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