Air Fryer Hand Pies are easy to make with only a few ingredients. The flaky crust and delicious filling combine for an irresistible dessert.

Air Fryer Hand Pies with glaze ready to enjoy.
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Once you make Air Fryer Hand Pies, you will be hooked! They are super easy and so tasty. Each handheld treat is so delicious for a great dessert in minutes.

I love to make Easy Fried Apple Pies Recipe and wanted to try making them in the air fryer. It was a hit all around and one our favorite air fryer recipes.

Why we love this recipe

The crust is perfectly cooked, the filling is delicious, and the glaze takes it up a level. Anyone can make this easy dessert because you don’t need much time. It’s the ideal dessert or snack for busy moms.

We love hand pies with No Churn Vanilla Ice Cream and Easy Homemade Caramel Sauce for dipping.

Ingredients

Ingredients for recipe - pie crust, apple pie filling, egg, powdered sugar, milk.
  • Refrigerated Store-bought Pie Crusts
  • Apple Pie Filling (store bought or homemade) 
  • Large Egg 
  • Powdered Sugar 
  • Milk 

Variations

  • Pie Filling. Other ideas include Homemade Cherry Pie Filling, strawberry pie filling, blueberry filling and peach.
  • Topping. Sprinkle powdered sugar on top instead of using the glaze. Cinnamon and Sugar make a great topping as well.

Step by step instructions

Bowl with egg wash.

Step 1. Use a small bowl and beat the egg and water together. Set this aside for later.

Dough with circles cut out.

Step 2. Next, roll out the pie crusts with a rolling pin.  Use a circle cookie cutter or biscuit cutter to cut out small circles.

Filling added to each circle.

Step 3. Add the apple pie filling to the center. I used about a tablespoon of the apple pie filling. Make sure to leave ½ inch edge around the outside. 

Dough folded to make half circle and slits cut out.

Step 4. Form a half circle by folding each of the pie crusts.  Seal the edges together with your fingers or with a fork. Use a small knife to cut a small X into the top center of each prepared pie. 

Hand Pies in air fryer basket.

Step 5. Next, rub the air fryer basket with olive oil to prevent the pies from sticking to the basket.  Place the pies in the air fryer basket in a single layer. Brush the top of each hand pie with the egg wash mixture. 

Bowl with glaze mixture.

Step 6. While the pies are cooking, stir together the powdered sugar and milk in a small bowl. 

Glaze being brushed on pies.

Step 7. Allow the pies to cool. Then brush the glaze on top.

Hand Pies ready to eat.

Step 8. Serve and enjoy these tasty pies.

Air Fryer Hand Pies with glaze ready to enjoy.

Pro Tips

  • Do not use cooking spray in the air fryer basket. Do not use a non-stick cooking spray in your air fryer basket as it will cause build up in your basket.  We recommend using a spray olive oil or rubbing olive oil into the basket of the air fryer. 
  • Cook in batches. Don’t overcrowd the hand pies. Depending on the size of your air fryer, you may need to cook these in batches.
  • Don’t overfill the pies. You do not want the filling to come out.

Frequently Asked Questions

How to store?

Refrigerate any leftovers in an airtight container for up to 1 week.  

Can I bake these in the oven?

Yes, you can. Follow the recipe instructions and place on a baking sheet. Bake at 400 degrees for about 20 minutes.

Why do you cut vents in the pies?

This allows the steam to escape so the dough isn’t soggy.

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Air Fryer Hand Pies

5 from 4 votes
Air Fryer Hand Pies are easy to make with only a few ingredients. The flaky crust and delicious filling combine for an irresistible dessert.
Prep Time 25 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 6
Cuisine American
Course Dessert
Calories 433

Ingredients

  • 1 pkg Refrigerated Pie Crusts 2 crusts – 14.1 ounces
  • 1 cup Apple Pie Filling store bought or homemade
  • 1 Large Egg
  • 1 Tablespoon Water
  • 1 cup Powdered Sugar
  • 2 Tablespoons Milk

Instructions

  • Beat the egg with the water in a small bowl and set aside.
  • Allow the pie crusts to come to room temperature.
  • Roll out the pie crusts.  Use a 4 inch circle cookie cutter or round bowl to cut out small circles out of the pie crusts.
  • Place approximately 1 tablespoon of the apple pie filling to the center of half of each of the circles leaving an ½ inch edge around the outside.
  • Fold over each of the pie crusts to form a half circle.  Seal the edges together with your fingers or with a fork.
  • Then use a small knife to cut a small X into the top center of each prepared pie.
  • Rub the air fryer basket with olive oil to prevent the pies from sticking to the basket.
  • Then, working in batches, place the pies in the air fryer basket in a single layer. Brush the top of each hand pie with the egg wash mixture.
  • Air fry the pies at 350 degrees Fahrenheit for 8-10 minutes until the pies are golden brown.
  • Remove from the basket to a wire rack to cool.  Continue this process until all the pies are cooked.
  • While the pies are cooking, stir together the powdered sugar and milk in a small bowl.
  • Once the pies have cooled completely, brush the glaze on top of each of the pies.
  • Then the pies are ready to serve and enjoy!

Recipe Notes

Do not use a non-stick cooking spray in your air fryer basket as it will cause build up in your basket.  We recommend using a spray olive oil or rubbing olive oil into the basket of the air fryer. 
Refrigerate any leftovers in an airtight container for up to 1 week

Nutrition Facts

Calories 433kcal, Carbohydrates 63g, Protein 5g, Fat 18g, Saturated Fat 6g, Polyunsaturated Fat 2g, Monounsaturated Fat 8g, Trans Fat 0.003g, Cholesterol 28mg, Sodium 302mg, Potassium 100mg, Fiber 2g, Sugar 25g, Vitamin A 58IU, Vitamin C 1mg, Calcium 25mg, Iron 2mg

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