bourbon peach pie pops

peach pie pops

I honestly don’t know what’s wrong with me.

We came home, post-cruise, hungry for good food and hoping that the ten pounds we gained would go away quickly. Back to fresh farmers market fruits and vegetables and some good home cookin’.

That’s exactly what we did. Except I also started making desserts. A lot of them. Panna Cotta with fresh summer peaches & grand marnier, blueberry & peach cobbler (posting soon!), brownies and these Bourbon Peach Pie Pops. I couldn’t stop myself. Yesterday, Alan walked through the door, his jaw dropped and he said something like, “Smells great! But honey…ummm…who’s going to eat all this?”

peach pie pops

Riiiight….about that….

But we did eat it. All of it.  And although the ten pounds have yet to fall off, I’m happy. Life is good with ten pounds or without ten pounds. Summer is about enjoying life with no schedules or routines, and if that includes eating peach pie on a stick, that’s even better.

peach hand pies

I’m also just a smidge obsessed with peaches right now. Last night I made a salad with grilled peaches & corn, just-picked tomatoes & a sheeps-milk feta. SO GOOD. Peach pie, peach milkshakes, peach cobbler – or just a peach all by itself. Heck, I’m even drinking a peach smoothie right now. I definitely need peach therapy.

baked peach pies

And let me say that these little pies are dangerous. They’re best hot out the oven but grabbing one cold from the fridge is almost as good and satisfying in a cold pizza kind of way. I will neither confirm nor deny that I’ve had some one for breakfast.

bourbon peach pie pops

I love the look of the peach pie pops but my favorite are the hand pies. The pops are cute but they’re small and therefore don’t hold as much filling. I prefer a higher peach-to-crust ratio although the girls love the pops. They’re really who I made them for anyway, so it’s a win-win. {Did you notice how the sticks are stained brown in places? That happened during cooking; I thought about trying to get it off but I sorta like the rustic look it gives them.}

bourbon peach hand pies

Feel free to omit the bourbon if you wish. It does give a nice flavor but it’s not for everyone. A little honey and a smidge of fresh thyme or basil might be nice, too.

easy pie pops

Comments

  1. says

    These remind me of summer camp. We used to bake these kind of pies between two slices of bread held over the flame. Only back then the peaches probably came from a can. I like this version far better! :)

  2. says

    Bourbon (or dark rum) + peaches = incredible flavor. These look great. I’ love the look of the pops, although I’d never do them (it’s just not me). But those little pies? Sign me up. Very nice – thanks.

    • says

      I’m with you on the pops – it’s not really my thing either (I don’t like anything too fussy) but I relented this time for the kids sake :-) Dark rum would be awesome in this! Thanks for the great idea :-)

  3. says

    I feel ya. I make way too much dessert and sometimes we sadly have to get rid of some so we don’t get huge. I can’t always find friends to take the leftovers. These pops look so gorgeous and delicious. Peaches are amazing right now.

  4. says

    Right before summer I cut way back on the baking, you know, in preparation for bathing suit weather. And I do pretty good. Until about half way through and then I’m like “screw it.” I want cookies. Needless to say, I’m not so hot in a bikini. Over the weekend I made my favorite sour cream peach pie, but had I known about these little guys…

  5. Shelly says

    Where does the bourbon come into play in this recipe? It doesn’t say…do I brush them with it or add it into the mix with the peaches?

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