Spiced Apple Pear Hand Pies

These hand pies have a sweet apple and pear filling all wrapped up in a flaky buttery crust. 

Hand pies are individual pies that are great to have for any gathering you may have. They are an easy grab and go dessert that your guests can enjoy without having to carry a plate and a fork around with them as they mingle.  They are great served warm, and if you do want to eat it on a plate you can’t go wrong with a scoop of ice cream next to it. 

Spiced Apple Pear Hand Pies

Prep Time 45 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
Servings 12 Hand Pies

Ingredients
  

  • 1 Medium- Large Granny Smith Apple diced
  • 1 Bartlett Pear diced
  • 1 tbsp Corn Starch
  • 1 tsp Lemon Juice
  • 1/3 cup Sugar
  • 1/4 tsp Nutmeg
  • 1/4 tsp Cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp Ground Cloves
  • 1/2 inch Fresh Ginger grated

Instructions
 

  • The crust: Prepare my pie crust recipe While the pie dough is chilling, make apple pie filling. 
    2. Place sliced apples in a large bowl. Add sugar, lemon juice, corn starch, cinnamon, ground cloves and nutmeg. 
    Gently Toss. 
    3. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. 
    4. Rollout chilled pie dough to 1/8 inch thick on a floured surface.  Using 3-1/4 inch circle cutters, cut pie dough. You should have about 20-22 rounds which will result in 10 or 11 hand pies. 
    5. Place half of your pie dough rounds on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper.  Spoon a heaping teaspoon of apple pear filling onto each round.  Place a round on top of each filled hand pie. Use the tines of a fork to crimp the edges of the pies.  Also using the tines from the fork, lightly prick the top of the pies to create vent holes to allow the air to escape the pie. 
    6. Lightly brush pie with egg wash. Sprinkle with coarse sugar.
    7. Bake hand pies for 25-32 minutes.

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