May 12, 2009

Peach Pastries





I love making homemade pastries. They are so easy to make thanks to canned fruit and already made puff pastry. You can get so creative with a recipe like this by making an assortment of shapes and fillings. I like to reserve my peach liquid and freeze it for later usage. It makes marvelous syrup for a number of desserts no matter if it may be poaching fruit or drizzling over sweets.

I also love to take some extra puff pastry and cut fun shapes into them and bake them, it makes a beautiful addition to a bowl of fruit as you see in the picture below.

1 (15 ounce) can of peaches
12 (4 inch by 4 inch) puff pastry squares
1 tablespoon butter
Sugar for dusting

1. In a 2-quart saucepan on medium heat, add peaches with juice and butter, cook until warm. Preheat oven to 350 F. Drain peaches but reserve juice. Carefully cut peaches into bite size pieces.

2. Lay squares out onto work surface and carefully places peaces in middle of pastry. You can get creative at this point making about any shape you would like. I have made three in the pictures you see. A. by bringing all corners together at top and sealing. B. by folding into triangle and sealing. And C. By rolling one side then the other and sealing.

3. Place pastries onto baking sheet lined butter. Sprinkle the tops with sugar and bake until golden, approximately 15 minutes.

Yields: 12




4 fabulous comments:

Arlette said...

Marhaba Noor
Yummy Yumy and simple to make as you said.
I love working with Puff Pastry too.

Kitchen Flavours said...

Oh wow awesome.....love the filling...

Fearless Kitchen said...

These look delicious. It's so nice to have a simple standby that you can turn to whenever you get unexpected company!

meeso said...

So simple! Puff pastry is awesome like that :)