Gluten Free Churro Apple Hand Pies

Churro Apple Hand Pies

Churro Apple Hand Pies




Fun to make and fun to eat, these gluten-free churro apple hand pies make tasty desserts or special snacks!


  • 1 package GeeFree puff pastry dough

  • Gluten Free flour for dusting

  • Filling
  • 2 tablespoons (half stick) butter, unsalted

  • 4 apples, peeled, cored, and chopped

  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar

  • 1/4 cup light brown sugar

  • juice of 1/2 lemon

  • pinch of salt

  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon

  • 1 egg, lightly beaten for egg wash

  • Topping
  • 1/4 cup sanding sugar or sparkling sugar

  • 1 tablespoon cinnamon

  • Optional Tools
  • sandwich sealer


  • Bring puff pastry dough to room temperature. Heat oven to 375°F.

  • Melt butter in a medium saucepan over medium heat. Add apples, both sugars, lemon juice, cinnamon, and a pinch of salt. Cook, stirring occasionally, until apples are soft and caramelized, about 20 minutes. Let cool for 10 minutes.

  • Dust counter with gluten-free flour. Take puff pastry dough and roll it out to approximately 1/4-inch thick.

  • Cut into rounds or squares. Then take about 1 to 2 tablespoons of filling and put in the center of the dough. Brush edges with egg wash and place another round on top. Press edges tightly. You can use a cut and seal press as well.

  • Place on a sheet pan with parchment paper. Brush tops with egg wash, and then top with sugar/cinnamon mixture.

  • Bake for approximately 25 to 30 minutes or until golden brown.

  • You can freeze and reheat as needed. Heat oven to 375°F and bake until internal temp of 165°F is reached, approximately 15 to 20 minutes.