Peach Hand Pies
What tastes like a pie, but fits into a hand? A “Hand Pie”! Hand pies are perfect for those who don’t want to make an entire pie, or those who just like the compact, individualized size. Hand Pies can be made with any pie filling and are perfect for picnics, road trips, or (dare I say it?) the kids lunch boxes.
I chose peaches for this blog since a dear friend gave me a peck of tree-ripe peaches fresh off the farm! You don’t need a peck of peaches for this recipe as 4 medium sized peaches will make 6 hand pies.
In a strainer place and allow to drain for 15 minutes: 4 medium – large Peaches, peeled and diced To drained peaches add: 3 Tabl. Brown Sugar 2 Tabl. AP Flour 1/2 tsp. salt 1 drop of Almond Extract (optional) Thaw and roll out 1 sheet of frozen puff dough. Cut into 6″ circles (re-roll the dough if necessary). Place a large spoonful of peaches on 1/2 of the circle of pastry. Brush egg wash* on the edges of one half. Fold the dough over and use a fork to seal the edge. Place these on a parchment lined baking sheet and place the baking sheet in the freezer until firm.
Pre-heat the oven to 375 degrees.
Remove frozen pastries from the freezer. Brush each with egg wash and sprinkle with granulated sugar. Using a sharp knife, cut slits in each. Bake for 20-25 minutes until crisp and lightly browned.
*Egg wash – 1 egg and 1 Tabl. water