These apple hand pies have all the deliciousness of apple pie but are so much easier to serve and share! And here’s the really great news — you can bake them in the oven or the air fryer! I love the air fryer, but if you don’t have one, the oven works just as well.
For the pie crust, you can can use store-bought pie dough or make homemade. To cut out the circle shapes for the individual pies, look around your kitchen for something that is about 6-inches in diameter. I use the lid of a small pot. For smaller circles, you can use a glass or plastic storage container with thin, straight edges. It’s kind of fun looking for something that works and I love that you don’t have to buy any special equipment.
For the filling, you need to cook the apples before adding them to the dough because the pies only bake for a short time in the oven or air fryer. Fortunately, the filling is ready in just 10 minutes and the flavor is incredible!
Be sure to brush the inner edge of the crust with egg wash to ensure a tight seal (otherwise filling will leak out), and then seal again with the tines of a fork. Then brush again with egg wash for a lovely golden finish! Looking for some other pies? Check out our Chocolate Cream Pie, Bourbon Pecan, Classic Pumpkin, Dutch Apple, Key Lime, Peach & Blueberry, or No-Bake Dulce de Leche, or Grandma’s Apple Pie. So many to choose from! Hope you enjoy!