Thursday, August 15, 2013

Peach Hand Pies

Pie! Pie! Me oh my! I love me some pie- especially fruit ones! While eating pie pleasures my palate ,the simplicity of baking a pie nourishes my soul. The rolling of the dough and the chopping of the fruit for the filling comforts me.  I forget that I'm in the modern world. I escape to a more down-home, rustic existence. A few years back, I discovered hand pies. Oh, what a delight! If you never have had one, a hand pie is a pastry wrapped, fruit-filled, just the right size for a snack treat that can be eaten anywhere- a mini pie! Recently, on the most gorgeous summer day, I followed this recipe from Smitten Kitchen: Peach Hand Pies. Preparing these mini pies are a bit more work than a regular pie, but I don't mind. I can stay in my  imaginary homespun world a little longer!

Start with some sweet peaches.

To peel the peaches, cut an X on the bottom, immerse in boiling water for about 45 seconds, and then place in an ice bath for 1 minute. Pat dry and peel.
Easy Peasy!

 Slice in half and pit the peaches.
Make sure you chop the peaches smaller than you would for a regular pie!
 The recipe called for 1 teaspoon of bourbon which I used but I couldn't taste it.
Maybe next time, I will use more! ;)
Ready for the oven!

Fresh out of the oven!

Doesn't that look scrumptious?

Oh yum! Flaky crust and sweet peach filling!


Anonymous said...

Mmmm GOOD!!! :) said...

Kathi, I am gaining weight just looking at this lol, you do such a fabulous job on your blog always make everything just jump out at us, so with all that said YUM YUM Lady will be your new name lol, thanks for sharing my friend xoxo

Kathi said...

Thanks! I wish I could invent some sort of virtual tasting machine for the internet! I try to capture the essence of the treat so you actually can imagine eating it. ♥

Melissa said...

These look delicious, you have certainly have captured their essence ~ I think I can smell their lovely peach aroma. We enjoyed some wonderful organic peaches this summer and now that it is fall I am on to apple creations, fresh applesauce, apple crumble.