8 perfect peaches (easily found at Paulus Orchards!)
¼ c packed brown sugar
1 T ground cinnamon
pastry for 2-crust pie
spicy honey sauce (recipe below)
sweetened whipped cream
Spicy Honey Sauce:
⅔ c maple syrup (PA Maple syrup sold at Paulus Orchards)
⅓ c honey (Use honey made from the bees at Paulus Orchards!)
½ t ground allspice
1 t ground cinnamon
Heat oven to 400 deg.
Peel peaches and cut in half. Removes stones. Drain on paper towels, keeping pairs matched.
Combine brown sugar and cinnamon.
Fill each peach pit hole with brown sugar and cinnamon. Press matched halves together.
Divide pastry in half and roll each half into a 14-inch square.
Cut each 14-inch square into four 7-inch squares.
Place a peach on each square. Moisten corners of pastry squares; bring 2 opposite corners up over peach and pinch.
Repeat with opposite corners; pinch edges to seal.
Place dumplings in a baking dish large enough that dough does not touch.
Bake for 30 to 40 minutes until crust is golden brown.
Meanwhile, prepare spicy honey sauce by mixing maple syrup with honey in a small, heavy saucepan and heating over LOW heat while stirring. When syrup is hot, add spices and cook over MEDIUM heat, stirring until sauce boils. Makes 1 cup.
Serve dumplings warm or cool with warm sauce and sweetened whipped cream.