Monday, August 26, 2013

Handy Peach Pies

Peach Hand Pies

It’s time for pie.


And peaches.

Peach Hand Pie

Pretty little peachy hand pies.

Yeah, I’m not sure what’s happening today. Fruit and pie. Instead of chocolate and cake. I never do that. I must be dieting.

Or pieting.

pie crust

That means pie crusting is happening. This pie dough is made with added cream cheese in the dough. Yummo!

Peach Pie Filling Ingredients

And peachy pie filling… you’ll need diced peaches, sugar, brown sugar, corn starch, cinnamon, lemon juice, and salt.

Peach Pie Filling

Toss the filling ingredients together and spoon a small amount in the center of circles cut out from the pie crust dough. Fold the circles together and seal the edges.

You want to keep all those juices tucked inside as much as possible.

hand pies

Then crimp the edges with a fork.

I cut out cute little letters for my pies with these mini alphabet cutters. This would be super fun to do if you were making pies in different flavors. Helpful and handy at the same time.

Here’s how to make them:

Just Peachy Handheld Pies



  • 4 tbsp unsalted butter
  • 4 oz. cream cheese
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1tbsp sugar
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 3 cups diced peaches
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 2 tbsp corn starch
  • 1 tsp lemon juice
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1 tbsp cinnamon
  • beaten egg
  • more flour for dusting


  1. FOR THE CRUST: Cut butter and cream cheese into half inch cubes and freeze for 20 minutes.
  2. In a food processor, pulse flour, sugar and salt to combine.
  3. Add butter and cream cheese cubes from freezer and pulse until small clumps form.
  4. Add milk and pulse again a few times until dough forms. Press dough together to test. If needed add another teaspoon of milk until the dough holds together when pressed.
  5. Turn out dough onto a floured work surface. Gather the doughy pieces and knead together. Shape into two 1-inch thick round disks. Cover in plastic wrap and place in the fridge for a couple of hours or overnight.
  6. TO ASSEMBLE: When dough is chilled, dice peaches and stir filling ingredients together.
  7. Remove dough from fridge, unwrap and roll out dough on a floured work surface or parchment paper until it's about 1/8 inch thick. Cut out pie shapes from dough and remove scraps. Place on a parchment-lined baking sheet and fill the center of each circle with a spoonful or two of filling depending on size of your shapes. I used a 5-inch round cutter for these.
  8. Brush beaten egg on the edge of each cut pie circle. Fold up like a taco and press seams together starting at the bottom and working up until you have a crescent shape. Lay on one side on parchment lined baking sheet and crimp edges with a fork.
  9. Refrigerate prepared pies for half an hour before baking and preheat the oven to 375 degrees.
  10. Before placing in the oven, brush each pie top with beaten egg and sprinkle sugar. If you cut out letters, attach them with a bit of egg wash first.
  11. Bake for 20 minutes. Remove and transfer to a baking rack to cool for a few minutes. Serve warm or store for up to two days. P.S. I would totally eat these warm with some handy vanilla ice cream, too.
Source: Adapted from Handheld Pies, 2011

Handheld Pies

There you have it. Peach hand pies.

Peach Hand Pie

They’re kind of handy… and definitely yummy…

Just Peachy Handpies


… and Just Peachy.

ANNE of "Anne's Scribbles & Doodles" said...

This is one of my fave pie recipes and I love the idea of putting letters on them. :)

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August 26, 2013 02:48 AM
JulieD said...

Angie, these are so cute!!! LOVE them!!

August 26, 2013 03:08 AM
Laura said...

I usually make peach cobbler, but I LOVE handpies. Yum.

August 26, 2013 03:40 AM
Izzy said...

Those just look sooo good! And cute too, I love the ‘PEACHY’ cut out too! And by the way, Pieting sounds so much better than Dieting.

August 26, 2013 03:56 AM
ThisBakerGirlBlogs said...

I am so ready to start pieting! They look so cute and delicious :)

August 26, 2013 04:02 AM
Jayne said...

I think we all need pieting time. Like the little detailing with the words. Cute!

August 26, 2013 05:15 AM
Orla said...

WOW!!! Love these! One of my favourite posts ever! :) Will definitely try with the load of peaches in the fridge! :)

Thanks so much for sharing! Hope your new house is as fab as you deserve!

August 26, 2013 06:50 AM
Natasha @ Smorish said...

Yum yum yum yum yum!!!!!!

August 26, 2013 06:58 AM
Rachel said...

Wow these look absolutely amazing! I can’t wait to try these fruity pies, even though I’m usually not a huge fan of cooked fruit!

August 26, 2013 07:04 AM
mindy1 said...

Hah I love the term pieting-I love to chocolate piet :P these are so cute and sweet :D

August 26, 2013 07:18 AM
gracie said...

Pieting…I love that. The tiny letters are adorable and your photographs…amazing. I want to try these little guys very soon.

August 26, 2013 07:45 AM
Nuria said...

It looks delicious, it looks smart, it looks funny, different, seasonal, easy… Original!!!! I love it! Thanks for the idea and the recipe :D

August 26, 2013 07:53 AM
icakepops said...

When made ahead of time they’d be a perfect “grab-n-go” breakfast!

August 26, 2013 08:08 AM
jenny Flake said...

Now those are just perfect Angie! Miss you!! xoxo

August 26, 2013 09:05 AM
Nina @ Ambrosia said...

Ahhh these are adorable! Love them. You’ve inspired me to make just one more pie before the summer ends!

August 26, 2013 09:18 AM
Teresa Young said...

these are so adorable!

August 26, 2013 09:22 AM
Jamie @lifelovelemons said...

Loving peach right now… I have a peach crumble bars in the oven right now! This are so adorable!

August 26, 2013 10:02 AM
Lucy said...

I just about died from the cuteness of those mini-alphabet cutters!!! Those would be so much fun :)

August 26, 2013 10:12 AM
Marian (Sweetopia) said...

Omg!! YUM!!

August 26, 2013 10:46 AM
jael said...

Yum! so delicious :))

August 26, 2013 11:05 AM
Jenny said...

too cute! & looks delicious!

August 26, 2013 11:38 AM
Michelle said...

FREAKING Adorable!!! These are the cutest things ever, and look delicious to boot! Rats, wish I had little letter cutters!

August 26, 2013 12:00 PM
Sarah Baker said...

you could always make a “pake”! link to

August 26, 2013 12:19 PM
Mash said...

Hi fantastic blog loving the hand pies yuum well I dont think I’ll be able to get fresh peaches any thoughts on the tinned ones do I need to omit or add something to the filling if using tinned

August 26, 2013 12:41 PM
KIMBERLY said...

PIETING!!!???!!! I wish you could see my face right now. I am laughing sooooooooooooo hard VO_OV.

August 26, 2013 12:42 PM
Alana said...

Those look adorable! I like how simple they look!

August 26, 2013 01:57 PM
Purnima said...

It looks delious to eat by the way

August 26, 2013 02:30 PM
Sara Gray said...

Peach pie is the best! It must be something about how fleeting they are. This makes them even cuter. Bravo!

August 26, 2013 03:11 PM
Katrina @ Warm Vanilla Sugar said...

Hand pies are the best. Love this recipe!

August 26, 2013 03:28 PM
Debbi R said...

I think I’ll finally take up pieting….you’re an inspiration.

August 26, 2013 03:50 PM
Sosheil said...

Wish peaches grew all year long for their freshness! The lettered pastry is such a cute idea that I think can be carried out throughout the year, replacing peaches with other seasonal fruits and labeling those the same way – who would of thunk!? Only you – that who! Very cute idea :)

August 26, 2013 04:33 PM
Patricia Stano said...


I´m so happy to know your blog. I loved your cake pops since the first time I´ve seen it. I´m a brazilian mother and work as an english and portuguese teacher, but in the last few months I´m so inspired to change my job ´cause of you. I bought your last book about cake pops and I´m dreaming to do all of the cake pops. I have just one problem, I don´t know how I can convert the things. In Brazil we cook with gramas, kilos and liters, or cups.
Please help me with the conversion… if possible…

hugs and kisses

Patricia Stano

August 26, 2013 04:36 PM
tracy {pale yellow} said...

Yay peaches! They are so delightful this time of year, I can’t get enough. Spelling out “peachy” is too cute to handle!

August 26, 2013 06:35 PM
Alma said...

These look SO good!!! I must make them soon. Thanks for the recipe and instructions.

August 26, 2013 07:30 PM
Karen said...

Just lovely!! Yum-Yum!

August 26, 2013 07:40 PM
Kiran @ said...

OMG! These are the cutest hand pies ever!!

August 26, 2013 08:39 PM
Karen @ Sugartown Sweets said...

I pretty sure you could give the Varsity a run for their money with these cutie pies!

August 26, 2013 10:26 PM
Karen @ Sugartown Sweets said...

Sorry..I dislike typos! Should have said: *I’m*.

August 26, 2013 10:27 PM
discount vouchers said...

Wish peaches grew all year long for their freshness! The lettered pastry is such a cute idea that I think can be carried out throughout the year, replacing peaches with other seasonal fruits and labeling those the same way – who would of thunk!? Only you – that who! Very cute idea :)

August 26, 2013 11:35 PM
Salena said...

These are very cute! How many pies did you get out of this with the 5″ cutter? Also, can the scraps be re-rolled or do they get too tough?

August 26, 2013 11:55 PM
Catherine said...

Ohmigod! These are so cute!!!

August 27, 2013 12:15 AM
sheilah said...


As usual your brain is always so creative. thanks.

August 27, 2013 12:45 AM
Magdaléna said...

Incredibly cute :)

August 27, 2013 01:16 AM
Emma Mattsson said...

Hi Bakearella…
Just one question from me who doesn´t live i U.S.
When you say brown sugar, is that muscavado-sugar? Because here in sweden our brownsugar doesn´t keep it´s shape like that.
The muscavadosugar I´m talking about taste kinda like anis, liquorice flavour.
Because every recepie i am trying out from your beutiful website just doesen´t turn out right.
Hope you can help me straighten this out.
Sorry for the misspelling

Best regards

Emma Mattsson Sweden

August 27, 2013 09:10 AM
Christie said...

We have a TON of peaches from our peach tree. Have you ever tried freezing these? Looking for more ways to freeze/can these peaches!



August 27, 2013 09:26 AM
Meital said...

This is so cute!!!
How many “Mini Pies” did you get from the recipe?

August 27, 2013 10:54 AM
Beckie said...

Oh, my goodness! Peachy goodness. I think I could have those for breakfast, dessert or just about any time of day. Thanks for making me hungry…now I need to make a salad!

August 27, 2013 12:08 PM
Mindy said...

I just picked 8 lbs of peaches from Michigan yesterday. Thank you! I’ll be trying this!

August 27, 2013 12:41 PM
The Bearfoot Baker said...

These have to be the most adorable pies EVER!!

August 27, 2013 01:44 PM
Nicole B said...

omg i need to find these alphabet cutters!

August 27, 2013 02:12 PM
Brenda @ SweetSimpleStuff said...

Peaches and hand pies … two of my favorite things! I love the labeling on the outside, great idea!!!

August 27, 2013 02:17 PM
Emily @ Life on Food said...

Fruit pies and I do not get along…unless of course it is in a cute little pocket and considered breakfast and not dessert.

August 27, 2013 06:19 PM
Jolene ( said...

You are an artist girl!

August 27, 2013 06:37 PM
Coco in the Kitchen said...

TOO cute!
I have a boat-load of peaches in the fridge.
Can’t wait to make old fashioned hand pies with them.

August 27, 2013 06:39 PM
kaira @ said...

these are so cute!! and we live right down the street from a farm stand that is pretty much overflowing with peaches so i might just have to give this a try!!

August 27, 2013 10:42 PM
Libby said...

Just perfect is what they are! I often cut out our last name for meat pieces….but this is cute and kitsch too. What could be better?

August 28, 2013 12:29 AM
Sofe said...

These look absolutely delicious and super cute. I love the “peach” letters on top, great detail!
Amazing photographs!

Sofie x
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August 28, 2013 01:49 AM
Anonymous said...

Great looking pies!

August 28, 2013 07:02 AM
LatinaMamaPR said...

I am so trying this recipe!!!

August 28, 2013 08:25 AM
Sandy Coughlin said...

Oh how I wish it was peach season all year long. I just can’t get enough! And these would be perfect served at a dinner party as individual pies. : )

August 28, 2013 10:35 AM
kylene said...

these are just the cutest little things!
(btw, totally glad to read that you were away for moving! concern was starting to set in! hope you’re enjoying your new home!)

August 28, 2013 11:06 AM
Lisa Benedict said...

I don’t really care for peaches, but these look amazing!! I will definitely try them :)

August 28, 2013 12:39 PM
Morgan said...

I think I need to go on a piet. This looks soooo cute and YUMMY!

August 28, 2013 05:07 PM
Joy said...

So cute! Love the cut-out letters. I might just have to make these… peaches are still in season, right?! Also love the use of “piet.” Thanks for brightening my day!

August 28, 2013 10:20 PM
Rocío said...

They look delicious!!

Here in my country we call them “Empanadas” and it’s a pretty common dessert (we use it some times on the coffe break). We made them with pumpkin and apple (mostly because here where I live we don’t have a lot of fruits, it’s a desert) but with peaches they look so yummie!

I really want to try your recepie, it’s too diferent from mine!

August 28, 2013 11:27 PM
Mama M. said...

Gracious…these look incredible!

August 29, 2013 02:39 PM
Jamie@Milk N Cookies said...

These are adorable! I have a very similar set of alphabet cutters, but I never would have thought to use them as you did. Thanks for the great idea!

August 29, 2013 07:10 PM
Bake Play Smile said...

YUM! These look amazing! I can’t wait to try them out!
Thanks for the inspiration!

August 30, 2013 06:15 AM
Kristi @ Inspiration Kitchen said...

Oh I love these! So cute! The word “peachy” alone makes me want to eat them, but when I see that flaky crust and those juicy peaches – YUM!

August 31, 2013 08:27 AM
Susie Starkman said...

These look incredible!! Coming from the south, I am going to have to try these out. thanks for sharing.

August 31, 2013 02:12 PM
Louise said...

Very Cute!!!

August 31, 2013 06:18 PM
Adri said...

Those are beautiful!

September 1, 2013 11:34 AM
darlingbeatrice said...

Omigosh! So cute!

September 1, 2013 03:10 PM
Rikki said...

I just made these today – so delicious! They will go so nicely into my kids’ lunches :)

September 2, 2013 12:38 PM
Jenna Fifi said...

What a fantastic play on this! I love the letters! These will be so yummy in the autumn :)
Jenna x

September 2, 2013 06:18 PM
Not Only Sugar said...

I love this biscuits..

Not Only Sugar

September 3, 2013 04:44 AM
Buy Lifecell said...

These look so yummy. Peach and pastry is a perfect combination.

September 3, 2013 05:23 AM
Lantana said...

these look so yummy!

September 3, 2013 09:26 AM
The Teacher Cooks said...

What a cute Idea!

September 3, 2013 11:27 AM
alex clarkson said...

thats a lovely way of having peaches, unique peach pie. thanks for the recipe.

September 4, 2013 03:21 PM
Michelle G. said...

I love the letters on them! Absolutely adorable.

September 5, 2013 10:26 PM
Natasha Long said...

I really like the just peachy accent to the pies! and kudos for the amount of pictures and clear directions you gave!

September 5, 2013 11:40 PM
Val Kurkerwicz said...

Can these be frozen?

September 6, 2013 06:43 PM
bec said...

i love peach pies! what a neat idea!

September 7, 2013 10:18 AM
Lucy said...

LOVE THIS! Very cute and unique!

September 7, 2013 02:44 PM
greenwick said...

That is an adorable use of letter shaped cookie cutters!

September 7, 2013 09:41 PM
Niteowl Nancy said...

Peaches down by you, apples up by me. These are so cute, I’m going to try an apple version with a cinnamon crust. Bring on the ice cream!!

September 9, 2013 10:24 PM
Vicki Bensinger said...

These are darling especially with the monogram on them. I have this book but have yet to use it. You’ve inspired me.

September 10, 2013 08:35 AM
Haley said...

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September 12, 2013 04:41 PM
Chung-Ah | Damn Delicious said...

Adorable! Love the lettering on these!

September 14, 2013 01:41 AM
Sofia said...

Lovely idea! Though I’d like to know how to make these, but with apple. I’d love to make some apple pies, but I don’t know if I’d just have to change the peach for the apple and follow the rest of the recipe, or if it would have to change!

September 28, 2013 03:33 PM
Tiff said...

What’s the trick to keeping all the goodies from running out? I’ve stopped making hand pies because I can’t seem to seal them well.

February 2, 2015 08:01 PM
Haaniyah Al Khalil said...

Handy peach pies are looking so delicious and beautiful and easy recipe too, I can’t wait for myself to make these mouth water pies at home today for dinner. I am also a food blogger and here are my recipes you can try. click here link to

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