The Freshman Cook: August 2013

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Today I am participating in the Behind The Curtain Dessert Challenge. This is a fun challenge that really gets your creativity flowing. This months two ingredients? Peaches and Cream. Can you say yum!? I wanted to make something special, and several different ideas came to mind, but these Creamy Peach Hand Pies were the clear winner! They are simple to make (I used ready made pie crust), incredibly cute, and you can be sure that whoever tastes these pies will love them!

Creamy Peach Hand Pies

(loosely adapted from A Feast for The Eyes)

3 ripe Peaches

1/4 cup Sugar plus 2 teaspoon Sugar

1 1/2 tablespoons Flour

Pinch Salt

1 1/2 ounces Heavy Whipping Cream

1 large Egg Yolk

1/4 teaspoon Vanilla

1/2 teaspoon Cinnamon

1 box unbaked Pie Shells

1 Egg,  beaten

Peel, halve, and pit your peaches.

Place your peaches in a pan on top of the stove.

Heat the peaches over medium heat until they are soft 

and the juices have emptied into the pan.  

This will help prevent the crust from becoming soggy.

This should take about 10-15 minutes.

Once the peaches are nice and soft, cut the peaches

into thin slices. Set aside.

Mix together the 1/4 cup sugar, flour and salt.

In a separate bowl , mix together the cream, egg yolk,

 vanilla and cinnamon. Add in the dry ingredients and mix 

until smooth.

Pour the cream mix over the peaches.

This is the pie mold that I used. It isn’t really necessary

to use this mold to make the pies, but it is fun to use!

  Place the closed mold on the pie crust.

Cut two for each pie. One will become the 

pie top and one will become the pie bottom.

Set your mold up like this. I put 2 teaspoons of

 peaches and cream filling in each pie.

Edge each of the pie crust pieces with the beaten egg.

This will help the edges stay together.

Fold the two pie pieces together.

Pierce the pies in a few places, and sprinkle with the

2 teaspoons sugar. Bake at 400 degrees for 18-20 minutes.

Enjoy your pies!

Thanks for joining me today, and please check out 

all the other recipes for today’s challenge!

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