Tuesday, August 07, 2012

Peach Hand Pies

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I thought these Peach Hand Pies had a wonderful peach flavor.  I really did.  So did my both of my kids.  My son Josh said they have pies like this in school, but they hardly have any filling in them.  He said that he liked these because they had lots of peach filling in them.  And then later my husband Chris gave them a try.  After eating a pie, he said it was good and then mentioned that I could use the apples from the apple tree in the backyard.  I told him yes, but I had wanted to use up the ripe peaches we had.  He gave me a funny look so I asked him, “You didn’t think that was an apple pie, did you?”  Sure enough, he ate the whole hand pie and thought it was an apple pie!

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I used refrigerated pie crust, but if you want to make your own crust you could use either this butter crust recipe or this shortening crust recipe.  As far as the peaches I used, I was pretty sure I had bought yellow peaches but when I cut them open the flesh was white.  I usually bake with yellow peaches, but I thought the white peaches were perfect in these pies.  And I guess my husband thought they tasted like apples. . . .

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Peach Hand Pies
Fresh peaches and refrigerated pie crust create the perfect portable pie--peach hand pies!

Ingredients
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 2 1/2 teaspoons cornstarch
  • 3 tablespoons sugar, plus additional for sprinkling
  • 3 medium ripe peaches, unpeeled, pitted, and cut into 3/4 pieces
  • pinch of salt
  • 1/2 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1 package unbaked refrigerated pie crust, or prepared crust recipe for 9" double crust
  • 1 egg, lightly beaten

Instructions
1. Melt butter in a 12-inch nonstick skillet.2. In a small bowl, combine cornstarch with 3 tablespoons sugar.3. Stir peaches, sugar mixture, and salt into butter in skillet; stirring frequently cook over medium-low heat for about 25 minutes or until peaches are very soft and mixture thickens and boils.4. Boil for 1 minute, then remove from heat; stir in lemon juice and then allow the filling to cool completely.5. On lightly floured surface, cut each round crust into quarters for a total of 8 wedges. 6. Spoon about 2 tablespoons of filling down the center of each quarter, being careful to leave edges uncovered. 7. Gently fold dough over filling and press edges together with a fork to seal.8. Place pies onto ungreased cookie sheet; brush tops with egg, and sprinkle with sugar; cut 1-inch slits on the tops to allow pies to vent during baking.9. Bake in 425° oven for 15 - 18 minutes or until golden brown; transfer to wire rack and allow to cool before serving.

Details
Prep time: Cook time: Total time: Yield: 8 hand pies

Recipe adapted from Good Housekeeping.

14 comments:

  1. I love peach pie. I can only imagine how incredible a hand-held version is!

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  2. awesome dear :) lovely and crispy :) If not having peach fruit can i use preach jam filling for tat pie? Mail me tangymindsachu@gmail.com. plz dear.

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  3. Your peach hand pies look delicious. That is funny that your husband thought it was an apple hand pie. My husband would probably do the same thing.

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  4. Jill,
    Peach hand pie looks delicious. I have some peach left. Need to try.

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  5. I love hand pies and agree with your son that most purchased have very little filling in them. So making them yourself is best so you can doctor them up with any type of filling you want filling them to almost explosion. Yours look beautiful and I'm sure taste great.

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  6. These hand pies have my name written all over :D
    Yum!

    Cheers
    Choc Chip Uru

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  7. I think it's so funny that you're husband thought this was an apple pie! But either way, this peach pie is fantastic. And it looks so perfectly made! Can't wait to give this a try :)

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  8. Como empanadillas dulce...they look delicious...

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  9. I wonder if the white peaches look a little like cooked apples; and maybe the appearance deceived Chris into thinking they were apple pies (I'm looking at the photo...your photos always look so fabulous!) Either way, these pies look so appetizing; and I think they'd be great for a quick breakfast on the go!

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    1. I think you are probably right Bonnie! The white peaches did make it look different and more like apple. And the mind is a powerful thing. I once drank a Dr. Pepper thinking it was Coke. My mind thought that is what it was, and I could have sworn I was drinking Coke!

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  10. These are perfect! And such a great size. Perfect for indulgence :)

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