Step 1: Ingredients
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!
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. :)