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You’ll be amazed at how easy it is to create these impressive hand-held treats! You’ll love these blackberry peach hand pies!
My grandparents owned a farm in the south central part of Missouri, and we visited about one weekend a month. My grandparents passed while I was still in school, and their land has long since been sold, but my time on their farm permeates my childhood memories.
Many of my memories revolve around things that just didn’t happen in the city. And the lion’s share of them are food related. My grandma had a cellar stocked full of preserved and pickled fruits and veggies. She used “whole food” before it was cool. They raised chickens, and I got to gather little brown eggs, then chase the chickens around.
One time, my Grandma set out to butcher a chicken, and I watched in horror as the chicken ran around the yard sans head. A huge lesson on the circle of life, for sure! I caught crawdads and bluegill in the creek, and gigged frogs with my cousins. The small things in life were magical. Every summer, my Mom and Grandma set my little hands to work picking blackberries. I would pick wild blackberries by the bucketful until the thorns had gotten the best of me. You see, the juice was always worth the squeeze. I knew those blackberries would be made into things I loved. Pie. Cobbler. Preserves. Totally worth it.
Everybody loves pie, but I don’t feel like pie fits the modern party very well. In the age of cupcakes, cake balls, and all other manners of hand-held treats, sitting down with a pie plate and a fork doesn’t jive as well. These mini, hand-held pies allow for minimal fuss, no cutting and no utensils! A little slice of my childhood, just for you.
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