Kids love working alongside their parents. This series features fun things you can do and make with your little ones!
The end of summer means peaches. And back-to-school snacks. And some bonding time with your little students if you play your cards right. I was totally craving a peach treat, and these little mini pies were not only cute and SUPER simple, but turned out delicious!
Mini Peach Pies makes 8
-1 pie crust We used this recipe. (1 1/4 c all-purpose flour, 1 Tbs. sugar, 1/4 tsp. salt, 1 stick unsalted butter, 3 Tbs. very cold water)
For the filling:
-4 ripe peaches
-1 Tbs. confectioners sugar
-2-3 tsp. lemon juice
For the cream:
-1 pkg cream cheese, softened
-1/2 c powdered sugar
-1 tsp vanilla
-2-3 Tbs. milk
If you have little ones with short attention spans, here are some steps you can do ahead of time:
-Make your crust and refrigerate it. We used this recipe from Williams Sonoma. Or…buy pre-made.
-Cut your peaches.
-Mix your cream mixture and store in the fridge.
Now all that’s left is baking and assembling. Kids can easily help with all this! Read on for the simple steps!
(this was totally not how I planned this picture, but it turned out to be my favorite. I’m learning about relinquishing control!)
-Follow the steps for your dough recipe, or lay out your premade dough.
-Children can use a small bowl and cut 8 circles out of the crust. Form these around the back side of a muffin tin to make little cups. Bake as recipe instructs.
-While crust bakes, peel and dice your peaches (or have done ahead of time). Add sugar and lemon juice, and mix well. Set aside.
-In a mixer, beat your cream cheese, adding powdered sugar, vanilla, and milk until desired consistency and taste is reached. (Kids love this step.)
-Once crust cups have cooled, spread a half tsp. of cream to the bottom of the cup.
-Add a Tbs. of peach mixture on top.
-And a dollop of whipped cream to the top of that if you like! And of course, kids will like!
My kids really helped me make these, and you can tell. The crust cups don’t look as beautiful as they probably could have, and there was whipped cream galore, but they were still DE-LISH. And they were sure excited to watch dad taste his when he got home that day.