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Wake and Bake: Easy Peach Turnovers

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[Photographs: Carrie Vasios]

Maybe it's because I grew up around a lot of spanikopita, but I like eating things that come in self-contained, triangular pouches of dough. After all, you never know when the house is going to burn down, and it's comforting to know that you can still take your meal on the run.

I often make savory pockets with phyllo dough and individually sized fruit pies with a butter crust, but for easy morning baking, there is just no beating store-bought puff pastry. I like to throw together the filling to rest while I enjoy my first cup of coffee. By the time I'm done, they're ready for a quick assembly and a bake in the oven.

The interior of these pies is really all about the fruit, though a mixture of brown and white sugar, cinnamon, and lemon juice helps augment their natural sweetness. There's nothing quite like picking up a warm pocket, biting through the flaky dough, and exposing a pocket of warm, juicy, cinnamon-y peaches. Take it to go and I promise you'll be the most envied person on your morning commute.

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About the author: Carrie Vasios is the editor of Serious Eats: Sweets. She likes to peruse her large collection of cookbooks while eating jam from the jar. You can follow her on Twitter @carrievasios

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