Florida Orange Peach Hand Pies

Ingredients

  • 1 cup Florida Orange Juice
  • 8 Georgia peaches
  • ½ cup sugar
  • 1 tbsp. lemon juice
  • 2 tbsp. cornstarch
  • 2 tsp. fresh ginger, minced                           .
  • 1 tsp. Florida orange zest
  • 2 tbsp. butter
  • 2 prepared pie dough sheets
  • 2 large eggs, large, beaten
  • 2 tbsp. milk

Preparation

Florida Orange Peach Hand Pies

Bring large pot of water to boil. Drop peaches into boiling water for about 5 seconds; remove from boiling water and place in bowl of ice water to cover. Peel skin from peaches; cut in half and remove pit. Discard skin and pits. Cut peaches into slices; toss with sugar and lemon juice. Reserve.

Combine Florida Orange Juice, cornstarch, ginger and Florida Orange Zest in small saucepan. Bring to a simmer, stirring constantly with wire whisk. Simmer for 1 minute; remove from heat. Cool slightly and add butter; stir until butter melts. Pour Florida Orange Juice mixture over peaches; mix well.

Cut 6 (5-inch) circles out of pie dough sheets. Place large spoonful of peach filling in center of each circle. Fold one side over to form semi-circle or half-moon shape; press down well with fingers or fork to seal. Whisk eggs and milk together; brush outside of hand pies with egg mixture. Bake in a 350° F degree oven until lightly browned or fry in a 350° F deep fryer until golden brown. Allow to cool slightly before serving.