Dulce de Leche Apple Hand Pies


Dulce de Leche Apple Hand Pies

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Dulce de Leche Apple Hand Pies

What do you have for dessert on Thanksgiving?  My family always has this pumpkin pie.  Depending on the number of people that will be there, sometimes we have a second dessert.  I am all about the second dessert.  Last year I made a pumpkin dream cake that was over the top good!  I am not exactly sure what to do for the second dessert this year, but it just might be these dulce de leche apple hand pies.  Have you ever had dulce de leche and apples together?  It is like a match made in heaven!  If you aren’t familiar with dulce de leche, it is like a gooey caramel – so good!

Dulce de Leche Apple Hand Pies

You can buy dulce de leche in the store, or you can make it from scratch.  It is super easy to make, I followed this method from my friend Erin.  Does anyone else have problems slicing pies, or is just me?  I can not get a pretty slice of pie to save my life!  That is one of the reasons I love the hand pie – no slicing, single serve, and portable.  These little apple pies would be perfect to have a Thanksgiving.  You can even have them packaged up to send home with your guests!  Then everyone gets a little bit of leftovers to enjoy the next day.


Dulce de Leche Apple Hand Pies

Yields 12

Warm apples and dulce de leche are the perfect filling for hand pies

15 minPrep Time

15 minCook Time

30 minTotal Time

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  • 2 9 inch pie crusts
  • Filling
  • 2 cups apples, diced (I used Fuji)
  • 1 tsp lemon juice
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 2 Tbls sugar
  • 2 tsp flour
  • Dulce de Leche (store bought or homemade)
  • 1 egg
  • 1 Tbls water


  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees.
  2. Roll out pie crust. Using a 3 inch biscuit cutter, or glass cut out circles. You should get about 12 per crust (enough for 6 pies).
  3. Lay out circles. Place about 1 Tbls of dulce de leche in the center of each circle. Top with apple filling. Cover with another circle of dough, and use a fork to crimp the edges shut.
  4. Place on a greased or lined baking sheet.
  5. Whisk together egg and water. Brush over the top of the pies.
  6. Using a sharp knife, slice 2 slits in the top of the pies.
  7. Bake for 15 minutes, until golden brown.
  8. Best served warm.

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  1. These look absolutely delicious Erin! I love hand pies!

  2. Dulce de Leche is seriously bomb! Now I need some of these pies in my life!

  3. I have such a dulce de leche weakness. And with apples? And they’re mini? Love these!

  4. These look straight up awesome!! Yum!

  5. I love the idea of a little hand pie for Thanksgiving! So much more elegant than a big slab of pie, and super cute! These look great, Erin.

  6. I’ve had salted caramel apple pie before but never dulce de leche apple pie – it sounds amazing!! And I love little portable hand pies, they’re the perfect portion control I need :)

  7. I love hand pies, these are the cutest!

  8. YUM!

  9. Yum! I love dulce de leche! What a great idea to use it in a pie!

  10. These little pies are too dang cute!

  11. All of my favorite things all rolled up into an easy to eat pie! Delish!

  12. Oh wow, what a delicious hand pie, Erin!

  13. These look so good! I’m happy you went with apple and dulce de leche. DDL would have just been too much! 😉 They’re cute, too. Nice!


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