This peach, bourbon, and basil pie is a sweet twist on the traditional peach pie. The addition of bourbon and basil provides a deeper flavor to the peaches and a hint of savory goodness.
When I created this recipe, I was craving pie but didn’t have tons of time to make a homemade crust. To save time, and because I was curious to see how Trader Joe’s frozen pie crust tasted, I tried that, and the results were great. If you would like to use a homemade crust, here is a link to my all-butter all bourbon pie crust, which would also be amazing!
The peach bourbon and basil pie filling:
Peaches and bourbon are a match made in heaven and when you add a little basil to it really becomes something special. Pie fillings really couldn’t be easier to make. You just combine all the ingredients into a bowl and let it sit a minute. There are a couple of key tips to making a great pie filling:
- Let the mixture sit for about 30 minutes so the flavors can meld and so that the fruit can start to break down.
- Always add some lemon juice; it amplifies the taste of the fruit.
- And don’t forget the corn starch, corn starch helps to soak up all the excess liquid.
As I said, I used store-bought for this one, because sometimes we just need to go easy on our selves. But here is a link to a recipe with my fave pie crust. The big key any pie crust store-bought or homemade is to keep it chilled.