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These delicious caramel apple hand pies are made quickly and easily in the Air Fryer or the oven. From start to finish, this recipe can be completed in just 15 minutes.
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Table of Contents
  1. Homemade Mini Apple Pies
  2. Ingredients
  3. Helpful Tools
  4. Ingredient Substitutions and Additions
  5. How to Make Hand Pies in the Air Fryer
  6. How to Make Caramel Apple Hand Pies in the Oven
  7. Tips
  8. More Easy Apple Recipes
  9. Caramel Apple Hand Pies Recipe

Caramel apple hand pies are the ultimate fall dessert. Serve them as a fun afternoon snack or use them to finish off a family dinner. Either way, these warm, gooey, apple filled pastries that are topped with rich caramel will hit the spot every single time!

These hand pies are a delicious and warm fall dessert that is made quickly and easily in the air fryer or the oven. You need only 5 ingredients including canned apple pie filling (or make your own fresh) and pre-made pie crust! These easy mini apple pies will become your new favorite apple dessert!

Caramel Apple Hand Pies on a white plate with apples in the background

Homemade Mini Apple Pies

Nothing screams fall like a warm apple dessert. There’s something so comforting about the weather cooling down, beginning to cook warm desserts, and the house smelling of flavors like pumpkin, cinnamon, and apples. It’s my favorite time of the entire year.

These caramel apple hand pies check all the boxes. They are easy to make. Seriously, from start to finish, this recipe can be completed in just 15 minutes and only need 5 ingredients! They are warm and comforting, and they are so darn delicious! It’s the perfect dessert for fall.

The outside of your hand pies is made from a pre-made pie crust and the apple filling is also a  pre-made canned filling, which is part of the reason this recipe is so simple. But, these little guys do not lack for flavor in the slightest. They are crazy delicious.

Recipes like this are one of the reasons I could not live without my Air Fryer. It’s so easy to pop these in the Air Fryer and have a warm dessert ready in no time.

However, if you don’t have an Air Fryer these can easily be made in the oven as well. Either way, I can’t wait for you to give these delicious little dessert hand pies a try!

Caramel Apple Hand Pies ingredients

Ingredients

  • Pre-made Apple Pie Filling (canned)
  • ¼ cup caramel sauce
  • 1 egg
  • ¼ cup brown sugar
  • 1 sheet of a pre-made pie crust

Helpful Tools

cut dough in circles

Ingredient Substitutions and Additions

Apple Pie Filling: If you prefer, you could opt to make your own homemade apple pie filling and use fresh apples. This will take more time and effort, but it’s worth it if you can! I like using the pre-made pie mix because it just makes this recipe so darn easy!

You can really substitute any pie filling to make these hand pies. Cherry, blueberry, rhubarb… the sky is the limit!

add in pie filling and crimp

How to Make Hand Pies in the Air Fryer

  1. Gather all of your ingredients and preheat your Air Fryer to 390 degrees.
  2. While the Air Fryer is preheating, unfold the pie crust and use a large circular cookie cutter to make 6 circles.
  3. Brush the caramel sauce on 3 of the circles.
  4. Place the apple pie filling on top of the caramel sauce. Then, top the apples with another circular pie crust.
  5. Use a fork to crimp down the edges of the pies.
  6. Mix the egg into a small bowl with the brown sugar. Brush the brown sugar and egg mixture on top of the hand pies.
  7. Spray the bottom of the Air Fryer basket with the non-stick cooking spray.
  8. Carefully place the hand pies into the basket of the Air Fryer and cook for 5 to 6 minutes.
  9. Serve warm.
apple pies in air fryer

How to Make Caramel Apple Hand Pies in the Oven

If you don’t have an Air Fryer, no worries! You can make your caramel apple hand pies in the oven just as easily. Here’s how:

  1. Gather all of your ingredients and preheat the oven to 390 degrees.
  2. While the oven is preheating, unfold the pie crust and use a large circular cookie cutter to make 6 circles.
  3. Brush the caramel sauce on 3 of the circles.
  4. Place the apple pie mixture on top of the caramel sauce. Then, top the apples with another circular pie crust.
  5. Use a fork to crimp down the edges of the pies.
  6. Mix the egg into a small bowl with the brown sugar. Brush the brown sugar and egg mixture on top of the hand pies.
  7. Spray a baking sheet with non-stick cooking spray.
  8. Carefully place the hand pies onto the prepared cooking sheet and cook for 5 to 6 minutes.
  9. Serve warm.
Caramel Apple Hand Pies in hand

Tips

Tip 1: Begin to check the hand pies after about 5 minutes of cooking in the Air Fryer or the oven. Every Air Fryer and oven will cook a little bit differently, so you want to make sure that your hand pies don’t overcook, regardless of which method you use to cook them.

Tip 2: You can add decorative shapes to the top of the hand pies by cutting a seventh circle and cutting out shapes using a cookie cutter. Then place the cut out shapes on the top of the pies.

Caramel Apple Hand Pies cut in half

More Easy Apple Recipes

Apple Cider Doughnut Cake | Gooey Caramel Apple Dump Cake Recipe | Caramel Apple Pie Cookies | Caramel Apple Nachos | Best Caramel Apple Coffee Cake

5 from 1 vote
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Caramel Apple Hand Pies

Serves — 3
These delicious caramel apple hand pies are made quickly and easily in the Air Fryer or the oven. From start to finish, this recipe can be completed in just 15 minutes.
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Total Time 15 mins

Ingredients
  

  • apple pie filling canned
  • 1 egg
  • ¼ cup brown sugar
  • 1 sheet pre-made pie crust
  • ¼ cup caramel sauce

Instructions
 

  • Unfold the pie crust and use a large circular cookie cutter to make 7 circles. (Set one of the circles aside)
  • Brush the caramel sauce on 3 of the circles.
  • Place apple pie mixture on top of the caramel sauce. Top the apples with another circular pie crust.
  • Use a fork to crimp down the edges of the pies. (you may want to make two small slits in the top for the heat to vent.)
  • Mix the egg into a small bowl with the brown sugar. Brush the brown sugar and egg mixture on top of the hand pies.
  • Cut the small hearts into the remaining circle of dough and place them on top of the hand pies. (optional)

Air Fryer Instructions

  • Pre-heat the air fryer to 390 degrees. Spray the bottom of the basket with non stick cooking spray.
  • Carefully place the hand pies into the basket of the air fryer and cook for 5 to 6 minutes.
  • *Start watching the pies after about 5 minutes since every air fryer can cook a little differently. Bake until browned. Serve warm.

Oven Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 400 degrees.
  • Spray a baking sheet with non-stick cooking spray.
  • Carefully place the hand pies onto the prepared cooking sheet and cook for 15-20 minutes or until browned.
  • Let sit for at least 15 minutes. Serve Warm

Jenn’s Notes

TIPS:
  • I suggest doing a test run with one hand pie and then adjust the time/temp. As with ovens, air fryers are all similar, but cooking times can vary.
  • Cut two small vents in each hand pie to help the steam vent. This will prevent a soggy hand pie.

Nutrition Info

Calories: 140kcal | Carbohydrates: 31g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 55mg | Sodium: 93mg | Potassium: 60mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 18g | Vitamin A: 96IU | Calcium: 33mg | Iron: 1mg

You are going to love this delicious, warm and comforting dessert. Whether you’re using your Air Fryer or popping these in the oven, caramel apple hand pies could not be easier to make. From the ingredients to the instructions, they are simple, but they don’t lack in flavor!

Caramel apple hand pies are the ultimate fall dessert. Serve them as a fun afternoon snack or use them to finish off a family dinner. Either way, these warm, gooey, apple filled pastries that are topped with rich caramel will hit the spot every single time!

Jennifer Fishkind

About Jenn

Jenn is a mom to three beautiful boys, wife to an amazing husband, social influencer and blogger. I love all things easy recipes, easy crafts, all things hacks, traveling EVERYWHERE and feeding my Pinterest addiction!

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