Indulge in the irresistible charm of handheld desserts with our Peach Hand Pies. Bursting with the juicy sweetness of peaches and enveloped in a golden, flaky crust, these portable delights are the perfect treat for any occasion. Join us on a culinary journey as we guide you through the steps of creating these Peach Hand Pies, sure to become a favorite in your dessert repertoire.
Who Will Love These Hand Pies?
This recipe is a delightful discovery for those who appreciate the convenience of a handheld treat without compromising on flavor. Whether you’re hosting a picnic, packing a lunchbox surprise, or simply craving a fruity dessert, these Peach Hand Pies are the answer.
Why Choose Peach Hand Pies?
What sets these hand pies apart is the perfect balance of sweet peach filling encased in a flaky pie crust. The addition of cinnamon adds warmth to each bite, creating a harmonious blend of flavors. Plus, the glaze on top adds a touch of sweetness that takes these hand pies to a whole new level of indulgence.
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- 2 1/2 cups powdered sugar
- 1/4 cup milk
- 1 egg white, beaten
- 2 pre-made pie crusts
- 1 can (21 oz) peach pie filling
- Preheat and Prepare:
Preheat the oven to 425°F. Allow the pre-made pie crusts to come to room temperature while you prepare the filling.
- Prepare Peach Filling:
In a shallow bowl, dump the peach pie filling. Dice the peaches into small pieces using a fork and knife. Add cinnamon and mix until blended. Set aside.
- Cut and Fill Pie Crusts:
Unroll the pie crusts and cut 6 circles from each crust using a 4-inch biscuit cutter. Re-roll the scraps if needed. Using a 1 tbsp cookie scoop, drop peach pie filling into the center of each pie crust circle.
- Fold and Seal:
Fold the circles in half, pinching the edges completely. Fold the pinched edges over and press with the tines of a fork to seal. Poke each hand pie with a fork once to prevent bursting.
- Egg White Wash:
Beat the egg white in a small bowl until frothy. Brush it over the tops of each hand pie.
Place the hand pies on a parchment paper-lined baking sheet, about 1 inch apart. Bake for approximately 15 minutes or until they are golden brown.
- Prepare Glaze:
While the pies are baking, whisk together the powdered sugar and milk until smooth.
- Glaze and Set:
Once baked, remove the pies from the oven and drop them (while warm) into the glaze, coating them completely. Use two forks to flip them in the glaze and remove them carefully. Place them back on parchment paper and allow them to set for about 5 minutes.
Kitchen Equipment Needed
- Biscuit cutter (4-inch)
- Parchment paper
- Baking sheet
- Small bowl for egg white wash
- Shallow bowl for peach filling
Tips and Variations
- Add a Twist: Experiment with different fruit fillings like cherry, blueberry, or apple for a variety of flavors.
- Spice It Up: Enhance the flavor profile by adding a pinch of nutmeg or ginger to the peach filling.
Q: Can I use homemade pie crust?
A: Absolutely! If you have a favorite homemade pie crust recipe, feel free to use it. The key is to ensure the crust is rolled to the appropriate thickness.
Q: Can I make these ahead of time?
A: While they are best enjoyed fresh, you can prepare them a day ahead and reheat them in the oven for a few minutes to restore their crispiness.
Q: Can I freeze these hand pies?
A: Yes! Freeze the unbaked hand pies on a baking sheet until solid, then transfer them to a sealed container. Bake directly from the freezer, adding a few extra minutes to the baking time.