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Peach Hand pies With Buttermilk Molasses Glaze For Fiesta Friday #29

 

Little peach pies

Little peach pies

This week for the party I decided to bring dessert, you can never have too much pie IMHO. I got some O’Henry Peaches from Food52 via Frog Hollow Farm, they were expensive but I was intrigued having never heard of O’Henry Peaches and wondered how they taste in comparison to the peaches I get at the green market. Well, let me tell you they are pretty amazing, luscious, tart sweet, juicy, I could go on and on. I don’t think I have had a peach that good since I had some Georgia peaches years ago. So enough about the O’Henry’s, these little pies are pretty special not just because of the peaches. The pie crust is Julia Childs master recipe that never fails me, it’s buttery and flaky and delicious. I thought it would be nice to add a glaze or drizzle to the pies, I found this wonderful full fat farm fresh buttermilk and wondered how that would be as part of the glaze with some molasses. The glaze is wonderful, simply mixed buttermilk, molasses and powdered sugar and drizzled on top of the still warm pies. The glaze is a little tangy, has some depth from the molasses and is great with the peach pie.

As always the main event is hosted by Angie@The Novice Gardener and this weeks co-hostesses are Selma@Selma’s Table love selma and her great blog and Jhuls@The Not So Creative Cook (she is really very creative). Hope you all enjoy!!

Julia Childs Pie Dough Recipe

1 1/2 cups all purpose flour

1/2 cup cake flour

1/2 tsp salt

6 oz cold butter cut into cubes

4 tbs cold vegetable shortening or leaf lard

1/2 cup ice water

Whisk salt and flour together, add the butter and shortening or lard, using your hands or pastry cutter work into the flour until it resembles crumbs with pieces of the butter the size of peas.Alternately you could use your food processor pulsing it. Add the water and mix with a fork until combined. Don’t over work. Gather it with your hands, divide into two discs and wrap in plastic. Refrigerate overnight or for at least an hour.

Hand pie

Hand pie

Peaches

2 cups sliced peeled peaches

pinch of cinnamon

3-4  tbs flour (depends on how juicy the peaches are)

1/4-1/2 cup organic brown sugar (I went light on the sugar using only 1/4 cup)

Combine everything in bowl and set aside.

Assembling:

Pre heat oven to 375 degrees.

Roll dough quite thin, it should be thick enough that it doesn’t break but try to roll as thin as you can. Cut into rounds and lay on parchment lined baking sheet.  Make an egg wash with beaten egg and milk or water. Brush some of the egg wash on the edges of one of the rounds, put a heaping tbs in the middle and place another round on top. Gently press edges together and crimp with a fork that you dip in some flour. Repeat. Cut vent in the top of each pie, brush with egg wash and sprinkle with a little sugar. Place in the freezer for 15 minutes before baking then bake for 35-45 minutes until golden brown. Let cool for about 10 or 15 minutes on a rack then drizzle some of the glaze on top. I like to serve warm.

Buttermilk molasses glaze

1 cup powdered sugar

1 tsp molasses

3-4 tbs cultured full fat buttermilk (if you can find) If not regular low fat works just as well

In small mixing bowl add the powdered sugar, mix the molasses and buttermilk add by the tbs until the glaze is thick and a drizzling consistency.

Flaky pastry tart sweet peaches

Flaky pastry tart sweet peaches

Fiesta Friday

Fiesta Friday

 

 

142 Comments Post a comment
  1. I wish you were my neighbor! I love Fiesta Friday!!!

    August 15, 2014
    • I wish we were too, we could have wine together, I could learn a lot from you. Thank you.

      August 15, 2014
  2. Hi Suzanne, what gorgeous looking hand pies, love the glaze you prepared, very creative! Will have to try those particular peaches. Happy Friday!

    August 15, 2014
  3. Great looking pies Suzanne-I just gotta get on this peach bandwagon that everyone else is on lol Happy Fiesta Friday 🙂

    August 15, 2014
    • Oh yes, love the peach bandwagon, there is nothing like a ripe juicy peach. YUM!

      August 15, 2014
  4. I agree you never can have too much pie. Or cakes! Your recipes are always that little bit different, so even if I don’t get around to making them I love reading them. Happy weekend.

    August 15, 2014
    • Thanks so much, I see countless recipes I want to make from so many wonderful blogs and I wish I could make every recipe but it’s impossible. Thanks you so much for reading that means a lot to me as do your kind words.

      August 15, 2014
  5. Oh, so perfect for this party! Each guest has their own pie and no quibbling over who got a bigger piece! 😀

    August 15, 2014
  6. Looks delicious..Julia child’s pie recipe…yumm…

    August 15, 2014
  7. Loved these hand pies Suzanne! Peach stuffing and glaze is so cool.
    Is it okay of I skip the lard in the pie dough?

    August 15, 2014
  8. ciao! just saw the film ‘1000 foot journey’…food unites in magical ways…feel so connected to your table…your sharing made me feel there:) ordering peaches…they are a luvFAB fruit.
    thebestdressup

    August 15, 2014
    • Must see that film and thank you so much. Peaches are one of the best parts of the summer!

      August 15, 2014
  9. I love hand pies, these look wonderful! I need to join in on this Fiesta Friday!

    August 15, 2014
    • Yes please do, just join in. Super easy and fun!! Thanks Sarah.

      August 15, 2014
    • Hi Sarah – sorry to scrape in (I am one of the co-hosts this week…) but we would love to have you join us! You may submit a post until Tuesday so get your pool party gear on and join in the fun!!

      August 15, 2014
      • Ok, I think I did it right 🙂 Can’t wait to participate weekly with you guys!

        August 16, 2014
      • YAY, can’t wait to see what you brought!

        August 16, 2014
  10. These look AMAZING. I love anything to do with Frog Hollow Farm. Their quality is unsurpassed!!

    August 15, 2014
    • This was my first time having frog hollow fruit and it’s amazing! You are so right the quality is outstanding. Love their fruit, I got the nectarines and peaches and the nectarines were so good, the first bite was so delicious it almost hurt, LOL, not really but it’s just so hard to describe the sensation.

      August 15, 2014
  11. What??? These look too good not to devour in one sitting. Yum. I don’t know why I”m such a sucker for handpies. They’re just so perfect. What a wonderful and simple recipe. I always get nervous when handling dough though. I think I”ll have to start with this and see if I can get over it.

    August 15, 2014
    • Amanda, this recipe is always perfect. It has never failed me. Try it, it’s really not hard to do at all. Thank you so much.

      August 15, 2014
  12. This post makes me smile. Peach pie is my favorite desert 🙂

    August 15, 2014
  13. Suzanne – first off, thank you for the lovely words about Jhuls and me. I am so desperate to know more about Frog Hollow Farm and taste these incredible peaches – I must say that proper peaches are something I do miss here in London – it’s just not the same as what I remember from my years in Canada. We used to get fruit from the Okanagan Valley in BC which was wonderful. I love your hand pies – the glaze sounds perfect for the sweetness of the peaches and the pastry sounds and looks fabulous. Have you ever tried grating frozen butter into the flour – I keep meaning to try that method. Perfect pies for our pool party – I can’t see them lasting long! Thanks for bringing these with you and Happy Fiesta Friday to you!

    August 15, 2014
    • Thank you so much Selma, meant it btw, love your blog and your recipes. No never tried the grating method. I have hot hands, really I do, i am afraid I would melt even frozen butter so I am afraid to try it. LOL. I use my hands and my handy dandy pastry cutter. I don’t like using the food processor for a flaky dough. I like to see bits of butter in the dough when I roll it out, makes it extra flaky. Love a pool party!!

      August 15, 2014
  14. Suzanne, this is the most delicious looking/sounding dish yet! I’m just beside myself! 🙂
    My Granny raised 12 kids during (and after) the Great Depression. She made fried peach pies and then made more — from just the peelings! They didn’t taste like regular peach pies. But they were seasoned masterfully so they didn’t taste like peelings either. Of course she never used a recipe. Neither was it passed to me. (Not a close family.) It was probably lost with her, since my aunts hated them. I gathered that it mostly represented poverty to them.
    Gigantic hugs to you and yours.

    August 15, 2014
    • Oh I love fried pies, tried it once and it was a big FAIL for me, a greasy blobby mess is what it was. I did something or everything wrong I guess never tried again. Peels really, wow!!! Hugs to you Teagan, thank you so much.

      August 15, 2014
  15. This looks so flaky and delicious!…my little one is gonna love this…:-)

    August 15, 2014
  16. Those look great! I love hand pies, so cute. 🙂

    August 15, 2014
    • Thank you so much, I love small pies or hand pies, perfect portion and easy to eat!

      August 16, 2014
  17. These look wonderfully delicious!!

    August 15, 2014
  18. This won’t surprise you, but I’m loving that glaze. The buttermilk I can buy here, albeit thin, is nice and citrusy. Just like the crème fraîche added to my first ever batch of brownies made earlier. Loosely based on a Katharine Hepburn recipe (that I read on Shanna’s blog last night) they turned out so, so good. A third one might be calling me…

    Love the hand pies! The molasses you’re using, is that syrup (which I can’t buy here) or like the brown sugar I can buy over here?

    August 15, 2014
    • The molasses is a syrup like treacle, I forget the difference in terminology. It adds a little sharpness to the creamy tang of the buttermilk. Oh those brownies sound wonderful. Can I still access your site to look at the recipe?

      August 15, 2014
      • The recipe I made tonight isn’t on my blog. I based it on this: http://www.saveur.com/article/Recipes/Katharine-Hepburns-Brownies & Shanna’s: shannaward.com/2014/08/14/red-meat-and-potatoes-followed-by-chocolate/ Will have to tweak mine, to include coffee like Shanna used. And orange zest. Really not sure how brownies are supposed to be. Fudgy? These aren’t really that way. But so delicious. 🙂

        August 15, 2014
      • Thank you, I actually prefer my brownies to be more cakey than fudgy but I want a little of both, I am going to try this recipe, my brownies are good but a little too fudgy. Thanks can’t wait to try these,

        August 15, 2014
  19. They look great Suzanne, the crust is so flaky, just how I like it! I could eat two, would be great with some vanilla ice cream! 🙂

    August 15, 2014
    • It certainly would be perfect with some vanilla ice cream. Your recipe would be great with these little pies. Thank you.

      August 15, 2014
  20. These look so good Suzanne and your description is wonderful – such great food writing. Happy Fiesta Friday.

    August 15, 2014
    • Really, wow thank you so much. Coming from you, a prolific and gifted writer that is the supreme compliment, Thank you.

      August 15, 2014
      • Aw. You’re a darling. Thank you. And I return the accolade. xo

        August 15, 2014
  21. talkavino #

    Looks delicious!

    August 15, 2014
  22. These hand pies look so yummy–what a special dessert!

    August 15, 2014
  23. Clearly everyone at the party loved these. They were all gone when I got brave enough to come out in my swim suit. 🙂

    August 15, 2014
    • LOL, swimsuit, well mine is hidden under a full length long sleeve cover up.Thank you.

      August 16, 2014
  24. I bet the extra sweetness from the molasses really must add a kick to the delicious peach flavour – wonderful idea 😀

    Cheers
    Choc Chip Uru

    August 16, 2014
  25. What cute little surprising hand pies!

    August 16, 2014
  26. Suzanne, wish we were neighbors we could exchange our desserts, they look superb 🙂

    August 16, 2014
    • I would love one of your tarts, they are so lovely would gladly trade. Thank you.

      August 16, 2014
  27. These hand pies look delish!

    August 16, 2014
  28. yum

    August 16, 2014
  29. These look so gorgeous Suzanne.

    August 16, 2014
  30. Gorgeous Suzanne! Loved the glaze. Have a great weekend!

    August 16, 2014
  31. Buttermilk molasses? Wow!

    August 16, 2014
  32. Ummey @notbikiniready #

    Wow Suzanne these look delicious!

    August 16, 2014
  33. oh my, these look so good suzanne! I have to say though, I wish everybody would stop bringing things with peaches to FF, it’s making me miss Georgia haha

    August 16, 2014
    • LOL, oh sorry, I know those Georgia peaches are the best but we really do have a great assortment of peach recipes don’t we. Thank you so much,

      August 16, 2014
  34. Your mini pies look outrageously good! Thank goodness, you are out of reach. I have been dieting like crazy so that the dress I picked to attend my cousin’s wedding will fit me. I can only daydream about this beauties right now! 😉

    August 16, 2014
    • You are so slender you will look lovely at the wedding, as for me, I should be on a diet but am not right now. I really need to. Thanks Francesca the little pies are delicious, I just love peaches.

      August 16, 2014
  35. Liz #

    hands-down (pun not intended, haha) the best hand pies I’ve ever seen. That glaze takes it over the top!

    August 16, 2014
  36. Molasses glaze is my fav:-) looks so appetizing

    August 17, 2014
  37. Wow Suzanne marvelous. ..am just back from my vacation and enjoying the pictorial feast of all delicious foods…your peach pies with glaze is just fantabulous and looks inviting. .. feel like grabbing one. ..hope your pettys are doing good. ..hugs and kisses to them….

    August 17, 2014
    • Thanks Chitra, I hope you had a wonderful vacation. The doggies are hanging in and doing ok, thank you for asking.

      August 17, 2014
  38. M #

    Oh I love this hand pies, I’ve just made some myself.
    Great choice!! 😀

    I’m following you (:

    August 17, 2014
    • Thank you so much Maria, I just visited your blog and saw the apple hand pies, I subscribed but I could not leave a comment even though I tried. It kept telling me to log in and when I tried it would not allow. I did however look through your lovely recipes and think they are amazing. Thank you so much for following my blog and the sweet comment.

      August 17, 2014
      • M #

        oh! that’s a great feedback, I didn’t know that was happening there, thanks!

        August 18, 2014
      • Yes it asked me to login with wordpress and when I did it said it was the wrong login information.

        August 18, 2014
      • M #

        If it’s not a problem, could you try again? to see if it’s working now?

        August 18, 2014
      • My comment is awaiting moderation, it worked. Thanks!

        August 18, 2014
  39. Whoa Suzanne!! Once in a while you see a blog photo, that you wish you could invade and taste right this very moment– and this is the one!! These look perfect! (and what is “leaf lard?” I’m imagining some fat extracted from leaves????? How could that be?)

    August 17, 2014
    • Thanks so much Rhonda, leaf lard is regular lard but it’s high grade or quality because of where it is harvested from the pig http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lard It really is good and better than your average lard. Thank you again.

      August 17, 2014
      • Wow Suzanne– you’re better than wikpedia– questions answered right to my comment column! thanks!

        August 17, 2014
  40. These look absolutely wonderful, Suzanne!!

    August 17, 2014
  41. So delicious Suzanne – can’t wait to try these! How can you go wrong with the perfect pie crust and sweet seasonal peaches (they sound amazing). M

    August 17, 2014
    • It was a winning combination for sure. The little pies were delicious. Thanks Margot.

      August 18, 2014
  42. These little pies look so delicious and fruity Suzanne! A great offering for the party!

    August 18, 2014
  43. Okay – i will bring the coffee or tea and you bring those pies! They look so rustic and delicious! With peaches in season now I may have to break down and try baking these. I normally don’t bake but these are too good to pass up. I think I will also have to reblog them Suzanne 🙂

    August 18, 2014
    • You bring the beverage I’ll furnish the pie!!! Yes, would love that. Thank you for re-blogging Cindy!

      August 18, 2014
  44. Hmm, another peach recipe. And I think most of us are enjoying the peaches while they are still in season. These hand pies sound so great, Suzanne. And the buttermilk molasses glaze make this more lovelier. Thanks for sharing these and have a lovely week. ❤

    August 18, 2014
    • Thanks so much Jhuls, can’t get enough peaches this time of year.

      August 18, 2014
  45. Peach treats just seems like the perfect partner for Summer days. I am loving these hand pies!

    August 18, 2014
    • Peaches, like tomatoes and corn just SCREAM summer to me and there is something about a fresh peach that makes me happy. I loved these little pies, they were yummy, thank you so much.

      August 18, 2014
  46. Suzanne they look amazing! I love that glaze, what an innovative creation! You got me thinking of the giant juicy peaches I was eating on a trip to Turkey a few years ago. Never seen anything like them. Impossible to eat without your face looking like it’d been dunked in peach juice 🙂
    Drooling a little now……

    August 18, 2014
    • Oh wow, that has me drooling also, thinking about this giant Georgia peach I once had. I must have looked like a messy child after eating it with peach juice on my clothing, oh it was so good I can still almost taste it. Thank you so much, the glaze was really good on the pies too!

      August 18, 2014
  47. Yum! They look fab 🙂

    August 19, 2014
  48. Love these hand pies! I have been wanting to make hand pies for a few years and never seem to get to it. I have been buying Frog Hollow peaches too! They really are superior peaches. My market actually had samples of both peaches side by side and you could really taste the difference. Love your glaze and perfect flaky crust!

    August 19, 2014
    • They truly are the best peaches, nectarines also. Delicious and juicy and flavorful each one. Thanks so much.

      August 19, 2014
  49. I love the idea of hand pies. No one has to share, and you can present them in such arrangements when entertaining! I am pinning these for another day.

    August 19, 2014
    • I love hand pies, like you said individual portions, less messy too! Thanks so much.

      August 19, 2014
  50. This looks so good!

    August 19, 2014
  51. I like the sound of your glaze. Very inventive!

    August 19, 2014
  52. Reblogged this on food thoughts to share and commented:
    Think i will have to try making these this afternoon!

    August 20, 2014
  53. I want one of these right now! And a buttermilk glaze?!?! Gah!

    August 20, 2014
    • That glaze really took the peach pie to another level, really good, thanks so much Em!

      August 20, 2014
  54. Fig & Quince #

    Swooooon! Seriously. Love the photos and the recipe. YUM!

    August 20, 2014
    • They were totally delicious, I am making another batch, can give you one if you like.

      August 20, 2014
      • Fig & Quince #

        Yipeeeee!

        August 20, 2014
  55. Those hand pies look pretty amazing…and I’m slightly envious that you are able to get such delicious peaches…ours that can be found in the grocery are a little lacking and you never know what you will get. I usually have better luck with nectarines.

    August 20, 2014
    • I thought our peaches were good until I tasted the frog hollow peaches, wow, what a difference. They were tremendous, This would be equally good made with nectarines of course. Thanks so much.

      August 20, 2014
  56. Must be those peaches are so tasty, and I’d rather eat them raw than add to a pie. 😀 And I totally agree with you about pies, it’s never enough! I could eat a dozen of your scrumptious pies!

    August 21, 2014
    • Eating those delicious peaches as is, au naturale is the best for sure but couldn’t eat them all before they got too soft, so sliced made some into pie and froze the rest for future pies. They are amazing peaches. Thank you so much.

      August 21, 2014
  57. These pies look so yumm !

    August 21, 2014
  58. I’m not sure how you want to work this Suzanne…. either I’ll be moving in next door to you…or you’ll be moving in next door to me. It doesn’t really matter, because I’ll be sitting in your kitchen every day. I won’t make a lot of noise, and I’ll only eat a little of everything you prepare. I’ll even do the dishes! Just let me know…I can have my bags packed in a day. ❤
    These pies look fabulous. I mean, absolutely fabulous. Buttermilk and molasses drizzle? Wow. Seriously. Wow. LOVE. ❤

    August 21, 2014
  59. look lovely – love peach if you get a good one!

    August 22, 2014
    • I know, I do too but finding a good peach can be hard

      August 22, 2014
      • it is I have a tiny tree on my balcony because the trees are so pretty with pink flowers and cascading leaves – tree also made about 40 peaches (miniature tree, mini peaches) this year but they were pretty to look at but watery and tasteless sadly to eat. They have now all fallen off and rotted which was a shame, but they were so small, golf ball size with big stones and not much taste that there wasnt much else to do with them…

        August 23, 2014
      • My neighbor had a peach tree like that, sad really she brought me a whole basket of peaches one year I ended up throwing away they were terrible and there was no salvaging them for any purpose.

        August 23, 2014
  60. I really love the idea of these handpies. What a great way to keep the fruit soft and moist. And the glaze sounds to die for – great idea!

    August 24, 2014
    • Thank you, I love the small pies, they don’t get soggy quickly like a large pie, are manageable to eat and there is portion control. That glaze is great, thanks.

      August 24, 2014
  61. Buttermilk is becoming more and more popular in the UK, but to see it mixed with molasses and used as a glaze is revolutionary. Thanks for the inspiration!

    September 4, 2014
    • Thank you, it was great on the pies, just a hint of molasses in the buttermilk was wonderful. Thank you so much.

      September 4, 2014

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