Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Apple Hand Pie

We just love an old fashioned Apple Hand Pie. I remember when my Grandmother made them she fried them and they were called fried pies. In an effort to have a healthier pie,(if there is such a thing) my Apple Hand Pie's are baked, but with the same flavor that my Grandmother's pie's had. I really like to make these pies and put them in the freezer in individual bags, then they make great grab 'n go pies. We take them in the picnic basket, and even have them at tea time, plus they make great gifts for a friend.

Apple Hand Pie

Apple Hand Pie at Miz Helen's Country Cottage

Apple Hand Pie
Miz Helen's Kitchen
2 -9 inch pie crust
4 cups apples, sliced
1/2 cup sugar
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon all spice
1/4 teaspoon salt
2 tablespoons corn starch
1/2 cups water for apples
1/3 cups water for corn starch
1 egg, beaten
Peel the apples and slice them
Place the apples in a large sauce pan and add the sugar, cinnamon, all spice and salt, toss the apples in the seasons then add 1/2 cup water and stir well
Cook the apple mixture on medium high until all the sugar is melted and the mixture is boiling stir constantly
After the apples are tender, about 10 minutes, mix the corn starch with 1/3 cup water and mix well
Add the corn starch liquid to the apples and remove the apples from the heat, continue to stir until the apple mixture is thick.
Set the apple mixture aside and let cool to room temperature.
Roll out each pie crust and cut in half to make 4 hand pies or into 4 parts for 8 hand pies.
If you are making the 4 pies, add 3 tablespoons of the apple mixture in the center of the round, and if you are making the 8 pies use 1-1/2 tablespoons of the apple mixture in the center of the round.
Moisten the edges of the dough circle with water and fold the other half over to form the pie, press the edges together to seal. I like to use the edge of the tines of a fork to crimp the edges, just the way my Grandmother did.
Brush the top of the pie with the beaten egg
Place the pies on a parchment lined baking sheet
Bake for 15 to 20 minutes at 400 degrees
Remove from the oven and let cool before serving (if you can)

Roll The Dough Circles

Apple Hand Pie at Miz Helen's Country Cottage

Place The Apple Mixture In The Center of The Round

Apple Hand Pie at Miz Helen's Country Cottage

Bake The Pies

Apple Hand Pie at Miz Helen's Country Cottage

Serving For Tea Time or Dessert

Apple Hand Pie at Miz Helen's Country Cottage

Box Some Up For A Friend

Apple Hand Pie at Miz Helen's Country Cottage

Just Enjoy!

Apple Hand Pie at Miz Helen's Country Cottage

I have a little box of Hand Pies for you to take home with you today, so don't forget them. Hope you have a great week and stop by to see us again real soon and enjoy your pie!
Peace and Joy


  1. These look FANTASTIC Miz Helen
    My family looooooooves apple pies, and these are looking similar to what my Mom used to make

  2. I'd love to stop by and pick up some of your special hand pies, Miz Helen. Thank you for the recipe because unfortunately were not neighbors!! xo

  3. Ho Hum...I'm wiping the tears as I'm just not gonna make it to TX today to get those hand pies I would sooo enjoy. =) Thanks much for sharing this luscious recipe at our Weekend Potluck party. Nothing beats anything that tastes like what grandma use to make. Blessings on your weekend.

  4. They look so yummy! I love that you can freeze them for later.

  5. I like this apple pie! Looks so delicious!

  6. These look wonderful and baked is the way to go. Thanks for bringing your grandma's hand pies to foodie friday.

  7. Miz Helen, your hand pies look so good. My grandmother used to make beautiful fried pies- I think I would like some baked ones! A warm delicious hand pie would be just right on this cold Sunday with all the sleet. Visiting from the Sweet Tea Social! ♥

  8. Stopping by from the Sweet Tea Social. These look wonderful! I'm sure my household foodies would approve. Thank for you sharing. :)

  9. I have a ton of apples and this looks like the perfect way to use them up. Thanks for sharing at Simple Supper Tuesday. Hope you are having a great week, Miz Helen.

  10. Miz Helen, I love these! They are so pretty and such a cute idea for a busy family. They're our Spotlight of the Week; thanks for sharing at Mix it up Monday :)


  11. yummy sounding and looking!! I would love it if you would come join us for Centerpiece Wednesday on my blog and share your recipe with us. http://thestylesisters.blogspot.com/2014/03/centerpiece-wednesday-115-see-and-share.html Hope you will come and party with us.
    Karin 

  12. Thank you for linking up at Tasty Tuesdays! Your post has been pinned to my Recipes from Tasty Tuesday board. I can't wait to see what you link up next week!
    Have a terrific weekend!

  13. I think there's something really special about having your own individual pie. Plus it makes for great portion control! Thank you for linking, Miz Helen.

  14. These look really lovely, kind of like a sweet pasty!

  15. My gran made fried pies too...what great memories. I like the healthier idea of baking them. They look yummy. Thanks for sharing at the Party On The Porch. Have a great weekend. Blessings, D@TheShadyPorch

  16. Oh my! I love this idea. I am always tempted to pie the individual store bought pies like this but they sit on the shelf full of preservatives. Pinned these! Visiting from The Scoop.


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