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Peach Puffs

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Ingredients
  Fresh peaches 4 Small, blanched, skinned, cut into halves, pitted
  Frozen puff pastry 17 1⁄4 Ounce, thawed
  Dry white wine 1 1⁄4 Cup (20 tbs)
  Lemon juice 1 Tablespoon
  Ground allspice 1 Teaspoon
  Soft brown sugar 2 Tablespoon
  Seedless raisins 4 Tablespoon
  Egg yolk 1 , beaten (For Glazing)
  Sugar 1 Tablespoon (For Dusting)
Directions

GETTING READY
1) Preheat the oven to 400° F.
2) In a large saucepan, mix the lemon juice, wine, allspice and sugar, stir continuously over medium heat to dissolve the sugar.
3) In a pan, place the peaches in a single layer with the cut sides down, cover and poach the peaches for 3-5 minutes until they are just tender.
4) Remove the pan from the heat and keep aside to cool.

MAKING
5) Roll out a pastry sheet about 1/8 inch thick on a lightly floured board, cut out eight 3-inch circles with a pastry cutter.
6) Similarly roll out the remaining pastry sheet and cut out eight 4-inch circles.
7) Remove the peach halves, drain them well and discard the cooking liquid.
8) In the center of 3-inch dough circles put 1/2 tablespoon of the seedless raisins and cover with the peach halves.
9) Cover the peach halves with the 4-inch circles, crimp edges of the circles and seal them.
10) Place the circles slightly apart on a large baking sheet, brush the dough with the beaten egg yolk to glaze and dust with the sugar.
11) Bake the pastries in the preheated oven for 20-25 minutes until they are golden brown and puffed up.
12) Remove from the oven, transfer on a wire rack to cool.

SERVING
13) Serve the peach puffs immediately or when cool.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Medium
Cuisine: 
American
Course: 
Dessert
Method: 
Baked
Restriction: 
Vegetarian
Ingredient: 
Peach
Interest: 
Gourmet, Healthy
Preparation Time: 
20 Minutes
Cook Time: 
25 Minutes
Ready In: 
45 Minutes
Servings: 
8

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