apple hand pies

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These Apple Hand Pies feature a sweet apple pie filling inside a buttery, flaky pie crust. So easy to make.

How to make apple hand pies

The filling for these pies consists of apples, brown sugar, and cinnamon. I recommend chopping the apples into small pieces. They fit inside the dough better and make eating them a little easier, too.

apple hand pies

I love these Cinnamon Apple Hand Pies for a grab-and-go sweet treat, a simple addition to a dessert table.

apple hand pies

hese hand pies are a fantastic option for changing up the traditional slice of pie and ice cream and would be especially welcome as a dessert at an outdoor gathering or one that included small children.


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These Apple Hand Pies feature a sweet apple pie filling inside a buttery, flaky pie crust. So easy to make
Prep Time20 minutes
Cook Time30 minutes
Total Time50 minutes
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: apple hand pies recipes
Servings: 18 pies
Calories: 100kcal
Author: Luda huang


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  • 2 cups all purpose flour
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 2 large apples peeled, cored and diced small
  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/3 cup brown sugar
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1 egg
  • 2 teaspoons milk
  • 2 teaspoons granulated sugar


  • In a large mixing bowl, combine the flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt.
  • Using your fingers or pastry cutter, cut in the butter until the mixture is crumbly.
  • Add the egg yolks and milk, mix with spatula until the dough is just combined.
  • Divide pie dough into 6 pieces; roll each into a ball. Cover and chill until while filling is prepared.
  • To make filling, peel and core apples; slice thin, then cut slices in half. Heat butter in a skillet over medium heat until golden brown. Whisk salt, brown sugar, cinnamon . Add apples and stir to coat. Cook at a low simmer, stirring occasionally, until apples have softened. Set aside and allow to cool.
  • When apple filling has cooled, arrange oven racks in order to bake in the bottom level. Preheat oven to 400-degrees F and line a large baking sheet with baking parchment.
  • On a floured surface, roll each dough ball into a circle about 5-inches in diameter. Place equal amounts of apple filling in center of each dough circle (about 1/4 cup per circle). Fold dough over filling. Use a fork to crimp edges together to seal hand pie. Place hand pies onto parchment lined baking sheet.
  • In a small bowl, whisk together the egg and milk. Brush tops of each hand pie with egg mixture; sprinkle tops evenly with granulated sugar. Cut small vents on the top.
  • Bake at 400-degrees F for 15 minutes, then lower oven temperature to 350-degrees F and bake for another 10-15 minutes, until golden brown and bubbly. Let cool slightly before serving.


Calories: 100kcal | Carbohydrates: 18g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 2g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 14mg | Sodium: 55mg | Potassium: 90mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 7g | Vitamin A: 82IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 30mg | Iron: 1mg

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