I am feeling whiny today.
I've had a cold and cough and stuffy sinuses for about 2 weeks now and it's getting old.
Then, today, I coughed so much I put my back out.
My brain is telling me to just give up and go back to bed. I agree with my brain today. Bed it is with some fabulously horrible B monster movies. (Sharktopus, anyone?)
Individual peach pies, to be exact.
Pie makes everything better.
Individual Peach Pies
Preheat oven to 425. Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper. Set aside.
Make up pie dough as per recipe (see link). You can also use your favorite recipe or use store bought.
Peel peaches. Cut in half and carefully remove pit. Set peaches, pit side up, on paper towel. Fill the indent where the pit was with brown sugar and cinnamon.
Roll out a piece of dough to between 1/8 and 1/4 inch thickness.
Cut out a round of dough for each peach half you have. The round should be at least 1/4 inch extra all around the peach half. Place rounds of dough onto prepared cookie sheet.
Place filled peach half upside down onto round.
Roll out a second amount of dough to between 1/8 to 1/4 inch thickness. Cut out another round of dough for each peach half you have. This time you want to make the rounds big enough to dome over the peach half.
Attach the top round to the bottom round by dipping your fingers into a bowl of water and dabbing your wet fingers onto the excess dough around the peach half. This will help the top round of dough to stick to the bottom round.
Press the dough together to seal.
You can then use the extra little bits of dough to decorate as desired. Remember to cut a little slit into the top of each pie to let steam escape.
Bake at 425 for 10 minutes. Rotate pan and reduce heat to 400. Continue cooking until crusts are nicely browned on top, another 10 - 20 minutes.
Serve warm (or room temp) with ice cream!
These may be a little more fussy to make than a regular peach pie, especially if your back is out and the muscle relaxers/pain killers you've taken have kicked in, but they are totally worth it.
They look sooooooo cute which makes all the extra fuss worthwhile.
The brown sugar and cinnamon inside the peach are like this happy little surprise when you dig in to it.
I didn't put amounts for the ingredients because this is one of those recipes you can make as many or as little as you like.
You can wrap any remaining pie dough in plastic wrap and freeze it for a later use.
Be sure to visit The Chicken Chick and Ms. enPlace and Jam Hands and The Velvet Moon Baker and Feeding Big and Carole's Chatter for some great links!