Air Fried Cherry Hand Pies 🍒


Quick.  Easy.  Adorable.   

Air Fried Handmade Cherry Hand Pies – another good reason to welcome an Air Fryer into your life.   Their quick, easy, adorable, and delightfully delicious!

Homemade goodness.

I was gifted an air fryer for Christmas, so I have been experimenting with it a lot lately.    French fries, hamburgers, eggs, French toast… Check.   I love it!   Thank you, husband!


I’m fortunate to have a stash of frozen hand-picked (tart) cherries in my deep freezer.  I decided to see how making mini-pies in my air fryer would go.   So, I began by thawing out a freezer bag full, and made up some cherry pie filling.

Simple Cherry Pie Filling:


Tart cherries (with their juice).  I used 4 cups of thawed frozen cherries.   You can certainly use canned cherries.   Use 3 cans if you do.

3 tablespoons of corn starch

1 1/2 cups sugar

A drop* of almond extract.

* I have found that a little bit of almond extract goes a long way; it can quickly become over-empowering.  Personally, I prefer just hint of almond-extract flavoring in my cherry pie, and have learned my preference is to use less than 1/4 teaspoon of extract.   Any more and it is all I can taste!

Stir up all the ingredients for the pie filling in a medium cook pot over the stove, while allowing it to “cook up” for about 15 minutes over medium-low heat.

For the crust, in my quest for quickness, I used some refrigerated store-bought pie crust that I had on hand.  Making homemade pie crust is easy and rewarding though.  Here’s my beloved recipe for homemade pie crust:

How to make homemade pie crust with your KitchenAid mixer.

It can be made with or without a KitchenAid.  It’s the best!

I laid out the prepared pie dough and, using my largest biscuit cutter, pressed circles into the dough.

I then laid a cut-out circle out on some aluminum foil that I had sprayed with non-stick cooking spray onto foil I had cut-to-size for fitting into the air fryer’s cooking basket.   If you don’t use cooking spray, they will likely stick to the foil some.

Using a slotted spoon, scoop up a spoonful of cherries, and place them into the center of the circle.

Use another circle overtop to cover the cherries.   Using a small fork, gently press around the edges, creating a seal (and a cute design simultaneously).

I vented the top by making a small slit using a knife.  I dusted the top with a little bit of granulated sugar.   One of these days I will get some course sugar for baking occasions such as this!

Into the air fryer it went, along with another one I had prepared.  Carefully  lay the aluminum foil inside so that the pies remained flat.

I set the air fryer setting to 350 degrees for about 7 minutes.  I then checked them and saw they were already a gorgeous golden brown color!   So I simply removed the foil with the readied pies beautifully intact.   I recommend that you begin checking to see if they look done around 5 minutes in 1 minute increments.

Perfection!  So so easy…


Just continue repeating the process for your desired amount of hand pies.   Or, you can use the rest of the ingredients to make a whole pie in your oven!


Links to two of my other pie recipe posts:

Old-Fashioned Sweet Potato Pie

Sweet & Sour Apple Pie




4 thoughts on “Air Fried Cherry Hand Pies 🍒

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