When I was little, I remember stopping at the store and buying fruit hand pies. Hand pies are another name for turnovers depending on where you live. They are basically a single serving size fruit turnover that has had the edges sealed all the way around with the filling inside. When I learned that the one of the movies for November for the Netflix Stream Team was James and the Giant Peach, I knew I was going to make this peach hand pie recipe. This post is sponsored by Netflix.
There are so many great movies that began as books. I remember reading books like a Wrinkle in Time and The Velveteen Rabbit when I was a child. Now, they are available as movies too. In honor of James and the Giant Peach, I made this Peach Hand Pie recipe for you to enjoy.
Peach Hand Pie Recipe
- 1 box of rolled pie crust (at room temperature)
- ¾ cup diced peaches
- 1 tsp sugar
- ½ tsp ground cinnamon
- 1 tsp cornstarch
- ¼ tsp fresh lemon juice
- 1 egg yolk
- ¼ cup heavy cream
- Preheat the oven to 375F.
- Line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper.
- In a small bowl, combine the diced peaches, sugar, cinnamon, cornstarch and lemon juice.
- Unroll the pie crust.
- Using a 3½" cookie cutter (or edge of a glass) dipped in flour, cut circles from the dough.
- Knead and roll out any scraps of dough until you have as many circles as possible.
- Arrange half of them about 1" apart from each other on the baking sheet. These are the bottoms. Poke each one with a fork a few times to create vents.
- Drop one heaping teaspoonful of filling into the center of each circle. top with one of the perforated circles of dough and use a fork to tightly crimp the edges.
- Optional: Whisk together the egg yolk and cream. Using a pastry brush, brush it on top of the hand pies.
- Bake 17-20 minutes or until the edges are golden brown and the pie filling is bubbling through the vents. Let cool at least 15 minutes before serving.
James and the Giant Peach is the perfect movie to watch while enjoying your Peach Hand Pie recipe. If you haven’t seen the movie, James spills a magic bag of crocodile tongues and finds himself with a giant peach that flies him off to strange places. This is a Tim Burton movie so you know it’s going to be fun to watch. The movie just brings the book to life and despite the giant talking insects, I really enjoyed watching it quite a bit. It’s a great movie for the tween crowd or anyone who enjoyed reading the book.