Salted Caramel Apple Hand Pies


It wouldn’t be fall without apple pie. These Salted Caramel Apple Hand Pies are a delicious and sweet way to celebrate the season. With a homemade pie crust, fresh apple filling, and salted caramel that you can hold in your hand, what’s not to love?

Salted Caramel Apple Hand Pies in picnic basket.

As Sweet as Pie

I think I share a new pie recipe here on Inspired by Charm every fall. This year we’re making these Salted Caramel Apple Hand Pies. I thought we’d mix it up and try something different and I’m so glad that I did. I couldn’t love these pies more. 

Not only are they delicious, but they look adorable too. I used THIS hand pie maker to shape and cut the pie dough. It was a bit fussy (I’ve explained more below), but it ended up working out. 

Salted Caramel Apple Hand Pies in picnic basket and on plates.
Salted Caramel Apple Hand Pies on plates with hand above.

I also used my homemade pie crust recipe which you can find HERE. I find it pretty quick and easy to make my own crust and it’s much better than the store-bought. However, there’s no shame in using store-bought as it will work great too. 

I want to mention this wonderful vintage picnic basket pie carrier that I got while I was out thrifting. Isn’t it perfect for these apple hand pies? I decided to style them in it and I think they look so cute. You’re all ready for a fall picnic, outdoor party, tailgate, or even movie night on the couch. I love taking a few extra easy steps to make things look special. 

Want more apple recipes for fall? Try these:

hand holding Salted Caramel Apple Hand Pie.

Ready to give these salted caramel apple hand pies a try? Let’s get into the kitchen, put on our aprons, and get to work. 

How to Make Salted Caramel Apple Hand Pies:

I’ll walk you through the steps here. I’ve also provided a detailed ingredient list and instructions in the printable recipe card below. 

  1. Preheat your oven to 375 degrees F. Line two baking sheets with parchment paper.
  2. In a small bowl stir together the apple, sugar, flour, lemon juice, cinnamon, nutmeg, and kosher salt. 
apple pie filling in bowl.
  1. If using homemade dough, roll out your dough to a 1/8-inch thickness.
  2. Use a mini pie maker to cut out your pie dough. 
cutting out pie crust into a circle.
  1. Spoon about 1 to 2 tablespoons of the mixture into the center of one round.
  2. Add a bit of the chopped caramel candies on top of the filling. Sprinkle with sea salt. 
making Salted Caramel Apple Hand Pies in mold.
  1. In a small bowl, whisk together the egg with 1 tablespoon of water. Brush the egg mixture over the edges of the dough.
  2. Add another circle of dough to the top. Crimp the ends together with the pocket pie maker or use a fork. 
  3. Transfer the pies to your prepared baking pans.
Salted Caramel Apple Hand Pies on baking sheet.
  1. Brush the top of the pies with the remaining egg mixture. 
  2. Sprinkle with sanding sugar.
  3. Bake for 18-20 minutes or until golden brown. 
  4. Allow to cool completely on the baking sheet. 

That’s it! Your pies are complete and ready to be enjoyed. 

Salted Caramel Apple Hand Pies in picnic basket.
Salted Caramel Apple Hand Pies in picnic basket and on plates.

Recipe Notes and Variations:

There are a few things I wanted to mention to help you along with this salted caramel apple hand pies recipe.

  • I used the larger square caramels for this recipe. You could also use these little caramel bits. I think they still sell them. It would be easier to just throw a few of these into your pies rather than unwrapping and cutting the larger caramels. 
  • I wrote the directions incorporating the mini pie mold that I used. However, the cutting process can easily be done with a 4-inch round cutter. Follow the same steps, just use a fork to crimp the ends together. 
Salted Caramel Apple Hand Pies in picnic basket.
  • I found using one of these hand pie makers to be a little fidgety. It didn’t always seal the two pie layers today. In the end, everything worked out (as you can see). I only had two pies that leaked. So, if you decide to use it, just be aware it requires some patience. 
  • You can find my homemade pie crust recipe HERE
hand holding Salted Caramel Apple Hand Pie.

Happy Pie Baking!

You’re definitely going to want to add these salted caramel apple hand pies to your fall baking list. They’re tasty, so cute, and perfect for the autumn season. 

Enjoy them? I’d love to know! Be sure to stop back and leave a message and a five-star rating in the comment section below. 

Happy Fall Y’all! 

Salted Caramel Apple Hand Pies in picnic basket.
Salted Caramel Apple Hand Pies in picnic basket.

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Salted Caramel Apple Hand Pies in picnic basket.

Salted Caramel-Apple Hand Pies

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Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: apple pie, fall baking, hand pie, salted caramel
Servings: 12
Prep Time 40 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 1 hr
It wouldn’t be fall without apple pie. These Salted Caramel Apple Hand Pies are a delicious and sweet way to celebrate the season. With a homemade pie crust, fresh apple filling, and salted caramel that you can hold in your hand, what’s not to love?

Ingredients

  • 2 granny smith apples - cored, peeled, and cubed
  • ¼ cup granulated sugar
  • 2 teaspoons all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons fresh lemon juice
  • ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • ¼ teaspoon nutmeg
  • 2 packages store bought pie crusts - or make homemade (my recipe is linked below.)
  • 8 soft caramels* - roughly chopped
  • 2 tablespoons flaky sea salt
  • 1 large egg
  • sanding sugar

Instructions

  • Begin by preheating your oven to 375 degrees F. Line two baking sheets with parchment paper. Set aside.
  • In a small bowl stir together the apple, sugar, flour, lemon juice, cinnamon, nutmeg, and kosher salt.
  • Use a pocket pie maker to cut out your pie dough. (Alternatively, you can use a 4-inch circle cookie cutter to cut out the dough**.)
  • Spoon about 1-2 tablespoons of the mixture into the center of one round.
  • Add a bit of the chopped caramel candies on top of the filling. Sprinkle with sea salt.
  • In a small bowl, whisk together the egg with 1 tablespoon of water. Brush the egg mixture over the edges of the dough.
  • Add another circle of dough to the top. Crimp the ends together with the pocket pie maker or by using a fork.
  • Transfer the pies to your prepared baking pans.
  • Brush the top of the pies with the remaining egg mixture. If you’re not using the lattice cut side of the cutter, cut a couple of small slits into the top of each pie. Sprinkle with sanding sugar.
  • Bake for 18-20 minutes or until golden brown. Allow the pies to cool completely on the baking sheet.

Notes

*I used the larger square caramels for this recipe. You could also use the little caramel bits. I think they still sell them. It would be easier to just throw a few of these into your pies rather than unwrapping and cutting the larger caramels.
**I wrote the directions incorporating the hand pie cutter that I used. However, the cutting process can easily be done with a 4-inch round cutter. Follow the same steps, just use a fork to crimp the ends together.
I found the mold that I used to be a little fidgety. (You can find it HERE.) It didn’t always seal the two pie layers today. In the end, everything worked out (as you can see). I only had two pies that leaked. So, if you decide to use the hand pie maker, just be aware it requires some patience.
You can find my homemade pie crust recipe HERE. You would need to double it for this recipe. 

Nutrition Facts

Calories: 323kcalCarbohydrates: 41gProtein: 4gFat: 16gSaturated Fat: 5gPolyunsaturated Fat: 2gMonounsaturated Fat: 7gTrans Fat: 0.002gCholesterol: 14mgSodium: 254mgPotassium: 109mgFiber: 2gSugar: 12gVitamin A: 40IUVitamin C: 2mgCalcium: 25mgIron: 2mg
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