Apple Hand Pies

apple hand pies

Hand pies-the cupcake of the pie world. Easy, portable apple hand pies made with store bought crust (to make it easy) and sweet homemade apple filling!

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What is a hand pie?

I’m glad you asked.  Quite simply, it’s a pie you can carry in your hand (duh).  Sometimes known as turnovers, they are a pastry crust with pie filling in the middle, but small and portable.


Apple Hand Pies

Prep Time 40 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes


  • 2 Granny Smith Apples large
  • 1/2 teaspoon lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon cloves
  • 1 egg lightly beaten
  • 1 box pie crust
  • dab of butter


  • Peel and dice the apples. Mix with lemon juice, brown sugar, granulated sugar, flour, cinnamon, and cloves. Allow to sit at least 30 minutes or covered overnight.
  • Unroll the pie crust. Using a round (or really and shape you desircookie cutter, cut out an even number of circles. I found that without re-rolling the dough, I was able to get 8 circles out of each piece of crust.
  • Spoon a tablespoon of filling onto half of the crust circles, leaving a little room all the way around the edge. Brush a bit of beaten egg around the edge of the circle. Lay the other circle on top of the filing. Using a fork, press around the edges of the pie, sealing it. Brush additional egg wash over the top crust. Poke a few steam vents.
  • Bake at 350 degrees for about 30 minutes or until the crust is golden brown.

Looking for other apple options? You should try these whole wheat caramel apple cookies or maybe this easy apple tart (this is my favorite weeknight dessert choice!).