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Easy Apple Cranberry Pocket Pies

Apple Cranberry Pocket Pies are apple pie filling and tart dried cranberries, baked in refrigerated pie dough. Using a pie press or or hands, you will be able to get the amazing flavor of fresh baked pie in minutes.

Apple Cranberry Pocket Pies are apple pie filling mixed with tart dried cranberries, baked in refrigerated pie dough.

I was supposed to be doing online holiday shopping when I came across a “Pocket Pie” press. It looked so easy to use. Just lay pie crust dough over the press,  spoon filling into one side, fold the press over on itself, press down,  and out falls an Apple Cranberry Pocket Pie. Just bake and eat! How simple is that? Well, of course I had to get one (cough) as a present for myself!

This apple cranberry pocket pies recipe is a combination of sweet apple pie filling and tart dried cranberries. Baked in flaky, buttery crust – who could resist? Just four ingredients and less than 20 minutes to make a delicious cozy snack!

Apple Cranberry Pocket Pies are apple pie filling mixed with tart dried cranberries, baked in refrigerated pie dough.

Ingredients Needed for Apple Cranberry Pocket Pies

  • Refrigerated Pie Crust – you’ll need 1 box, or 2 pie crusts. We were able to get 8 pies using 2 pie crusts. We re-rolled the scraps to get the eight dough rounds, so there was no waste.
  • Apple Pie Filling – we love this no sugar variety.
  • Dried Cranberries – adds tartness and texture.
  • Powdered Sugar – for the finishing touch!

More Filling Ideas for Pocket Pies

There are so many ways to fill these awesome little pies. Make them as sweet or savory as you like. Use your imagination. These are just some ideas. You can even freeze them before or after baking!

  • Blueberry Pie Filling and Almonds
  • Cherries and Chocolate
  • Gruyere and Raspberry Jam
  • Mushroom, Swiss Cheese and Caramelized Onion
  • Spinach and Goat Cheese
  • Broccoli and Cheddar Cheese
  • Pepperoni, Mozzarella and Marinara
Apple Cranberry Pocket Pies - easy to make individual pies with dried cranberries and apple pie filling! Great for fall.

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Apple Cranberry Pocket Pies are apple pie filling mixed with tart dried cranberries, baked in refrigerated pie dough.

Apple Cranberry Pocket Pies

Pocket Pies are great anytime as a snack, appetizer or main dish.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time :5 minutes
Cook Time :20 minutes
Total Time :25 minutes
Servings :8
Calories :337
Course :Dessert, Snack


  • 14.1 ounce refrigerated pie crust 1 box (2 rolls), at room temperature
  • 20 ounce Apple Pie Filling canned
  • 1/2 cup dried cranberries
  • 1/4 cup powdered sugar


  • Preheat the oven to 350°F. Line baking sheet with parchment paper.
  • Roll out one dough, and using a pie press or cereal bowl on top of the dough, press and twist to cut the dough into a round. Or use a knife.
  • Place 2 tablespoons of apple filling and a sprinkle of dried cranberries on one side of the dough. Fold the dough over on itself to make a half circle, and seal the pie edges with a fork. If using a pie press the edges will be sealed when you press it.
  • Place on a cookie sheet and repeat the process 7 more times, until all of the dough is used. Each roll of crust should net 4 pocket pies, if scraps are re-rolled. Carefully cut a small steam opening in the top of each crust.
  • Bake for 18-20 minutes, until dough is golden brown. Let cool, sprinkle with powered sugar and enjoy!

Chef Tips

Any filling can be used, savory or sweet. 
If your’re worried about the pie edges leaking, use an egg wash on the dough edges before sealing.

Nutrition Facts

Serving: 1pieCalories: 337kcalCarbohydrates: 52.77gProtein: 3.15gFat: 13.2gSaturated Fat: 4.08gSodium: 237.97mgPotassium: 80.36mgFiber: 2.39gSugar: 18.37gVitamin A: 17.01IUVitamin C: 1.21mgCalcium: 12.33mgIron: 1.54mg

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  1. Hi Beverly, I am so glad you could make it! The press makes things so easy…World market has a few other press shapes and I am tempted to buy more!! Have a wonderful week! Christine

  2. Hi Elaine, thank you so much for the feature! I truly appreciate it!! I will see ya on Thursday! Hugs- Christine

  3. Hi Girls, thanks for stopping by! I’ll be over on Monday! Happy Thanksgiving!

  4. Hi Christine, thanks so much! The blueberry idea sounds delicious! Maybe blueberry pie filling will have to do for now? TIP** I didn’t put it in the instructions, but be careful taking the folded pie out of the press. The dough tends to stick! I love co-hosting with you too at #omhgww, it is so much fun! Have a wonderful Thanksgiving! Hugs- Christine

  5. HI Winnie, I am so glad you stopped by! Thank you for the compliments….apples just seem to be the perfect Fall filling…and maybe Spring and Summer too! Have a wonderful Thanksgiving – Christine

  6. These are simply wonderful!!
    My family loves everything with apples 🙂

  7. These look delicious! I’ve been wanting to make a hand pie, since I saw one with blueberries, but they aren’t in season, and now I see yours! I can’t wait to try making them! Then I need to check World Market for a press! It’s a pleasure co-hosting #omhgww with you! Pinned! Enjoy your week!

  8. I love these pocket pies!! I will be featuring them on Thursday!! Thanks for sharing on My 2 Favorite Things on Thursday! Hope to see you again this week! Pinned!

  9. This is perfect! Pinned and tweeted. We appreciate you taking the time to party with us! I hope to see you on Monday at 7 pm, so we get to see your fabulous new creations. The party goes until Friday at 7 pm. Happy Sunday! Lou Lou Girls

  10. I love the idea of using a press for this. Your recipe sounds delicious. Thanks for sharing at Snickerdoodle Sunday. Pinned and Tweeted.

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