What do you do when your friends from Apple Thief drop in a bag of THE most delicious apples straight from the orchard?

✔️enjoy the straight from the bowl
✔️create a little recipe for Caramelised Apple Hand Pies

These little hand pies can be as big or as small as you like, any size and shape, eaten hot or cold!


  • 3 apples sliced or chopped (we left the skin on)
  • 1/2 cup white sugar
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • Juice 1/2 lemon
  • Cinnamon stick
  • Pinch cinnamon
  • Puff Pastry (1-2 sheets).
  • 1 beaten egg


  • Preheat the oven to 200 degrees.
  • Slice or chop the apples and add to the saucepan with the sugars, cinnamon & lemon juice.
  • Cook gently until the apple is soft and clear and the sugar has caramelised. Let cool for 10 mins.
  • Cut puff pastry into square or round shapes, fill the middle with the apple mixture and then fold opposite edges over to make a parcel. Press the pastry edges tightly together.
  • Brush the pastry with beaten egg on the top side and sprinkle with sugar.
  • Cook for 10-15 mins or until golden brown.