We can’t believe how fast this month has gone by—and Thanksgiving is right around the corner! And as we approach our favorite holiday (reasons include: family time, reflecting on all the good, and of course, the food!)—we thought we’d mix up the normal tradition and create personal hand pies for the whole family to enjoy. We love these homemade Apple Cinnamon Hand Pies to the core!
2 refrigerated pie crusts 15oz
2 Tbsp all-purpose flour for dusting
1 Tbsp flour for filling
1 tsp water
1 Tbsp sugar for sprinkling
2 Tbsp light brown sugar
1/2 tsp cinnamon
Pinch of cloves
Pinch of nutmeg
1/8 tsp salt
1 cup peeled and diced apple
Apple cookie cutter
Preheat the oven to 350F degrees.
Line two baking sheets with parchment paper and set aside.
In a large bowl, combine apples, brown sugar, flour, cinnamon, cloves, nutmeg, and salt.
On a floured surface, roll out the pie dough so that it is 1/8 to 1/4 inch thick.
Using an apple-shaped cookie cutter (or any round object that is easy to trace), cut out 18 apples of dough.
Place 9 of the apples of dough on the baking sheet.
Place a large tablespoon of filling on the center of each of the apple cutouts on the baking sheet.
On the remaining dough cutouts, use a knife to cut a small slit in the side to allow for ventilation when baking.
Place a second apple cutout of dough on top of each one with filling, creating a sandwich. Press down the edges to seal.
Place the completed pies in the refrigerator for 20 minutes.
While the pies are refrigerating, whisk the egg with 1 tsp water to create an egg wash. After the 20 minutes, remove from the refrigerator and lightly brush the egg wash on the top of the dough and sprinkle with sugar.
Bake the pies for 20 minutes until they are puffed up and golden. Let them cool slightly and enjoy!