Apple Cinnamon Hand Pies
October 4, 2022
Apple pie flavors without all the fuss! Apple Cinnamon Hand Pies from Ohio food blogger In Katrina's Kitchen have a sweet apple cinnamon filling in a buttery, flaky handheld pie crust.
- Prep: 30 mins
- Cook: 20 mins
- Yields: 12 Servings
For the Pie Crust
For the Apple Cinnamon Pie Filling
For the Glaze
Make the Pie Crust
Using a pastry cutter or two forks COMBINE the butter into the flour mixture. Continue to work the butter in until no large clumps remain. If you are working with your fingertips, do not allow the mixture to get too warm for the butter to start melting.
Slowly ADD the liquid mixture to the flour mixture reserving some of the liquid. As the dough begins to form add in the last of the liquid mixture as needed (you may not use it all). The dough is ready when you can squeeze a small portion of it with your fingers, and it stays together without crumbling.
Make the Apple Pie Filling
Assemble the Apple Cinnamon Hand Pies
On a lightly floured surface ROLL out the pie dough to 1/4 -1/8 inch thickness. Using a 4 inch pastry or biscuit round cutter, CUT dough into 12 circles. You may need to re-roll pie scraps to get 12 circles.
PLACE 1 Tablespoon apple pie filling into the center of each pie crust circle. Using your finger or small pastry brush, RUB egg white around the edge of the circle. FOLD in half and PINCH the edges to seal.
Use a fork to CRIMP the edges and seal completely. CUT a very small slit in the top of each hand pie to allow a vent for steam while baking. Alternatively, you could puncture the top of each hand pie with a fork.
Prepare the Glaze
If using refrigerated pie crust you will need 1 box with 2 crusts. Roll the crusts thinner than they come from the box to get 12 circles.
When preparing the egg yolk pie crust, save the egg whites for brushing on top of the hand pies before baking- no waste!
You can use store-bought apple pie filling. Add cinnamon and nutmeg to taste.
Store in an air-tight container for 2 days, or refrigerate for up to 4 days.
Use any variety of apples for the filling. Using 2 or more kinds of apples will bump up the flavor and texture of the filling. Also, it's okay if a few slivers of apple peel are left on the apples.