Apple Hand Pies are such a sweet and delicious dessert! 

No one can resist the delicious aroma of a homemade, freshly baked apple pie. And this easy apple hand pie recipe uses simple, ready-made ingredients for the most tasty mini apple pies! This dessert is packed full of delicious apple cinnamon goodness, wrapped in tender and flaky pie crust, for a hand held treat that is sure to become a favorite.

cooked Apple Hand Pies on a wooden board 

The Best Handheld Dessert!

  • This super easy apple hand pie recipe uses only 6 ingredients and is so easy to make, that even the littlest bakers can help out!
  • Little apple hand pies are perfectly portioned for an after school treat, a movie night snack, or to share at a party or potluck!
  • Make someone’s day and slip one of these portable treats into a backpack or briefcase!

apple pie filling , pie crusts and sugar to make Apple Hand Pies

Ingredients And Variations

APPLES: While this recipe calls for a can of apple pie filling, why not give this this easy DIY homemade apple pie filling a try? There are so many different pie filling options to choose from, it will seem like a new recipe every time!

CRUST: Use a prepared, store bought pie crust or make a homemade crust instead. Simply roll it out and cut it into squares. Crescent rolls or puff pastry can be used, too!

SPICES: Cinnamon sugar lightly sweetens the pie filling. Nutmeg, allspice, and a dash of cloves will also add a spicy warmth.

process to make Apple Hand Pies, from filling the pastry on a wooden board, to the baked product on parchment paper

How to make Apple Hand Pies

The smell of these sweet pies baking in the oven is sure to make any mouth water in anticipation!

  1. Roll out pie crusts and cut into squares (as per recipe below).
  2. Place pie filling in the center of each square, brush edges with egg wash, cover with another pie crust and seal.
  3. Cut slits in the top of each pie, apply egg wash, sprinkle with cinnamon sugar, and bake until golden brown.

How To Make An Egg Wash

Whisk egg and milk together until frothy. Use this to brush onto the top of the pies. 

Serving Suggestions

These tiny pies are delicious served just as they are! But they are also delicious served with a caramel drizzle, some whipped cream, or a scoop of vanilla ice cream! Why not all three?

Recipe Tips & Tricks

  • If using canned apple filling, chop up the apples before using.
  • Once hand pies are all assembled, chill them for 30 minutes in the refrigerator. This hardens the fat in the dough and makes it extra light and crisp.
  • Keep leftover apple hand pies covered in the refrigerator for up to 4 days. Reheat them in the air fryer, microwave, or oven.
  • Freeze cooled hand pies by wrapping them tightly in plastic wrap and then placing them in a zippered bag for up to 4 weeks. Thaw in the refrigerator and reheat or enjoy cold!

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Apple Hand Pies

Make this apple hand pie recipe with a pre-made pie crust and can of pie filling, for the best hand-held homemade apple pastry.
Prep Time 14 minutes
Cook Time 12 minutes
Total Time 26 minutes
Servings 8 pies
Author Holly


  • 2 prepared pie crusts , store bought or homemade.
  • 1 can apple pie filling , 21 ounce can, or homemade.
  • ½ teaspoon cinnamon
  • ¼ teaspoon sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tablespoon milk or water


  • Preheat oven to 425℉.
  • Roll out pie crusts until they are ⅛ inch thick.
  • Cut the dough into eight squares 2.5 x 4 inches. Place 1 tablespoon apple filling into the center of the dough.
  • To make the egg wash, beat egg and milk together until frothy.
  • Brush edges of the dough with egg wash and place the second piece of dough on top.
  • Using a fork crimp the edges together all the way around, and make four slits on top of the pies.
  • Brush the tops with egg wash, then sprinkle with cinnamon and sugar.
  • Bake for 10-12 minutes or until golden brown.


  • Chop the apples into smaller pieces in the canned filling if desired.  
  • Chill un-baked mini pies for 30 minutes to harden the fat in the dough and make them extra light and crisp.
  • Refrigerate leftovers for up to 4 days. Freeze cooled hand pies, wrapped in plastic wrap and placed in a zippered bag, for up to 4 weeks.
  • Thaw hand pies before reheating. Reheat pastries in the air fryer, microwave, or oven.
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Nutrition Information

Serving: 1pie | Calories: 281kcal | Carbohydrates: 41g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 12g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 5g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 21mg | Sodium: 220mg | Potassium: 86mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 10g | Vitamin A: 51IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 18mg | Iron: 1mg

Nutrition information provided is an estimate and will vary based on cooking methods and brands of ingredients used.

Course Dessert
Cuisine American


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