Apple Flips aka Apple Hand Pies

What a lovely way to end a long busy day. Kick your feet up and enjoy a freshly baked apple flip. Maybe perhaps you just need a snack or even a little breakfast. Whatever the case, these are sure to satisfy that craving. Yes, they are that good. I’ve had many people across the globe try this recipe and they all say the same : It’s now their “Go To Recipe.” The real star of the show is the pastry.

A recipe that was passed down to me by my wonderful Mother in Law Shirley. She used to work in the cafeteria at the Health Sciences Center ( a hospital in St. John’s) so these are the “real deal.” I haven’t met a single soul who hasn’t enjoyed the gorgeous, satisfying flavor that these Apple flips have. A taste bud explosion for sure.

Very versatile these flips or hand pies can be made into any pie your heart desires; try it with cherry or blueberry, even perhaps a savory filling of meat and gravy, turkey and dressing, Oh the possibilities are endless!

These little delights sure are a sure to please the whole family. They freeze very well too. Great for lunches or snacks.

I also sold a bunch at a craft fair once, so if you enjoy that sort of thing these are a huge seller. I had to make double for the next craft fair. Here’s a video tutorial demonstrating how to make these wonderful apple flips. It’s me in my kitchen I sure hope you enjoy!

I sure hope you enjoyed that and give this tried and true recipe a try for your friends and family . I’m sure you won’t be disappointed.

In order to make these delicious apple flips you will need the following:

Ingredients for the Pastry:

  • 4 cups of flour
  • 1 1/4 cup shortening
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1 cup fresh 2% milk
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon sugar


Combine dry ingredients, cut in butter and shortening add milk and blend. Roll out pastry with your rolling pin and cut into circles add filling.

Brush with egg wash by combining an egg with a couple tablespoons of water and bake at 400 degrees for 30 minutes. Remember you can use many different fillings the possibilities are endless. enjoy!!

Apples from Sheldon’s grandmothers tree Red Head Cove, NL
apple flips fresh from the oven

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2 thoughts on “Apple Flips aka Apple Hand Pies

  1. Frankie St croix Nov 22, 2020 — 2:44 pm

    I made these this week and every one loved them. Loved your video as it’s good to see if I’m doing it correctly
    But they turned out great. Next time I’m going to try pizza things in them for my grandkids. Keep doing it. I’m from NL living in BC for over 40 yrs
    Thanks so much

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    1. Hi I’m so glad you liked them especially happy you watched the video…I’m working on a pizza page now everything from scratch my grandson loves it! You can get super creative with that pastry Be Safe and Thanks


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