1/2can(21 ounce) apple pie filling(or double the recipe and use the entire can. Or use my recipe for homemade apple pie filling.)
Caramel sauce for dipping, optional (<< that link is to my homemade recipe)
Remove pie crusts from packaging and allow to come to room temperature, per package instructions.
Cut the pie crusts into 5-inch circles using a cookie cutter.
Place two slices of apples from the apple pie filling onto the pie crusts on the bottom half of the crust. With a little water on the tip of your finger, moisten the outside edges of the pie crust. Fold dough over filling to form half-moons; pinch the edges of the crust together, then crimp edges with a fork to seal.
In a small bowl, whisk together the egg with a splash of water. Brush the pies with the egg wash all over the tops.
Sprinkle ½ teaspoon of the coarse sugar over each pie.
Make three slits in the crust on the top of the pies.
Preheat the air fryer at 350 degrees F for 5 minutes. Spray the air fryer basket with nonstick cooking spray.
Place 2 pies in the basket at a time and air fry for about 10 minutes or until the crust is golden brown and filling is bubbling. Carefully remove and transfer to a wire rack to cool. Repeat with remaining pies. (If your air fryer basket is large, you can cook more than 2 at a time as long as they are not touching at all.)
Serve with caramel sauce for dipping!
For recipes tips, variations, storage, and information about baking these in the oven, please refer to the full article.
This hand pie recipe was made using this Phillips model Air Fryer with a basket and requires preheating. If you own a different model air fryer (such as Ninja, NuWave, Dash, etc.), I would suggest doing a test run with just a single hand pie and then adjust the time/temp, if necessary. Air fryers are all similar, but just like ovens, cooking times can vary. My air fryer is also small. If yours is bigger than 3 quart, you can cook more than 2 hand pies at a time, as long as they’re not touching at all.
Nutritional information given is an automatic calculation and can vary based on the exact products you use and any changes you make to the recipe. If these numbers are very important to you, I would recommend calculating them yourself.
Keyword: air fryer recipes, apple hand pies, hand pies