Peach Mini Pies

Cute hand-held pies that are fun to eat and delicious! This is a winning state fair recipe from Montana!


Details

Difficulty

Advanced

Yield

12 mini pies

Prep Time

01 hours

Rise Time

1-1/2 hours

Bake Time

15 to 18 minutes

Ingredients


  • 1 cup milk
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup butter OR margarine
  • 1 (2-1/4 tsp.) envelope Fleischmann's® Active Dry Yeast
  • 3-3/4 to 4-1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • Peach Filling:
  • 4 cups chopped peaches, fresh or frozen (about 1 pound)
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 to 2 tablespoons Argo® Corn Starch
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • Cream Cheese Filling
  • 4 ounces cream cheese (half of 8 ounce package), softened
  • 3 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 egg yolk
  • Icing
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 to 2 tablespoons milk
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract

Directions


Combine milk, sugar and butter and heat to 100° to 110°F.  (Butter may not melt completely).  Add yeast.  Let stand 5 to 10 minutes to foam yeast.   

Measure 2 cups flour, salt and nutmeg in a large mixer bowl.  Add the yeast mixture, eggs and vanilla.  Beat with an electric mixer on low speed for 30 seconds, scraping sides of bowl constantly.  Beat on medium speed for 3 minutes.  Stir in enough remaining flour to make a soft dough. 

Turn dough out onto a lightly floured surface; knead until smooth and elastic, about 6 to 8 minutes.  Place dough in a well greased bowl, turning once to coat.  Cover; let rise in a warm, draft-free place until doubled in bulk (about 1 hour). 

To prepare fillings:

For peach filling, place peaches and sugar in a medium saucepan.  Bring to a boil over medium heat until peaches soften and begin to break up.  Stir in corn starch that has been mixed with 2 tablespoons of cold water.  (Note: for best results, peach filling should be fairly stiff.  If using frozen peaches or very juicy fresh peaches, you will need 2 tablespoons corn starch).  Cook and stir until mixture thickens and boils for at least 1 minute.  Remove from heat and stir in vanilla; cool.
 

Mix all ingredients for cheese filling with an electric mixer until smooth.  (If mixture is runny, chill for 10 to 15 minutes.  Mixture should be soft). 

Punch dough down.  Turn out onto a lightly floured surface.  Divide dough in half.  Cover each half and let rest 10 minutes. 

Roll each half out to 18 x 12-inch rectangle.  Cut each into 6 rectangles.

Place 2 teaspoons of cheese filling and about 2 tablespoons peach filling in the center of each “pie”.  Brush edges of dough with water and press with fork to seal. Place on greased baking sheets. Cover and let rise in a warm, draft-free place until puffy, about 20 to 25 minutes. 

Bake in a preheated 375°F oven for 15 to 18 minutes, or until golden.  Transfer to wire racks to cool. 

Combine icing ingredients and drizzle over pies.