Peach and Thyme Custard Pie

Growing up in New England, our growing seasons have always been pretty short. Therefore my mom would spend the last weekends in August picking fruits and vegetables, then canning and freezing them so we could make them last through the long winters.

My favorite thing to harvest late summer, has always been native peaches. They are typically smaller, not quite as juicy, but every bit of delicious as those larger ones found in the southern parts of the country. As soon as those peaches were ripe, mom would bake us peach cobbler served with ice cream, and then the rest of her peaches were always used in her famous peach jam. I always thought the jam was best before it made it’s way in to the jars, eaten warm with a spoon… no toast needed!

As much as I love the memories of canning with my mom as a little girl, I am not much of a canner myself. So instead of taking my fruits and putting them into jams and jellies, I opt for baked treats.

This pie is made with a basic all butter pie crust filled with a bit of spice thanks to the cinnamon. The center is a sweet, rich, creamy custard, paired with tart native peaches and a bit of thyme. Great served warm or cold (though I prefer room temperature!)

Today I am guest posting for my friend Marnely over on Cooking With Books. Head on over to her blog for the full recipe.


  1. Carrie, this is so beautiful, I almost cried (one because it is so pretty; two, because I don't have a slice in front of me). Please come teach me to crimp pie crust!

  2. Absolutely beautiful Carrie. Love stone fruit. Clicking through to see how you did it. :)

  3. Yes, New England summers are way too short! This pie looks incredible. I love the addition of thyme! Heading over to grab the recipe...

  4. This seriously is a work of art, you are so talented! I love a delicious native peach and know this would be a celebration worthy recipe.

  5. This pie is absolutely beautiful, Carrie, and that crust is perfection. I love custard & fruit based pies. Heading over to read your post.

  6. I love the way you've done the crust on this pie, it looks like a flower!