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Easy Apple & Cinnamon Hand Pies

  • Author: Rachel Phipps
  • Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • Cook Time: 15 minutes
  • Total Time: 35 minutes
  • Yield: Makes 6-9 1x
  • Category: Baking
  • Cuisine: British


These easy apple and cinnamon hand pies are the perfect autumn treat. They also make a great dessert served warm with a scoop of vanilla ice cream.


  • 1 Crisp Eating Apple, peeled and chopped into very small pieces 
  • 1/41/2 tsp Ground Cinnamon
  • 1/2 tbsp Golden Granulated Sugar plus extra for sprinkling 
  • Spritz Fresh Lemon Juice
  • 1 x 320g (11 oz) Sheet Pre-rolled Puff Pastry
  • 1 Egg
  • Splash Milk


  1. Pre-heat the oven to 200 degrees (390 farenheit).
  2. Combine the chopped apple, cinnamon (1/4 tsp will give you a hint of cinnamon, 1/2 tsp will give you a real flavour hit – it is up to you!), 1/2 tbsp sugar and a spritz of lemon in a small bowl, and set aside.
  3. Cut as many matching pairs of rounds from the pastry from the smallest and largest round cookie cutter in a set. The smaller part will form the base, and the bigger one will form the lid.
  4. Lay the smaller circles out on a baking tray lined with baking parchment, and spoon as much apple filling as you can into the middle of each, allowing space to stick the lid on top with a brush of egg whisked with a splash of milk around the edge, placing the lid on top and sealing it with the prongs of a fork.
  5. Brush the top of each pie with egg wash and generously sprinkle them with more sugar.
  6. Make a pair of little slits in the top of each one with a sharp knife (this will both make them look pretty and make sure moisture can escape in the oven, helping you avoid a soggy bottom!) and bake the pies for 15 minutes until the pastry is crisp and golden. Allow to cool just enough so you can pick them up before digging in!