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Peanut Butter Apple Hand Pies

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These Peanut Butter Apple Hand Pies make the perfect sweet treat for your upcoming Holiday parties!
Peanut Butter Apple Hand Pies

What a pleasure partnering with Karo® Syrup today to bring you a Holiday treat that will wow all of your guests! The texture Karo® Syrup brings to your baking is like no other. It’s always stocked in my pantry for all of my Holiday baking and I think you’ll find it’s a key ingredient to have around whenever you’re baking.

It’s so hard to believe Thanksgiving is right around the corner.  So much fun cooking and baking going to happen. I have so many fun memories of cooking and baking around this time of year and can’t wait to dive in  These little individual hand pies are a fun and simple dessert for your guests to enjoy! I started by using a Karo recipe for Apple Pie Bites, but changed it up a little with peanut butter and a double crust.

Peanut Butter Apple Hand Pies

This recipe calls for just a few ingredients, and don’t forget the Karo® Syrup! Karo’s sweetness and ooey gooey texture will truly transform your recipe, and delivers just the right amount of sweetness while allowing your ingredients to stand-out.

Peanut Butter Apple Hand Pies

Let’s start with some diced, peeled apples.  About 1/4 inch.

Peanut Butter Apple Hand Pies

Melt 2 tablespoons of butter into a medium skillet.


Peanut Butter Apple Hand Pies

Add your apples to the melted butter.

Peanut Butter Apple Hand Pies

Cook for about 5 minutes, until apples are slightly softened.  Remove from skillet when done.

Peanut Butter Apple Hand Pies

Time for the Karo® Syrup!

Peanut Butter Apple Hand Pies

Melt 1 tablespoon butter then add the Karo® Syrup.

Peanut Butter Apple Hand Pies

Stir in the cinnamon and let mixture come to a low boil for a couple minutes until thickened.

Peanut Butter Apple Hand Pies

Remove from heat and stir in cooked apples.

Peanut Butter Apple Hand Pies

Stir in chopped pecans.

Peanut Butter Apple Hand Pies

Stir in 1 tablespoon of creamy peanut butter.

Peanut Butter Apple Hand Pies

How gorgeous does this look?!

Peanut Butter Apple Hand Pies

Unroll your pie crust and cut about 3 inch rounds.  I used a mason jar lid.  A round cookie cutter works great too.

Peanut Butter Apple Hand Pies

I was able to get 12 rounds out of each pie crust.

Peanut Butter Apple Hand Pies

Spoon about 1 tablespoon of filling into center of half the pie crust rounds.

Peanut Butter Apple Hand Pies

Close with remaining pie crust rounds and press edges firmly.  Brush lightly with melted butter.  Bake until golden.

Peanut Butter Apple Hand Pies

Remove from oven and let cool.  Dust with powdered sugar before serving.

Peanut Butter Apple Hand Pies

Bite size and so simple to prepare.  The flavors are perfection inside buttery crisp pie crust and they’re likely to go fast, so you’ll want to bake a little extra. It’s a great way to show you care and say “thank you” to someone you love around the holidays.  Hope you enjoy baking a little extra with your family!

Peanut Butter Apple Hand Pies


Peanut Butter Apple Hand Pies

Peanut Butter Apple Hand PiesPrep time: 15 min | Cook time: 25 min | Total time: 40 min


  • 1 box pie crusts, 2 count, brought to room temperature
  • 3 tablespoons unsalted butter, divided
  • 2 medium apples, peeled, cored and cut into 1/4-inch dice
  • 1/3 cup Karo® Light Corn Syrup
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/4 cup Fisher® Chopped Pecans


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Unroll pie crusts onto parchment paper. Use a round cookie cutter or cut 3 inch rounds in each crust.
  3. Melt 2 tablespoons butter in a medium nonstick skillet over medium heat. Add apples and cook, stirring frequently, 5 minutes or until apple is tender. Transfer apples from skillet into a medium bowl using a slotted spoon and set aside.
  4. Melt remaining 1 tablespoon butter in skillet. Stir in corn syrup and cinnamon and bring to a boil, reduce heat to medium low and simmer for 2 to 3 minutes or until mixture begins to thicken. Remove from heat. Stir in reserved apples and nuts.
  5. Place a heaping tablespoon of apple mixture onto the middle of half of the round cut out pieces of crust. Place remaining crust rounds over top of filling and use fork to press edges firmly. Cut a few slits on top to allow for steam. Brush lightly with egg whites and bake for 15-20 minutes, until golden. Remove and serve warm.

Makes 12 Servings
Recipe adapted from Apple Pie Bites via Karo Syrup

Disclaimer: This post is in partnership with Karo® Syrup. All thoughts and opinions are 100% my own. Thank you for supporting the brands that make Picky Palate possible.
Peanut Butter Apple Hand Pies

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  1. 1

    These are adorable and look delicious!

  2. 2
    Naomi says:

    So much fun for fall!

  3. 3

    Hand pies are my favorite! Love the apple PB combo 🙂

  4. 4

    Do you think we can triple the recipe and make it into a normal deep dish pie?

  5. 5
    Anna says:

    So tiny and cute, perfect for my toddler’s chubby hands 🙂

  6. 6

    They are perfect for Thanksgiving!
    My family will love them.
    Thanks for the inspiration.

  7. 7
    Anella says:

    It looks delicious! I’ll do it for the family.

  8. 8
    larissa says:

    nosso para ser muito gostoso

  9. 9
    marcos says:

    parece se muito bom, vo pedir para minha futura esposa fazer

  10. 10
  11. 11

    This is my favorite kind of pies which has crust of peanut better.

  12. 12

    Very beautifully created this page.

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