Apple Walnut Hand Pies

Apple Walnut Handpies
Total Time
1 Hr, 15 Mins
Serving Size
1 pie


These mini apple pies are filled with fresh apples and dried cranberries, making them a perfect holiday dessert. Cooking them in an air fryer makes the pastry crisp and flakey.

Total Time

Prep Time
30 Mins
Cook Time
45 Mins
Total Time
1 Hr, 15 Mins


210 cal
Total Fat
14 g
Saturated Fat
3.5 g
Polyunsaturated Fat
5.702 g
Monounsaturated Fat
3.814 g
<5 mg
105 mg
20 g
Dietary Fiber
2 g
Total Sugars
9 g
3 g
Vitamin D
0 mcg
15 mg
1 mg
100 mg



  • 2 tablespoons butter

  • 2 large Granny Smith Apples, peeled, cored and chopped

  • 2/3 cup chopped California walnuts

  • 1/4 cup brown sugar

  • 3 tablespoons dried cranberries

  • 1 1/2 teaspoons cinnamon


  • 1 box refrigerated pie dough

  • 3 tablespoons finely chopped California walnuts

  • Nonstick cooking spray


  1. To prepare filling, melt butter in a large nonstick skillet. Add apples and cook for 10 minutes or until soft. Add walnuts, brown sugar, cranberries and cinnamon and cook for a few minutes more. Set aside to cool.

  2. Unroll each pie dough on a very lightly floured board and sprinkle with walnuts. Gather into a ball and knead several times to incorporate walnuts into dough.

  3. Roll into an 11-inch circle and cut into circles about 4 1/2-inches in diameter. Re-roll scraps and repeat to make 10 circles. Using your fingertips, coat the outside of each circle with water.

  4. Place about 1 1/2 tablespoons of apple mixture into the center of each pastry circle . Bring up 2 edges and pinch the edges to seal in the filling. Crimp firmly with a fork and coat with cooking spray.

  5. Preheat an air fryer set to 350°F for 3 minutes. Cook for 10 minutes or until pies are a light golden brown.

  6. Replace apples with 1 1/2 cups peeled and diced ripe pears and prepare as directed above, melting the butter before adding to the pears.