Peach Pineapple Hand Pies

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Pie is good. Everyone knows that. So what would make it better? Being able to take it wherever you go, of course! Behold, the instructable for Peach Pineapple Hand pies, an answer to all pie portability problems.

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Step 1: Ingredients

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Here are the ingredients you'll need to make this recipe:

For the pastry:
2 cups of all purpose flour
1/3 cup + 1 tablespoon butter (needs to be cold!)
1/3 cup + 1 tablespoon shortening (also needs to be cold!)
3-4 tablespoons very cold water

For the filling:
5 cups fresh diced peaches (about 5 medium sized peaches)
1 20 oz.. can crushed pineapple, drained well
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/4 teaspoon cinnamon (or more, if you want. I like about 1/2 tsp. in mine)
1/3 cup all purpose flour
1 tablespoon butter, softened but not melted

Step 2: Make the filling!

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Mix the flour, brown sugar, cinnamon, butter, pineapple and peaches together. Make sure all the ingredients are blended well.

Since the pies are small, the filling wouldn't be fully cooked by the time the crust was done. So we have to cook the filling a little bit beforehand. I cooked mine in the microwave so I wouldn't have to get a pot dirty (yeah, I'm lazy) , but you can cook yours on the stovetop if you want.

Cook the filling until it thickens and the peaches soften but don't lose their shape. The filling will cook some more in the oven, so be sure not to turn the filling into mush. It took about 5-6 minutes in my microwave, but it may take longer or shorter for you. Check it every couple of minutes to stir it and see how it's coming along.

Now put the filling in the refrigerator to cool. This is so that the heat doesn't melt the butter in the pastry while you're assembling the pies. Melting pastry makes for a frustrating mess. :)
can i do this with apple pie filling insted?
red-king5 years ago
 those things look really good...
Eric956 years ago
LOL at the dad in the background :D "Dat boi is steelin all mah pies again!"
Leperello Mikesiah (author)  Eric956 years ago
haha, he does look a bit peeved. XD
minerug6 years ago
Very good idea, I wonder why people hadn't thought of this before...
caitlinsdad6 years ago
Nice. Reminds me of Mickey D's with their two-for-a-buck apple pies. You might want to drop these in the deep-fat fryer too for the unhealthy alternative to baking. Shouldn't your little bro should be eating a hand-pie with his hands...
Leperello Mikesiah (author)  caitlinsdad6 years ago
Hmm...he should, but that would have meant waiting for the pies to cool down enough.
Basta6 years ago
Nice addition to the pie contest! I'd always thought the lack of portability was one of the few downsides to pie.
These look so freaking good. I made some hand-help pies a couple days ago as well! Apple raspberry, nom nom.
Thanks! Apple rasberry does sound good. Thanks for reading too. :)