This may be the all time easiest 'recipe' we have ever delivered! Stone Hollow Farmstead makes a homemade, just right giant jar of apple pie filling made with fragrant, tart, and tasty southern grown apples that requires nothing more than for the lid to be screwed off and the filling spooned or poured into whatever pastry is desired. We love light and airy puff pastry that is crispy and buttery, but any pie or sweet tart dough works well too. Experiment with whatever cutter shape you like or, simply fold circle shapes in half and crimp the edges. These textured pies offer a simple day after Thanksgiving or Christmas morning breakfast tradition.
cuisine American
difficulty Easy
season Fall & Winter
serves 8 to 12



  1. Preheat the oven to 425 degrees F.
  2. Thaw out the puff pastry dough according to package instructions.
  3. Cut the dough into desired shape making sure to cut a front and a back for each hand pie and transfer one cut out to a parchment lined baking sheet. Use a fork to thoroughly prick the bottom of the dough so that it doesn't bubble and rise during baking.
  4. Place spoonfuls of the apple pie filling over the pricked bottom, leaving an 1/8" border of dough showing. The filling should be spread to an even 1/4" all around.
  5. Place the second half of dough over the first matching the design. Use a fork or the handle of a spoon to press all of the edges together (if there is too much filling, the dough will stretch and be uneven).
  6. Use a sharp knife to make 3 small slits on the angle on the top piece of dough (this will allow out steam and prevent the dough from bulging and bubbling too much.)
  7. Sprinkle the tops of each completed shape with raw sugar and place on the middle rack of the oven for 15 minutes, or until golden and the exterior is crispy.
  8. Serve warm or at room temperature.