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Apple Hand Pies

Individual Apple Hand Pies are a tasty way to make sure everyone gets some appley goodness!

Apple Hand Pies

Apple season is right around the corner, and let me tell you, this makes my husband a happy man. Kevin could eat all the apple things, all the time. So naturally I’m always looking for new ways for him to get his apple fix. And that means I’ve got a few tasty treats coming your way. Without further ado, I’m officially kicking off apple season with these warm-from-the-oven Apple Hand Pies.

Because pie? My favorite. And Apple Pie? Kevin’s favorite of them all. But I don’t always want a big pie sitting around the house, so these Apple Hand Pies are the perfect solution. He loves how I can make these Apple Hand Pies in a flash and have them warm for dessert tonight. And then, if you have any left over (that’s a big if), pop them in the freezer to save for another night. Or just do what Kevin does and eat the leftover ones for breakfast the next day.

I used refrigerated pie crust to cut down the prep time on these beauties, but if you prefer, make your own. And you can even make the filling in the morning and store in the fridge. Just fill, bake and personal apple hand pies are ready for the taking. Personal pies also mean that everyone gets their fair share, something that may not always happen with a regular apple pie. At least not with apple lovers around. 

We’ve got a bushel of apple goodness coming your way this fall. Look for some tasty muffins next week!

Apple Hand Pies

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Apple Hand Pie
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Recipe type: Dessert
Serves: 8
  • 5 Granny Smith apples, peeled and chopped
  • 4 tablespoons butter
  • 3 tablespoons flour
  • ¾ cup brown sugar, packed
  • 1½ teaspoons cinnamon
  • 1 package refrigerated pie crust dough
  • 3 tablespoons heavy cream (for brushing on top of hand pies)
  • Turbinado sugar, for sprinkling on top of the pies
To make apple filling:
  1. Add butter to a heavy skillet and melt over medium heat.
  2. Add chopped apples and toss to coat. Sprinkle flour over top and stir to cook flour for 30 seconds.
  3. Add brown sugar and cinnamon. Stir to combine and let mixture simmer for 5-10 minutes or until apples are slightly soft, but not mushy.
  4. Remove filling from stove and let cool slightly.
To assemble pies:
  1. Let pie crust dough come to room temperature for about 10 minutes. Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  2. Roll dough out slightly and use a 5½ inch bowl to make individual crusts. Invert bowl on top of dough and cut out 3 circles. You will need to combine remaining dough and gently roll out again to get the 4th crust from each pie crust. Repeat with other package of pie crust.
  3. Place ½ cup of filling on one side of circle and flip the top over to make a half circle. Use a fork to crimp the edges shut.
  4. Cut a small x in the top of the hand pie to allow air to vent. Brush with heavy cream and sprinkle with turbinado sugar.
  5. Bake at 375 degrees for 20-25 minutes or until golden brown. Cool slightly and serve warm or at room temperature.



  1. Apples are one of my favorite parts of fall also, so bring on the apple recipes!! These little hand pies are too cute.
    Joanne recently posted…Fresh Heirloom Tomato Sauce with BurrataMy Profile

    • I’m so happy apple season is here!

    • I will marry the girl that can cook these! I’d try it but I’ll probably burn the house down. They look delicious!

  2. My favorite fall dessert!
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  3. I’ve been on pins and needles waiting for apple season and the apple festival next month. These look so delicious. A great way to enjoy apples.
    Christie – Food Done Light recently posted…Corn, Tomato and Avocado Salad with Cilantro VinaigretteMy Profile

  4. Lisa, this is the best idea ever instead of having a large pie sitting around!

  5. When I tried to print this recipe it didn’t come up. Just the picture. Recipe sounds great. Thanks!

    • Sorry! We are having issues with our recipe plug in and trying to get it fixed ASAP. If you copy and paste the document into word you can print it that way. Thanks for being a GWL reader ;)

  6. So glad you went there with the apple dessert! Bring on fall baking…and hand pies!
    Kelli @ The Corner Kitchen recently posted…The “Everyday Freekeh Meals” eCookbook is Here!My Profile

    • I completely agree!

  7. This is one of our favorite ways to enjoy fruit year round! Or preserves, or chocolate… Great photos!
    Heather at Basilmomma recently posted…Sneak Peek of Bonobo Winery, Old Mission Peninsula- Traverse City, MichiganMy Profile

  8. These hand pies are getting me excited for fall! Apple pie is my favorite!
    Jessica @ A Kitchen Addiction recently posted…Peanut Butter Graham Banana BreadMy Profile

    • Right there with you!

  9. these apple hand pies look delicious.. love anything related to apple pie, so these mini versions are definitely a winner in my books.
    Thalia @ butter and brioche recently posted…Earl Grey Tea Loaf CakeMy Profile

    • Thanks, Thalia!

  10. Oh yes please! We adore apple pies and these look absolutely scrumptious.
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  11. These hand pies look like perfection! :) My kids would devour them!

    • Mine did too! :)

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