Peach Hand Pie Recipe That Everyone Will Love

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 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.

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Peach Hand Pie Recipe

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.

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Peach Hand Pie Recipe
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  • 1 box of rolled pie crust (at room temperature)
  • 3/4 cup diced peaches or peach pie filling
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1 tsp cornstarch
  • 1/4 tsp fresh lemon juice
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 1/4 cup heavy cream


  1. Preheat the oven to 375F.
  2. Line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper.
  3. In a small bowl, combine the diced peaches, sugar, cinnamon, cornstarch and lemon juice.
  4. Unroll the pie crust.
  5. Using a 3 1/2" cookie cutter (or edge of a glass) dipped in flour, cut circles from the dough.
  6. Knead and roll out any scraps of dough until you have as many circles as possible.
  7. 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.
  8. 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.
  9. Optional: Whisk together the egg yolk and cream. Using a pastry brush, brush it on top of the hand pies.
  10. 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.

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Peach Hand Pie Recipe

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.


  1. those look delicious! I remember eating fruit pies like this when I was a kid!
  2. These are so adorable! I want to make them for my son's preschool class.
  3. Oooh these are so cute, I love them! James and the Giant Peach was one of my very favorite books in elementary school. 
  4. These are so cute. I have never had a hand pie before. They look delicious. 
  5. This is brilliant. I have to make these. Small and cute and easy! :)
  6. these are so cute! i'd have to do a diff fruit bc i'm allergic but they are so so cuteand James & Giant Peach is a fave of mine
  7. Those look so yummy. I will definitely try to make those. And I loved James and the Giant Peach! Such a cute movie.
  8. These look like a good way for me to get my kids to eat more fruit! YUM!
  9. These are almost too cute to eat!
  10. They look so good that I might need one in each hand!
  11. How adorable and tasty!!! I bet this could work for all the apples my grandparents' have on their tree right now, too!
  12. These Peach Hand Pies look delicious. I'm going to try this recipe.
  13. Richard Hicks says
    They look so good.  Want to try my hand at these.  Nice healthy snack for all!
  14. Yum! These sound delicious and they are the perfect personal sized serving!


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