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).