Our air fryer apple hand pies recipe is a family favorite. It’s a quick and simple way to make fresh, homemade air fried hand pies with apple filling. Perfect for the Holidays and Thanksgiving or even for an everyday snack or dessert!

Homemade Air Fryer Apple Hand Pies

What makes these air fried apple hand pies so great is that they’re super easy to make. The hot circulating air frying technology cooks these pastries to a perfect crisp in minutes. Best of all, it’s great if you just want to make a small batch for 2-3 people. Warm dessert after dinner or for the Holidays is quick and simple. Everyone loves a warm apple pie that’s the perfect serving for one person.

Air Fryer Apple Hand Pies on rack

Video: Air Fried Apple Hand Pies

Tips on How To Make Air Fryer Apple Hand Pies

  • For the quickest method, use quality canned pre-made apple filling.
  • Fresh filling is great too by sautéing some apples in butter, brown sugar and cinnamon. Here’s a great recipe.
  • Check on them at least once during cooking so that the pastry doesn’t burn. Flip if needed to get even cooking on both sides of the hand pies.
  • Substitute other types of fruit fillings like cherry, blueberry or other pie fillings.
  • Instead of the turbinado sugar, you can use a drizzle of chocolate, caramel, lemon icing or powdered sugar.

How to Store Leftover Apple Hand Pies

  • You can store these up to 3-4 days in the fridge in an air tight container.
  • Make sure they are completely cooked before storing.
  • Freeze these cooked hand pies in the freezer for up to 2 months.
  • For re-heating after freezing, allow the apple hand pies to thaw completely through. Then warm in the oven or air fryer at 350°F for about 5-10 minutes, depending on the size or quantity of your hand pies.
Air Fryer Apple Hand Pies on plate
Air Fryer Apple Hand Pies in basket
Apple hand pies in air fryer basket

Air Fryer Apple Hand Pies

Oh these are so good when they’re warm! If you’re craving an apple hand pie then the air fryer is perfect for small servings. You can cook one large hand pie if you want or multiple smaller ones depending on the size of your air fryer.
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  • 21 oz. (595 g) apple fruit filling
  • 14 oz. (399 g) refrigerated pie dough (1 box – 2 crust in box)
  • egg white , beaten
  • turbinado (raw) sugar, for topping



  • Cut 6 (5-inch) circles using a 5-inch bowl or similar. Flatten out the pie dough with rolling pin to about 6 inches wide.
    Rolling out dough circles
  • Add 2-3 Tablespoons of filling to one half of pie dough circle, fold in half. Press with a fork on both sides of the hand pie to seal. Brush top of hand pie with egg whites. Sprinkle tops with sugar.
    Adding filling to pie dough circle
  • Spray basket, place hand pies in basket.
    Brushing hand pie in air fryer with egg wash
  • Air Fry at 380°F for 10 minutes. Flip and Air Fry for another 3-8 minutes or until golden. Allow hand pies to cool before serving.
    Air fried apple hand pie in air fryer basket


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Nutrition Information per Serving

Calories: 315kcal, Carbohydrates: 49g, Protein: 3g, Fat: 12g, Saturated Fat: 4g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g, Monounsaturated Fat: 6g, Sodium: 240mg, Potassium: 90mg, Fiber: 2g, Sugar: 14g, Vitamin A: 24IU, Vitamin C: 2mg, Calcium: 13mg, Iron: 2mg