14 Sweet Hand Pie Recipes for Individual Desserts

apple funnel cake hand pies
Photo: Blaine Moats.

Satisfy your sweet tooth with one of these adorable hand pie recipes. The perfect single-serving dessert, hand pies and turnovers are way easier to make than they look. Whether you're in the mood for something fruity and fun or decadent and creamy, you'll find a new favorite treat in this collection of our best sweet hand pies recipes.

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Apple Hand Pies

Apple Hand Pies on a green and white plate
debbie eckstein

Chef John's hand pies are almost too easy to make. This recipe calls for apple pie filling, but you can use whatever sweet or savory filling you want.

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Apple Funnel Cake Hand Pies

apple funnel cake hand pies
Photo: Blaine Moats.

What's the genius secret ingredient in these foldovers? Dried fruit! It absorbs moisture from the fresh fruit, according to recipe creator MrsWheelbarrow, which keeps the pastry from bursting.

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Air Fryer Nutella Mini Turnovers

Air Fryer Nutella Mini Turnovers
Trusted Brands

You only need five ingredients to make this easy handheld dessert: frozen puff pastry, chocolate-hazelnut spread, chopped hazelnuts, an egg, and a bit of water.

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Apple Turnovers

three homemade apple turnovers cooling on a rack
Stacey Ballis

This top-rated recipe has more than 500 5-star reviews. "Anyone can do these classic apple turnovers," according to recipe creator Maureen O'leary.

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Easy Pumpkin Turnovers

pumpkin turnovers
Photo by Meredith.

This 5-ingredient recipe is perfect for all your autumnal celebrations. It's quick and easy to make with shortcut ingredients like canned pumpkin and frozen puff pastry.

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Blueberry Turnover Hand Pies

Shelly Hospitality's Blueberry Turnover Hand Pies

These simple blueberry pies come together in about half an hour. "Not [overly] sweet, lots of flavor and easy to make ... and they look great on the plate," raves reviewer jatexas.

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Autumn Spiced Apple and Pear Hand Pies

Autumn Spiced Apple and Pear Hand Pies

"These taste and smell like autumn, my favorite season," says recipe creator Chef V. Top them with a drizzle of dark chocolate for an extra sweet finishing touch.

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Air Fryer Apple Pies

Air Fryer Apple Pies
Photo by Kim's Cooking Now.

The air fryer makes these handheld apple pies extra crispy and flaky. A buttery apple-cinnamon filling is a decadent way to use Granny Smith apples.

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Cajun Sweet Dough

Cajun Sweet Dough

Fig is the traditional filling for this Louisiana dough, but recipe creator Julie P. says you can stuff it with anything you like.

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Pastit (Papaya Turnover)

Candied papaya, which is easy to make on the stove, makes a deliciously fruity filling for this store-bought pie crust turnover.

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Mini Pie Pops

You only need three easy-to-find ingredients to make these mini pie pops: store-bought pie crust, apple pie filling (but any filling will do), and cake pop sticks.

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Mini Strawberry Hand Pies

strawberry hand pies with fresh strawberries

Just four ingredients — including fresh strawberries — results in these gorgeous little hand pies bursting with strawberry flavor.

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Mini Southern Pecan Pies

These may not be traditional hand pies, but they are pies you can eat with your hands. That counts, right? Serve warm with vanilla ice cream, recommends recipe creator Squankdog.

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Mini Air Fryer Cherry Hand Pies

air fryer cherry hand pies

Using your favorite store-bought ingredients, these delectable cherry hand pies come together quickly and cook to crispy perfection in the air fryer. You can, of course, switch up the filling and use your favorite. Try apple, blueberry, or even a sweet-salty combo like raspberry jam and cheese.

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More Inspiration

Taco Hand Pies
Photo by bd.weld.

For more portable pies, see our recipe round-up of our Best Savory Hand Pies. Or, if you're after more sweet pie ideas, browse our collection of mini pie recipes.

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