Air Fryer Lemon Hand Pies Recipe

Air Fryer Lemon Hand Pies
 are so good If you are looking for the perfect summertime Air Fryer Dessert this is one of the best

PREP TIME 10 minutes

COOK TIME 8 minutes

TOTAL TIME 18 minutes

What Are Hand Pies?

If you are not familiar with the term hand pie, it’s really just a fancy way of saying portable pie. Meaning you can take these with you anywhere you go, and since they look like you spent hours in the kitchen, they would be perfect for you to take to your next family gathering or BBQ you are invited to.

How to cook Air Fryer Lemon Hand Pies

Looking for a tasty treat to celebrate spring? Checked out these Lemon Hand Pies! These tangy treats feature homemade lemon hand pie encased in a crisp and flaky crust. And, because they are made in an air fryer they are made with a lot less oil than regular fried hand pies. Here are the instructions on how to make Air Fryer Lemon Hand pies.

Required Equipment

  • air fryer
  • medium size saucepan
  • medium size metal bowl
  • whisk
  • measuring cups
  • measuring spoons
  • large circle cookie cutter
  • cutting board
  • baking sheet
  • small glass bowl

Ingredients Needed

  • 1 package refrigerated pie dough
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 1 cup Lemon curd

Lemon Curd Ingredients

  • 8 egg yolks
  • 1 3/4 cups granulated sugar
  • 3/4 cup oz freshly squeezed lemon juice (4 large lemons)
  • pinch of salt
  • 2 tbsp grated lemon zest
  • 1/2 cup chilled unsalted butter, sliced

Icing Ingredients

  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 1/2 lemon


  • Add an inch or so of water to a medium-sized saucepan.
  • Using medium-high heat, bring the water to a simmer.
  • While the water is heating up, Place the yolks and sugar into a medium-sized bowl and whisk vigorously until smooth.
  • Add in the lemon juice and salt, and whisk until smooth.
  • Once the water reaches a simmer, reduce the heat to low and place the bowl over the saucepan.
  • Cook whisking constantly.
  • Whisk for 20 to 22 minutes. The mixture looks a light yellow color. Do not allow the mixture to boil or it will curdle.
  • Remove the mixture from the heat and whisk in the lemon zest.
  • Add butter gradually, one piece at a time, whisking well to combine
  • Transfer to an airtight container and refrigerate.
  • Now it’s time to make the hand pies.
  • Preheat the air fryer.
  • Make the filling.
  • Spread flour on the top of the large cutting board to coat.
  • Lay the pie crusts and gently roll them out to ¼” thickness.
  • Use the circle cookie cutter cut out 6 circles.
  • Place the circles of dough on a baking sheet.
  • Place 1 tbsp of filling in the center of the pie dough.
  • Brush the edges of the pie dough with beaten egg.
  • Fold the dough over, and press the dough down with your fingertips to seal closed.
  • Use a fork to press around the outside of the dough, leaving indentations on the edges.
  • Brush the top of the pies with beaten egg.
  • Sprinkle the top with sugar lightly.
  • Place the uncooked hand pies into the air fryer two at a time.
  • Cook on 380′ for 8-10 minutes or until golden brown and flaky.
  • While you’re cooking the pies, you can make the icing.
  • Add the icing ingredients to a small bowl.
  • Mix with a whisk until well combined.
  • Let cool slightly and top with an icing drizzle.
  • Serve and enjoy
Air Fryer Lemon Hand Pies
Air Fryer Lemon Hand Pies


Can I bake hand pies in the oven?

Yes, you can! Make the Lemon Hand Pies as called for in the directions below, and then place them onto a greased baking sheet. Place the baking sheet in a preheated 400 degrees F oven.

Bake for about 15 to 20 minutes, until golden brown. Remove and let them cool slightly before serving.

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