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A peachy recipe

Our grandson, Ryan, came to visit yesterday while his parents were busy with other obligations. He is fifteen months old now and toddles all over the place, is trying to climb on the furniture, and delights in vehicles with wheels. We spent quite a bit of time with a couple of little Thomas trains and a small race car. I would push the car or train and then he would chase it and bring it back and we would do it over again. Here is a picture of him with Grandpa:

While Ryan was napping I tried a new recipe for Peach Handpies. The original recipe was for Strawberry Hand Pies but I had peaches from the farmer's market that I wanted to use. I also changed up the method a bit. Here's how I made the recipe:

Peach Hand Pies

2 1/4 cup flour
1 tsp. baking powder
1 tsp. salt
1 stick butter
1 egg
1/2 cup cold water (plus additional as needed)
1/2 tsp. vanilla

About 2 cups peeled, chopped peaches
1/2 cup powdered sugar
3 Tbsps. peach jam
a bit of milk
sanding sugar (or regular granulated sugar)

Stir together the flour, baking powder, and salt. Cut in butter with a pastry blender. Mix together the egg, water, and vanilla. Add the liquids to the flour mixture to form pastry dough. Use extra water if it seems too dry. Wrap in plastic wrap and chill about 30 mins.
Meanwhile assemble the filling by combining all the ingredients.
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees and line a baking sheet with parchment or foil.
Divide the chilled dough into six parts and form each into a disk. Roll out each disk to a 6" round. Place filling in center of the round and then fold over the dough and crimp the edge with a fork. Brush with milk and sprinkle with sugar. Bake for 30-35 mins. or until golden.


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4 Comments on “A peachy recipe”

  1. #1 Rhonda
    on Jul 20th, 2012 at 8:53 am

    Oh, my word! These pies look delicious! You are one amazing cook, Becka. 🙂 I think I just want to live at your house! or maybe just stop by at mealtime….

  2. #2 Deb
    on Jul 24th, 2012 at 10:35 am

    Becka, thanks for this recipe! We always tend to make apple pies but usually fry them. Baking them is something we’re going to try for sure. When my mom makes these she sometimes uses canned biscuits instead of making the dough. Much easier I’m sure but the freshness doesn’t last.

    Also, I noticed at the top of this post 57 views, no comments. I think folks should encourage bloggers to keep blogging, and comments help. Just my humble opinion. 🙂

  3. #3 Becka
    on Jul 26th, 2012 at 1:49 pm

    Thank you for your comments, Deb. You are a frequent comment giver and definitely an encourager! Your blog is also and encouragement and an inspiration to me. I love to read what you, your daughters, and now your mother are busy doing.

  4. #4 Becka
    on Jul 26th, 2012 at 1:51 pm

    Rhonda, I happen to know that you are a very good cook yourself. I just love to try new recipes. 🙂

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