Air Fried Hand Pies

Sunday, February 16, 2020
Air fried hand pies are the quickest dessert to get on your table with very few ingredients.

These pies can be filled with canned or fresh ingredients, homemade or store-bought pie crust.

So with that being said, you really only need two ingredients to make these air fried pies in only 14 minutes!

Pie filling and pre-made pie crust, so what can be easier?

I have tried both and they are delicious both ways.

If you want quick and simple to make hand pies filled to whatever you love, I will give you suggestions on how to make these better than anything you ever ate at Mcdonalds that grease-free and so much healthier!

I love fresh pies like apple, but this can be on your plate in 14 minutes or less depending on your wattage of the air fryer.

Try these with frozen or refrigerated pie crusts and one bite is going to change the way you feel about your air fryer for sure and use it for so many ideas.

Don't stop at hand pies, change the filling to air fried tacos or quick hot pockets using flour tortillas.

I love all the possibilities of using your air fryer quick desserts like my fried bananas smores or for just reheating foods, it's a great invention for sure!

Scroll down for these easy recipes with several suggestions on filling and quick ways to make great hand pies!

this is a large air fried apple pie made in an air fryer in 14 minutes golden brown on oil sprayed foil

Air Fried Hand Pie Results?

These were love at first bite!

Seriously the store-bought or homemade pastry crust came out flaky, not dry and perfect, the best part, they're not greasy one bit like the ones from fast food places!

I love the fresh apple filling in these, however, I have tried so many other flavors and you can use canned pie filling to save time too!

You can drizzle a little powdered sugar and water frosting on top or leave it plain,

Make it round, or like a turnover, easy and so versatile.

this is a hand pie made in the air fryer on oil sprayed foil and how to make pies in the air fryer recipe

Ingredients You Will Need To Make Air Fried Hand Pies

(scroll to the printable recipe card for fresh fruits instructions and measurements)

  • Pie Dough Homemade or store-bought
  • Canned Pie Fillings or Fresh Fruits

this is an air fried hand pie with apples inside made from scratch in the air fryer

Filling Suggestions for Air Fried Hand Pies

  1. Fresh fruits, apples, peaches, pears, raspberries, blueberries, strawberries, blackberries
  2. Marshmallows and chocolate
  3. P & J
  4. Nutella
  5. Canned Pie filling of any kind
  6. Pastry filling like almond solo
  7. Pastry Cream homemade filling chocolate or vanilla
  8. Taco filling use your favorite filling
  9. Hot Pocket fillings pepperoni and mozzarella, tomato sauce
  10. Banana Smores filling using bananas, chocolate and marshmallows in the crust

this is raw pie dough filled with apple homemade pie filling on aluminum foil that is oil sprayed ready to be air fried

Tool You Will Need

  • Air Fryer
  • Fork
  • Mixing bowls
  • Pastry blender
  • Aluminum foil
  • If making homemade dough, rolling pin, cutting board
  • Measuring spoons

this is homemade dough with a rolling pin on a cutting board that will be filled with apple pie filling and air fried

No Air Fryer?

These can easily be baked on a baking sheet and on parchment paper instead of foil (you can't use parchment paper in an air fryer, it will catch on fire).

Use the same instructions for rolling, filling, and crimping the dough.

Brush with milk, sprinkle with sugar and bake at 400 degrees until browned around 35 to 45 minutes.

You can also make a galette style with just filling in the middle for even a quicker pie.

this is filled raw pie dough on foil in the air fryer

Garnish Before and After Cooking Tips

  • Brush the top with melted butter or heavy cream.
  • You can sprinkle the top of the dough with cinnamon and sugar, plain sugar or leave it plain.
  • After the hand pies are cooked cool at least 10 minutes before trying to eat them the filling is very hot.
  • Pierce the dough on top before air frying for hot air to escape while cooking.
  • Lastly, you can make powdered sugar and water icing and drizzle that over the top instead of sugar before the baking method.
  • Use any kinds of cookie cutters to make themed shaped hand pies

this is an air fryer set to 400 degrees to air fry pies

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Dessert Pie Lovers!

If you love fried pies like at McDonald's, this is a healthy alternative to the deep-fried pies.

They're delicious, quick easy and you will be surprised just how quick this dessert can be made with either method from scratch or all store-bought ingredients.

Give them a try in your air fryer and let me know how you like them in the comments.

Air Fried Hand Pies

Air Fried Hand Pies

Yield: 1
prep time: 5 Mcook time: 14 Mtotal time: 19 M
These are pies made in an air fryer. The recipe is using fresh or canned pie filling and homemade or store-bought pie crust. Either way, you can make a fabulous tasting pie without the oil and grease in 14 minutes. These can be made into small or one large hand pie.


  • Crust (make it homemade or use store-bought frozen or refrigerated pie dough)
  • 2 cups flour 
  • 1/2 teaspoons salt 
  • 2/3  cup shortening
  • 4 1/2 tablespoons ice water
  • Mix together flour with shortening cut into the flour using a fork or pastry blender.  Add the ice water mixing until the dough forms a ball.
  • Roll out a rounded dough on a floured board. This makes two 9 inch crusts.
  • Filling for Fresh Fruit or use any kind of canned pie filling:
  • 3  small diced and peeled apples or use 2 cups of chopped other fruits, whole berries, etc. 
  • 2 tablespoons flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 tablespoon melted butter
  • 1/2 teaspoon lemon juice
  • Mix the fresh fruits with the above ingredients in a bowl and set aside.
  • Note: if using pie filling you will need approximately 1 cup of filling for a 9 inch round hand pie, only use two tablespoons for smaller hand pies.
  • Oil spray
  • Aluminum Foil
  • Optional Topping Before Baking the Pies:
  • heavy cream 
  • sugar or cinnamon and sugar
  • Optional fillings: Nutella, Pastry creams, almond solo, marshmallow, and chocolate.


How to cook Air Fried Hand Pies

  1. Pastry Crust:
  2. Roll out either 4-inch rounds for small hand pie or 1- 9 inch round for making one large hand pie (shown in all photos).
  3. Make all and any hand pies on aluminum foil that is oil sprayed.
  4. Place 2 tablespoons of the prepared filling in the small hand pies, fold the circle over and crimp the edges with a fork and pinch making the dough crimped with your fingers.
  5. If making one large 9-inch pie add the filling to the middle (fresh or canned fruits of choice) fold over like a half-moon, crimp and seal edges with fork or fingers and proceed the same for air frying below. Use 2 cups of fresh fruits or 1 cup of pie filling. 
  6. You can brush the top with heavy cream or milk and sprinkle the top with sugar before air frying.
  7. Pierce the top of the dough on hand pies with a fork randomly for heat to escape the pie while cooking.
  8. Note: These can also be baked at 400 degrees for 35 minutes or until browned.
  9. Air Fryer instructions:
  10. Place the hand pies on an oil sprayed piece of aluminum foil and air fry at 400 degrees for 14 minutes, checking to see if they are browned, continue to air fry checking every minute if they aren't browned at the 14 minutes mark.
  11. Let cool for 10 minutes before eating they are very hot inside.
  12. These are perfect as-is for serving or you can add a powdered sugar and water glaze.
  13. They are great served with vanilla ice cream.
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Disclosure: This recipe was originally shared in 2014. It was edited and re-published in 2020.


  1. These are delicious and so easy to make! I used store-bought dough and my air fryer, and these hand-pies were a total hit with my kids.

  2. The crust looks so flaky and delicious!! I'm definitely buying an air fryer now!!! Bill will be so excited to have hand pies for dessert :)

  3. I love that this is made in the air fryer! The crust is so flaky and delicious!

  4. Oh my goodness! This recipe is a total game changer and now I REALLY want to get my air fryer so I can make it ASAP! Thank you!

  5. I haven't made dessert in the air fryer before. I love this idea!


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