Puff Pastry Apple Hand Pies

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Puff Pastry Apple Hand Pies. Every once in a while, you have to have fun in the kitchen. Just like anywhere else. This past weekend, fall was at its peak.

The leaves were ablaze.  In the glow of autumn’s big moment, the lake was on fire. And the fresh-picked apples were at their prime. Sweet. Juicy. Crunchy.  It was the perfect weekend to try a new dessert recipe. Something fun. Something delicious.

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Puff Pastry Apple Hand Pies

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We love apple recipes, especially in the fall. But like our open face apple pie and simple apple bars, you can make these puff pastry apple hand pies all year round. These are easy to make with a simple apple and sugar mixture or you can even use this incredible apple pie filling.

In full disclosure and in all honesty, this apple dessert recipe did not turn out how I had envisioned it.

This recipe had been on my mind for a week or so. I had pictured the ease of puff pastry, making a perfect crust for a neatly enclosed half-moon-shaped apple pie.

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My plan wasn’t exactly what resulted, with these puff pastry apple hand pies. I like neat. I like tidy. I like being organized. These babies started out perfectly, in the beginning.

In spite of poking some vents in the puff pastry shell, the sealed-off edges opened up – giving an almost pita-like appearance with a sweet, warm pure apple filling oozing out, ever so slightly.

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Though not what I had originally hoped they would be, these puff pastry apple hand pies were perfect. Simple to make, delicious to eat, and an all-around celebration of the season they were among other things, fun. In these parts of the country, it doesn’t get any better than autumn, in all its glory.

In the kitchen, on a no-fuss fall weekend, it doesn’t get any better than these puff pastry apple hand pies. Try them, these are great for any season.   -Dan

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Puff Pastry Apple Hand Pies

4.75 from 4 votes
Easy homemade apple dessert recipe using puff pastry!
Prep: 10 minutes
Cook: 20 minutes
Total: 30 minutes
Yield: 12 people

Ingredients 

  • 2 sheets puff pastry
  • 6 apples, peeled, cored, coarsely diced
  • 1 teaspoon all purpose flour or corn starch
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • dash of ground cloves
  • pinch of nutmeg
  • pinch of allspice
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • Turbinado sugar or powdered sugar for garnish dusting, optional

Instructions 

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  • In small saute pan, heat apples over medium heat, for about 5-7 minutes, stir in flour or corn starch and cook until softened.
  • Add spices, stir, and remove from heat.
  • On lightly floured surface, roll out 1 sheet of puff pastry to approximately 9″ x 13″ rectangle size.
  • Using a wide mouth drinking glass, or 4″ diameter mold, cut out rounds of puff pastry. You should be able to get about 6 rounds per sheet.
  • Place about 2 teaspoons of apple filling in center of each puff pastry round. Fold over, pinch edges together, then seal with fork tines.
  • Pork a few holes in top of hand pie to allow for ventilation.
  • Place on ungreased cookie sheet or baking stone.
  • Use pastry brush and apply egg wash.
  • Bake for 20-25 minutes until crusts are golden brown.
  • Remove from oven, cool on wire rack.
  • Garnish with optional turbinado sugar or powdered sugar, if desired.

Nutrition

Calories: 279kcal, Carbohydrates: 31g, Protein: 4g, Fat: 16g, Saturated Fat: 4g, Cholesterol: 14mg, Sodium: 108mg, Potassium: 127mg, Fiber: 3g, Sugar: 10g, Vitamin A: 69IU, Vitamin C: 4mg, Calcium: 13mg, Iron: 1mg

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

Additional Info

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: All American
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11 Comments

    1. I’m with you, Sarah. One of the best part of the season are the apples from our trees! Thanks so much for stopping by Platter Talk and taking the time to comment!

  1. Puff pastry makes everything better and these cute, apple hand pies would be gone in my house in a second! Way to usher in Fall:)

    1. We completely agree and love your line of thinking! Thanks for stopping by for a little Platter Talk; we love hearing from our readers!

    1. We love baking this time of year, especially and there’s going to be more and more and more of it coming up! Thanks so much for dropping by Platter Talk!

    1. We are right there with you on this one, Christine; thanks so much for dropping by for a little Platter Talk!

    1. Thanks for stopping by Platter Talk, Maria! We love hearing from our readers and I’m confident you will love these fall treats.

  2. 5 stars
    We love a no fuss weekend especially in the fall! And your pastry puff little apple pies look so delicious- can’t wait to try them. Thanks for the recipe!