Puff Pastry Apple Hand Pies with Cinnamon Brown Sugar Glaze

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What should we call these delicious treats? Turnovers? Strudel? Hand pies? Maybe puff pastry pop tarts? Regardless of the name, these adorable little puff pastry rectangles are absolutely fantastic. Inside their flaky, buttery layers, you’ll find a delightful apple pie filling, spiced with warmth and sweetness, and topped with a simple brown sugar cinnamon glaze. The best part? They’re incredibly easy to whip up!

Puff Pastry Apple Hand Pies with Cinnamon Brown Sugar Glaze

Course Dessert
Servings 6


  • 2 sheets 17.3 oz puff pastry, cut into 12 rectangles
  • 1 egg yolk + 1 tsp water

**Apple Pie Filling:**

  • 2 diced & peeled apples ~2 cups
  • 2 tbsp butter
  • 2 tbsp heavy cream
  • 1 tbsp cornstarch
  • 3/4 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp nutmeg
  • 1/8 tsp cloves
  • Pinch of salt

**Brown Sugar Cinnamon Glaze:**

  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar sifted
  • 2 tbsp brown sugar
  • 3 tbsp heavy cream
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon


  • Preheat the oven to 375°F and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  • For the filling, melt butter in a small saucepan over medium heat. Whisk in cream, cornstarch, vanilla, brown sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves, and salt. Add in the apples, stirring well to coat. Cook on medium-low for 6-8 minutes until the apples are fork-tender. Let it cool.
  • Place 6 puff pastry rectangles on a baking sheet. Divide the filling between the 6 rectangles. Cover with the remaining puff pastry sheets and use a fork to seal the edges. Cut two small slits in the top of each tart. Brush with the egg wash.
  • Bake for 20-22 minutes or until golden brown. Let them cool, then whisk together all glaze ingredients and drizzle on top.

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