If you want to make thirty gray hair-inducing decisions all within about five minutes of time, then you should buy plane tickets to San Francisco for your third marathon.

Trip insurance.  Do you get it?  Does it make your stomach rise up into your throat each time you click the button that says “No, I’m not interested”?

Do you have to self medicate with nutella before deciding whether you’re gonna go window or aisle?

Do you even have nutella in the house?  (Don’t. It’s not a good life decision.)

(Especially not when you have plane ticket purchasing in your future.)

And how many days do you take off to run this marathon?  Is three excessive?  No, but is it more excessive than running 26.2 miles?


After all was said and done, a jar of nutella had mysteriously disappeared, and three hundred something let’s-not-talk-about-it dollars were removed from my bank account, pie baking suddenly wasn’t a recreational activity.

It was oxygen.  Necessary.For.Life.


If you’ve got a case of the Wednesdays then I know you know I how I felt.

And for you, my friends, I have good news.

This pie may have been baked on Saturday.  But it’s totally a Wednesday kind of pie.


An easy peasy make-pie-crust-in-a-food- processor kind of pie.

A cut-up-those-peaches-you-already-have-in-your-fridge kind of pie.

A Joanne-substituted-Greek-yogurt-for-sour-cream-so-you-can-call-this-health-food kind of pie.


See what I’m saying?  Wednesday material, right here.

The creamy dreamy filling will make you totally forget that you have two days of work left before you can wake up at five both days over the weekend to run before it gets to be ungodly temperatures of hot sleep in.

So go ahead and throw out that jar of nutella you promised me you don’t have.  You won’t be needing it anymore.


Classic Pie Dough
Makes 2 balls of dough, enough for 2 single-crust 9-inch pies or one double-crust pie, adapted from Baked Explorations


  • 3 cups AP flour
  • 1 tbsp sugar
  • 1 tsp fine salt
  • 1 cup (2 sticks) cold unsalted butter


  1. In a medium bowl, whisk flour, sugar and salt together. In a measuring cup, stir 3/4 cup water with several ice cubes until it is very cold.
  2. Cut the cold butter into cubes and toss them in the flour mixture to coat.  Put the mixture in the bowl of a food processor and pulse in short bursts until the butter pieces are the size of hazelnuts.
  3. Pulsing in 4-second bursts, slowly drizzle the ice water into the food processor through the feed tube.  As soon as the dough comes together in a ball, stop adding water.  Remove the dough from the food processor and divide it in half.  It will feel and look sticky. Don’t worry.
  4. Flatten each piece into a disk and wrap first in parchment paper and then in plastic wrap.  Refrigerate the dough until firm, about 1 hour.  It can be kept refrigerated for 3 days or frozen for 3 months.  Thaw it in the fridge before proceeding if freezing.

Peaches and Dream Pie
Makes one 9-inch pie, adapted from Baked Explorations


  • 1 ball Classic Pie Dough
  • 10 canned peach halves or about 2 1/2 cups fresh diced peaches (I used fresh)
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 cup greek yogurt (I used non-fat)
  • 2 tbsp honey
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1 cup firmly packed brown sugar, divided
  • 3 tbsp + 1/3 cup AP flour, divided
  • 4 tbsp cold unsalted butter, cut into 1/2-inch pieces



  • Dust a work surface with a sprinkling of flour.  Roll the dough ball out into a 12-inch round.  Transfer the dough to a pie dish and carefully work it into place, folding any overhang under and crimping the edge as you go.  Cover the crust in plastic wrap and refrigerate it for at least 30 minutes.  Preheat the oven to 375.
  • Arrange the peaches cut side up on the bottom of the pie shell.  In a medium bowl, whisk together the eggs, greek yogurt, and honey until they just come together.  Sprinkle the mixture with the salt, 1/2 cup brown sugar, and 3 tbsp flour.  Whisk until just combined.  Pour the mixture over the peaches.
  • Place the remaining 1/2 cup sugar, 1/3 cup flour, and butter in a bowl.  Use your hand to work the butter into the dry ingredients until the mix looks like coarse sand.  Assemble the pie.  Sprinkle the pie topping across the filling and bake for 45 minutes, or until the filling is bubbly. Make sure to put a sheet pan on the oven rack directly below the pie to catch any filling that bubbles over.  Let the pie cool overnight before serving.


I am submitting this to Bake with Bizzy over at Bizzy Bakes.


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100 Responses to Peaches and Dream Pie

  1. #1. My number one recipe I am loving from you from day 1. It is amazing and making this southern peach loving girl go insane trying to figure out when and how to get to the store to get the ingredients to make this in the next hour:) Love it!

  2. Sam says:

    This looks delicious. In the winter it’s going to be a great use for all of the peaches I canned this summer.

    And don’t worry–I eat nutella by the spoonful when I’m stressed too. Even better: Ronnybrook Chocolate-Hazelnut ice cream (that’s definitely what I ate last night while stressing about my upcoming trip)

  3. Claudie says:

    Wonderful pie: I like you’ve used Greek yogurt and honey, it must be really delicious!

    So did you end up choosing aisle or window? 🙂

  4. Lora says:

    Those peaches are gorgeous! The pie looks like perfect medication for all pre marathon inducing anxiety.

  5. Victoria says:

    Lordy lordy lordy lordy… I do love me a peach pie! And I often feel all Wednesday and sluggish, it can be rough out there (especially when the Nutella runs out). PS I may have some VERY good news… will talk soon 🙂 Get all excited just in case!

  6. This looks soooo good! I love your inner musings. I have so been in this place before.

  7. Candace says:

    I know people scream for Georgia peaches; but, really…Louisiana peaches are the all that and more…particularly the Ruston variety. I can just taste this delicious pie with some of those juicy Mitcham’s peaches. Mmmmmmmm.mmmmm. It’s one of the few things that make me miss home. As for the Nutella, I can’t keep it here. It literally disappears quickly…but the spoonful.

  8. brandi says:

    greek yogurt in a pie? yum!

  9. daphne says:

    Wow! this must be one of the easiest pie I have seen!! And peaches… oh i miss sugar…

  10. Dawn says:

    Wow you go girl with your marathoning plans. Peaches are the perfect fuel.

  11. Megan says:

    Wednesday pie would be just the thing for me today. It looks amazing… and I love that you subbed in some Greek yogurt. I’m sure everything will turn out just right with the flight and the marathon.

  12. Sorry to hear about the disappearing nutella and 300 dollars. But you have a great pie to make up for the loss, almost:) All the best for the marathon.

  13. Nisrine M. says:

    Very tempting photo, title and description. Love your peach pie, Joanne!

  14. bellini says:

    I’ll take comfort in this pie every day of the week.

  15. Tempting clicks and delicious pie!

  16. girlichef says:

    I’ll take a big-honkin’ slice of that…sounds and looks perfect1

  17. dare i say? i have yet to make a peach pie this summer. i know i know bad foodie.
    i made one once with a creme fraiche filling and it really gave new meaning to the term ‘peaches & cream”.
    OK your marathons are making me jealous; you must have one banging body girl! You go!

  18. Girl, having a jar or Nutella on hand always is life-saving sometimes 😉

    Totally a Wednesday kinda pie. Or Thursday. Or Friday. You get my drift.

    Good luck with the SF marathon!!

  19. I’ve been there with the marathon. Folks don’t get it, its not just he entry fee that gets you, its all the rest of the planing. Travel, equipment like shoes for training, cute race day shirt 🙂 And then the actual work is the months of training before hand.

    Makes me a nervous wreck just thinking about it!

  20. Ha ha , i have learnt it too , NOT to have a jar of Nutella at home , but then what about all those kisses chips , c chips and what not chips , they make even my protein days go bad ( which are very rare already , forget about the Dukan diet , very difficult specially when u go blog hoppn )…
    Oh i have been looking at this pie in baked and love ur sub to the cream , now only if i could find some non fat greek yogurt (ok ok i know i can make my own ok 🙂 )
    Pics are great and i can imagine how good this must have been over the weekend!

  21. Great looking peaches;) No really. I love the addition of yogurt in the filling. Looks like I could go for a little pie at breakfast.

  22. Danielle says:

    I have never made a pie crust before – but this looks so worth it! I have to admit I am unable to part with the jar of Nutella though.

  23. Oh! I so want a peach pie today. I might have to surrender to it and just make one. Good luck with the marathon!

  24. The marathon-loving part of you still remains a mystery to me (especially since it involves stressful & expensive travel plans), but the peach pie-loving side of you is crystal clear to me! Who woudln’t love that fruit-filled pie crust with Greek yoghurt and honey??

  25. kellypea says:

    Greek yogurt in a peach pie on Wednesday. Sure, I’m all over that. Are you crazy? But I’ve never run a marathon — unless you count raising 3 boys similar — and (drum roll…) never, ever had a taste of Nutella. Good thing, or I’d probably need to run a marathon, right? Definite Wednesday material 🙂

  26. Eden says:

    you know the London riots started because of a nutella shortage, right?

  27. Nicole, RD says:

    Gimme some of THAT! And here I was, wondering what to do with the peaches I’m going to buy at the farmer’s market today. Silly me.

    3rd marathon – you’re a brave woman. I hung up my laces after 2 and I don’t see myself going back for the torture!

  28. OMGosh! You guys are killing me. I just came from a blog that had blueberry pie and you have peach…. And I Can’t Eat Sugar!!!

    I need to get busy and make myself one using stevia. But then I have a pie only I will eat. Hmmmmmm thats not really a bad thing. Is It?

  29. Lyndsey says:

    It looks like a yummy good pie! My husband ran the Disney Marathon a couple of times…which I thought was bad enough…then he decided (with the help of his friends) it was a good idea to run a 50K …crazy 30 some miles? sheesh! Good luck on your run and I won’t call you crazy 😀

  30. jenna laughs says:

    Oh. My. Word. That sugary goodness with the peaches… I can’t.

  31. I just made pie crust for a quiche after many years on a homemade pie crust hiatus. Now I’m hungering for more, so I will make this for sure. Those are the most beautifully colored peaches I’ve ever seen! Good luck on the run!

  32. That Girl says:

    I used peaches in a pie before we moved, but I used all the flour making the crust so my topping wasn’t nearly as lovely as yours.

  33. If one can call a gorgeous, I am doing it now! Good desiciomn oh San Francisco!

  34. Amy says:

    How can you write about pie and flying in the same post? It’s blasphemy! Pie=LOVE. Flying=VALIUM. *mwah*

  35. A Wednesday pie! I could use one of those today. I keep fearing that the next time I go to look, our local peaches will be gone. I need more time with peaches for things like this pie!

  36. Karen says:

    How ’bout we spread some Nutella on top of this pie? 😉

  37. Shannon says:

    ooh, another SF marathon? you crazy girl 🙂 san fran is always fun to visit, you should go as long as you can! and bring lots of nutella. and what a pie. i need peaches, stat.

  38. Foodycat says:

    That is a gorgeous looking pie!

  39. Delicious! A confession: If I had a jar of Nutella in my pantry, I could leave it there forever and a day. Unless, of course, you ran by.


  40. Wow, what a perfect treat and yes, very dreamy! A house without Nutella? Not mine, kiddo! Hope that marathon was a success! I can only walk up a hill and call it a day!

  41. Veronica says:

    That’s exciting that you’re running another marathon! You’re a running rock star! This pie sounds delicious and seems pretty healthy, at least compared to other pies (ahem, pecan pie, my favorite…unfortunately). Gotta love a summer fruit pie!

  42. Tweeted this peach creation for ya too!

  43. Lynn says:

    Your pie looks amazing, Joanne. I think it would work for breakfast. Or lunch. Or yes, even dinner in a pinch. It’s fruit! for goodness sake. And yogurt!

  44. kankana says:

    Peaches are everywhere in the world now and every other blog I go I see such beautiful creation of dishes with peaches. This is yet another classic one and I bet it tastes awsm.

  45. Elizabeth says:

    That topping looks like crumb cake topping but it’s on a pie! That’s so cool.

  46. Raina says:

    A marathon in San Francisco….wow! You are amazing! That pie looks pretty darn amazing too, dreamy for sure any day of the week:)

  47. brocstar says:

    Woo-hoo- #3 is the one! (Or maybe I’m just saying that because I’m also training for ‘#3’.)
    You’re going to have fun. You know you will.

  48. polwig says:

    I think you need a jar of Nutella for after the marathon and this pie too. Looks amazing. Thank you for the FairyHobMother TOO, she sprinkled some fairy dust on me 🙂

  49. Kelly says:

    Great title 🙂 Your photography is beautiful Joanne. Who needs nutella anyway? The culmination of your anxiety worked out pretty well for us – gorgeous pie!

  50. Totally a healthy pie purely because of the yoghurt – I hear it counteracts all that butter you know. Love it 🙂

  51. Gah! This looks incredible, Joanne…. a serious case of Wednesdays here, too. 😛

  52. oh my! this is not a suitable reading material for someone who’s trying to consume almost no sugar *drool*

  53. tigerfish says:

    Well, I can really only DREAM of this pie as you know…I can’t bake! Even if it is food-processor dough!!! :O

  54. This will come in handy next Wednesday, and the one after that. Today, I already downed a spoonful (or two) of Nutella (seriously) before I read your post.

  55. Gloria says:

    Wow this pie look amazing!! Love peaches!! gloria

  56. Pam says:

    I want a slice…please? Congrats on doing another marathon – you rock!

  57. Oh my ..this pie certainly looks dreamy- love the blushing peaches and the crust–yum! incredibly good !

  58. Sanjeeta kk says:

    You are one passionate cook, do you get time to do all these baking and enjoy your vacation too 🙂 Lovely pie..dreaming about it!

  59. Johanna GGG says:

    can’t I have the nutella AND the pie? both are so good – though I agree I would probably take the pie if I had to choose – but don’t make me – esp because I am not going to san fran and just have boring decisions to make

  60. Deborah says:

    Well, you know how much I love peaches. 🙂 I need a slice of this pronto!!

  61. Marisa says:

    Mmmmm – I’ve got to try this with the yoghurt! And by the time I get to reading this it’s only one more day until the weekend – WIN. 🙂

  62. sra says:

    Lovely pics of the peach cross-sections!

  63. patsy says:

    I don’t make pies often… terrible at making crust. But, after this post you have me really wanting pie!

    and the weather this weekend isn’t supposed to be as humid, so running shouldn’t be as unbearable as it has been in the last few weeks. See, there’s a silver lining!

  64. Big Dude says:

    Looks delicious and a great use of peaches. I think I’ve had peach pie three times last week including last nights cobbler ala mode from our neighbor – there’s an orchard on the hill just behind her.

  65. Julie says:

    Congrats on the marathon! You’re an amazing person with all that you do!!

    I was seriously hoping with all the nutella talk you were going to put it in the pie 🙂

  66. Nutella, gone. Peach pie, here I come. I don’t know how you think of these recipes, but I’m pretty sure I love your brain.

  67. Dreamlike indeed! That pie looks soooo tempting. Can I have a slice, please?



  68. Kristen says:

    Gorgeous pie aside, I am totally excited to hear all about your next marathon!

  69. It is funny, I always cut my peaches in the other way… They really look different!
    The pie looks divine and, yum, if there is honey and greek yogurt in the filling, I won’t resist it!

  70. I can’t tell you how many times baking saved my life! This pie looks gorgeous!

    Camila Faria

  71. Peaches and Summer go hand-in-hand. This is THE ideal warm weather post. I love the addition of the greek yogurt and honey- my mouth is beginning to water, Joanne!
    As always, your presentation is stunning! 🙂


  72. Looks sooooo yummy! I hate to bake pie–I never can get the crust right–but I may just have to try this one!

  73. Catherine says:

    Dear Joanne, This is peach season and it should never go by without at least one peach pie to grace the oven walls. Peach pie is the best and your pie looks delish!!! Blessings, Catherine xo

  74. I’m always glad when it’s peach season, and now that I have seen your pie, I’m even gladder!

    Happy August to You ~ Donna

  75. Peggy says:

    You weren’t lying when you called this a dream pie! I wish I had one in front of me – but I just ate the last of my peaches =(

  76. Claudia says:

    You are too much. Just thinking about running all those miles is enough to give me stomach cringes. I’d much rather make that pie. Hope you do well in the marathon.

  77. Beautiful looking pie Joanne. Your peaches somehow look nicer than our peaches in Australia with that beautiful red and yellow flesh and the seed is so small. Maybe it’s a different species. Great job on the photos as well! Reminds us all to check out bank statements properly as these pesky banks can make silly mistakes too, not to mention the ridiculous profits our our 4 major banks here. I need your pie now!

  78. This peaches and dream pie sounds great. The marathon not so much. A great goal though!!

  79. teresa says:

    oh i would happily turn in my nutella for this. it looks so fresh and just happy (i completely believe that food can look happy).

    good for you on the marathon, you’ll rock it!

  80. Reeni says:

    Peaches and cream is one of my favorite types of pie! I want to eat half of it just thinking about running that far.

  81. Looks great, Joanne! I’m sorry we will not be able to cross paths in SF. I just got back a few days ago. Michael has run the marathon up there. I assume you’re doing the half trek onto the Golden Gate than back into the park? You’ll love it if you’ve never been. Best of luck!


  82. Carolyn Jung says:

    You’ll be in my neck of the woods. Hope the weather is good for the marathon. And being SF, I’m sure it’s a hilly course. You better load up on that Nutella. I would! But then, I need no excuse when it comes to Nutella. 😉

  83. Stop making delicious foods!! I’m drooling over here =(

    Okay don’t stop making them, just don’t invite me over for pie.

  84. Very dreamy, indeed? Can’t wait for our peach season to make this pie!

  85. Mmm… the creamy dreamy filling sure sounds wonderful!

  86. Chris says:

    I’ll go whip up a batch of homemade ice cream real quick!

  87. wow Joanne, Yum, that looks delicious 🙂

  88. Dana says:

    I see how you are. West coast again, but not Seattle. Promise someday! Good for you, nothing like a goal to work toward because, God knows, you don’t have enough going on in your life. Our peaches are just starting to get amazing and Randy has been complaining (Poor Randy!) that I haven’t made pie yet this year…

  89. This pie looks amazing! I must try your easy pie crust recipe. I’m pretty sure I have that case of the Wednesdays every weekday.

  90. Oh my lands, Joanne, this is utterly delectable – so homey and delicious. I need comfort food like this. 🙂

  91. Kerstin says:

    Congrats on signing up – so exciting! And peaches and dreams indeed – looks like the perfect way to enjoy fresh summer peaches 🙂

  92. roz says:

    Thanks for sharing this on Fresh Food Friday Joanne . . . let us all know how the marathon goes!

  93. Carrian says:

    That truly looks divine. Totally pinning it!

  94. Oh my goodness this just looks so delicious!! At our house we love peaches and peach pie is on the top of our list of ways to eat them. This recipe looks awesome!

  95. It is both creamy and dreamy and it looks delicious. 😉

  96. Elizabeth says:

    Gorgeous – looks delicious!

  97. Hm my comment appears to have gotten lost. Anyway, love the swap of yogurt for sour cream! I love sour cream but yogurt is a nice change.

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