Mini Apple Hand Pies For Fall

 

With fall right around the corner, these mini apple hand pies are the perfect way to use all those freshly picked apples.

mini fall apple hand pies

 

Apple Hand Pies

 

Mini apple hand pies are SO easy and so GOOD!

They have that buttery, flakey crust that we all love and are stuffed full of delicious apples, walnuts and just a hint of cinnamon.

Basically, a true comfort food which tastes like early fall to me.

Bonus points, because these also make your home smell amazing.

 

hand apple pie ingredients flat lay

 

RECIPE FOR MINI APPLE HAND PIES

 

Prep Time: 25 minutes
Bake/Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 45 minutes
Serving Size: 8 servings

 

pie crust rolled out and cut into circles

 

Ingredients:

11 oz box of Pie Crust mix
2 cups apples, diced
small squeeze of fresh lemon juice
pinch of brown sugar
1/3 cup sugar
¼ cup all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
½ cup walnuts, chopped
1 egg, beaten
1 tablespoon milk
1 tablespoon butter (optional)

 

apple pie filling over head shot

 

Directions:

Heat the oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit.

Make pie crust according to instructions on the box.

Roll out pie crust on a lightly floured surface until about 1/8” thick.

Using a 4-inch cookie cutter, cut as many pieces as possible before collecting scraps, re-rolling, and cutting remaining hand pie pieces.

You should have around 16 pieces (enough for 8 hand pies.)

In a medium bowl, combine the diced apples, sugar, lemon juice, brown sugar, flour, vanilla extract, and chopped walnuts.

Stir to coat the apples and walnuts with the mixture.

Arrange half of the cut pie crusts on cookie sheets lined with parchment paper.

Spoon the apple pie filling mixture onto the pie crusts, leaving room around the edges.

Put a small cube of butter on top of the apple filling if desired.

Place remaining pie crust pieces on top of the apple filling and use a fork to seal the edges.

In a small bowl, combine the egg and milk, whisking to combine.

Apply the egg wash to the tops of the pie crusts using a brush.

Using a knife, cut 4 slits in the top of each pie and sprinkle with sugar (if desired.)

Bake for 15-20 minutes, in the preheated oven or until the hand pies are golden brown.

Remove from oven and allow to cool for a few minutes on a cooling rack.

Enjoy these mini apple hand pies!

 

overhead shot of apple hand pie process

 

Frequently Asked Questions:

What will I need to complete this recipe?

You will need the following ingredients:

Pie Crust Mix (11 oz box) or pre made pie dough /store bought
(of course if you have a pie crust recipe you love, feel free to use it here!)
Apples
Sugar
A pinch of brown sugar
Small squeeze of fresh lemon juice
All-purpose Flour
Cinnamon
Vanilla Extract
Walnuts
Egg
Milk
Butter

 

apple pie filling

And, you will need the following supplies:

Mixing Bowl
Spoon or spatula (to mix ingredients)
Rolling Pin
Whisk
Baking Tray or Cookie Sheet (these are my favorite)
Parchment Paper
Brush
Fork (to seal the edges of the hand pies)

 

hand pie ingredients over head shot

 

How do I store the Apple Hand Pies?

You can store the hand pies in an airtight container at room temperature for 3-5 days.

They travel well too, just wrap them in plastic wrap.

process shot of apple hand pies

 

Can I eat these warm or cold?

Either!

We love them fresh out of the oven, cooled to a medium heat.

If you let them sit for about 30 minutes, they’re also great at room temperature.

Leftovers? You can toss in the microwave for about 30 seconds to reheat them, we did this a few times and they turned out great.

 

apple hand pies on cooking sheet from oven

 

What kind of apples should I use?

I love to use Honeycrisp apples when I bake.

Honeycrisp apples are my favorite for any recipe.

However, any variety of apple that is good for baking will work with this.

Granny Smith apples are also great for the apple mixture in this recipe too.

If you really want to treat yourself, highly recommend a bit of vanilla ice cream!

 

pair of apple hand pies with apples on plates with forks

These can also be made using Crescent Rolls!

You can switch out apples for something a bit more savory, like potatoes and mushrooms, or simply stick to sweet pie fillings, like strawberries and cherries.

 

 

finished apple hand pie showing cross sliced open

sources:

cake stand  //  baking sheets  //  glass mixing bowl set 

 

PS: These pumpkin mug cakes are another easy and delicious fall treat!

 

Yield: 8 servings

Mini Apple Hand Pies For Fall

Mini Apple Hand Pies For Fall

With fall right around the corner, these mini apple hand pies are the perfect way to use all those freshly picked apples. Mini apple hand pies are SO easy and so GOOD!

They have a buttery, flakey crust we all love and are stuffed full of delicious apples, walnuts and just a hint of cinnamon.

Prep Time 25 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes

Ingredients

  • 11 oz box of Pie Crust
  • 2 cups apples, diced
  • small squeeze of fresh lemon juice
  • pinch of brown sugar
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup all purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup walnuts, chopped
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 1 tablespoon butter (optional)

Instructions

  1. Heat the oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit
  2. Make the pie crust according the the instructions on the box.
  3. Roll out pie crust on a lightly floured surface until about 1/8" thick.
  4. Using a 4 inch cookie cutter, cut as many pieces as possible before collecting scraps, re-rolling and cutting remaining hand pie pieces.
  5. You should have around 16 pieces (enough for 8 hand pies.)
  6. In a medium bowl, combine the diced apples, sugar, lemon juice, brown sugar, flour, vanilla extract and walnuts.
  7. Stir to coat the apples and walnuts with the mixture.
  8. Arrange half of the cut pie crusts on cookie sheets lined with parchment paper.
  9. Spoon the apple pie filling mixture onto the pie crusts, leaving room around the edges.
  10. Put a small cube of butter on top of the apple filling if desired.
  11. Place remaining pie crust pieces on top of the apple filling and use a fork to seal the edges.
  12. In a small bowl, combine the egg and milk, whisking to combine.
  13. Apply the egg wash to the tops of the pie crusts using a brush.
  14. Using a knife, cut 4 slits in the top of each pie and sprinkle with sugar (if desired.)
  15. Bake for 15-20 minutes, in the preheated oven or until the hand pies are golden brown.
  16. Remove from oven and allow to cool for a few minutes on a cooling rack.
  17. Enjoy these mini apple hand pies!

Notes

You can store the hand pies in an airtight container at room temperature for 3-5 days.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

8

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 339 Total Fat: 18g Saturated Fat: 5g Trans Fat: 0g Unsaturated Fat: 12g Cholesterol: 27mg Sodium: 203mg Carbohydrates: 41g Net Carbohydrates: 0g Fiber: 3g Sugar: 14g Sugar Alcohols: 0g Protein: 5g
Nutrition information isn’t always accurate.

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  1. What a great idea! So easy and they look so delicious, I can almost smell them!!

    Published on 9.10.20 · Reply