Peach Beehives - A great dessert with a wonderful nutmeg sauce. You can also swap for apples!

This delicious recipe has been generously shared by one of our Lovefoodie supporters, Michelle Devine Hallman.
Here's what Michelle says about her family recipe;
We have made it in my family for as long as I can remember. I'm not sure where Mom got the recipe but it sure is yummy. I enjoy making it and sharing it with family and friends. Every year I look forward to peach season and can't wait to make them. They are so simple but can look so elegant. I believe the original recipe had raw eggs in the nutmeg sauce but for safety's sake removed it years ago and it's just as yummy without it.

Prep Time: 20 -25 minutes if making your own pastry too.

Cook Time: 15 - 25 minutes

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Yield: 5 beehives.

Ingredients

5 Medium Peaches (tennis ball size)

Two 9 inch pie size Dough Pastry. (You can use your own recipe, or shop bought, or use my grandma's recipe below.) Enough for 2 pie crusts.

Nutmeg Sauce

1 stick butter (room temp)
pinch of salt
1/8 cup milk
1/4 tsp vanilla
nutmeg to taste (I prefer fresh ground)
1 -2 lbs powdered sugar according to your taste.
**** If you like a lot of sauce, make more!

Michelle's Grandma's Pastry

3 cups flour
1 cup lard
1/4 tsp vinegar
pinch of salt
1/4 - 1/2 cup ice water.

Instructions:

Make the pastry.
For Michelle's grandma's recipe instructions as follows:
Put flour, salt in a bowl and mix. Cut in lard (can use butter in place of this) until it forms pea sized pieces. Add in vinegar. Add ice water by Tablespoon until it just forms a dough. Do Not Over Mix or your dough will be tough. Work with Cold ingredients for a better product. I keep a small bottle of vinegar in the fridge for making dough. This is enough for a two crust pie

For the peaches:
1. Wash and dry your peaches, leave them whole and do NOT pit.

2. Make pie dough from your favorite recipe, roll out into rectangles and cut into strips that are 1/2 an inch wide.

3. Starting at the bottom of peach begin to spiral the pie dough strips up the peach, slightly over lapping them as you go, until you cover the entire peach. They should look like an old fashioned bee hive. If you have any pastry left over, you can make some little bees on the tops for decoration!

Peach Beehives - A great dessert with a wonderful nutmeg sauce. You can also swap for apples!
Peach Beehives - A great dessert with a wonderful nutmeg sauce. You can also swap for apples!

4. Bake at 375 until golden brown, about 45 minutes. They should be browned and seeping juice. Serve warm with chilled nutmeg sauce and a sprinkling of freshly grated nutmeg on the tops.

To make the Nutmeg Sauce
Whip all the ingredients together and chill until ready to serve. You should be able to form peaks when you pull out a spatula.
Whilst chilling, the sauce will stiffen.

Peach Beehives - A great dessert with a wonderful nutmeg sauce. You can also swap for apples!

Peach Beehives
Prep Time
20 mins
Cook Time
45 mins
Total Time
45 mins
 
Servings: 5
Ingredients
  • 5 Medium Peaches tennis ball size
  • Pie Dough Pastry. (You can use your own recipe or shop bought, or use my grandma's recipe below.) Enough for 2 pie crusts.
Nutmeg Sauce
  • 1 stick butter room temp
  • pinch of salt
  • 1/8 cup milk
  • 1/4 tsp vanilla
  • nutmeg to taste I prefer fresh ground
  • 1 -2 pounds powdered sugar according to your taste.
  • **** If you like a lot of sauce make more!
Michelle's Grandma's Pastry
  • 3 cups flour
  • 1 cup lard
  • 1/4 tsp vinegar
  • pinch of salt
  • 1/4 - 1/2 cup ice water.
Instructions
For Michelle's grandma's recipe instructions as follows:
  1. Put flour, salt in a bowl and mix. Cut in lard (can use butter in place of this) until it forms pea sized pieces. Add in vinegar. Add ice water by Tablespoon until it just forms a dough. Do Not Over Mix or your dough will be tough. Work with Cold ingredients for a better product. I keep a small bottle of vinegar in the fridge for making dough. This is enough for a two crust pie
For the peaches:
  1. Wash and dry your peaches, leave them whole and do NOT pit.
  2. Make pie dough from your favorite recipe, roll out into rectangles and cut into strips that are 1/2 an inch wide.
  3. Starting at the bottom of peach begin to spiral the pie dough strips up the peach, slightly over lapping them as you go, until you cover the entire peach. They should look like an old fashioned bee hive.
  4. if you have any pastry left over, you can make some little bees on the tops for decoration!
  5. Bake at 375 until golden brown, about 45 minutes. They should be browned and seeping juice. Serve warm with chilled nutmeg sauce and a sprinkling of freshly grated nutmeg on the tops.

To make the Nutmeg Sauce
  1. Whip all the ingredients together and chill until ready to serve.
  2. You should be able to form peaks when you pull out a spatula.
  3. Whilst chilling, the sauce will stiffen.
Peach Beehives - A great dessert with a wonderful nutmeg sauce. You can also swap for apples!
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5 thoughts shared

    1. Hi Angela, I would suggest 1 -2 Teaspoons powdered sugar, according to taste. The measures for the sauce are for a small drizzle on each peach. if you like lots of sauce, then increased all the measures. Taste it whilst you make it and add the powdered sugar to suit. Hope this helps!

  1. There were no ingredients listed for the Nutmeg Sauce. I love nutmeg (as well as peaches) and would enjoy having this ENTIRE recipe in my collection. Thanks!