Air Fryer Apple Hand Pies — Everyone loves apple season. Today, I made these special treats for my kids, and they loved them.
They are so easy to make. The fresh apple pie filling is wrapped in a flaky and buttery pie crust. These are truly the easiest and tastiest Air Fryer Apple Hand Pies you will ever make, a great alternative to Air Fryer Apple Pie.
Now, if you have not made hand pies, let me tell you they are truly one of the greatest desserts you can make. I mean, who doesn’t like their own pie?
These also make a great back-to-school lunch box snack, and if you just went apple picking, this is a great and tasty way to use up those apples.
If you are looking for even more Air Fryer Apple Desserts, some of my favorites are AIR FRYER CARAMEL APPLE DANISH, AIR FRYER APPLE FRITTERS, AIR FRYER APPLE PIE BOMBS, and AIR FRYER APPLE CHEDDAR BACON SCONES.
Ingredients Needed For Air Fryer Apple Hand Pies:
With only a few ingredients, you can make these within minutes. Here are the items I used:
Pie Dough: While I used prepared dough from Pillsbury, which is found in the refrigerator section, feel free to switch it out for your fresh dough.
Apples: I used my children’s haul from apple picking, which included gala apples, but you can use anything that you have on hand.
Sugar: I added a few tablespoons of granulated sugar.
All-Purpose Flour: This helps thicken up the pie filling.
Ground Cinnamon: You can not have apple pie without ground cinnamon.
Beaten Egg & Heavy Cream: This creates a great egg wash, which helps crisps up the pie filling dough
Sparkling Sugar: This is one of my favorite things I have found this year. It really does a great job transferring regular pie dough into a pastry dough.
How To Make Air Fryer Apple Hand Pies
Start by peeling the apples.
Then dice the apples into bite-size pieces. As you cut them, add them to a small mixing bowl.
Make the pie filling in the bowl, add the diced apples, flour, sugar, ground cinnamon, vanilla extract.
Mix well, coating all of the apples, set the pie filling aside while you work on the dough.
Using your biscuit cutter, cut out the circles from your dough. Repeat until you have cut all of the circles out.
Add a couple of tablespoons of pie filling to the center of the dough. Then add a circle of dough on top.
Use your fork, go around the edges, and press the tines into the edges, which will help seal the pastry.
In a small mixing bowl, mix the egg and heavy cream mix well. Then use a pastry brush and brush the egg wash on top with a sprinkle of sparkling sugar.
Set the hand pies into the air fryer, and set the temperature to 330 degrees F for 4-6 minutes.
- This recipe can be prepared and cooked with any Air Fryer Basket or Oven model. This recipe also will work well with the Ninja Foodi, Instant Pot Crisp Lid, Instant Pot Vortex, and even the Mealthy Lid. The temperature will remain the same, but the time will vary within a few minutes.
- You can change the filling to a premade apple pie filling, and the recipe will remain the same.
- YOu can also change the apple pie filling to any other pie filling that you desire.
- Another great way to serve these is with a drizzle of powdered sugar icing, with 1 cup of powdered sugar and 3 to 4 tablespoons of milk. Mix well, and drizzle over them after the Air Fryer Apple Hand Pies have cooled for a while.
How to Store Air Fryer Hand Pies
After air frying them, how do you store them? Easy all you need to do is place them in an air-tight container, and they should stay for a few days.
Can You Freeze Them?
Yes, all you need to do is let the pies rest to room temperature and then place them in an airtight container and place them in the freezer; they should last between 1 to 2 months.
Can I make Hand Pies in The Oven?
Yes, anything that you make in the Air Fryer or oven can be made in the opposite. Everyone has been making these for years in the oven, before the popularity of the Air Fryer.
To make, prepare as directed below, and then place into a greased baking sheet, and place the baking sheet into a preheated oven of 400 degrees F for 15 to 20 minutes, until they are golden brown.
Remove and let cool slightly before serving.
Some Other Great Air Fryer Apple Desserts
- AIR FRYER CARAMEL APPLE DANISH
- AIR FRYER APPLE FRITTERS
- EASY AIR FRYER APPLE FRIES
- AIR FRYER APPLE PIE BOMBS
- AIR FRYER APPLE CHEDDAR BACON SCONES
- EASY AIR FRYER APPLE TURNOVERS
- AIR FRYER APPLE CRANBERRY BREAD
- AIR FRYER APPLE PIE MUG CAKE
- 1 box pie crust, found in the refrigerator section
- 2 cups peeled, and diced apples
- 4 tablespoons granulated sugar
- 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1 egg
- 1 tablespoon heavy cream
- Sparkling sugar
- Start by peeling the apples.
- Then dice the apples into bite-size pieces. As you cut them, add them to a small mixing bowl.
- Make the pie filling in the bowl, add the diced apples, flour, sugar, ground cinnamon, vanilla extract.
- Mix well, coating all of the apples, set the pie filling aside while you work on the dough.
- Using your biscuit cutter, cut out the circles from your dough. Repeat until you have cut all of the circles out.
- Add a couple of tablespoons of pie filling to the center of the dough. Then add a circle of dough on top.
- Use your fork, go around the edges, and press the tines into the edges, which will help seal the pastry.
- In a small mixing bowl, mix the egg and heavy cream mix well. Then use a pastry brush and brush the egg wash on top with a sprinkle of sparkling sugar.
- Set the hand pies into the air fryer, and set the temperature to 330 degrees F for 4-6 minutes. (air fryer setting)
- Plate, serve, and enjoy!
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 164Total Fat: 7gSaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 4gCholesterol: 25mgSodium: 100mgCarbohydrates: 24gFiber: 2gSugar: 11gProtein: 2g
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