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Apple Hand Pies

Apple Hand Pies are fried mini apple pies with a homemade pie crust loaded with apple pie filling and topped with a sweet glaze.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time8 mins
Total Time18 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Apple Hand Pies
Servings: 11 pies
Calories: 141kcal
Author: Amanda Rettke--iambaker.net


Apple Hand Pies

  • 1 pie crust, homemade or storebought
  • 1 cup apple pie filling
  • Canola or vegetable oil, for frying


  • 2 cups confectioners' sugar
  • 3-4 tablespoons milk


Apple Hand Pies

  • Roll out the pie crust to 1/8 -1/4 inch thick and use a cookie cutter to cut the crust into 4-5-inch rounds. (You should get 10-11 pie crust rounds.)
  • Add 1-2 tablespoons of apple pie filling to each round. (If you made your own apple pie filling, let it cool before adding to the crust.)
  • Fold each mini pie crust (half-moon shape), rubbing water around to edge to help seal it. Crimp with a fork.


  • Mix confectioners' sugar and 3 tablespoons milk in a bowl until smooth and creamy. If too thick, add in another tablespoon milk. Set aside.

Frying Apple Hand Pies

  • Fill a frying pan 2-3 inches with oil. Heat over medium heat until the oil reaches 375°F with a candy thermometer.
  • Place 2-3 apple hand pies into the pan. Fry until golden brown (3-4 minutes). Transfer to a paper towel-lined cooling rack.
  • While the hand pies are still warm, coat with the glaze. You can coat the pies by drizzling the glaze over each pie or dipping each pie into the bowl of glaze using a large fork. Serve immediately.


Pie Crust Recipe (clickable link)
Apple Pie Filling (clickable link)


Calories: 141kcal