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Apple Hand Pies in Carmel Dipping Sauce Recipe

These apple hand pies are perfect for fall! Serve this apple hand pie recipe as dessert in September or as a fun appetizer where you dip in our homemade carmel sauce. Either way this hand pie dough recipe filled with our yummy apple pie filling is sure to be a hit! You can use our hand pie dough recipe with our fruits too!

These apple hand pies are perfect for fall! Serve this apple hand pie recipe as dessert in September or as a fun appetizer where you dip in our homemade carmel sauce. Either way this hand pie dough recipe filled with our yummy apple pie filling is sure to be a hit! You can use our hand pie dough recipe with our fruits too!

Apple Hand Pies

Have you ever had a hand pie?  It is just what it sounds like, a slice of pie that fits easily and neatly in your hand. Imagine a calzone (pizza pocket sandwich) but for dessert. Super yummy and convenient, right?! Plus you get a better crust ratio! Our apple hand pies recipe is quick and easy to make for a truly deliciuos fall dessert your whole family will love!Use our simple hand pie dough and fill with your favorite pie filling. We love the combination of homemade apple hand pies with our carmel dipping sauce for a realy special treat!

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Apple Hand Pie Recipe

Preheat the oven to 350 F. Make the apple hand pies filling with a couple simple ingredients:

  • 2 cups tart apples peeled and chopped (roughly 2 apples) – I like to use Jazz apples or honeycrisp
  • 2 Tablespoons butter
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 2 tbsp flour
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • up to 1/4 cup water

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Start out by peeling the apples, coring, and slicing into bite size pieces.

Caramel apple hand pies

Apple hand pies recipe

Combine all apple pie filling ingredients except the water in a medium sauce pan and place on medium heat to allow it to thicken and the apples to soften. Add water 1 tablespoon at a time if it becomes to thick. Depending on the size of your chopped apples this will only take 7-10 minutes. Remove from heat and allow the apple mixture to cool to room temperature

Homemade Apple Hand Pies

Hand Pie Dough Recipe

To make your own, homemade hand pies you need to start by whipping up the hand pie crust:

  • 2 cups flour
  • ¾ teas salt
  • 2/3 cup shortening (I use blue crisco)
  • 7-8 TAB ice-cold water

Hand pie dough

Whip up a batch of homemade pie crust by mixing flour and salt in a bowl, cutting in shortening and then adding ice cold water until you get a ball. Now roll out the dough on a lightly floured surface into a large circle about 1/8th of an inch thick. Cut into 3″ circles with a cookie cutter or mason jar lid and place on parchment lined baking sheet.

Small apple pies recipe

Hand held apple pies

Spoon out a heaping teaspoon of apple pie filling on one side of the pie crust circles (make sure all apple pieces are laying on their sides)

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Fold over the pie crust to cover the pie filling and form a half circle. Using a fork, press the edges together to seal the pie filling inside

Hand held apple pies

apple pie hand pies

In a small bowl whisk one egg white and 1 tablespoon of water. Brush the egg wash over the pie bites.

Hand pie dough

Now, in a small bowl combine the 1 cup sugar and 1 teaspoon cinnamon; sprinkle mixture over top of the hand pies.

Hand Pie Dough Recipe

Small apple pies recipe

Bake for 18 to 20 minutes or until crust is golden brown and crispy. Allow the hand pie to cool slightly on the pan for 5 to 10 minutes.

Apple hand pies recipe

Homemade Apple Hand Pies

We like to serve our apple Hand Pies with homemade carmel sauce for dipping. It just makes the dish extra yummy, extra special, and extra fun!

Homemade Carmel Sauce

Homemade Carmel Sauce

All you need to make your own carmel sauce from scratch are a few simple ingredients:

  • 1 cup light brown sugar, tightly packed
  • 4 tablespoons butter
  • 1/2 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons vanilla
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt

Easy Carmel Recipe

Easy Carmel Recipe

While hand pies are cooking, combine water and brown sugar in a medium saucepan over medium heat until the sugar melts – about 5 minutes. Add butter and heavy whipping cream and continue cooking another 5-10 minutes until smooth, slighlty thick, and the right color. Remove from heat and add vanilla and salt. Serve when it is not too hot to eat.

Serve a platter of apple hand pies with carmel sauce in a bowl for dipping. This is such a yummy fall dessert recipe, after school snack, or for company!

Caramel apple hand pies

Serve a platter of apple hand pies with carmel sauce in a bowl for dipping. This is such a yummy fall dessert recipe, after school snack, or for company!

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Apple Hand Pies with Carmel Dipping Sauce

These apple hand pies are perfect for fall! Serve this apple hand pie recipe as dessert in September or as a fun appetizer where you dip in our homemade carmel sauce. Either way this hand pie dough recipe filled with our yummy apple pie filling is sure to be a hit! You can use our hand pie dough recipe with our fruits too!
Course: Appetizer, Dessert
Cuisine: dessert
Keyword: apple, apple pie, dessert, fall
Author: Beth Gorden

Ingredients

Homemade Pie Crust

  • 2 cups flour
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2/3 cup shortening
  • 7-8 Tablespoons ice cold water

Apple Pie Filing

  • 2 cups apples, peeled and chopped about 2 apples
  • 2 Tablespoon butter
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar, packed
  • 2 Tablespoon all purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/4 cup water

Egg Wash

  • 1 large egg white
  • 1 Tablespoon water

Carmel Sauce

  • 1 cup light brown sugar, packed
  • 6 Tablespoon butter
  • 1/2 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 1 1/2 Tablespoons vanilla extract
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 cup water

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 350 F.
  • Combine all apple pie filling ingredients except the water in a medium sauce pan and place on medium heat to allow it to thicken and the apples to soften. Add water 1 tablespoon at a time if it becomes to thick. Depending on the size of your chopped apples this will only take 7-10 minutes. Remove from heat and allow the apple mixture to cool to room temperature.
  • Make the pie crust by combining flour and salt in a medium bowl. Cut in shortening until it resembles fine pea mixture. Add cold water and mix until it sticks together, adding additional water as needed.
    Alternativesly you can use pre-made pie crusts.
  • Roll out pie crust and cut with 3" circle cutters or mason jar lids. Add 1 heaping teaspoon of the pie filling to the center of each circle.
  • Fold the cirlces into semi circles, using a fork to press th eedgest together to seal the pie filling inside.
  • In a bowl whisk an egg white and 1 Tablespoon water. Brush over pie semi circles.
  • In another small bowl mix 1/2 cup sugar and 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon. Sprinkle mixture over egg brushed handpies.
  • Bake handpies for 18-20 minutes at 350 F in a preheated oven. allow them to cool slighlty for 5-10 minutes before serving with homemade carmel sauce for dipping.
  • While hand pies are cooking, combine water and brown sugar in a medium saucepan over medium heat until the sugar melts - about 5 minutes. Add butter and heavy whipping cream and continue cooking another 5-10 minutes until smooth, slighlty thick, and the right color. Remove from heat and add vanilla and salt. Serve when it is not too hot to eat.

Yummy fall apple hand pies with homemade pie recipe as a September dessert or as fun appetizer with carmel dipping sauce.

About the author

Beth Gorden

Beth Gorden is the creative multi-tasking creator of 123 Homeschool 4 Me. As a busy homeschooling mother of six, she strives to create hands-on learning activities and worksheets that kids will love to make learning FUN! She has created over 1 million pages of printables to help teach kids ABCs, science, English grammar, history, math, and so much more! Beth is also the creator of 2 additional sites with even more educational activities and FREE printables - www.kindergartenworksheetsandgames.com and www.preschoolplayandlearn.com

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