Apple cinnamon hand pies are a delicious dessert that is perfect for the fall season. The dough is buttery and flaky, so it’s easy to eat without getting your hands messy. These cinnamon apple hand pies can be eaten right out of the oven or at room temperature, making them perfect for any occasion.
You’ll definitely love these hand pies because they’re easy to make and taste amazing!
Apple Cinnamon Hand Pies
There’s nothing quite like the cinnamon-sugar scent that fills your home when you’re making apple cinnamon hand pies. These hand pies are a great treat for breakfast, snacks, or dessert.
They can be made with premade pie dough, so you don’t have to worry about making it. It doesn’t take much time at all to make these scrumptious hand pies and they’re so delicious!
What are Hand Pies?
Hand pies are a baked treat that is generally made with pie crust. The dough can be deep-fried or baked. You can fill them with all kinds of delicious fillings, in this case cinnamon and apples! I have seen hand pies fill with both sweet and savory ingredients so the possibility is endless.
What type of Apples to Use?
You want to use baking apples. Anything other type of apples will either not get soft when baked or will get too soft. The best baking apples are granny smith, which is what I am using for the best flavor of sweet and tart together, but you can choose to use your favorite kind of baking apples.
What Other Spice Can Be Used with Cinnamon and Apples
Cinnamon is the main spice used, but allspice offers a unique taste that enhances cinnamon and gives it depth. Nutmeg brings out cinnamon’s flavor even more, so it is a great addition to add when making cinnamon apple hand pies.
How Do You Store Them?
Apple cinnamon hand pies don’t keep for a long time. They’re best eaten within three days of baking, but you can extend that to six if you keep them tightly wrapped in plastic wrap and foil. You can store them either at room temperature or for a long period in the refrigerator.
You can also take the apple hand pies and store them in the freezer, this will keep them fresher for longer. Wrap each hand pie in plastic wrap and then again in aluminum foil. This will provide the most protection from freezer burn. Then when you are ready to enjoy simply bring them out of the freezer and let them thaw.
You might want to reheat them if you can not wait long. You can reheat them in the microwave or the oven. The oven will give the pie crust its crispy texture again. Even tossing them in the air fryer is great too!
Cinnamon apple hand pies are an easy to make dessert that is perfect for the holiday season. They come together quickly and they taste delicious! You can whip up this cinnamon apple pastry in less than 30 minutes with minimal ingredients you might already have on hand.
Ingredients Needed to Make Apple Cinnamon Hand Pies
For the Apple Pie Filling
- Granny Smith Apples, peeled and chopped small
- Lemon Juice
For the Hand Pie Crust
- Pillsbury Ready Made Pie Crust
(Actual measurements are listed in the recipe card below.)
How to Make Apple Cinnamon Hand Pies
Step 1 – Prepping the Filling
In a medium saucepan, bring water, cornstarch, sugar, cinnamon, and lemon juice to a boil. Cook for 3 minutes or until sauce thickens, stirring constantly. Add apples, stir, and let simmer for 8-10 minutes. Remove from heat and let cool completely.
Step 2 – Making the Crust
Unroll pie crusts on a floured surface and cut 5″ circles into the pie dough. Using your finger, wet the edges of each pie dough before filling to help seal the dough.
Step 3 – Filling the Hand Pies
Add a heaping tablespoon or two into the center of each piece of dough. Fold dough in half and use a fork to crimp the edges to help secure the filling.
Step 4 – Baking the Pies
Place hand pies on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. In a small bowl, whisk egg and water together and brush the top of each hand pie. Bake at 400° for 15-18 minutes or until golden brown. Remove from oven and serve warm.
Try These Delicious Hand Pies Today
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For The Apple Pie Filling
- 4 granny smith apples, peeled, chopped small
- ½ cup sugar
- 1½ cups water
- ¼ cup cornstarch
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1 tablespoon lemon juice
For The Hand Pie Crust
- 2 boxes Pillsbury ready made pie crusts
- 1 egg
- 1 tablespoon water
- In a medium saucepan over low to medium heat, bring water, cornstarch, sugar, cinnamon, and lemon juice to a boil.
- Continue cooking for 3 minutes or until sauce thickens, stirring constantly.
- Add apples, stir and let simmer for 8-10 minutes.
- Remove from heat, let cool completely.
- Unroll pie crusts on a lightly floured surface and cut pie dough into 5” circles.
- Using your finger, wet the edges of each pie dough before filling, to help seal the dough.
- Add a heaping tablespoon of the apple filling to the center of each piece of dough.
- Fold dough in half and using a fork, crimp the edges to help secure the filling.
- Place hand pies on the prepared baking sheet.
- In a small bowl, whisk egg and water together and brush the top of each hand pie with the egg wash.
- Bake at 400° for approximately 15-18 minutes or until golden brown.
- Remove from oven and serve warm.
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