Sweet Tea Pie
Damaris Phillips is making a delicious pie infused with sweet tea!
Sweet Tea Pie
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Serves 8


  • 1 ¼ cups (155 g) all-purpose flour, plus more for dusting
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1  tablespoon sugar
  • 2  teaspoons instant iced tea powder
  • 2 ounces (55 g) cream cheese, cubed and frozen
  • 4 tablespoons (55 g) unsalted butter, cubed and frozen
  • 2 to 3 tablespoons ice water


  • 4 tablespoons (55 g) unsalted butter, melted and cooled
  • 1 cup (200 g) sugar
  • 2 large egg yolks
  • 2 large whole eggs
  • 1 tablespoon all-purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon cornmeal
  • ⅛ teaspoon kosher salt
  • ½ cup (120 ml) cold, strong- brewed unsweetened black tea
  • 1 teaspoon grated lemon zest
  • 1 tablespoon freshly squeezed lemon juice


  • 1 pound (455 g) fresh peaches, sliced
  • 1 cup Bourbon Whipped Cream (recipe follows)


Preheat the oven to 350°F (175°C).

Make the Crust:

  1. Put the flour, salt, sugar, and instant tea in a food processor and pulse two or three times to combine the ingredients. Add the cream cheese and butter and pulse until a coarse meal is formed. Don’t overmix, or it will heat up the cold butter.
  2. Slowly drizzle in ice water, 1 teaspoon at a time, pulsing, until a dough is formed and the mixture starts to pull away from the sides.
  3. Sprinkle your counter with flour and turn the dough out onto the surface. Knead two or three times to form a round ball. Using a rolling pin, roll out a 12-inch (30.5-cm) disk.
  4. Place in a 9-inch (23-cm) pie pan or tart pan (make sure it is not a deep dish or your filling will seem shallow) and roll the excess inward to create an edge. Put in the refrigerator while you make the filling.

Make the Filling:

  1. In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, beat the butter and sugar at medium speed until light.
  2. Add the egg yolks one at a time, then the whole eggs, one at a time. Scrape down the sides of the bowl to ensure that everything is homogenous.
  3. Stir in the flour, the cornmeal, and the salt by hand. Gradually add the tea, lemon zest, and lemon juice and mix to combine until the batter is thick and smooth.
  4. Pour the mixture into the crust. Bake until the top is dark golden brown and the center is just set, 45 to 50 minutes.
  5. Let cool on a wire rack, then chill for 2 hours before serving. Top with fresh peaches and Bourbon whipped cream.

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