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.
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!