Apple Hand Pie Recipe | PBS Food

With apples tossed in sugar, butter and cinnamon, these easy apple hand pies come together in less than 30 minutes. (Recipe Credit: Marc Matsumoto of Fresh Tastes.)



  • 1 fuji apple (peeled cored and cut into 16 slices) 250 grams
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 2 teaspoons flour
  • 2 tablespoons melted butter
  • 1 tablespoon flour
  • 2 teaspoon water
  • 6X-inch tortillas
  • 1 tablespoon butter (at room temperature)
  • 1 tablespoon coarse raw sugar


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Toss the apples together with the sugar and cinnamon.
  3. Stir the butter and 2 teaspoons of flour together and then pour the mixture over the apples. Toss to coat evenly.
  4. Mix 1 tablespoon of flour together with 2 teaspoons of water until you have a thick glue with no lumps.
  5. Spread 1/2 teaspoon of butter onto one side of each tortilla. Place three tortillas buttered side down on a non-stick baking sheet and then load the center of each one with half of the apples.
  6. Spread the flour paste around the rim of the tortilla using your finger and then top each one with another tortilla, buttered side up. Use a fork to crimp the edges shut, using another hand to hold the edges of the tortilla down. If your tortillas are a bit stale like mine were, you may have a bit of trouble getting them to seal without tearing a hole in them, but aside from making them look a bit rustic, they'll bake up just fine.
  7. Sprinkle the coarse sugar on top of each hand pie and bake for 20-25 minutes or until the pies are golden brown.
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