These Gluten-Free Vegan Apple Hand Pies are laden with a delicious apple pie filling encased in a buttery pie crust. They’re incredibly easy to prepare and require less than an hour. It’s apple season, so this is a must-try recipe!

Apple season is here! It’s the most beautiful time of the year when we all head out towards the beautiful apple orchards with our sweaters and lattes, picking as many luscious apples as we can carry back to our cars.   While gathering apples is always enjoyable, what’s even more enjoyable is returning home and making up all the delicious apple treats. This month, I’ll be bringing you a few new apple recipes, and this one is a standout! o

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Gluten-Free Vegan Apple Hand Pie

I love these Gluten-Free Vegan Apple Hand Pies not just because I enjoy making new vegan treats but also because I adore cinnamon-flavored desserts! Especially when they’re small enough to eat on the go, like these mini apple pies! Apart from that, they are a delightful dessert for cozy afternoon tea and coffee parties or even breakfast.

These apple hand pies are a perfect sweet treat for any time!

Additionally, I like to keep some goodies on hand for when I need something sweet during the day. These Apple Hand Pies have the texture and flavor of a piece of cake or even a slice of pie! They are, however, considerably easier to eat due to their portable size!

Cinnamon apples encased in a delicious pie crust!  

These adorable mini apple pies are loaded with a lovely cinnamon apple filling. It is truly my favorite recipe, which I have made loads of times. Additionally, it tastes great as a topping for French toast or oatmeal!

 

A PERFECT way to ensure you get an apple a day!

 

Quick and Easy To Make!

These gluten-free, vegan Apple Hand Pies are quick and easy to make. Start with preparing the apple filling, which is quite easy to prepare (it takes only 10 minutes).

Then come to the crust. Even though you can use store-bought pie crust, I highly suggest making your own because homemade pie crust is so much better!

It has an incredible buttery, flaky texture and tastes incredible, plus it’s vegan and made entirely of plant-based ingredients. Don’t be intimidated by the pastry dough; it’s quite simple to make with this recipe. It comes together in less than 5 minutes. 

 

I’ve also included handy tips for making the perfect apple hand pies every time, so continue reading to learn how to make vegan apple hand pies.

How to Make Gluten-Free Vegan Apple Hand Pie?

You probably already have most of this recipe’s ingredients in your pantry. Here is the detailed list of ingredients and steps to follow:

 

ingredients for apple hand pie

Ingredients

For Filling

  • 2 apples, peeled and chopped ( I used fuji apples)
  • 1 tablespoon vegan butter
  • ⅓ cup organic cane sugar
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  • ½ teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon cornstarch
  • 1 tablespoon water

 

For The Crust

  • 2 cups oat flour
  • ¼ cup tapioca flour
  • ¼ cup potato starch
  • 2 tablespoons cane sugar
  • 1 tablespoon ground flax seeds
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon xanthan gum
  • ½ cup Vegan Butter, cubed
  • ½ cup almond milk

Instruction

For the Filling

  1. Add the vegan butter in a saucepan over medium heat,
  2. Add the apples, cane sugar, lemon juice, and cinnamon. Cook until the apples are soft, about 10 minutes.
  3. Combine cornstarch and water in a small bowl and add to the apple. Stir until the sauce thickens. Allow the filling to cool.

For The Crust

  1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F. Line the baking sheet with parchment paper, set it aside.
  2. Place oat flour, tapioca starch, potato starch, cane sugar, ground flaxseeds, baking powder, salt, xanthan gum in a large bowl and mix.
  3. Add the vegan butter and knead to form dough into the consistency of breadcrumbs.
  4. Add almond milk and knead to form a smooth dough ball.

  1. Divide the dough into 6 pieces and roll into 6 balls. Roll out each ball between two sheets of parchment paper, about 4 inches long and ⅛ inch thickness.
  2. Remove the top parchment paper. Add about 1 tablespoon of the cooled apple pie filling in the center of each rolled-out dough. Fold over the dough halfway to cover the filling.

rolling out dough for apple hand pies

  1. Press the edge of the hand pie with a fork to seal. Cut slits in on top of the pies to allow the steam to escape and transfer to the prepared baking sheet.
  2. Repeat until all the hand pies are made. Then, place in a single layer on a baking sheet and bake for about 30 minutes.

covering dough of apple hand pies

Recipe Notes

  • I used fuji apples; however, you can use any apple you like.
  • In this simple hand pie recipe, I used organic cane sugar. However, maple syrup, coconut sugar, and brown sugar can all be used interchangeably.
  • Let the apple pie filling cool completely before filling the hand pies. Warm filling softens the dough, making it more difficult to shape mini pies.
  • You can make your apple pie filling up to 3 days in advance. Refrigerate it airtight until ready to bake.
  • Before using the dough, put it in the refrigerator for at least 1/2 hour because it is easier to handle when cold. You can store it in the refrigerator for up to two days or freeze it for future use.
  • Roll, fill and crimp the hand pies quickly. When the dough becomes warm, it becomes difficult to work with. If it gets warm, just put it in the refrigerator for a few minutes to cool and bring it back to continue.

 

I hope you enjoy this apple hand pie recipe. Because it is vegan, egg & dairy-free, super simple, easy to prepare, refined sugar-free, tastes like a small apple pie, and so delicious!   

Other Vegan Apple Recipes To Prepare

  1. Apple Pie Filling
  2. Gluten-Free Vegan Apple Crisp
  3. Instant Pot Apple Cake
  4. Gluten-Free Apple Muffins
  5. How To Freeze Apples
  6. Apple Pie Smoothie

Other Vegan Recipes To Prepare

  1. Vegan Mac And Cheese
  2. Vegan Cauliflower Mac And Cheese
  3. Cajun Vegan Baked Mac And Cheese
  4. Nut-Free Vegan Mac And Cheese
  5. Vegan Sweet Potato Mac And Cheese

baked apple hand pies

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Gluten-Free Vegan Apple Hand Pie on a white plate

Gluten-Free Vegan Apple Hand Pie

These Gluten-Free Vegan Apple Hand Pies are laden with a delicious apple pie filling encased in a buttery pie crust. They’re incredibly easy to prepare and require less than an hour. It’s apple season, so this is a must-try recipe!
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Course: Appetizer, Side Dish, Snack
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Gluten-Free Vegan Apple Hand Pie
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 40 minutes
Servings: 6 servings
Calories: 409kcal

Ingredients

For The Filling

  • 2 medium apples peeled and chopped
  • 1 tablespoon Vegan Butter
  • 1/3 cup cane sugar
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon cornstarch
  • 1 tablespoon water

For The Crust

  • 2 cups oat flour
  • 1/4 cup tapioca flour/starch
  • 1/4 cup potato starch
  • 2 tablespoons cane sugar
  • 1 tablespoon ground flaxseeds
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon Himalayan pink salt
  • 1 teaspoon xanthan gum
  • 1/2 cup Vegan Butter
  • 1/2 cup organic soymilk or almond milk

Instructions

For The Filling

  • Add the vegan butter in a saucepan over medium heat,
  • Add the apples, cane sugar, lemon juice, and cinnamon. Cook until the apples are soft, about 10 minutes.
  • Combine cornstarch and water in a small bowl and add to the apple. Stir until the sauce thickens. Allow the filling to cool.

For The Crust

  • Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F. Line the baking sheet with parchment paper, set it aside.
  • Place oat flour, tapioca starch, potato starch, cane sugar, ground flaxseeds, baking powder, salt, xanthan gum in a large bowl and mix.
  • Add the vegan butter and knead to form dough into the consistency of breadcrumbs.
  • Add almond milk and knead to form a smooth dough ball.
  • Divide the dough into 6 pieces and roll into 6 balls. Roll out each ball between two sheets of parchment paper, about 4 inches long and ⅛ inch thickness.
  • Remove the top parchment paper. Add about 1 tablespoon of the cooled apple pie filling in the center of each rolled-out dough. Fold over the dough halfway to cover the filling.
  • Press the edge of the hand pie with the tines of a fork to seal. Cut slits in on top of the pies to allow the steam to escape and transfer to the prepared baking sheet.
  • Repeat until all the hand pies are made. Then, place in a single layer on a baking sheet and bake for about 30 minutes.

Nutrition

Calories: 409kcal | Carbohydrates: 57g | Protein: 7g | Fat: 18g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 5g | Monounsaturated Fat: 7g | Trans Fat: 0.1g | Sodium: 499mg | Potassium: 300mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 22g | Vitamin A: 842IU | Vitamin C: 3mg | Calcium: 114mg | Iron: 2mg