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Bourbon Apple Hand Pies

Eat your pie without a fork…

Bourbon Apple Hand Pies by Nutmeg Nanny

Bourbon apple hand pies. Yeah, say that 5 times fast.

After looking at these pictures I realized that I really need to work on my hand pie making skills. Obviously they are not bakery worthy but they are totally fine for me, myself and I. Oh and the husband. He is a pretty big fan of pie. But then again who isn’t?

That’s why you’re going to LOVE this week. It’s pie week!

Bourbon Apple Hand Pies by Nutmeg Nanny

This week Audra from The Baker chick and myself are co-hosting Pie Week! Both of us (along with a few other bloggers) are bringing you nothing but pie. Hand pies, sweet pies, savory pies…you get it. Plus we are giving away LOTS of pie themed prizes. Today’s giveaway is sponsored by King Arthur Flour and Cabot. Both companies I love and have talked about numerous times. Just wait till you see whats up for grabs! {Giveaway portion now closed}

Bourbon Apple Hand Pies by Nutmeg Nanny



Bourbon Apple Hand Pies

These sweet apple hand pies are spiked with bourbon and are the perfect size for snacking. Eat alone or smothered in ice cream. It's your sweet choice.

Yield: 8 hand pies

Prep Time: 30 minutes

Cook Time: 25 minutes

Total Time: 55 minutes


Pie Crust:

  • 2 cups all purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/3 cup cold unsalted butter, cut into small cubes
  • 1/3 cup cold lard, cut into small cubes*
  • 5-6 tablespoons ice water


  • 1 tablespoon unsalted butter
  • 2-1/2 cup chopped apples
  • 2 tablespoons Truvia Baking Blend*
  • 1/2 teaspoon molasses*
  • 3/4 teaspoons apple pie spice
  • 2 tablespoons bourbon

* If you're not a fan of lard you can substitute by using more butter, crisco or butter flavored crisco.


For Pie Crust:
In a large bowl whisk together flour and kosher salt.

Add butter and lard and blend into the flour using a pastry blender until the flour resembles wet sand with little pieces of pea size butter/lard pieces.

Add in 3 tablespoons ice cold water and mix. Add in more water until you reach a consistency that will hold together and roll out.

Flour your rolling surface and rolling pin. Cut the dough ball in half, and roll out both halves of the dough into a 9-inch circles.

Cut each dough circle into quarters, add to a silpat lined baking sheet and chill while you make your filling. You may need to use 2 baking sheets.

Note: This recipe makes TWO 9-inch pie crusts and can be cut in half.

For filling:
In a skillet add butter and melt over medium heat.

Add in apples, Truvia baking blend, molasses, apple pie spice and bourbon.

Cook for about 7 minutes until the mixture has thickened a bit and apples are soft but not falling apart.

Remove from heat and let cook to room temperature.

While the apples cool preheat the oven to 375 degrees.

Once the apples are cool add about 2-3 tablespoons filling in the middle, fold over and press together the edges with a fork and cut an X into the middle of the top.

Bake for about 20-25 minutes until lightly browned and fully cooked.

Note: *You can also use 1/4 cup brown sugar

Disclosure: Truvia has provided me with compensation to create recipes using their products for the The Truvia Kitchen Cabinet


About Brandy!

I am a food lover and recipe developer bringing you delicious recipes that taste great and are easy to make! My food is inspired by travels around the world and my love of flavorful food. A list of things that make me happy: cats, Coke Zero, houseplants, and travel. Read more...

Caroline @ chocolate & carrots

Saturday 30th of November 2013

Such an amazing pie week. Thank you so much for including me in Pie Week! These hand pies look amazing! I actually have some left over bourbon from making vanilla extract. These may have to happen. :D


Wednesday 20th of November 2013

i find myself slipping bourbon into a lot of stuff these days. not sure if that's good or bad... :)

Yankee Kitchen Ninja (Julianne)

Wednesday 20th of November 2013

I love hand pies! (And coincidentally just posted about some, too.) For some reason, I just don't like regular pie but a portable hand pie seems like more of a snack. With bourbon. :-)

Averie @ Averie Cooks

Tuesday 19th of November 2013

Bourbon. Pie. Molasses. Apples. WINNER! Pinned :)

willie Wonka

Monday 18th of November 2013

are you really using lard?


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