When your family has a big apple tree in their yard, you make apple recipes all month! Today's feature, brought to you by my hubby Danny, are easy homemade apple hand pies (proud wife over here)! These are basically apple pie in a different form, or what I like to call "apple pie calzones". They are stuffed with tender, sweet cinnamon apples, and wrapped in crispy, flakey, buttery crust.
How to Make Apple Hand Pies
To make these little hand pies, you will need to gather the following refrigerator and pantry staple ingredients:
- pastry dough - made with flour, sugar, butter, salt, ice water
- brown sugar
How to Fold Hand Pies
The most complicated part of this recipe is figuring out how to roll out the dough and fold it into little hand pies. But once you figure out the first one, the rest will be much faster and easier. Here is what you need to do:
- Place apple filling at centre of dough.
- Fold over dough, leaving 1/2-inch overlap. Push down to seal the filling. Fold over the overlap and press down to seal.
- Crimp the edges using your fingers (or a fork).
What else is so great about this recipe? Well, you can make this ahead of time. Just prepare the hand pie crust and the apple filling and store them in the refrigerator. When you are ready to make and bake, you assemble the hand pies and bake!
Storing Apple Hand Pies
You can also wrap them tightly with aluminum foil and store in the freezer for up to 3 months. To reheat, thaw and re-bake at 350 F for 5-10 minutes.
Serve these warm apple apple hand pies as is, or with a scoop of your favourite flavour of ice cream on the side. I just can’t wait to make these again… and again!Print