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Apple Cheddar Hand Pies

  • Yield: 6 to 8 servings


  • 2 Golden Delicious apples, peeled, cored, and chopped
  • 2 teaspoons fresh lemon juice
  • 1/4 cup packed light brown sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • Pinch ground nutmeg
  • Pinch salt
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1 sheet frozen puff pastry, thawed
  • 1 cup cubed Cheddar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 tablespoon water
  • Vanilla ice cream, accompaniment
  • Maple Glaze


  • Preheat the oven to 425 degrees F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  • In a bowl, toss the apples with the lemon juice. Add the sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg, and salt and toss to combine.
  • In a saute pan, melt 2 tablespoons butter. Cook apple mixture for 7 to 10 minutes until apple juices release and apples are slightly softened. Sprinkle flour over mixture. Cook for about 2 minutes. Remove from heat and cool.
  • On a lightly floured surface, roll out the pastry sheet. With pizza wheel, cut pastry sheet into 6 squares.
  • Add the cubed cheese to cooled apple mixture. Divide the apple mixture in the center of each pastry square, leaving a 1-inch border along the long sides. Carefully fold into triangle shape; crimp the ends together with fork to seal, and place on the prepared baking sheet.
  • In a small bowl, beat together the egg and water to make an egg wash. With a pastry brush, lightly coat the outside of each square with the egg wash. Using a paring knife, make a vent in each triangle.
  • Bake until risen and golden brown, 20 to 25 minutes. Remove from oven. Cool slightly and drizzle with maple glaze. Serve warm with vanilla ice cream on the side.