Monday, July 25, 2011

Fresh Peach Turnovers (handpies)

We called them turnovers, mom use to add glaze to some of them, dad liked them plain just as shown. I now read that these are called handpies these days or maybe always were for some of you. Whatever their name the pastry is soft, sweet and delicious. They last longer refrigerated if you have leftovers.. Any kind of fruit will do, but peaches are my favorite and taste great warm or cold! Enjoy!

2 cups all-purpose flour
1 tablespoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
3 tablespoons sugar
5 tablespoons butter, or margarine softened
3/4 cups half and half
Two or three fresh peaches chopped in small chunks
peach or apricot preserves

Stir together the flour, baking powder, salt, and sugar. Using a pastry blender,or heavy duty mixer cut in the butter and mix till crumbly. Add rest of ingredients and stir by hand to moisten the dough. .

Press the dough out on floured board and with a floured palm of your hand press the dough to form a circle. Add chopped fruit, add a tablespoon of preserves on top.
Fold over and press firmly with the tines of a floured fork seal them tightly. Brush with beaten egg yolk.. Place on parchment paper and bake at 400 till brown. . Bake for 15 to 20 minutes.    Let the turnovers cool slightly. Serve with french vanilla ice cream or plain... They are great lunch box treats!
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