Apple Pie Pockets

  • Total Time

    1h 48m
    • Prep Time

      1h 30m
    • Bake Time

  • Makes


If you are a fan of McDonald's Apple Pies you could make you very own homemade version without having to leave the house, a great fake-away dessert to keep the kids (and big kids) happy.


  1. Using a food processor, blitz the flour and the butter together, and then pulse in the sugar, before gradually adding the water to bind the pastry to a soft dough.

  2. Alternatively, you can make the pastry by hand by rubbing the flour and butter together, adding the sugar and then the water, mixing with the blade of a dinner knife.

  3. Bring the pastry together, wrap in cling film and chill for 1 hour.

  4. Stew your apples by half filling a saucepan with water, peel and chop your apple into 1-2cm chunks, placing them in the water to stop them from browning. Once all the apples are prepped, drain the saucepan and then add a couple of tablespoons of water, and 3 tablespoons of light muscovado sugar. Stir in the cinnamon.

  5. Roll out your pastry between two sheets of parchment to make a big rectangle that is about 2-3 mm thick. Using a knife and a ruler cut the pastry into rectangles 7cm x 15cm. You will need two for each pie. A base and a lid.

  6. Brush the base with beaten egg, top with about 2 tbsp. pie filling and then top with the lid. Lift onto your prepared baking sheet and continue with the rest of the pastry until it is used up.

  7. Chill the pies for 30 minutes.

  8. Preheat your oven to 220°C (200°C fan.)

  9. Brush the pies with beaten egg and sprinkle with granulated sugar. Bake for 18 minutes.

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  1. 1 star rating

    it was not what they said it was omg

  2. 5 star rating

    If you know how to bake, these turn out amazing. I did them for a Birthday surprise and I am 12.

  3. 1 star rating

    Don't try to make these, the directions are unclear and it did not taste like an apple pie pocket.

  4. 2 star rating

    Turned out horrible and the directions are hard to follow.

  5. 1 star rating

    I never have trouble baking, but this broke my streak. The dough was crumbly and almost impossible to work with, the recipe was very vague when it came to the filling and even the ingredients was messed up. It said “add the sugar” in one spot, but mentioned all types of sugar later! I was very confused and frustrated during the entire process.

  6. 5 star rating

    I loved the dough it was very easy to do. Thank you

  7. 3 star rating

    ... stew as in on a fire??
    You can stew in a pan on your cooker,
    Happy Baking!

  8. 5 star rating



  9. 3 star rating

    We tried this and it came out..... ok. The pastry was a little dry. The filling was to sweet for me, but the kids liked it.

  10. 4 star rating

    Nice. Had a bit of trouble with the dough sticking, but I think that's because I accidentally put too much water. I am definitely making these again!

  11. 1 star rating

    this is horrible and i am a five star baker

  12. 5 star rating

    Can we substitute milk for egg?
    Yes to glaze the pockets that should be fine to substitute,
    Happy Baking!

  13. 1 star rating

    I don’t like it

  14. 1 star rating

    I hate it

  15. 4 star rating

    insted of water I put milk to mske it softer

  16. 5 star rating

    Great and easy pastry! I'm definitly making these regulary. Thanks

  17. 5 star rating

    We tried these and they were really good but when we were making the dough. And when we were done mixing he dough it came out more poudery then dough but over al, they were amazing ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

  18. 5 star rating

    Very good

  19. 5 star rating

    Tried these today and they came out fabulously! I use the hand method to make the pastry. Quite easy to make too!

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