I did something amazing this weekend. Lego and I signed up with Pets on Wheels and this weekend was the first outing. We visited a group home for people with Alzheimer’s. I’ll admit, I was nervous going into it. Lego is a sensitive little buddy and I am socially awkward so I really wasn’t sure how it would go.
It went so absolutely amazingly. Lego was a champ. He wasn’t shy or scared at all. And you could tell that the residents were so happy to see him there. One gentleman grew up with dogs. I held Lego for him, since my buddy is still working on putting his feet up. The smile on this man’s face was worth a million bucks.
If you’ve got a dog, I highly recommend checking out a therapy dog group in your area. Knowing that my pup could make someone feel happy, it was fantastic.
Anyway… now that I’ve bragged about my boy, let me share this recipe. Stone fruit hand pies are a really fun treat. They’re easy enough that you can grab one and go. The peaches and the cherries really complimented each other. And the brown sugar on top of the pies really gives it a little something extra. Perfect for a summery treat. But hurry and make them now before cherry season ends!
- 1 batch pie crust
- 3 ripe peaches, diced
- 20 to 25 Rainier cherries, pitted and chopped
- ½ cup brown sugar
- Preheat the oven to 375 degrees.
- Combine the peaches, cherries and brown sugar in a large bowl. Stir gently to incorporate. Let it sit for about 20 minutes.
- Roll your pie crust out. Using a wide-mouth glass, cut circles out of the pie crust.
- Spoon 1 tablespoon of pie filling into each circle.
- Use a bit of water, run it along the outside of the pie circle. Fold the circle over and use a fork to pinch the pie closed.
- Place on a parchment lined baking sheet.
- Sprinkle a bit of brown sugar on top of each pie.
- Bake for 15 to 17 minutes until golden brown.