APPLE HAND PIES

Apple Hand Pies are mini apple pies, no utensils needed! All the flakey crust and cinnamon apples wrapped up in a vanilla glaze held right in the palm of your hand. This will be the easiest, tastiest Hand Pie recipe you’ll find!

Apple Hand Pies are mini apple pies, no utensils needed! All the flakey crust and cinnamon apples wrapped up in a vanilla glaze held right in the palm of your hand. This will be the easiest, tastiest Hand Pie recipe you'll find!Hi there, friend!! It’s me, Karli again, back with simple & delicious Apple Hand Pies. ūüė䬆If you don’t¬†remember me, I¬†am a guest blogger for¬†Butter with a Side of Bread! All the recipes here are uhh-mazingly¬†delicious in every way¬†possible, right? I am so honored to be able to share a post here every now¬†and again! I regularly blog over at Cooking with Karli, come on over and check it out if you’d like!¬†

Apple Hand Pies- What is a Hand Pie?

Apple pie has always been a favorite of mine. I even remember trying to convince my mom that apple pie was a totally acceptable breakfast.

Apples= healthy.. right? Isn’t that how it works? ūüėČ

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Canned apple pie filling and a pie crust mix are used in making these simple hand pies.

The first time I saw a cute, half circle hand pie was less than a year ago. We had just recently moved and I ran into the cutest little hand pies at the local grocery store.

They have been on my ‘must make ASAP’ list since laying my eyes on them. (In case you are wondering, that list is extremely long. I don’t know that I will ever catch up!)

I love that hand pies need ZERO utensils. I also love that they are covered with vanilla glaze. And cinnamon & sugar. And lots of love.

The absolute, tippy top, very best part of the hand pies though? SERIOUSLY EASY.

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How to make Apple Hand Pies

For the apple pie filling, I used canned apple pie filling. Just make sure to cut the apples into small pieces. The small pieces fit into the hand pies a lot nicer than the large slices.

canned apple pie filling cut into small chunks.

For the pie crust, I used a boxed pie crust mix. Krusteaz is a great brand and tastes like you spent HOURS on it. Win, win.

The crust mix and some cold water are mixed together until a ball forms. (Follow directions on the box)

boxed pie crust mix mixed with cold water until a ball forms.

Roll the dough out on a floured surface until about 1/4 inch thin. I really like a thin, delicate crust.

Use a large, round cookie cutter to cut circles out of the pie crust. I used a 4 inch circle cookie cutter.

Spoon a small amount of the pie filling into each circle.

canned apple pie filling spoon into the center of each small circle of crust.

Carefully, fold each circle in half and pinch the edges. Using a fork, crimp around the edge. Then take a sharp knife and score the top of the hand pie to allow steam to escape.

apple hand pies before going into the oven.

Repeat with remaining circles. Gather up the pie crust scraps, roll out again and repeat.

Line on a parchment paper covered cookie sheet.

Bake at 350¬į for 15-20 minutes, or until golden brown.

before and after the apple hand pies were baked.

While the hand pies are baking, mix together the vanilla glaze.

The vanilla glaze consists of butter, powdered sugar, milk and vanilla extract. Mix them using a hand mixer or a stand mixer.

After the pies have cooled for a few minutes, gently dip and flip them in the glaze.

If you toss them in the glaze right after they come out of the oven, the glaze will just slide right off.

An apple hand pie sitting in vanilla glaze before being covered in the glaze.

Sprinkle the hand pies with a little cinnamon an sugar immediately after they are glazed, if desired.

Cool and let the glaze set before eating!

Apple Hand Pies are mini apple pies, no utensils needed! All the flakey crust and cinnamon apples wrapped up in a vanilla glaze held right in the palm of your hand. This will be the easiest, tastiest Hand Pie recipe you'll find!

Apple Hand Pies

(Printable Recipe Below)

Apple Hand Pies are mini apple pies, no utensils needed! All the flakey crust and cinnamon apples wrapped up in a vanilla glaze held right in the palm of your hand. This will be the easiest, tastiest Hand Pie recipe you’ll find!

Ingredients

  • 1¬†pkg¬†pie crust mix (I like Krusteaz!)
  • 1¬†can¬†apple pie filling
  • 1/4¬†cup¬†butter, melted
  • 1 1/2¬†cup¬†powdered sugar
  • 3¬†tbsp¬†milk
  • 1¬†tsp¬†vanilla
  • cinnamon and sugar¬†for garnish

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 400¬į.
  2. Pour the apple pie filling out onto a plate and cut each apple slice into small chunks.
  3. Follow the directions on the pie crust mix (each brand is a little bit different).
  4. Roll the pie crust out until thin, about 1/4 inch.
  5. Use a cookie cutter to cut out round circles. I used a 4 inch circle cookie cutter.
  6. Spoon a small amount of the pie filling into the middle of each circle.
  7. Carefully, fold the circle pie crust in half, use a fork to crimp the edges. Cut two slits in the top of the pie crust to allow steam to escape. Repeat with remaining circle pie crusts. Gather up the pie crust scraps and repeat.
  8. When all of the hand pies have been made, bake at 400¬į for 15-20 minutes, or until golden brown.
  9. Let cool a few minutes before covering with glaze.
  10. For the Glaze: Mix the butter, powdered sugar, milk and vanilla together until smooth using a hand mixer or stand mixer.
  11. Dip and roll the hand pies in the glaze, sprinkle with cinnamon and sugar if desired.
  12. Let cool before serving.

 

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Apple Hand Pies

Apple Hand Pies are mini apple pies, no utensils needed! All the flakey crust and cinnamon apples wrapped up in a vanilla glaze held right in the palm of your hand. This will be the easiest, tastiest Hand Pie recipe you'll find!

Course Dessert
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 15 -20 hand pies

Ingredients

  • 1 pkg pie crust mix I like Krusteaz!
  • 1 can apple pie filling
  • 1/4 cup butter melted
  • 1 1/2 cup powdered sugar
  • 3 tbsp milk
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • cinnamon and sugar for garnish

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 400¬į.

  2. Pour the apple pie filling out onto a plate and cut each apple slice into small chunks. 

  3. Follow the directions on the pie crust mix (each brand is a little bit different).

  4. Roll the pie crust out until thin, about 1/4 inch. 

  5. Use a cookie cutter to cut out round circles. I used a 4 inch circle cookie cutter.

  6. Spoon a small amount of the pie filling into the middle of each circle.

  7. Carefully, fold the circle pie crust in half, use a fork to crimp the edges. Cut two slits in the top of the pie crust to allow steam to escape.

  8. Repeat with remaining circle pie crusts. 

  9. Gather up the pie crust scraps and repeat.

  10. When all of the hand pies have been made, bake at 400¬į for 15-20 minutes, or until golden brown.

  11. Wait a few minutes before covering with glaze.

  12. For the Glaze: Mix the butter, powdered sugar, milk and vanilla together until smooth using a hand mixer or stand mixer.

  13. Dip and roll the hand pies in the glaze, sprinkle with cinnamon and sugar if desired.

  14. Let cool before serving.

Apple Hand Pies are mini apple pies, no utensils needed! All the flakey crust and cinnamon apples wrapped up in a vanilla glaze held right in the palm of your hand. This will be the easiest, tastiest Hand Pie recipe you'll find!

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