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apple hand pies with ice cream and caramel sauce

Homemade Apple Cinnamon Hand Pies

These homemade apple cinnamon hand pies are made with puff pastries and filled with delicious cinnamon spiced apples. They are incredibly easy to make and are a delicious fall dessert. Be sure to top them with ice cream and my homemade caramel sauce for the ultimate treat.
Prep Time 25 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
Total Time 55 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 12 Hand Pies

Ingredients
  

  • 1 box puff pastry sheets
  • 3-4 diced apples (Granny Smith, red delicious, honey crisp)
  • 1/2 tbsp lemon juice
  • 2 tbsp butter
  • 2 tbsp water
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp nutmeg
  • 2 tbsp half and half or milk
  • 1 tbsp all purpose flour
  • pinch of salt

Instructions
 

  • Thaw out puff pastry sheets on kitchen counter. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line a cookie sheet pan with parchment paper.
  • Dice apples and toss with lemon juice.
  • Add diced apples, butter, sugar, water, cinnamon, nutmeg and salt to a large sauce pan on medium heat and stir until well combined. Bring apple mixture to a boil. Stir occasionally to prevent burning. Let the mixture boil until apples are tender. Check apples for tenderness by poking with a fork.
  • Place flour and half and half into a small bowl and thoroughly mix. Slowly add flour mixture to apple filling while continuing to stir. Remove from heat and let cool. Apple filling will thicken as it cools.
  • Cut puff pastry strips in halves to create rectangles. Once apple filling has cooled slightly and thickened, place a small amount onto the pastry dough. Fold pastry dough over apple filling and seal the edges with a fork by gently pressing the back of fork into the dough and then pulling towards you.
  • Place all filled hand pies on a cookie sheet and bake according to the puff pastry directions, usually 15-20 minutes. Remove from oven and let cool. Enjoy them warm and plain or warm with ice cream and homemade caramel sauce Store leftovers in an airtight container in refrigerator. 
Keyword apple cinnamon, apple pie, hand pies