What's better than peaches and cream?

These simple hand pies will be a family favorite and nobody needs to know how easy they are to make! Start with store-bought pie crust to make this a fun, kid-friendly project.

Ingredients (serves 8)

  • 3 large peaches, peeled and chopped
  • 1 T. salted butter
  • 2 T. granulated sugar
  • 1/4 tsp. ground cinnamon
  • 2 prepared pie crusts (the rolled kind, not the ones in a disposable tin)
  • 1/4 cup cold water
  • Additional cinnamon and sugar for sprinkling

Method

Preheat the oven to 425 degrees.

In a frying pan over medium-high heat, melt the butter. Add the peaches, sugar, and cinnamon, and sautée for seven minutes, stirring occassionally. Remove from the heat and set the mixture aside to cool.

On a piece of parchment paper, unroll your pie crusts and cut out four circles from each—I used a 5-inch bowl as a makeshift cutting guide. Fill each with a heaping tablespoon of the peach filling and fold into a half-moon shape. Dip your fingertip with the cold water and gently wet the inner edge of the pastry to seal. Crimp each sealed edge with a fork and cut two small steam holes on top.

Brush the tops very lightly with water and sprinkle generously with cinnamon and sugar.

Bake for 12 minutes, or until the edges are a nice golden brown. Serve with ice cream or whipped cream.

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Variations

If you're short on time, you can certainly use canned pie filling, but it's very simple to make your own. Try it with fresh berries or apples!

You can glaze these like commercial hand pies, too. Skip the cinnamon and sugar topping step, and brush your baked pies with a simple powdered sugar and water glaze. Try them both ways!

*The photos in this article are by Sarina Petrocelly.

Do you have a favorite simple peach recipe? Share it with us in the comments!