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Air Fryer Apple Hand Pies

These air fryer apple hand pies are the perfect personal portable pie! Made easy with premade crust and classic apple pie flavors, you’ll love how they taste!

Air Fryer Apple Hand Pies on a wooden board.

What’s better than pie? An adorable hand pie!

These air fryer apple hand pies are not only cute and delicious but also super easy to make.

Taking some help from the grocery store with premade pie crust ensures perfect, flaky crusts every time. These air fryer apple hand pies are filled with sweet, cooked apples and warm apple pie spices and cooked to perfection in the air fryer.

Making apple pie doesn’t have to be tricky.

In fact, once you try these air fryer apple hand pies, you’ll be making them all the time!

Craving more hand pie recipes? Try my Cranberry Hand Pies, Pumpkin Hand Pies, or my Easy Blueberry Hand Pies.

Ingredients to make Air Fryer Apple Hand Pies.

Ingredients for air fryer apple hand pies

  • Refrigerated pie crusts – These can be found in the freezer section of most major grocery stores. 
  • Eggs and milk – This combo helps seal the edges of our hand pies.
  • Coarse sugar – This gives a pretty sparkle and sugary crunch on the outside. 
  • Apple pie filling – Feel free to use homemade or your favorite store-bought variety.

How to make apple hand pies

Love apple pie but don’t feel like making a whole pie? Well, you’re in luck because these apple hand pies are simple to make!

  1. Roll out the cooled pie crust and cut it into rounds.
  2. Add apple pie filling to the center of half the rounds.
  3. Egg wash the sides and top with plain crust.
  4. Crimp the edges, brush with egg wash, and sprinkle with coarse sugar.
Apple hand pies in the air fryer.

How to make homemade apple pie filling

You can use a premade, canned apple pie filling that is easily found in most major grocery stores.

However, if you’d like to make your own, this is how you would do it:

In a pot on the stove, combine diced apples, lemon juice, apple pie spice, apple juice, and sugar, and bring to a simmer. Cook until the apples have broken down slightly and the mixture has thickened. 

Cool to room temperature before using.

This homemade apple pie filling can be made up to two days in advance. Store it in an airtight container in the refrigerator until ready to use.

Making your own apple pie spice 

I used store-bought apple pie spice for these apple hand pies, but it’s so easy to make your own!

My favorite combination is equal parts cinnamon, nutmeg, and allspice. 

But feel free to throw in some ginger or cardamom too!

Air Fryer Apple Hand Pies topped with sanding sugar.

Air Fryer FAQ

An air fryer is a tabletop convection oven.
It mimics the outcome of a deep-fat fryer but without oil. Hot hair is moved around via a fan that quickly and crisply cooks the food. The two most common air fryers you’ll see are basket-style (that is what I have) or convection/toaster oven-style. There are pluses to both, but I prefer my basket style.

I prefer the basket-style air fryer as it’s smaller and takes up less room than the toaster oven-style air fryer. My biggest tip regarding air fryers is to pick a style that will work best for your family and the amount of food you will cook. My large basket-style air fryer can cook up to 12 wings, 2-4 servings of french fries, etc., which works well for my household.

The answer to this will depend on your brand. It is ALWAYS best to double-check all brand recommendations by reading your user manual or visiting their website and seeing if they address this question on their site. My air fryer brand is basket style, and the outer and inner baskets are dishwasher safe.

Air Fryer Apple Hand Pies served on a cutting board.

Storage and leftovers

These leftover air fryer apple hand pies can be stored at room temperature for up to 2 days.

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Air Fryer Apple Hand Pies

These air fryer apple hand pies are the perfect personal portable pie! Made easy with premade crust and classic apple pie flavors, you’ll love how they taste!
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Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 12 hand pies


  • 14 ounce package refrigerated pie crusts kept cold
  • 21 ounce can apple pie filling
  • 1 large egg
  • 2 tablespoons milk
  • Coarse sugar optional, for topping


  • Unroll the crusts onto a lightly floured surface.
  • Use a 2-inch round cookie cutter to cut out as many circles as you can, about 8. 
  • Fill the center of each circle with apple pie filling (about 1 tablespoon), making sure to leave a ¼ inch border around the edges. 
  • In a small bowl, whisk together the egg and milk to make the egg wash. 
  • Brush the edges of the filled circle with the egg wash and place another dough round on top.
  • Crimp the edges with a fork to seal the filling in and gently cut 2-3 holes in the middle of the pie, this will help release the air so the pie doesn’t explode!
  • Brush the top of the pies with egg wash and sprinkle with coarse sugar, if using. 
  • Repeat with the other pies.
  • Place the filled pies in the air fryer basket and at 370 degrees F until golden brown, about 10 minutes. 
  • Enjoy immediately and store any leftover pies in an airtight container in the fridge for up to three days. 


To make in the oven cook at 400 degrees F for 15-18 minutes.


Serving: 1g | Calories: 89kcal | Carbohydrates: 12g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 16mg | Sodium: 75mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 4g
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword air fryer hand pies, air fryer pies, apple hand pies, apple pies in the air fryer
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