These Peanut Butter Apple Hand Pies make the perfect sweet treat for any occasion! Sweet and the perfect size to hold in your hand!

Hand Pies make the perfect dessert for your guests! Especially with peanut butter and apples are involved! The best combination! Check out more of my favorite Peanut Butter Recipes!

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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.

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.

How To Make Hand Pies

This recipe calls for just a few simple ingredients!

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

Melt 2 tablespoons of butter into a medium skillet.

Add your apples to the melted butter.

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

Time for the Karo® Syrup!

Melt 1 tablespoon butter then add the Karo® Syrup.

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

Remove from heat and stir in cooked apples.

Stir in chopped pecans.

Stir in 1 tablespoon of creamy peanut butter.

How gorgeous does this look?!

Cut Your Pie Crust Rounds!

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

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

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

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

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


Peanut Butter Apple Hand Pies
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
25 mins
Total Time
40 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: hand pie recipe, hand pies, hand pies recipe, peanut butter and apple, peanut butter recipe
Servings: 12
Calories: 148 kcal
Author: Jenny
  • 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.
Nutrition Facts
Peanut Butter Apple Hand Pies
Amount Per Serving
Calories 148 Calories from Fat 72
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 8g 12%
Saturated Fat 3g 15%
Cholesterol 7mg 2%
Sodium 64mg 3%
Potassium 55mg 2%
Total Carbohydrates 18g 6%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Sugars 10g
Protein 1g 2%
Vitamin A 2.1%
Vitamin C 1.7%
Calcium 0.8%
Iron 2.6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Disclaimer: This post wass in partnership with Karo® Syrup, 2016. All thoughts and opinions are 100% my own. Thank you for supporting the brands that make Picky Palate possible.

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