Apple Hand Pies

These Glazed Apple Hand Pies are the perfect fall treat. And in about 30 minutes, you’ll have one of these delicious baked treats in your hands!

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These Glazed Apple Hand Pies are the perfect fall treat. And in only 30 minutes, you'll have one of these delicious baked treats in your hands!

**I am part of the Ambassador program with Crunch Pak apples. While I have been compensated for this recipe, all opinions are 100% my own**

One of my favorite fall activities is going to the pumpkin patch and the apple orchard. There is something about this that screams “welcome fall” to me!

And by “something” I totally mean the food.

From hot chili in a bread bowl to apple cider doughnuts, I love the food at these places. Unfortunately, we don’t go more than once or twice a season, so I’ve got to make these treats at home instead.

It’s a rough life, having to recreate my favorite desserts at home. I mean, the taste testing, the trial and error. Kidding. The perks of my job are pretty amazing.

These Glazed Apple Hand Pies are the perfect fall treat. And in only 30 minutes, you'll have one of these delicious baked treats in your hands!

However, after making a batch of these Apple Hand Pies, I realized why it’s probably a good thing to only have these once or twice a season. Or at least my waist has good reasons. I could eat this entire batch by myself.

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For today’s recipe I used my favorite Crunch Pak Apple slices. I like to buy the organic slices from Costco. The individual bags are a little bigger, so my kids consume one with every lunch! However, I grabbed two of those bags for these hand pies! It equates to about 24-30 slices (or two large apples).

To make this I cheated and used refrigerated pie crust. I find that the flavor is great and the convenience is even better. However, if you prefer to make your own pie crust from scratch, you can use my favorite (EASY) pie crust recipe! You’ll need to make TWO. Or, use both pie crusts from the box, haha!!

These Glazed Apple Hand Pies are the perfect fall treat. And in only 30 minutes, you'll have one of these delicious baked treats in your hands!

This recipe comes together fairly quickly if using the refrigerated pie crust. While that is coming to room temperature on the counter, peel and dice your Crunch Pak apple slices (unless you’re lucky enough to find their peeled apple slices in the store, yes they exist)! You’re going to toss those in a skillet with some melted butter, salt, brown sugar, nutmeg and cinnamon. On medium heat, while stirring, cook them until soft, about 5-10 minutes. I diced mine fairly small (thumbnail size) so they only took about 5 minutes (you don’t want them mushy). Sprinkle in your flour and heat an additional minute while the mixture thickens as you stir. Set aside.

I used a 4 inch circle biscuit cutter to get my hand pies perfect. Each pie crust gave me 5, and then I took the scraps and rolled them out to get 1-2 more. This gave me a total of 12-14 hand pies!

These Glazed Apple Hand Pies are the perfect fall treat. And in only 30 minutes, you'll have one of these delicious baked treats in your hands!

To scoop an even amount of filling into each crust, I used a 1 TBSP cookie scoop to drop the perfect dollop. You’ll need to fold the dough in half around the filling and really PINCH those edges tight. I then folded the edges over and twisted a little. But you can fold them over and use fork tongs to pinch again. Before heading into the oven, make sure you prick them on top with a fork, once or twice so they don’t explode.

I originally had planned on frying them up, but since my kitchen was clean, I didn’t feel like having grease splatter (#foodbloggerproblems). So I baked them. And I’m so glad I did. They still had a delicious flaky texture, without all the fat.

Once they’ve baked up (making sure you used parchment paper to keep them from sticking), drop each warm hand pie into your glaze. Place it back onto the parchment paper and allow to set up. Takes about 10-15 minutes for the glaze to harden. Enjoy these warm or cold!

These Glazed Apple Hand Pies are the perfect fall treat. And in only 30 minutes, you'll have one of these delicious baked treats in your hands!

Be sure to stop on over to Crunch Pak for some delicious recipes and ideas!

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Apple Hand Pies

Yield: 12-14 hand pies

Prep Time: 10 minutes, plus 10 minutes for glaze

Cook Time: 15-20 minutes

Ingredients:

For the hand pies:

  • 1 box (14.1 oz) refrigerated pie crust (for two pies)
  • 1/4 cup unsalted butter
  • 2 cup diced and peeled Crunch Pak apples (about 24-30 slices or 2 large apples)
  • 1/4 tsp kosher salt
  • 1/4 tsp nutmeg
  • 1/4 cup light brown sugar, packed
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 2 Tbsp flour
  • 1 egg white, beaten

For the glaze:

  • 1 1/4 cup powdered sugar
  • 2 Tbsp milk

Directions:

  1. Remove pie crusts from package and allow to come to room temperature while you prepare filling. Preheat oven to 425F.
  2. Dice and peel Crunch Pak apple slices. In a large skillet, melt butter over medium high heat. Add apples, salt, nutmeg, brown sugar and cinnamon. Heat for about 5-10 minutes, until apples are soft, stirring occasionally.
  3. While apples are heating, unroll pie crusts and cut 6-7 circles from each crust (using a 4 inch biscuit cutter). You may have to roll scraps to get the extra circles. Set aside.
  4. After apples have softened, sprinkle in flour. Heat for an additional minute, stirring thoroughly.
  5. Using a 1 Tbsp scoop, drop apple mixture into center of each pie crust circle. Fold in half and pinch edges COMPLETELY. Fold pinch edges over. Poke hand pie with tines of a fork to prevent bursting.
  6. Beat egg white in a small bowl. Brush over the tops of each pie. Bake on a parchment paper lined baking sheet for 15-20 minutes, until lightly browned.
  7. While pies are baking, whisk together the glaze ingredients. Remove cooked pies from baking sheet and drop in glaze, coating it completely. Return to parchment paper and allow to set, about 10 minutes. Enjoy warm or cold.

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These Glazed Apple Hand Pies are the perfect fall treat. And in only 30 minutes, you'll have one of these delicious baked treats in your hands!

**Today’s recipe is sponsored by Crunch Pak apples. While I have been compensated to be a part of their Blogger Ambassador program, all opinions are 100% my own**

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48 comments on “Apple Hand Pies”

  1. 7.45am and seeing this? Gah. But it does have apples…

  2. I’m pretty much addicted to those little hand pies they sell at the registers sometimes – these look WAY better – so perfect for fall!

  3. These look so perfect for fall! And now I am craving them and a bowl of chili in a bread bowl at 6:22 am!

  4. Aimee, that glaze is killing me!! I guess I’m baking pies today 🙂

  5. Love quick and easy to make pies, especially ones filled with apples and that I can hold in my hand!

  6. Loving the GLAZE on them. It looks so….perfect! And of course that cinnamon-ey filling! 

  7. Love how easy these are! Such a great way to welcome fall!

  8. I just love how the Crunch Pak apples and bought pie crust make these so simple and doable! And I am totally with you — fall food is the best food around!

  9. Yum! Love all of that glaze! These look so good! I am so ready to go apple picking this fall, the donuts are totally the best part 🙂

  10. Oh! I am going to have to check and see if my Costco or Sam’s Club carries these, I usually buy them at the store and go through it so quickly! I love apples, but I have to buy pre sliced ones, and the Crunch Pak ones are my favorite! 

  11. Those look incredible!  I love those little pies at the apple orchards, and I’m loving how easy they are to recreate at home.  That glaze is totally calling my name today!!!

  12. This is so great. I would love you to stop by Food on Friday: Pies & Tarts over at Carole’s Chatter to add this to the recipe collection! Cheers!

  13. What type of apples do you recommend if not using the pre-sliced ones?

  14. Elizabeth

    Can I use Apple Pie filling? I can my own and have wanted to make something like this with it. These look amazing. 😀 

  15. Karisa Bardwell

    I can’t wait to try these!! Do they need to be refigerated? or will they be ok out for a day? 

  16. Karisa Bardwell

    I can’t wait to try these!! Do they need to be refrigerated? or will they be ok out for a day? 

  17. Melody

    What are Crunch PAC apples? And what can I substitute for them?

  18. Ms Rosemary M Wilkes

    What a yummy and easy Fall treat

  19. I’ll do the apples ones this fall. But for now how about a chocolate filling?

  20. Diana

    Would this work with coconut oil instead of butter? Love your site btw! ❤️

  21. Susan Conway

    I really want to make these and just have one question: do you wait until the pies have cooled somewhat or completely before dipping in glaze? Or should you do it immediately after baking?

  22. Bonnie Caroprese

    I’m thinking besides the apple I will try with lemon pie filling ! Yum
    !

  23. april

    These look amazing!!! I have tones of apples to use up…would these freeze well?

  24. Anonymous

    Tried these just this morning. Very good but four inch circle makes a small pie. Might try putting two four inch circles together to make larger pie. . Easy and quick dessert.

  25. Elizabeth

    Can you make these in advance?  What tips do you have for advance preparation?

  26. Stacey morris

    These pies looks delicious! How many days can you keep them out at room temperature?

  27. Herb

    Why wouldn’t you use apple pie filling, you can even get the low cal version, I have some filling I need to try

  28. Sharla

    If I decide to fry, do I prick holes in crust?

  29. If  I fry them, do I prick holes in dough?

  30. Matt

    How many can I make with a 4.5 inch cookie cutter?

  31. Daine

    They look delicouse. How would u make Blueberry ones & Choc ones?

  32. Shanee'

    Have you ever tried freezing these before baking them ahead of time?

  33. Tina

    These are great! My husband accidentally got frozen pie crusts instead of the rolled refrigerated. I let it get to room temp and made it and it was delicious still, but do you know if the texture comes out differently between the frozen and refrigerated?

  34. Jackie Clifton

    I’m going to try these, or maybe substitute peaches for apples, for our weekend family get together. But I’m wondering about the egg white. I always thought an egg white wash was just to make the pastry look shiny. But if it’s going to be covered with glaze, is that really necessary? Or does the egg white serve some other purpose? Thanks!

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