Air Fryer Apple Hand Pies

Vortex Air Fryer Apple Hand Pies

They are incredibly delicious, super crispy, totally full with apple and cinnamon and so so easy to make.


I went ahead and made the pie crust from scratch (so I included the recipe) however you can also use store-bought pie crust to keep this recipe even easier and faster.



I found that you totally need to brush the pies with oil before placing them in the air fryer if you really want them to be evenly golden brown and crispy. I first tried just drizzling them with oil but they only got golden brown where the oil had touched them.

Air Fryer Apple Hand Pies


Air Fryer Apple Hand Pies
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Air Fryer Apple Hand Pies

Easy to make apple hand pies full of delicious cinnamon sugar apples with flaky dough!
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 12 pies



For the crust:

  • 2 ½ cups flour
  • ¼ cup shortening
  • cups butter
  • 8 tablespoons cold water

For the filling:

  • 1 cup apple diced
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  • ¼ cup brown sugar
  • ½ teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 tablespoon flour
  • 3 tablespoon oil



  • In a bowl combine flour with shortening. Pinch until incorporated.
  • Add butter and continue pinching until mixture resembles coarse sand. Slowly incorporate water.
  • Gently shape the pastry into a mass. Wrap in plastic wrap and refrigerate for 30 minutes.
  • Remove from fridge. Flour your working surface and with the help of a rolling pin, roll the dough. With the help of a cookie cutter or a bowl cut out small circles.
  • Preheat the air fryer on BAKE to 350°F.


  • In a bowl combine all the ingredients and mix well.
  • Assembly the hand pies: Scoop around 2 tablespoons of filling in the center of the small circle. Was the edge with water and close. Repeat the process with the rest.
  • Cut out small vents and brush with oil. Place in the air fryer basket and cook for 5 minutes.
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Nutrition Information

Serving: 1g | Calories: 279kcal | Carbohydrates: 26g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 18g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 3g | Monounsaturated Fat: 7g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 27mg | Sodium: 92mg | Potassium: 50mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 321IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 12mg | Iron: 1mg

Nutrition information provided is an estimate and will vary based on cooking methods and brands of ingredients used.

Course Dessert
Cuisine American

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