Peach Hand Pies are sweet, flaky, and all kinds of yummy. They're little pies you can hold in your hand that offer big bites of fresh peach flavor.
Lessons in Baking
First lesson today: if you buy a basket of peaches, you gotta make a lot of peach stuff. Why not try Peach Hand Pies? They're easy if you use refrigerated pie crusts. My favorite crusts are from Trader Joe's, because they're made with butter instead of lard.
I'm not much of a baker because it requires exact measurements. I'm more of a by guess and by golly girl, which is how my grandmothers taught me to cook years ago. However, a little of this and a little of that doesn't go over well when you're trying to bake a cake.
So, when I had a basket of peaches to work with, I thought of how I could use them without wearing myself out. Yay for pre-made pie crusts!
Ingredients You'll Need
- peach or apricot preserves
- refrigerated pie crusts
- heavy cream
- sugar for dusting
How to Make Peach Hand Pies
Start by rolling the dough out and cutting circles with a wide-rimmed coffee cup. Next, add two tablespoons of peaches mixed with preserves into the middle of each circle. Close the circle with another one and press the edges together with a fork.
After baking the pies for 20 minutes, mine looked kinda ugly before I trimmed them and put them in a basket. In fact, I was afraid to show you the picture, but decided you needed to see the good, the bad...and the ugly. After all, nobody's perfect.
The peach juice oozed out and made a black, crusty mess. But, the good news is, I was able to trim them with a sharp knife after they cooled and they turned out great!
Second lesson today: Just when you think all is lost, there's a way to make things better again. Who knew making Peach Hand Pies would teach me two valuable lessons?
Here's the best news of all. These little pies are delicious. They're buttery, flaky, and PEACHY-KEEN!. All you need is a big scoop of vanilla ice cream, and you'll be in dessert heaven!
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