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Mini Apple Pie Pockets are a portable snack that is perfect for fall. It’s a great way to make a delicious pie treat that you can eat anytime, anywhere. These are also a great alternative to things like pop-tarts or toaster strudel. You will want to swap out your store-bought pies for these easy to make homemade mini apple pie pockets once you give them a try.

If you haven’t tried making hand pies yet you have to give these a go. They’re really simple to prepare and even easier to eat. We have shared some other flavors and styles over the years and they’re always a fan favorite.

Check out Christmas Hand Pie Recipe, Pumpkin Hand Pies, Cherry Hand Pie Recipe, and these Cherry Hand Pie Recipe for more ideas and inspiration. We also have a collection of delicious Quick and Easy Hand Pie Recipes if you want to try all the flavors you can get your hands on!

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pin showing finished mini apple pie pockets

Hand pies are a great way to make deliciously portable pies. You can eat these as breakfast, for a snack, as dessert, or with any of your favorite holiday meals. They’re adorable and easy to whip up.

It doesn’t hurt that you can make these mini apple pie pockets with canned pie filling, homemade pie filling, or pretty much any combination of the two. This is a flexible recipe that you can stuff with other fillings and flavors too!

close up of the finished mini apple pie pockets

Hand pies can be filled with sweet or savory fillings, today we’re going with the sweet side of things. Now that fall is coming up quickly we need to be prepared with some delicious apple recipes.

If you take your family apple picking and always end up with more apples than you know what to do with these caramel apple mini pies will really hit the spot. Soon they will be a classic option at your Thanksgiving, Halloween, and even Christmas dinners.

finished plate of mini apple pie pockets

Here’s what you’ll need to make mini apple pie pockets:

This recipe uses water, eggs, apples, ginger, nutmeg, cinnamon, sugar, all purpose flour, pre-made pie crusts, and caramel sauce! 

That’s all it takes to make some tasty caramel apple pies that everyone will devour. Be sure to make extras because these disappear almost as fast as I can make them in my house.

You can serve up these tasty pies as a quick breakfast treat on days when things are hectic too! We all need a little treat sometimes and who doesn’t love pie that you can eat with your hands?!

ingredients and supplies for mini apple pie pockets

Kitchen essentials for baking recipes like these hand pies:

When you head into the kitchen to make some of these great recipes you’ll want to have the best tools on hand.

I like half sheet baking pans that are quality (hello no noisy pops or sloshed cookie dough from twisting), I line my cookie sheets with silicone baking mats. These are great for all kinds of baking and not just cookies! My husband loves them for making biscuits, pizzas, and more!

Of course mixing bowls, a mixerspatula, and some whisks should be on your list if you don’t have ones that you love. I also like to have a set of cooling racks so that my recipes can properly cool before they’re scarfed down by my family!

another ingredients shot for mini apple pie pockets

How to make caramel apple hand pies:

This is an easy to make recipe that everyone can master. Because we’re starting with pre-made crusts the hardest part is taken care of for you! You can use whatever brand you like. I find it’s easiest because they are already ready to cut and be used. No need to struggle to get the dough just right, etc.

If you don’t want to use fresh apples you can use store bought filling in place of the filling that we are using. It’s a really simple alternative if you don’t want to deal with making your own…I’m partial to this homemade version and thanks to the ready to use pie crusts we don’t have to do too much work as it is!

ingredients ready to prep for mini apple pie pockets

Preheat oven to 375 degrees.

using biscuit cutter to make rounds

Unroll pie crusts. Using a biscuit cutter (3 inch round cutter) to cut out 28 rounds, reroll scraps as needed and roll out using a rolling pin.

ready to be brushed with egg wash.

In a small dish combine flour, sugar, nutmeg, cinnamon and ginger

apples and seasonings being combined.

Peel, core and dice apples into tiny pieces.

apple mixture ready for the pies.

Add apple, dry ingredients and 1 tablespoon of caramel to the mixture. Mix until well combined.

brushing the pie rounds so they will seal.

Lay out 16 rounds of pie crust on a parchment lined baking sheet.

rounds being filled

In a small bowl whisk egg and water together. Using a brush, brush egg mixture on the edges of the pie crust. Spoon 1 tablespoon of apple mix into the center of each pie round. Top with another pie crust round. Gently press and seal the edges using a fork. Repeat until all rounds are full.

pressing the edges of the pies

Using a sharp paring knife make a small X on top of the pie. Then brush the top of each pie with egg wash mixture.

using a knife to score the tops of the pies

Bake for 20-23 minutes, until golden brown. Allow to cool and if you wish you may drizzle more caramel over each pie.

baked pies ready to be shared.

Store in an airtight container for up to 3 days.

How many pies does this recipe make?

As it is written this recipe makes about 16 of these mini apple pie pockets. It’s a great way to make a big batch of pies! You can always double the recipe if needed or you can make them bigger. Just keep in mind that you need to double the rounds that you are cutting out so that you have a top and bottom for each pie!

That’s all there is to it! Check out some other great fall recipes below and don’t forget to leave a comment telling us how you liked these delicious little pies.

top down look at the finished pies.

Looking for more delicious fall desserts?

Here are some other desserts that are perfect for fall. Everyone will love to enjoy these treats that are indulgent and bursting with all the fall vibes we need this time of year.

Finished pies ready to eat.

Printable Mini Apple Pie Pockets Recipe:

Yield: 16 Servings

Mini Apple Pie Pockets

featured image showing finished mini apple pie pockets ready to eat

Mini Apple Pie Pockets are a portable snack that is perfect for fall. It's a great way to make a delicious pie treat that you can eat anytime, anywhere.

Prep Time 15 minutes
Bake Time 23 minutes
Total Time 38 minutes

Ingredients

  • Caramel sauce – store brand is fine
  • 1 pkg. of pre made pie crusts (2 – 9 inch)
  • 2 Tablespoons of all purpose flour
  • 1 Tablespoon sugar
  • ½ tsp cinnamon
  • ½ tsp nutmeg
  • a dash of ginger
  • 1 large apple (honeycrisp or Granny Smith are great)
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tsp water

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  2. Unroll pie crusts. Using a biscuit cutter (3 inch round cutter) to cut out 32 rounds, reroll scraps as needed and roll out using a rolling pin.
  3. In a small dish combine flour, sugar, nutmeg, cinnamon and ginger
  4. Peel, core and dice apples into tiny pieces.
  5. Add apple, dry ingredients and 1 tablespoon of caramel to the mixture. Mix until well combined.
  6. Lay out 16 rounds of pie crust on a parchment lined baking sheet.
  7. In a small bowl whisk egg and water together. Using a brush, brush egg mixture on the edges of the pie crust. Spoon 1 tablespoon of apple mix into the center of each pie round. Top with another pie crust round. Gently press and seal the edges using a fork. Repeat until all rounds are full.
  8. Using a sharp paring knife make a small X on top of the pie. Then brush the top of each pie with egg wash mixture.
  9. Bake for 20-23 minutes, until golden brown. Allow to cool and if you wish you may drizzle more caramel over each pie.
  10. Store in airtight container for up to 3 days.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

16

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 73Total Fat: 3gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 12mgSodium: 58mgCarbohydrates: 10gFiber: 1gSugar: 4gProtein: 1g

I am not a medical expert. These calculations are provided as a courtesy.

finished pies ready to share.

Julie

Tuesday 13th of September 2022

These apple hand pies look delicious! Pinned, and happy to be featuring you at Tuesday Turn About today!

Michele

Thursday 15th of September 2022

Thank you!

Linda Primmer

Sunday 11th of September 2022

Thank you for sharing. I am almost ready for some fall baking. I am happy to feature your mini apple pockets at Love Your Creativity.

Judith

Sunday 28th of August 2022

Nice

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