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peach hand pies with bourbon caramel

These are the simplest and easiest Peach Hand Pies and an absolute favorite for a last-minute dessert. Every bite is layered with fresh baked peaches, brown sugar oatmeal streusel, silky bourbon caramel and served with vanilla ice cream. Air-fried puff pastry with soft baked peaches and a crunchy topping sweetened with homemade caramel and served with a scoop of ice cream. These hand pies are super simple to make and great for a quick summer dessert. 

air fried peach hand pies



We chose to make these hand pies fit for the air-fryer for a quicker cooking time that still gives you the buttery, flaky golden exterior and soft and juicy peach centre. We love how they turned out. Just 10 minutes in the air-fryer and they come out perfect. The only downside is having to do this in batches if your making more then 3 at a time because that’s all that fit in the basket. Extras, can be frozen and taken out for when you want to quickly cook a few little pies but they are great served warm or at room temperature. 

peach hand pies

peach hand pies with bourbon caramel


Giving these hand pies a little southern flare by hitting them with some bourbon. Spiking the caramel for with a touch of bourbon for a classic pairing with peaches. To make the caramel we use granulated sugar and let that slowly cook down until it becomes a beautiful amber colour and becomes silky and smooth. It’s best to cook the sugar on low without stirring until it changes in colour. Once it transforms, we introduce a little bit of fat with the butter which helps thicken. Keep stirring and the heat on low. You want to add the cream in as slow as possible  and continuously stir otherwise it can clump and crystalize some of the caramel. Keep watch over it and go nice and slow.

peach hand pie close up


While the pies are cooking, make the brown sugar oatmeal streusel and the caramel. We decided to incorporate a little bit of crunch by baking up a super simple and quick streusel to give the pies more balance. Of course it’s optional, you could just sprinkle on more brown sugar in the end. It’s all simple but so delicious and everything works so well together. As soon as the pies are done in the air-fryer hit them with all the extra toppings and enjoy warm. 

brown sugar oatmeal streusel

peach hand pies with melted ice cream

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Peach Hand Pies

Fresh peach hand pies wrapped in pie crust with a peach and brown sugar filling air-fried until golden and flaky served with brown sugar and oatmeal streusel and finished with a homemade bourbon caramel.
Prep Time10 minutes
Cook Time20 minutes
Total Time30 minutes
Course: Dessert
Servings: 8
Author: the communal feast


  • 2 sheets puff pastry thawed
  • 4 peaches sliced
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1 cup rolled oats
  • 1/2 cup butter cold
  • vanilla ice cream
  • Bourbon caramel:
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 TBS butter
  • 2/3 cup cream
  • 1 oz bourbon


  • Preheat the air-fryer at 165 degrees C.
  • Roll out the pastry and cut each sheet into 4 squares. Layer on 1 half of each square a few peach slices and sprinkle with some brown sugar. Fold The over half overtop and press the edges to seal. Use a fork to press along the edges to create a design. Cook for 10 minutes in the air-fryer. Repeat until all the hand pies are cooked.
  • To make the bourbon caramel: in a small saucepan add the sugar. Cook on medium low until all the sugar is dissolved and turns amber. Stir until smooth and no clumps. Reduce to low and stir in the butter. Slowly add the cream and continue to stir until smooth. Finish with a touch of bourbon and turn off heat. Allow to cool and thicken.
  • For the oatmeal streusel: on a baking sheet toss together the rolled oats with the remaining brown sugar. Mix together with 1/2 cup cold butter to clump together. Bake at 350 degrees F for 5-8 minutes until toasted.
  • Serve each hand pie with a scoop of ice cream, oatmeal streusel and a drizzle of bourbon caramel. Enjoy!


For oven: Bake hand pies at 325 degrees for 15-20 minutes until golden.

Peach Hand Pies


July 11, 2021


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