Fall Dessert Ideas: Quick & Easy Mini Handpies

Fall dessert ideas are on the brain as the chill fills the air.

Handpies are always something I think of when I think of fall.  Pumpkin patches and apple turnovers just seem to go hand in hand.  These handpies are SO easy that you can have your whole family help (yes, even the 2 year old). As fall dessert ideas go, they are a perfect bite sized snack for a harvest party or a Halloween gathering for kids and grown-ups alike!

Fall Dessert Ideas - Mini Handpies

It’s almost silly how easy these are.  I had the thought of making my own filling with sugar, raw apples, and wonderful spices… and then I realized that I had already done all of that work making 10 half pints of my Apple Pie Jelly.  So why not use that instead??  After that it was an easy evolution to using every jam or jelly I had in the house as a filling for these bite-sized bits of fall yumminess.

We ended up picking the two that represented fall the best; Apple Pie Jelly and Pumpkin Butter!  YUM!

Fall Dessert Ideas - Ingredients for Hand Pies

You will need:

Wonton wrappers

jam or jelly

water for sealing

coconut or other light oil for frying

powdered sugar or cinnamon sugar

First, remove wrapper from package and lay flat on a clean surface assembly line style .

Place about a teaspoon of jelly or jam in the center (you can also use things like cherry pie filling but be careful, as they are easy to overfill).

Fall Dessert Ideas - Steps for Handpies

Dip your finger in water and run it along in a semicircle on the outside of the wrapper.

Fold over and press the two edges together to make a half circle.

Use a fork to press and seal the edges.

Fall Dessert Ideas - Handpies

Place in a pan with about 1/2 inch of hot coconut oil.  Flip half way through to brown on both sides.

Remove from oil and place on a paper towel lined plate.

Sprinkle with cinnamon sugar (for the apple jelly filled ones) or powdered sugar (for the pumpkin butter) and allow to cool for at least 10 minutes (the filling is HOT!).

And enjoy!

These would be a great appetizer for a harvest party or yummy fall dessert just because!

Fall Dessert Ideas - Yummy Handpies

What type of filling would you put in these yummy fall dessert beauties?

About Val

Valerie Rose, creator of the blog Collecting the Moments… one by one spends her days cooking, gardening, and homeschooling her 4 children on her urban homestead in rainy western Washington. With camera in hand, she is constantly collecting the moments of life and encouraging others to do the same with activities and inspiration for a simple, creative household. You can find her on Pinterest, Facebook and on her homeschooling blog where she documents all the fun learning her kids do day to day.