Spiced Peach Hand Pies

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Bursting with sweet summer flavor, these Peach Hand Pies are everything you need to bake up this summer. Made with a tender, but flakey homemade pie dough, fresh summer peaches, a touch of vanilla, and topped with decorative sugar for an extra sweet treat. These cute, but super simple hand pies are absolutely delicious, easy to make, and extra summery. Bonus? You get to use all those summer peaches in the most delicious and convenient way possible! These hand pies are perfect for picnics or a grab-and-go snack! Either way you decide to enjoy them, you cannot go wrong with these summer pies. Serve any time of day, breakfast, as a sweet snack, or a truly delicious dessert with ice cream on top.

peach hand pies on crumbled parchment paper with white flowers, crumbs, and a scoop of ice cream

About The Recipe

If there’s one thing I love about summer, it’s all the fresh peaches! Though, this year, we’ve not had too many. It’s been a really intense summer. So, the minute we saw some, I grabbed them as quick as I could! I mean, it’s summer. Peach bakes are a must-have this time of year!

The idea for hand pies came rather quickly. It’s something we’ve been wanting to do, but now that it’s summer, we couldn’t think of a better time to share!

It’s a personal pie that you can hold in your hand. No utensils or plates required!

Though, when testing this recipe, we did have a few issues. Like I said before, this has been an intense summer. Our peaches weren’t freestone, so cutting them was a bit of a pain, but we managed. Then, it’s really hot. Like, really really hot.

Even tough we have our air conditioning on, the summer heat still has a way to make its way into our kitchen.

It started when we were rolling out the dough. Fresh out of the fridge, it felt a little sticky when rolling out. Though, nothing too bad. We cut everything out and set the pans aside to start filling them with the peach filling. This is when it got messy.

hand pie on parchment paper with half leaning against it, white flowers, and more hand pies around on parchment paper

I noticed that the rounds seemed a little bit…bigger than what we cut them? I dismissed it and kept filling. When I went to put the tops onto the pies, the bottoms had DOUBLED their size! Our crust was literally melting.

It was kind of funny, but a little bit stressful at the same time, I used the cutter we cut them with to kind of push them back to their original size. We even put them in the freezer to help them get cold again before bakign!

Thankfully, the test bake was successful. Every bite was flakey, peachy, and perfectly balanced between sweet and spiced. So, we made these little cuties again on a little less warm day and…they were perfect! No melting crust this time around and truly just so delicious.

What Are Hand Pies?

A hand pie is, essentially, a mini pie! It’s still got the top and bottom crust, but made so it will fit in your hand. The pies are typically made with either sweet or savory fillings, but for ours, we chose to do a spiced peach filling to celebrate the summer.

Reasons You Will Love These Peach Hand Pies

  • They’re SUPER simple to make.
  • The crust is flakey, buttery, with almost a creamy flavor that balances perfectly with the filling.
  • The peach filling is NO COOK!
  • A perfect treat to take on picnics.
  • Tastes so good.
  • Ready in just under 2 hours!
three stacked hand pies with one cut in half on parchment paper

Equipment Needed

Ingredients

(Full ingredient amounts and instructions can be found in the recipe card at the bottom of the post)

For The Crust:

  • All-Purpose Flour
  • Granulated Sugar
  • Baking Powder
  • Salted Butter
  • Cream Cheese
  • Apple Cider Vinegar
  • Heavy Cream
butter, flour, milk, cream cheese, sugar, apple cider vinegar, and baking powder on marble surface

For The Filling:

  • Diced Peaches
  • Brown Sugar
  • Cinnamon
  • Nutmeg
  • Allspice
  • Salt
chopped peaches, brown sugar, salt, and spices on marble surface

Step 1: Make the crust

In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the pastry attachment, combine flour, sugar, and baking powder.

With mixer running, add butter and cream cheese, a couple of pieces at a time. Mix until mixture looks like sand.

Add the vinegar and cream, mixing until combined.

Divide into 2 pieces and wrap in plastic wrap. Refrigerate for 30 minutes.

two pieces of dough wrapped in plastic wrap on marble surface

Step 2: Make the filling

In a medium bowl, combine the peaches, brown sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg, allspice, and salt. Set aside.

Step 3: Roll and cut dough

Working with one piece at a time, roll out pie crust to 1/16 inch thick.

Using a 4 inch cutter, cut out circles. Place onto lined sheet pan. Repeat with remaining dough.

Step 4: Fill and top

Top each dough circle with ⅛ cup peach mixture. Brush edges of dough with water or egg wash.

Top with remaining dough rounds. Press all the way around the edges with fingers and then use a fork to make sure the dough is sealed. Cut slits in top of dough to allow steam to escape.

Step 5: Bake

Bake for 15 minutes. Brush tops with reserved peach liquid and top with sparkling sugar.

Bake an additional 20 minutes, until golden brown.

baked hand pies on lined sheet pan

What Variety of Peach To Use

The absolute best peach to bake with, of course, is a yellow peach. The later into peach season it is, the more likely you’ll be able to find some freestone peaches!

If you don’t know, a freestone peach means that, when you cut it, it doesn’t cling to the seed in the middle. Of course, these can be a little bit harder to find. We used clingstone peaches for this recipe, as there were no freestones, and even though it still tastes delicious, it’s very hard to get the peach away from the seed without crushing the peach.

Can I Use Frozen Peaches?

Actually, yes you can! If you don’t have fresh peaches, you can definitely use frozen. Just be sure their chopped/diced! Sliced peaches will be too big to fit into the hand pies, so you may need to chop them.

How To Store

Once these hand pies are baked and cooled, the best way to store them is in a zip top bag and freeze for up to 2 months!

Looking for more recipes like this? Here are a few you may like: Homemade Blueberry Pop Tarts, Mini Apple Pies, Mini Key Lime Pie, Lemon Meringue Pie, Brown Sugar and Nutmeg Peach Galette

close up of three stacked hand pies on parchment paper with one cut in half

Expert Tips

  • Be careful to not over-work your pie dough! It can be very easy to do inside a mixer. You simply just want everything to come together. Be sure to watch it closely!
  • Keep your pie crust COLD! The refrigerator is your best friend with this recipe. When not working with the pie dough, it needs to be in the fridge.
  • With your peaches, be sure to dice them! Chunks or slices will be too big to fit inside the hand pie.
  • When filling the hand pies, try and avoid as much of the liquid as you can. If you spoon in a lot of the liquid, the hand pies are more likely to leak/burst.
  • Don’t throw away the peach filling liquid! You will need it to brush the tops of the hand pies.
  • You can top these hand pies with sparkling sugar or a simple vanilla glaze.

When you make these Spiced Peach Hand Pies, leave a comment down below! We love hearing from you and answering any questions you might have! Also, be sure to tag us on social media and hashtag it #BakersTable.

peach hand pies on crumbled parchment paper with white flowers, crumbs, and a scoop of ice cream

Spiced Peach Hand Pies

Traci
Flakey, full of peaches, perfectly balanced between sweet and spiced, and oh so delicious. These Spiced Peach Hand Pies are the perfect summertime dessert!
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 35 mins
Cook Time 35 mins
Refrigeration Time 30 mins
Total Time 1 hr 40 mins
Course Desserts
Cuisine American
Servings 16
Calories 438 kcal

Ingredients
 

Crust

  • 5 ¼ cups all purpose flour
  • 6 Tablespoons granulated sugar
  • ¾ teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 ½ cups salted butter, cold
  • 9 ounces cream cheese, cold
  • 1 ½ Tablespoons apple cider vinegar
  • 10 Tablespoons heavy cream

Filling

  • 3 cups diced peaches
  • cup brown sugar, firmly packed
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • ½ teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • ¼ teaspoon ground allspice
  • teaspoon salt

Instructions

Crust

  • In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the pastry attachment, combine flour, sugar, and baking powder.
  • Slice butter and cream cheese.
  • With mixer running, add butter and cream cheese, a couple of pieces at a time.
  • Mix until mixture looks like sand.
  • Add vinegar and cream.
  • Mix just until combined.
  • Divide into 2 pieces.
  • Round and flatten into a disc.
  • Wrap in plastic wrap.
  • Refrigerate for 30 minutes.

Filling

  • In a medium bowl, combine peaches, brown sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg, and allspice.

Putting It Together

  • Heat oven to 375° F.
  • Line 3 baking sheets with parchment paper. Set aside.
  • Remove one piece of dough from refrigerator.
  • Roll to 1/16" thick.
  • Use a 4" cutter to cut out circles.
  • Repeat with remaining dough.
  • Place ½ of the dough circles on prepared baking sheets.
  • Place remaining dough circles in refrigerator until ready to use.
  • Top each with ⅛ cup peach mixture.
  • Brush edges of dough with water or egg wash.
  • Top with remaining dough rounds.
  • Press all the way around the edges with fingers.
  • Use a fork to make sure the dough is sealed.
  • Cut slits in top of dough to allow steam to escape.
  • Bake for 15 minutes.
  • Brush tops with reserved peach liquid.
  • Sprinkle with sparkling sugar, if desired.
  • Bake an additional 20 minutes, until golden brown.

Notes

  • Be careful to not over-work your pie dough! It can be very easy to do inside a mixer. You simply just want everything to come together. Be sure to watch it closely!
  • Keep your pie crust COLD! The refrigerator is your best friend with this recipe. When not working with the pie dough, it needs to be in the fridge.
  • With your peaches, be sure to dice them! Chunks or slices will be too big to fit inside the hand pie.
  • When filling the hand pies, try and avoid as much of the liquid as you can. If you spoon in a lot of the liquid, the hand pies are more likely to leak/burst.
  • Don’t throw away the peach filling liquid! You will need it to brush the tops of the hand pies.
  • You can top these hand pies with sparkling sugar or a simple vanilla glaze.

Nutrition

Serving: 1pieCalories: 438kcalCarbohydrates: 45gProtein: 6gFat: 27gSaturated Fat: 16gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 7gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 72mgSodium: 215mgPotassium: 123mgFiber: 2gSugar: 12gVitamin A: 979IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 51mgIron: 2mg

Nutritional information is only an estimate. The accuracy of the nutritional information for any recipe on this site is not guaranteed.

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