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Mini Apple Hand Pies with Puff Pastry

This recipe for mini apple hand pies produces an inviting treat that is ready in under 30 minutes. The pies consist of individual apple slices cleverly wrapped in puff pastry. Just a little cinnamon and sugar sweetens these delights.

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These hand pies are an ideal recipe to create with kids as the recipe is quick and simple to make. The kids will be so proud of themselves! Each pie consists of a single apple slice dipped in cinnamon sugar and baked in a puff pastry shell.

Tips for Making the Apple Hand Pies:

Ingredients

  • Tart apple: only one apple is needed to produce six mini hand pies. A Granny Smith apple works well in this recipe. Peel, core and cut the apple into six round slices.
  • Puff Pastry: homemade puff pastry or a store-bought brand work equally well. You need six 5″ x 5″ squares of puff pastry.
  • Cinnamon and sugar: combine the cinnamon and sugar in a shallow dish. Dip both sides of the apple slices to coat with the mixture. Additionally, the mixture is sprinkled over the pastry prior to baking.
  • Egg: lightly whip one egg for brushing on the pastry before baking.

Assemble the pies:

Mini-Hand Pies

  1. Dip both sides of apple slices in cinnamon and sugar mixture.

    dipping apples in cinnamon and sugar

  2. Brush puff pastry with a lightly beaten egg. Cut four slits in puff pastry square. Place apple slice in the middle.

    assembly steps for hand pies

  3. Fold opposite ends of puff pastry over apple slice. Using fingers, seal where the puff pastry meets in the middle.

    start folding pastry for apple puff pastries

  4. Fold remaining opposite ends of puff pastry over the apple slices. Using fingers, seal where the puff pastry meets in the middle. Fold remaining dough edges over apple slice and press lightly with fingers to seal.

    assembled mini apple slice pies

  5. Brush the pastry with egg wash and sprinkle with cinnamon and sugar. Bake at 400 F for 12 – 15 minutes.

    overhead view of easy mini apple pies

I hope you enjoy these mini apple hand pies as much as my family does!

mini apple hand pies

Mini Apple Hand Pies in Puff Pastry

This recipe for mini apple hand pies produces an inviting treat that is ready in under 30 minutes.
5 from 9 votes
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 6

Ingredients
  

  • 1 Large Apple Peeled, cored and cut into 6 round slices
  • 1 Sheet Puff Pastry Cut into six 5" x 5" squares
  • 1 tsp Ground Cinnamon
  • Cup Granulated Sugar
  • 1 Large Egg Lightly whipped (for brushing on puff pastry)

Instructions
 

  • Preheat oven to 400°
  • Cut puff pastry sheet into six 5" x 5" squares (if needed, gently roll the puff pastry so it is large enough to cut out the squares).
  • Peel and core apples. Cut apples into size round slices.
  • Combine the cinnamon and sugar in a shallow dish. Dip both sides of each apple slice in the mixture.
  • Brush puff pastry with a lightly beaten egg. Cut four slits in puff pastry square (the cuts will be made slightly rounded on each corner). Place an apple slice in the middle of each square.
    start folding pastry for apple puff pastries
  • Fold opposite ends of puff pastry over apple slice. Using fingers, seal where the puff pastry meets in the middle.
  • Fold remaining opposite ends of puff pastry over the apple slices. Using fingers, seal where the puff pastry meets in the middle. Fold remaining dough edges over apple slice and press lightly with fingers to seal.
  • Brush the pastry with egg wash and sprinkle with cinnamon and sugar.
  • Place pastries 2" apart on a non-stick baking sheet.
  • Bake for 12 – 15 minutes.
  • Cool for 10 minutes on the baking sheet then transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.
Keyword apple hand pies, easy mini pies, puff pastry tarts
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2 Comments

  1. Gena

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    5 stars
    I didn’t realize folding the puff pastry to make this shape could be so easy. My apple hand pies looked like they came straight from a Paris pastry shop!

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