Fresh peaches are one my favorite fruits. I love the time of year when they are so accessible and always delicious. I've always loved eating fresh peaches plain, but also coming up with fun ways to eat them. Fresh peach milkshakes, fresh peach cobbler, and fresh peach pie. All amazing! Easy Fresh Peach Hand Pastries is no exception. These hand pastries give you that delicious peach taste in an easy to make handheld pastry.
Quick and Easy
These little pastries come together so easily. Puff pastry from the store is easy to access, easy to use, and is simply delicious. Of course homemade pastry dough is amazing, but sometimes when it comes to time and effort, why reinvent the wheel? When you add these lightly sweetened fresh peaches with the delicate taste of puff pastry in a matter of minutes, you can't go wrong.
How to Make Easy Fresh Peach Hand Pastries
Making Easy Fresh Peach Hand Pastries is so simple!
First take about two small fresh peaches, peel them, and cut the peaches into slices. Put the peach slices into a medium sized mixing bowl. Add in the cornstarch, vanilla, and the pure maple syrup. Add in a pinch of salt and gently mix all together.
Next, with thawed puff pastry sheet, cut the sheet into 6 equal pieces (2 cuts lengthwise and one cut down the middle). With each piece, cut the pastry into small strips (about 5-6 strips), lengthwise, stopping halfway down the length of the pastry.
Put 3-4 peach slices on the uncut side of pastry and top with a small spoonful of juice. Pull each strip over the peaches to seal them into the pastry. To help the strips stick to the uncut side of the pastry, get the tip slightly wet with the juices or water.
Carefully transfer each pastry onto a parchment paper lined baking sheet. Brush each pastry top with milk.
Cook each pastry at 400 degrees for 13 minutes or until golden brown.
Once the pastries are done, sprinkle each pastry with powder sugar and enjoy warm!
Tips and Tricks
If you want your peaches a little sweeter, add an extra ½ tablespoon of maple syrup or ½ teaspoon of sugar.
Make sure to wet the ends of each strip of pastry before folding the strip over the peaches. This will help get them to stick to the uncut side of the pastry and keep everything together.
Storing and Reheating Easy Fresh Peach Hand Pastries
Store the Easy Fresh Peach Hand Pastries in the refrigerator in an airtight container.
When ready to serve again, reheat in an air fryer or toast in the oven to maintain a crisp texture of the pastry. You can reheat them in the microwave but the pastries will not have the same texture as before.