Difficulty: Easy - for beginners
2 sticks butter (melted)
2/3 c sugar
3 c all purpose flour
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
4 oz cream cheese
1/2 c sugar
1/8 tsp vanilla extract
6 ripe peaches
1/4 c sugar
1/4 tsp cinnamon
1 egg white
Preheat oven 400.
2 For the crust: combine melted butter, sugar and vanilla extract in a bowl with a fork.
3 Shift flour and sa
4 Slowly add butter mixture to the flour. It will be slightly crumbly but will hold together when pressed.
5 Take a large muffin pan and press the dough into the bottom and around the sides.
Set aside the remaining dough
6 For the filling: Cream cheese will need to be at room temperature. With a mixer blend cream cheese until smooth and creamy. Add egg, sugar and vanilla. Mix until well combined and fluffy.
7 Peel, cut peaches in half and pit.
8 I use a small scooper to scoop the center out a little larger for the filling. But you can use a spoon as well
9 Fill center with filling mixture.
10 Put the sides together and place one whole peach into each muffin cup.
11 Sprinkle sugar on peach.
12 On a floured surface roll out remaining dough.
13 Cut the dough to fit the top of the peach to form around the peach.
14 Brush with egg white and sprinkle with sugar and cinnamon.
15 Bake in a preheated oven for 20 min.