Making pie dough is something that truly brings me joy. I have no idea why, it's pretty simple to put together, but there is just something calming to me about it! My go-to is the recipe from the one and only Alice Waters. I love to mix in the cold butter and roll the mix around with my hands. I love smoothing the rolling pin with dry flour and flattening out the cold dough to the perfect diameter. This time, I wanted to try something different -- I thought, wonder if I made mini pies and put them in my muffin tin?! What a genius idea! I was certain no one else had ever thought of this, but thank you Google for proving me wrong for the umpteenth time. Yes, it had been done before, but had anyone done with with my white peach and sage pie filling? I don't think so.
Another love of mine are peaches...peaches are the very best thing about Summer in my opinion. They have such a distinct flavor that is slightly floral and perfectly sweet. They are delicious at breakfast, in salads, on sandwiches, roasted, grilled, sautéed or raw -- there is no wrong way to eat a peach. Of course they are one of the best pie fillings too! I also enjoy pairing herbs with produce, I thought that rosemary would go marvelously well with these white peaches -- and it did!
The success in these mini pies, was not only that they were delicious, but that they were so fun to hold in one hand and bite into! Topped with whiskey whipped cream, they were truly a special treat. Please try them out for your next baking adventure! These peaches won't be Summer fresh too much longer.