Tuesday, September 5, 2023

Peachy Pockets


This time of year, when the produce is fresh and abundant, I love trying out new recipes. 

We've been enjoying in recent days fresh-from-the-tree peaches. The kind where the sweet juice drips off your chin and leaves your fingers blissfully sticky.

Here's a fun, easy recipe for peach hand pies, but you could use any type of fruit!

Peachy Pockets


1 1/2 cups fresh peaches, peeled and sliced
1 teaspoon corn starch
1/3 cup light brown sugar
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1 tube of crescent roll dough 
1 tablespoon butter (melted)
1/4 cup whipped cream cheese
1/2 cup cream cheese frosting


Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Stir corn starch and sugar into peaches. Let "rest" about ten minutes.

Roll out crescent dough, pressing two triangles together to form a rectangle. Make sure to seal the perforated lines. Spread a layer of cream cheese over each piece then top with peaches. Fold the two ends up and over the pile of fruit. Carefully seal the edges by crimping them together then place on a baking sheet lined with parchment or foil and lightly coated with nonstick cooking spray.

Bake for about 10 minutes, or until crescents are light brown. If, like me, you failed to seal all those perforated lines, you’ll see juice bubbling by this time, too.

Remove from the oven. Warm frosting in the microwave for about 10 seconds and drizzle over tops of peachy pockets.

Let cool about 15 minutes before serving.

Yield: 4 pockets


USA Today Bestselling Author Shanna Hatfield grew up on a farm where her childhood brimmed with sunshine, hay fever, and an ongoing supply of learning experiences.

Shanna creates character-driven romances with realistic heroes and heroines. Her historical westerns have been described as “reminiscent of the era captured by Bonanza and The Virginian” while her contemporary works have been called “laugh-out-loud funny, and a little heart-pumping sexy without being explicit in any way.”

When this award-winning author isn’t writing or testing out new recipes (she loves to bake!), Shanna hangs out at home in the Pacific Northwest with her beloved husband, better known as Captain Cavedweller.

1 comment:

Julie Lence said...

Sounds yummy. Thank you for sharing, Shanna!