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!

37 comments:

  1. Looks so nicely golden brown and crisp!

    ReplyDelete
  2. I'd like to have one for my breakfast now! Beautiful and delicious ^__^ Bye, hope you have a great week

    ReplyDelete
  3. These look yummy. I should make these as they would be better for the 2 of us than a pie. We wouldn't end up throwing 1/2 of it out.

    ReplyDelete
  4. Ooh! These look yummy!! I'll have two please! :-)

    ReplyDelete
  5. Peaches are best suitable for this type of pastry.looks really well;)

    ReplyDelete
  6. My one year old peach tree (one of t wo in front yard) had so many peaches on the branches that they were almost touching the ground. They were smallish but beautifully coloured. I baked a peach pie. I have these two firm plastic sheets and roll out the dough between them, and it's easy to separate.

    But my reason for writing was re the sausage and peppers. Thought you lived upstate when you mentioned Utica. My daughter & her spouse just moved to Indian Rocks Beach, Pinellas county. When I lived in La. there were Publix supermkts, and they baked baguettes which were very good. A similar bread was used by us yesterday for the sausage & peppers. I start them in water, covered, then remove cover and fry them. French bread in New Orleans is great. Big pity re onion allergy. No onion soup,etc, onions are indispensible to me, use couple lbs a week.
    Sorry to ramble, but try the publix bread and see if you like it, I assume all stores have the same formula.
    You can delete this...
    p.s. I was so excited to see your sausage pepper post. Thank You.

    ReplyDelete
  7. Everyone's making lovely peach treats! Fabulous turnovers :)

    ReplyDelete
  8. Such a yummy sweet treat with peaches! Perfect with a scoop of vanilla ice cream!

    P.S. not a featured publisher on Foodbuzz anymore.

    ReplyDelete
  9. Those look delicious and the color makes them very appealing. My husband loves peach desserts, so I know he'd love these. I hope you have a great day. Blessings...Mary

    ReplyDelete
  10. Wow, these look amazing! You could fill these with whatever fruit is in season too. Thanks for sharing!

    ReplyDelete
  11. This is the second peach recipe I have come across today. I love peaches and it looks like I have some baking awaiting me.

    ReplyDelete
  12. That's so funny, I'm sharing a peach hand pie recipe this week, very similar to your turnovers :) It's definitely peach season! Good to know great minds think alike ;-)

    ReplyDelete
  13. These are beautiful! I love that they are baked and not fried!

    ReplyDelete
  14. I love hand pies and peach, what could be better?

    ReplyDelete
  15. Your little turnovers are so cute! I bet they're delectable!

    ReplyDelete
  16. delicious turnovers these desserts look wonderful

    ReplyDelete
  17. Beautiful, Claudia! The glaze on the crust is perfect...mmmmmmmm.

    ReplyDelete
  18. Peach is one of the things I have never made a big pie with, perhaps I feel that it just is too much. Now these hand pies I can really get into. The picture is so tempting. It would be hard to wait for these to cool from the oven-yum!

    ReplyDelete
  19. I love peaches. I think these would be great fresh out of the oven with a scoop of vanilla ice cream on it.

    ReplyDelete
  20. so much better than fried pies, I think peach is one of my favorites, right up there with strawberry, swt potato and chocolate

    ReplyDelete
  21. Oh how delicious! This looks amazing, great job!! :)

    ReplyDelete
  22. You are right, we could have a big feast with peaches for dinner! My BBQ Chicken, and these pies for dessert! That would be one amazing meal! Head over anytime!

    ReplyDelete
  23. With a dollop of fresh cream these treats would become heavenly! Sinfully delicious...

    ReplyDelete
  24. Fresh peaches just taste incredible. What more if made into turnovers like this. They look so delicious.

    ReplyDelete
  25. I just want to bite into that pie..looks so perfect and golden!

    ReplyDelete
  26. I love handpies! It's like pie's version of a cupcake. One that I get to have all to myself! And peach is my favorite pie! These look awesome Claudia! : )

    ReplyDelete
  27. That dough is just perfection girl! Those pies look so delicious!

    ReplyDelete
  28. Claudia, what a delicious pie you have here. The crust looks amazing. You've just tempted me to make one.lol!
    Have a great day ahead, dear.
    Kristy

    ReplyDelete
  29. Claudia, you've just given me another great recipe and way to prepare our summer sweet peaches here! Thanks for the yummy post!

    ReplyDelete
  30. My mom used to make these when I was a kid...they look fantastic!And peach is my favorite too :)

    ReplyDelete
  31. I love these mini pies Claudia. Look so good.
    I love that you can use so many different filling, depending on what you nave handy.

    ReplyDelete
  32. Dear Claudia, This is right up my daughters ally. She would love this. Blessings, Catherine xo

    ReplyDelete
  33. I also think these would be great with ice cream.

    ReplyDelete
  34. You call them turnovers, I'll call them delicious! ;)

    ReplyDelete

Thanks for reading @What's Cookin' Italian Style Cuisine