Craving apple pie? Curbing your pie cravings has never been easier with this quick and easy Air Fryer Mini Apple Pies recipe that is ready in just 15 minutes!
This recipe was originally published in October 2020. It has been updated for content.
This recipe first appeared on Yellow Bliss Road where I am a contributor.
Not only are they easy to make, they are also easy to eat. No plate or fork required for this indulgent treat!
There is nothing like the familiar and comforting flavors of apple pie to round out the summer and head into fall.
But making apple pie can be time consuming and stressful and sometimes you just want dessert fast! These easy air fryer mini apple pies are just the answer.
Ingredients for Air Fryer Mini Pies
- Refrigerated pie crust - you can use store bought or homemade.
- Apple Pie Filling - try this slow cooker version by Yellow Bliss Road or purchase pre-made.
- Coarse Sugar for sprinkling on top.
- Powdered Sugar and a few drops of milk or water to make the glaze.
How to Make Air Fryer Apple Hand Pies
Apple Hand Pies have a few steps to get them just right. Luckily it's an easy recipe, too!
How to Make Perfect Pie Crust Circles
Perfect hand pies start with perfect pie crust. You can use your favorite homemade recipe or use refrigerated pie crust to make things extra easy.
No matter which option you choose, make sure your crust is rolled evenly to about ⅛ of an inch.
You don’t need a fancy cookie cutter to make these cute pies. Simply use the top of a drinking glass or mason jar and press through the dough to get effortless even circles.
Adding the Apple Filling
For the filling, you can make a simple homemade Slow Cooker Apple Pie Filling or use canned apple pie filling for a shortcut.
Because these pies are extra small, you may need to do a quick chop through the apples to make it easier to fit in the crust.
Once the filling is placed on a pie crust circle, top with additional pie crust and crimp the edges with a fork. Be sure to press down to seal the sides together so they don’t open in the air fryer.
To finish your pies, slice an “x” in the center with a knife. This allows the air to escape while cooking.
Air Frying Apple Hand Pies
Air fryers cook by circulating hot air around the food, so cooking pie in the air fryer just makes sense! No more overly browned pie crust tops or biting into raw pie dough on the bottom.
These Apple Hand Pies are cooked evenly on both sides in minutes. To create perfectly golden brown hand pies, cook at 350 degrees for about 10 minutes or until the pies begin to turn golden brown.
Making the Glaze
While the pies are cooking, it’s time to make a quick glaze.
Take ¼ cup of powdered sugar and add a few drops of milk until the consistency is smooth, but thick enough to stick to the pies.
You can skip this step if you're in a hurry, but it really is the finishing touch and I highly recommend taking a few minutes to make it!
When the pies are done, allow them to cool completely. Then drizzle the glaze over the pies and allow to set before serving.
How to Store Apple Hand Pies
These pies taste incredibly warm from the air fryer, but they also keep well for up to 3 days if properly stored.
Store in an airtight container in the fridge for best results, and warm in the microwave before serving.
Enjoying apple pie is easier than ever. Be sure to try this recipe with other fruit flavors as well. This same recipe works great with peach, blueberry, strawberry, and blackberry pie filling.
Expert Tips for Making Air Fryer Apple Pies
These tips will make sure your mini apple pies come out perfectly crisp, browned and delightful!
Make sure the apples in the pie filling are chopped into small pieces, so they fit easily inside the pie crusts. If they seem to chunky, simply cut the apples up a bit.
Roll out the crust to ⅛ of an inch so they cook up quickly and evenly in the air fryer.
When sealing the edges of the pie crust, be sure to press down firmly so the are firmly sealed so they don’t open in the air fryer.
Allow the air fryer apple pies to cool completely before adding the glaze.
Mini apple pies should be stored in the refrigerator and then quickly reheat using a microwave or oven.
Yes, you can reheat the air fryer apple pies in the air fryer, but I would watch them closely and heat on the lowest setting possible. Reheating using the lowest heat setting ensures you will warm them without over toasting the crust.
This issue usually occurs if the pie dough was too thick. To fix the problem without having to remake your pies, try cooking at a lower temperature for a bit longer.
Another solution is wrapping the pie in aluminum foil to prevent the outside from browning too much while that center cooks up a bit more.
Next time, make sure to roll that dough out ⅛" for optimal air fryer cooking.
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Air Fryer Mini Apple Pies
Mini Apple Pies
- 2 14 ounce refrigerated pie crusts or homemade
- 20 ounces apple pie filling canned or homemade
- ¼ cup confectioners sugar
- ⅛ teaspoon milk
- Cut out 8 circles in the prepared pie crust.
- Top 4 pie crust circles with apple pie filling and top with additional pie crust.
- Use a fork to crimp pie edges together and a knife to slice an “X” in the center.
- Place the pies in the basket of the air fryer and bake at 350 degrees for 10 minutes or until the crust begins to turn golden brown.
- Meanwhile, prepare the glaze by stirring together the confectioners sugar and milk/water.
- Drizzle the glaze over finished pies and serve.
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