Peachy Hand Pies

A hand pie is an individually portioned pie requiring no utensils, only a hand to eat.   It’s pie for one and in the case of this recipe it’s pie for one for seven.

Peach Hand Pies

1 prepared crust recipe, plus flour for rolling

4oz cream cheese, softened

1/4 cup sugar

1 egg yolk

1/2 teaspoon vanilla or bourbon

2 peaches, peeled, pitted and diced

Heat oven to 375 degrees.  Roll dough out on floured surface and cut into 5 inch circles.  Set aside.

In a bowl, combine cream cheese, sugar, egg yolk and vanilla or bourbon.  Smear 1 tablespoon or so of this cream cheese mixture onto one side of each dough circle.  Top with 1 tablespoon of diced peaches.  Fold circle in half and gently press edges to seal.  Cut vents in top.  If you like brush with egg wash (2 tablespoons milk + egg yolk) for crispy golden brownness or milk wash (milk only, which is what I did) to keep them light and moist. Bake 25-30 minutes (until edges are golden).

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