Bourbon Peach Hand Pies – Mini peach hand pies with a hint of bourbon.
This week’s baked good was inspired by my co-worker’s love of the fried peach pies that are served at the Varsity, a famous fast-food spot here in Atlanta. They’re similar to the apple pies from McDonalds, just with peaches instead of apples. We’ve discussed them multiple times in the office so when I stumbled upon this recipe from smitten kitchen, I knew that I’d end up making them eventually.
When I heard that this same co-worker was getting Lasik eye surgery, I decided to make him these peach pies as a good luck gift. Nothing cures pre-surgery jitters like some pie, right?? Well, I guess pie with alcohol does, too.
I was a little nervous about making these since peaches aren’t in season. And as I suspected, the peaches didn’t have much flavor. So I added a dash of salt and cinnamon to bring out their natural flavors a little more. And it worked pretty well! But if you rather make these when peaches are at their peek, save this recipe for the late summer/early fall.
As for the pie crust, man is it amazing; flaky and chewy all at the same time. I’m thinking I have the sour cream to thank for that one.
All in all, these came out tasting great and my co-worker loved them. So definitely an overall success 🙂
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Recipe (adapted from smitten kitchen):
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