – and pie recipes are only a small portion of all they have.

Crisco hasn’t failed me yet – my pie crust always turns out perfect – flaky and tasty. I don’t ever see myself using any other kind of shortening for my pie crusts!

Do you like to bake as much as I do? Is Crisco your go-to ingredient when you make pie dough? Follow along with the fun with #CriscoKnowsPie and #PiDay! Oh, and make sure you visit the Crisco Facebook page for a special Pi Day coupon for Crisco Baking Sticks!

THE GIVEAWAY is now closed:

THREE (3) WINNERS will receive a Crisco Baking Kit, which includes:
~Ceramic Pie Plate
~Pie Servers
~Portable Pie Plate
~Measuring Cups
~Crisco Baking Sticks

No purchase necessary. Open to residents of US only. Giveaway ends March 27, 2015 at 9:00 p.m. (PST). ONE ENTRANT PER HOUSEHOLD/IP Address! I check all entries – cheating will not be tolerated. Winner will be notified via email and needs to reply within 48 hours, or a new winner will be chosen. Please make sure you check your spam folder – I will not be responsible if you did not receive winning email notification. Winners name(s) will be displayed on the post, and will also be posted on Winners List shortly after drawing has occurred. Winners will be chosen randomly by Giveaway Tools. Screenshots of winners available by request. Prize will be shipped directly from sponsor or their PR Agency unless otherwise noted. Eighty MPH Mom is not responsible for prizes lost in transit, although every attempt will be made for prize delivery.

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  1. Cindy Merrill on

    What is iSmart Outreach? Never heard of it, we don’t have a “Smart” phone yet. I’d like to get one, someday, when the prices are reasonable.

  2. I love using Crisco in my pie making as I always make homemade dough. I also like using it when I make Shepard’s Pie or when I make my own pasta dough for homemade chicken pot pie

  3. Jennifer Rogers on

    Not sure about the Smart I reach, but I love Peach anything and I adefinitely going to bake this pie! I am not much of a pie crust maker but your directions make it so I can make a good pie crust! Thanks!!

  4. Sheila Vives on

    Crisco baking sticks are awesome. So much better than using those large cans I grew up with. It was so hard to handle those big cans when I was a little girl trying to learn cooking skills.

  5. Not sure about the first question since I have never heard of it.

    I love to use Crisco to make chocolate chip cookies.

  6. vickie couturier on

    to be honest I dont have a clue what a smart reach is,,so the answer is it cant help me if I dont know about it

  7. Leigh Anne Borders on

    I am not sure what Smart Reach is. We have smart phones so I might be interested in it. I just need to know what it is 😉

  8. I’m a senior citizen, and Crisco has been around all my life, it seems! My late mother (1903-1985) always used Crisco, and so do I!

  9. I am not familiar with the Smart iReach. We actually don’t use cellular phones, so it is probably of little use to us!!

  10. I always keep some Crisco on hand for pastry. I usually use half butter and half Crisco, which gives me a nice flaky crust with good flavor. I like the idea of getting some Crisco sticks, which would make measuring it so much easier.

  11. I like to use the crisco butter sticks for icing to decorate cakes with. It comes out perfect every time.

  12. Mary Beth Elderton on

    Pie crusts are my favorite thing to make with Crisco! I have tried other recipes with other ingredients and they just aren’t as flaky and nice. BTW–your peach pie looks wonderful!

  13. I would say my favorite thing is biscuits, but I think my mom also uses it for things like pie crusts for pot pies. It is good stuff.

  14. chickie brewer on

    If i have to choose I think it would be pie crust. I haven’t tried it but I’ve heard so many great things!

  15. I use Crisco for a lot of things, but my favorite is for frying eggs. My mom used Crisco when I was a little girl, so it has been around for a very long time.

  16. We’ve been using Crisco since the 1960s – it make flakier, more delicious crusts and pastries, even cookies better than anything else, even butter. We’ve never been without it. Often imitated, never duplicated. Your pie looks totally awesome, and I agree with you – hashtag #CriscoKnowsPie is perfect!!!

  17. My favorite to cook with Crisco is peanut butter chocolate chip cookies. Thanks.

  18. I have a recipe for delicious sugar cookies made with butter flavored Criscoe. It is also the only thing to fry chicken in.

  19. I will not make a pie crust without Crisco, because that’s what makes them perfect! (Well, that and vinegar)

    But my favorite thing is to use the Crisco chocolate chip cookie recipe with butter flavored Crisco. Perfect texture! I’m a straight butter girl on the table, but when it comes to baking nothing beats the textures Crisco gives you.

    You did a beautiful job with the top of that pie!

  20. That looks so good. Coincidence because my favorite thing to bake with Crisco is definitely peach cobbler! Especially with fresh peaches!

  21. Oh that looks so good! I have not used the sticks before, I will have to try those! I am all for less mess! 🙂 I would also love to substitute the pecans for the almonds. I love pecans!

  22. I haven’t had peach pie in years. I love it, especially a crumble top but I always go for apple. Now I want some pie! Pecan is a favorite of mine too.

  23. I have stopped doing cakes very few cookies at holidays and brownies now and again. Since we live in the Blue Ridge mountains and start with rhubarb, plums, then peaches, apples and all the berries- pie it must be. I make crusts out of part Crisco and part butter-occasionally some lard. I know it is not good, but makes the Best crust. My compliments to the baker!

  24. Michelle Tucker on

    When making my pie crusts I usually use crisco. They come out so flaky. I wouldn’t use any other recipe. 🙂

  25. Biscuits for breakfast and pie crust – and this pie just look awesome! I can’t wait for fresh peaches this year

  26. Beverly Metcalf on

    My favorite thing to make with Crisco is pie crust. Your pie looks delicious. Thanks for having this contest.

  27. Michelle Tucker on

    This pie looks so good. Crisco makes likes so fluffy and yummy. Thanks so much for the recipe. Will be getting peaches from the farmers markets soon!

  28. Oh my gosh, this recipe sounds amazing. I’m a big peach fan so anything to do with peaches, is right up my alley. I even wish that I could by Peach juice somewhere. I’m so bad to open up a can of peaches, and then suck down all the juice.

  29. Melinda Stephens on

    I’ve never heard of putting tapioca in pie before. This looks like a really good recipe, so I’ll have to try it.

  30. I have always used Crisco to make my homemade flaky pie crusts! The layering in this peach pie really looks temptingly delicious.

  31. Richard Hicks on

    I have not had peach pie in so long. Will put this recipe on my to do list. Love the clear instructions and pics

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