Autumn Spiced Apple and Pear Hand Pies


Close your eyes when you take a bite of these and you can almost hear the crunch of leaves beneath your feet. These taste and smell like autumn, my favorite season. I like to add a drizzle of dark chocolate at the end; it makes them extra special!

Prep Time:
1 hrs
Cook Time:
30 mins
Additional Time:
20 mins
Total Time:
1 hrs 50 mins
16 3-inch pies


  • 1 large Pink Lady apple - peeled, cored and diced

  • 1 large Bartlett pear - peeled, cored and diced

  • ¼ cup brown sugar

  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract

  • 2 teaspoons cornstarch

  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

  • ½ teaspoon ground nutmeg

  • ¼ teaspoon ground cloves

  • 1 pinch salt

  • 1 egg

  • 1 tablespoon water

  • 1 recipe pastry for a 9-inch double crust pie

  • 2 tablespoons coarse granulated sugar, or as needed (Optional)

  • ½ cup dark chocolate chips (Optional)


  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C). Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.

  2. Stir apple, pear, brown sugar, vanilla extract, cornstarch, cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves, and salt together in a bowl. Whisk egg and water together in a small bowl.

  3. Roll pastry out on a lightly floured surface; cut into circles with a 3- to 4-inch round cookie cutter. Spoon a small amount of apple mixture onto center of each pastry circle; fold circles in half and press firmly to seal edges. Crimp with a fork, if desired. Place pies on prepared baking sheet.

  4. Cut 3 small slits in top of each hand pie with a sharp knife. Brush surface of pies with egg mixture; sprinkle with decorating sugar.

  5. Bake in the preheated oven until lightly golden, about 25 minutes; allow pies to cool to room temperature, about 20 minutes.

  6. Melt chocolate chips in a microwave-safe glass or ceramic bowl in 15-second intervals, stirring after each melting, 1 to 2 minutes. Drizzle melted chocolate over pies.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

125 Calories
6g Fat
18g Carbs
2g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 16
Calories 125
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 6g 7%
Saturated Fat 2g 10%
Cholesterol 12mg 4%
Sodium 75mg 3%
Total Carbohydrate 18g 7%
Dietary Fiber 1g 5%
Total Sugars 8g
Protein 2g
Vitamin C 1mg 6%
Calcium 11mg 1%
Iron 1mg 3%
Potassium 64mg 1%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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