Mini Peach Pie Pockets Recipe Inspired by Netflix James & the Giant Peach #StreamTeam

During the month of November, National Young Readers Week was celebrated. I was hoping to join in and read a few books with my son. But this month has been hectic with all the Thanksgiving preparation. Not to mention all the other day to day things. While I did miss joining in during National Young Readers Week, it's not to late to celebrate in my own way thanks to Netflix.

Mini Peach Pie Pockets Recipe Inspired by Netflix James and the Giant Peach

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Since Thanksgiving was this month and my family is currently food focused, I decided to introduce my son to James and the Giant Peach. After all what kid wouldn't want to enjoy going on an adventure on a giant peach?! Plus the story has talking bugs. As any parent of a little boy knows, bugs and boys seem to go together.

After a movie about a giant peach, of course everyone wants a peach snack, so this recipe for Mini Peach Pie Pockets with Cinnamon Whipped Cream was a great tie in. Just a side note, we did have to modify the filling with another fruit since my son is allergic to peaches, but it was so easy to do.

Mini Peach Pie Pockets Recipe

Mini Peach Pie Pockets Recipe by Alejandra Ramos (permission to repost via Netflix)

The flaky all-butter crust is quick and simple to make, but if you're extra tight on time, you can easily replace with 2 store-bought 12-inch pie crusts or sheets of puff pastry.

Yields: 12 individual mini pies
Prep time: 1 hour
Cook time: 20 minutes

Ingredients: For the crust
2 1/2 cups all purpose flour, plus more for dusting
2 teaspoons granulated sugar
1 teaspoon kosher salt
1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, cold and cut into cubes
6 tablespoons ice cold water

Ingredients: For the filling
1 1/4 cup drained diced canned peaches (*drain before measuring and see note below)
2 tablespoons granulated sugar
1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
2 teaspoons cornstarch
1/2 teaspoon fresh lemon juice

1 egg yolk
1/4 cup heavy cream


First make the crust (if using a purchased crust, skip to the next step):
  • In a food processor or large bowl, combine the flour, sugar, and salt, and pulse or whisk together until combined. Add the cold butter and pulse 6 times or until the flour resembles course crumbs (this can be done by hand with a pastry cutter). Add the water and pulse or stir just until the dough starts to stick together when pinched. Dump onto a clean surface and gently knead into two disks. Wrap in plastic wrap and refrigerate at least one hour, or overnight.

Make the pies:
  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper.
  • In a large bowl, combine the diced peaches, sugar, salt, cinnamon, cornstarch, and lemon juice. Set aside.
  • Remove the dough from the refrigerator, and let come to room temperature on the counter for about 10 minutes.
  • Sprinkle some flour on the counter and on your rolling pin, then working with one disc of dough at a time, roll out the dough about 1/3" thick. Use a round 3 1/2" cookie cutter (or an upturned glass dipped in a bit of flour) to cut out circles from the dough and arrange them about 1 inch apart from each other on the baking sheet. Knead and re-roll out any scraps of dough until you have 12 circles.
  • Repeat this step with the second disc of dough (these will be the tops of your pies), and then poke each one with a fork a few times to create vents.
  • Drop about one heaping teaspoon of filling into the center of each circle. Top with one of the perforated circles of dough, and use a fork to tightly crimp the edges.
  • Whisk together the egg yolk and cream, and use a pastry brush (or your fingertips) to brush onto the top of the mini pies.
  • Bake 17-20 minutes, or until the edges are golden brown and the pie filling is bubbling through the vents. Let cool at least 15 minutes before serving (test one first to make sure the filling isn't too hot for the kids!).

Note: Dole diced peach fruit cups in 100% fruit juice was used; if you can only find the kind in light syrup, rinse it first to remove excess sugar. Diced frozen or fresh peaches will also work when in season.

Besides James and the Giant Peach, Netflix has more great selection of many movies version of popular books! Families can enjoy the timeless classics like The Velveteen Rabbit and The Little Engine That Could, from a list of titles inspired by books on Netflix.

Even favorite novels that have become big screen hits like The Hunger Games can be enjoyed.

Check out Netflix list of 13 Great Titles Based on Kids’ Books, for kids of all ages.

Netflix bring books to life movies for kids

For Big Kids
  1. Hugo
  2. Escape to Witch Mountain NEW!
  3. James and the Giant Peach
  4. The Baby-Sitters Club
  5. Goosebumps
  6. A Wrinkle in Time

Netflix bring books to life movies for families

For Little Kids
  1. Charlotte's Web NEW!
  2. The Velveteen Rabbit
  3. The Very Hungry Caterpillar and Other Stories
  4. The Magic School Bus
  5. The Little Engine That Could
  6. Stuart Little 2
  7. Tall Tales: The Man Who Walked Between the Towers, The Snowy Day, I Stink! and Trashy Town

So whether on the go or snuggling on the couch at home, families can watch storybook pages come to life, anytime, anywhere with Netflix.

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  1. Oh wow, I remember reading this book as a child and honestly, I totally forgot about it. I HAVE to pick up a copy of it for my boys because I think they'd love it as much as I did.

    Oh, and those peach pockets sound divine :)

  2. These look like great movies and books for children! That peach mini looks delicious-now I might try using sugar substitute where ever possible as I am diabetic--it should work!

  3. I want to try this one, it looks really easy. We are big fans of Netflix, watching it right now. If it were not for my boys and their sports, I could give up cable easily with Netflix.

  4. what a great idea combination. what a good idea to include reading with movie viewing.

  5. You are making me really hungry for peaches. I would have to use something besides the sugar for sweetening ... but I think I could do it.

  6. That recipe sounds and look delicious. We're big Netflix fans having been with them for quite a few years. It's the only thing we haven't gotten rid of, even when the prices went up. :)

  7. My father in law love peach pie! I will have to make these for him when he is in town.
    I loved James and the Giant Peach when I was younger! Since then I have forgotten all about the book and movies! Thanks for the reminder! :)

  8. I watched that on my netflix account. kids liked James and the Giant peach. Those peach pockets look great. I may have to make some.

  9. We sure do love Netflix in our house. And since we are Tim Burton fans of course we love James and the Giant Peach. Those peach pockets look yummy. We sure do love our peaches in GA.

  10. I think this is such a neat idea! I love the idea of a pocket filled with yumminess and a move to go along with it.

  11. That is such a neat idea for using a recipe with James and the Giant Peach. Our entire family loved the book.

  12. My kids have some of these and I agree, great read with the kiddos!!

  13. It's so important to have just the right treats for kids to sink their teeth into when they are enjoying great films. We love Netflix and we always enjoy the best snacks when we are having family movie night.

  14. Yum! I am obsessed with peach pie. You made me want to go out and buy one. It looks divine!

  15. Ooh I will have to try that recipe, also my son is 5 and i think he would really enjoy that movie. thanks for sharing these great ideas. He loves helping me cook so we could do this two things together =)

  16. I just had these the other day! My kids love them, and I need to get the movie. I totally forgot about it

  17. I love peaches, your pie pockets looks so yummy, great for little hands plus for special event with Netflix. Now I want to arrange something like that. Thank you!

    Fan R @TeddyOutReady

  18. Those peach pockets look scrumptious! I know I would enjoy eating them while watching James and the Giant Peach! :)

  19. Those peach pockets look so good! I am addicted to peaches!