These hand pies have 3 ingredients ,including REAL fruit filling. Make this gluten free dessert recipe for brunch, dessert, or gluten free snacks. It’s customizable and there’s a dairy free option!
Can I be real with you? Yes, real with you on Christmas Eve Eve. Tis the season for sharing all the feelings, ya know? So let me confess. Profess. Shout from the rooftops!
I’m READY to put this “exhaustion as an important status” behind us. Which is probably why I’ve been making all these 3 ingredient recipe hacks and ending the week on yet another minimal ingredient BLISSFUL recipe.
You already have a recipe for 3-ingredient gluten free pie crust to fill with your favorite fruit filling, and NOW you can use the same filling for this 3 ingredient Hand Pies recipe. You’re welcome.
You see, I think a lot of us view the holidays as just trying to survive. Um, guilty. We’re trying to survive with busy schedules, all the holiday baking, working, being social (kinda), and so on. Like whoa!
Why do we over schedule ourselves and then claim to never sleep? Or sleep when we’re done. Which is never.
I’ve come to realize this status does not get us anywhere. In fact, it keeps us stuck in vicious cycle. I’m going to post more about that with my “reflections” of 2016 post. Haha, stay tuned.
In the meantime, I want to ease your exhaustion today. No, scratch that. I want to make life easier, enjoyable, and tasty (gluten free of course), these last few days of 2016 and into Christmas weekend. Mmmm k?
Hand Pies from Leftovers
So come sit around my table. Let’s make some of the worlds easiest gluten free hand held fruit pies, using LEFTOVER ingredients or simple real food ingredients you have in your pantry.
This is the last recipe I will share (for now) that uses my 3 ingredient pie crust. I saved the sweet one for last, because, well… dessert/pie/treat …. YOU DESERVE it!
If you are running around trying to get last minute shopping done, these 3 Ingredient Fruit Hand Pies can be made in lickity split to feed those house guests.
You see where I am going with this? You need not stress or pull the all nighter baking up a storm. You need not act like Martha to impress guests or family. Let’s face it, scrappy recipe hacks are SOOOOO TRENDY! Follow the trend and get some extra sleep while you’re at it. Capeesh?
Okay, I will get off my high horse about the Holiday Hustle.
Ready to see what’s actually in these tasty fruit hand pies?
- One –> Gluten free pie crust – Believe it or not, this 3-ingredient crust is made with GLUTEN FREE BREAD! It’s amazing and you’ll love it.
- Two –> Apple pie filling or any other pie filling. Be sure to make your own or use a non-GMO brand with no high fructose corn syrup. Just the real deal. I use Lucky Leaf brand.
- Three –> Fat – a touch of vegan butter, coconut oil, or real butter. You choose!
Apple hand pies recipe instructions
The process for making these gluten free apple hand pies? Um .. RIDICULOUSLY EASY.
Just make sure you have some dough saved in multiple batches.
- Roll out the dough.
- Cut the dough into circles. Make 5 to 6 inch circles using a lid of some sort.
- Add filling. You’ll only need a 1 tbsp or so of pie filling.
- Press the dough together to seal it into a hand pie and brush the top with melted butter.
Wham bam, thank you Ma’am!
OMG how flipping awesome is that ya’ll? Like a fruit-filled hot pocket in real food gluten free form. A dessert empanada!
Call it whatever you’d like. Just make them, serve them with holiday cocktails, and be MERRY and YULETIDE BRIGHT!
If you’re looking for other gluten free fruit desserts to bake up for the holidays, be sure to check out my recipe for baked apple slices. They have holiday spices and are SO good with a scoop of vegan whipped cream, y’all!Print
I know I mentioned this before, but here goes again. My disclaimer. I am not a Martha Stewart. I am no Julia Child. I will never be because I have no desire to be.
I AM however here to help EASE the whole gluten free baking thing. Those tough dilemmas. You know what I am talking about. We all need short cuts in life. The ones that help relieve time or mental space.
So there you go! Fruit hand pies to the rescue. Be sure to share with Santa. Ok?
Ps Be prepared for January, the return of nerdy nutrition talk and all the vegetables. Oh you will love it. Mahahahaha!
Favorite fruit hand pie filling? And go!
Have a wonderful weekend and Christmas Y’all!