A Bright Moment: Flaky Apple Hand Pies with Brown Sugar Glaze

Prep time: 10 minutes

Cook time: 30 minutes

Total time: 40 minutes


  • 2 Sheets Puff Pastry, vegan or regular, thawed
  • 4-5 tbsp. Milk of choice
  • 3 large Honeycrisp Apples, finely diced
  • 1 tbsp. Flour
  • 1 1/2 tsp. Vanilla Extract, or Vanilla Bean Powder
  • 2 tsp. Ground Cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp. Ground Nutmeg
  • Pinch of Salt
  • 1/2 cup Powdered Sugar
  • 2 tbsp. Brown Sugar


  1. Preheat oven to 400F. Line a large baking pan with parchment paper. 
  2. In a saucepan over medium high heat, combine the diced apples, flour, 3 tablespoons milk, 1 teaspoon vanilla, 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon, nutmeg, and a pinch of salt. Mix well. 
  3. Cover the saucepan with a lid to cook on medium heat for 8-10 minutes, stirring occasionally, until apples are juicy and tender. Remove from heat to cool. 
  4. Divide each thawed puff pastry sheet into 9 equal-sized rectangles, so you have a total of 18 rectangles. `
  5. Place half of the rectangles on the prepared pan. 
  6. Scoop 2-3 tablespoons of the apple filling into the center. Use the remaining rectangles to sandwich in the fillings. Seal together along the edges with a fork. 
  7. Brush with more oat milk or an egg wash. 
  8. Bake for 10-15 minutes, turning the pan halfway through baking, until flaky and golden brown. 
  9. To make the brown sugar glaze, combine the powdered sugar, brown sugar, remaining 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon, 1/2 teaspoon vanilla, and 1 tablespoon milk. Stir together until thick and smooth, adding more milk as needed. 
  10. Spoon the brown sugar glaze on top of the apple hand pies to enjoy!

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