by Texas Homesteader ~
These cute little apple hand pies are little individual apple pies you can eat with one hand!
They’re quick to make and a fun way to serve apple pie to your guests. Come see how easy they are to make.
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Grandkids Come To Visit The Homesestead
RancherMan and I recently got to enjoy our grandbabies for a week while their parents were out of town. What a fun time we had with them!
When the grandkids come to visit I like to get in the kitchen with them and make something fun.
Homemade Hand Pies An Easy Treat
One day I asked them if they wanted to help me to make some homemade Baked Apple Hand Pies. (little apple pies you can eat with one hand – much like fried pies)
All you need for homemade hand pies are:
Pie Filling (we used apple)
They were both very excited to jump in the kitchen and get to baking with grandma.
Simple Kitchen Fun For Children
These cute hand pies were a pretty quick & easy dessert to whip up but it still left the grandkids with plenty of ‘wow’ sparkle in their eyes.
Last year my sweet aunt shared bushels of apples from her tree. I canned many of them into Homemade Apple Pie Filling. So for this homemade dessert I used one of my last jars from the pantry.
If you don’t have home-canned apple pie filling, no worries – you can just as easily use commercial apple pie filling (or any other flavor) if you like.
Easy Homemade Flaky Pie Crust Recipe
First I whipped up my a quick pie crust with simple pantry ingredients:
2 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon salt
2/3 cup shortening
6 tablespoons water
(NOTE: You can get the full Printable Pie Crust Recipe HERE)
I divided the crusts up into even-ish dough balls and the kids helped me roll the crusts out using a small pasta roller. The pasta roller was easier for them to handle than a rolling pin.
Once we got the crusts rolled out we assembled the hand pies.
Assembling Apple Hand Pies
I took my cookie scoop (like *this one) and dropped a scoop of apple pie filling into the middle of half of the crusts.
Then we topped the bottom crusts & filling with a top crust. The girls took turns pressing it all together into individual hand pies using a handy-dandy little utensil called *Cut-n-Seal.
I think this little utensil made it much more fun for the grandbabies.
But if you don’t have one of these Cut & Seal things you can just roll out a round of dough, plop in a little filling in the middle and fold the crust in half, covering the pie filling. Then you’ll press the edges of the dough to seal with the tines of a fork to crimp the edges together. It will work just as well.
But our hand pies came out in a fun shape – the girls were convinced it looked like a snowman’s hat. LOL
I cut a few slits on the top crusts to allow steam to escape then I simply placed the Hand Pies on a greased cookie sheet and baked at 375ºF for about 30 minutes and BOOM! Homemade individual-serving apple pie in a snap!
I served those hand pies warm out of the oven. Really – does it get any better than that?? RancherMan and the grandkids gave it two thumbs up – DELICIOUS.
This is a quick homemade dessert that’s sure to please!
Toppings For Apple Hand Pies
If you’ll be eating these cute pies by hand it’s best to leave them just as they are. It’s delicious.
But there are some fun toppings we like to add on top of these apple pies for serving on a plate:
So give these cute little apple hand pies a try. They’re quick & easy enough in fact that you can emerge from the kitchen with a little flour dusted on your face and somewhat tousled hair and your guests will think you spent tons of time in the kitchen cooking up these cute little pies just for them!
Shhhhh…. I won’t tell.
Links In This Post:
- Homemade Apple Pie Filling
- Easy Flaky Pie Crust
- *Small-Sized Cookie Scoop
- *Cut-n-Seal Crimper
- Homemade Whipped Cream
- No-Cook Chocolate Drizzle
- Homemade Ice Cream
- NICE Cream Made With Frozen Bananas & Berries
- Apple Pie Filling
- Cinnamon/Vanilla Applesauce
- Apple Cider
- Cinnamon/Sugar Apple Chips
- Fruit Leather Rollups
Other Delicious Apple Recipes
- Homemade Apple Pie
- Apple Pies Baked In Canning Jars
- Single-Serve Apple Hand Pies
- Apple Crumble from Apples in Syrup
- Baked Apple Pie Tortilla Roll
- Quick, Hot Apple Dessert
- Applesticks – Frozen Applesauce Sweet Treat
- Quick Spiced-Rum Fried Apples
- Chunky Apple Cinnamon Muffins
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