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Apple hand pies served on a layer of parchment paper over a wire rack.

Apple pop tarts


Homemade apple pop tarts are perfect for breakfast, snacks and dessert. These apple hand pies have a flaky buttery crust and a sweet/savory apple pie filling. They’re frosted with a tasty glaze.


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Apple Pop Tarts


  • 3/4 cup powdered sugar
  • 3/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons whole milk
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons maple syrup

For Sprinkling – Optional

  • 1 tablespoon turbinado sugar
  • 1 tablespoon sparkling white (coarse) sugar



RECIPE PREP: Preheat oven to  375ºF. Line 1 baking tray with parchment paper or a reusable silicone baking mat and set it aside.

  1. Unroll 1 refrigerated pie crust on a lightly-floured surface. (If using a homemade crust, roll to 1/8-inch thick). With a round (3 1/4-inch) biscuit cutter, cut out 8 circles. To eliminate the need to gather any dough scraps together and re-roll, make sure all the lines are touching. Place dough circles on the prepared tray.
  2. Place 1 1/2 tablespoons apple pie filling in the middle of each circle, leaving a border around the edges.
  3. Unroll the second crust and cut out 8 circles. Place them on top of the filled circles. Pinch the edges to seal in the fruit filling. Poke the top of each apple pop tart with a fork to create a vent, then crimp the edges with a fork. In a ramekin, beat egg with a splash of water. Brush egg wash over the top of the apple hand pies. 
  4. Bake 15 to 20 minutes, or until the crust is lightly golden. Remove from oven and let cool.
  5. Make the glaze. Combine all the ingredients in a medium bowl. Whisk until smooth. Spoon or drizzle the glaze over the cooled (or slightly-warm) pop tarts. If desired, sprinkle the frosting with a mix of turbinado sugar and sparkling white sugar.


How to Store Homemade Pop Tarts: Store leftovers in an airtight container on countertop in a cool environment for up to 3 days. Or refrigerate up to 5 days. For longer storage, freeze on a lined tray until solid. Then transfer to a freezer-safe container, placing squares of parchment paper between the layers. Freeze up to 1 month.

  • Prep Time: 15 Minutes
  • Cook Time: 15 Minutes
  • Category: Breakfast, Dessert
  • Method: Bake
  • Cuisine: American

Keywords: Apple Pop Tarts, Apple Hand Pie, Apple Hand Pie Recipe