Apple Hand Pies

Apple Hand Pies

I’ve been using my apple cookie cutter lately making sandwiches for my kids’ lunchboxes…and decided to get all crazy and make some little apple pies too.  If you don’t have an apple shaped cookie cutter, use whatever you like or just cut your crust into squares and go.  This is seriously the world’s easiest little treat.

This recipe makes about 8 little pies.

Shopping List
about 2 cups of chopped apples, I used 2 Gala apples
1/2 cup flour
1/4 cup brown sugar
2 teaspoons cinnamon (plus another little bit to garnish)
1 box of refrigerated pie crust (or use homemade, whatever you have!), at room temp

Preheat your oven to 400 degrees.

Line your baking sheets with parchment paper or spray liberally to avoid sticking.  Set aside.

In a mixing bowl, toss your apple pieces together with your flour, brown sugar and cinnamon.  Set aside.

Take each crust and lay it out on your counter.  Using your cookie cutter, cut your dough into shapes (or use a knife and make squares).  Take a piece of dough and place it on your prepared cookie sheet and then place about a tablespoon of apple mixture in the center.  Take another piece of dough and place it on top.  Lightly pinch down the sides so that it bakes up together.  If you can’t get your dough to stick together, just place a little water on your finger and run it around the edge of your crust, that should bind the two pieces together.  Repeat with remaining dough.

Pop your baking sheets in the oven and bake about 9 to 10 minutes.  Remove from oven and shake just a little cinnamon down over the tops of the warm pies.  Serve.

That’s it!  Simple, festive, and perfect for our transition into September.

Apple Hand Pies

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  • Narci August 24, 2016 at 5:44 am

    Oh my goodness!! What an adorable treat! Can’t wait to make these for my kids!

  • Sheaffer August 24, 2016 at 6:44 am


  • Alocia August 24, 2016 at 7:40 am

    Can you make these the night before and reheat?

    • Mix and Match Mama August 24, 2016 at 11:26 am

      Yes! Or you could assemble them the night before and bake them off the next day.

  • Megan August 24, 2016 at 8:58 am


  • Shawna B. August 24, 2016 at 10:50 am

    Love this idea!
    Do you use a metal or plastic cookie cutter?

  • Angela August 24, 2016 at 2:51 pm

    We made these today! They are so good and so cute! Can’t wait to serve them to my 1st grader when he comes home from school!

  • Lizzie August 24, 2016 at 3:26 pm

    Adorable!! I’m going to make these for my kiddos for sure!

  • Julie August 24, 2016 at 4:57 pm

    That is SUCH a cute shape-where did you get the cookie cutter from? My cookie cutters never seem to hold their shape that well ;).

    • Mix and Match Mama August 25, 2016 at 4:58 am

      I wish I could remember! I have a big box of cookie cutters that I’ve collected for years and years and it was in there.

  • Shawna August 26, 2016 at 5:08 pm

    Are the apples not cooked before placing on crust?

    • Mix and Match Mama August 27, 2016 at 8:47 am


  • Amanda August 29, 2016 at 8:13 am

    Any idea if these are freeze-able?

    • Mix and Match Mama August 29, 2016 at 12:47 pm

      I haven’t tried but I don’t see why not!

  • Jordan September 1, 2016 at 9:57 am

    Do you have to peel the apples when you chop them or can you leave the peel on!?