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Apple Butter Hand Pies are cooling on a wire rack
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Apple Butter Hand Pies are the grown-up version of the toaster pastry you ate as a kid, but way better.
Prep Time30 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Refrigeration time30 mins
Total Time1 hr 20 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Servings: 6
Calories: 317kcal
Author: Paige


  • Large baking sheet lined with parchment paper
  • 1 Refrigerated piecrust 14.1 oz
  • 1 Egg large
  • 1/4 teaspoon Salt
  • 1 teaspoon Water
  • 1/2 cup Apple Butter Plus 1 more tablespoon for the glaze
  • 2 tablespoons Sugar
  • Glaze:
  • 1 cup Powdered Sugar
  • 2 tablespoons Maple Syrup
  • 1/8 teaspoon Salt
  • 1 tablespoon Milk
  • 1 tablespoon plus 1 teaspoon apple butter
  • 2 tablespoons Almonds, sliced


  • Preheat oven to 425 degrees
  • Roll each of the two piecrusts using a rolling pin on a lightly floured surface, shaping it vertically into a 14" oval
  • Trim and discard rounded ends of each piecrust, then using a sharp knife, cut each crust into 6 - 4 inch rectangles (squares). Use a patterned rolling pin on one side if desired.
  • Place 6 of the squares on the parchment lined baking sheet
  • Whisk together the egg with (half) the salt (1/8 tsp) plus 1 teaspoon water in a small bowl
  • Spoon 1 tablespoon plus 1 teaspoon of apple butter in the center of each square, smoothing it out with the back of a spoon but leaving about an inch of space around the edges
  • Brush edges of the pastry with some of the egg mixture using a pastry brush or your fingers, then top each one with the remaining piecrust squares one at at time, pressing the edges lightly with a fork or back end of a spoon to seal the crusts together to make 6 hand pies
  • Refrigerate the apple hand pies for 30 minutes
  • Remove from fridge and brush the tops of each hand pie with the remaining egg mixture
  • Sprinkle the top of each hand pie with a teaspoon of sugar
  • Cut a small line in the middle of each pastry to allow steam to escape while baking
  • Place in hot oven and bake for 20-25 minutes until golden brown. Cool on wire rack for about 15 minutes.
  • Whisk the powdered sugar, maple syrup, remaining 1/8 teaspoon of salt, and 1 tablespoon milk together in a medium sized bowl. Add the apple butter and whisk with a fork until smooth
  • Drizzle the glaze on top of each hand pie and sprinkle with sliced almonds


  • I spread a little bit of olive oil on the parchment paper with my fingers before placing the hand pies on the baking sheet as extra insurance from sticking. 
  • I always use Bakers Sugar in my baking recipes and it's available in most grocery stores. Regular sugar works fine too. 
  • Unbaked pies can be frozen for a month. When serving, bake the frozen pastries in a preheated 425 oven for 25-30 minutes until golden brown.
This post was originally published in October 2018 and was updated October 2019.


Calories: 317kcal | Carbohydrates: 54g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 10g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 28mg | Sodium: 278mg | Potassium: 97mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 37g | Vitamin A: 40IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 32mg | Iron: 1mg