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by Sarah

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Prep Time: 30 mins | Cook Time: 25 mins | Total Time: 55 mins | Yield: 8 Servings

These heavenly treats are my ultimate comfort food! These Apple Hand Pies will always have a very special place in my heart. This is a must-try, I’m telling you. Enjoy!


Pie Crust

¼ rounded teaspoon kosher salt (2 g)

5-oz unsalted butter (cold & cubed, 141 g)

Extra flour for rolling

2 rounded tablespoon granulated sugar (31 g)

3 tbsp cold water

1 ½ c all-purpose flour (200 g)


Apple Pie Filling

¼ c brown sugar (46 g, lightly packed)

½ tsp apple pie spice

1 tbsp unsalted butter (½ oz, 14 g)


2 apples (263 g peeled & diced)

A pinch of kosher salt

1 tbsp water

1 tbsp lemon juice (15 g)

1 tbsp cornstarch (7 g)

Egg Wash

1 tbsp of milk

1 large Egg

¼ tsp apple pie spice (optional)

1 tbsp turbinado sugar


For the Apple Pie Filling:

In a mixing bowl, add brown sugar, apple slices, lemon juice, and apple pie spice. Stir until well blended.

Place a saucepan on the stove and turn the heat to medium.

Add butter and allow it to melt.

Add the apple mixture. Stir and cook for about 5 minutes or until the apples are soft.

In a mixing bowl, add cornstarch and water. Stir until well blended.

Pour the slurry over the apples and stir until well mixed. Cook for a minute or until thick.

Remove the pan from the heat and allow the mixture to cool at room temperature.

For the Pie Dough:

In a food processor, add sugar, salt, and flour. Pulse until well blended.


Add the butter and pulse again until well blended.

Add water gradually and pulse every addition until it forms into a dough.

Sprinkle flour onto a flat surface, then lay the dough on it. Wrap the dough with plastic wrap, then place it inside the fridge for at least 1 hour.

Remove the dough from the fridge, then unroll it into 1/4-inch thick. Slice into 8 even circles with a cookie cutter.

Line with parchment paper a baking sheet.


Arrange the dough slices onto the prepared baking sheet.

To Assemble:

Mix 1 tbsp of milk with egg to make the egg wash.

Roll each dough, then brush with the egg wash.

Top each with 1 tbsp of the apple pie filling.


Fold the top, then seal the side by pressing it with a fork.

Repeat the process to the rest of the dough.

Arrange them onto the prepared baking sheet.

Place them inside the freezer to chill for about 20 minutes.

Prepare the oven and preheat to 218 degrees C or 425 degrees F.


Brush each pie with the egg wash.

Place them inside the preheated oven and bake for about 20 minutes or until they turn golden brown.

Remove the pies from the oven and allow them to cool completely at room temperature.

Serve and enjoy!

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