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Dulce de Leche Apple Hand Pies

dulce de leche apple hand pies in a pan


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dulce de leche apple hand pies on a plate

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 on a plate

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.


Yield: 12

Dulce de Leche Apple Hand Pies

dulce de leche apple hand pies on a plate

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

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes


  • 2 9 inch pie crusts


  • 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.

Nutrition Information



Serving Size


Amount Per Serving Calories 156Total Fat 8gSaturated Fat 3gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 5gCholesterol 16mgSodium 129mgCarbohydrates 19gFiber 1gSugar 5gProtein 2g

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Erin @ Texanerin Baking

Thursday 5th of December 2013

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!

Caroline @ chocolate & carrots

Saturday 30th of November 2013

Oh wow, what a delicious hand pie, Erin!

Lisa {AuthenticSuburbanGourmet}

Sunday 24th of November 2013

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


Thursday 21st of November 2013

These little pies are too dang cute!

Laura @ Laura's Culinary Adventures

Thursday 21st of November 2013

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

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