Ooey Gooey Raspberry Apple Pocket Pies

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I think if you know me, and read this blog, you know that I love pie.

Cream pie, banana pie, chocolate peanut butter pie (my true favorite), and then there’s the one fruit pie I’ve learned to love the most over the years – Raspberry Pie. My mom used to make a raspberry pie from scratch – kneading and rolling and using cookie cutters – with her floured elbows, floured turtleneck, and raspberry stains. I can still taste it after all of these years.

With my love of pie, and the kids’ fierce love of raspberries, (they can decimate an entire pint in five minutes flat) I hid two pints away in the vegetable drawer of the fridge so that I could brainstorm my new idea – mini pies. Hand pies. Bite-sized pies filled with tart and sweet fruit, and not much else. Raspberries were my first choice because they’re in season here, and they remind me so much of my mom’s homemade raspberry pie (hint to you, Mom) and then I decided that peeled apples would be a great addition as well. They bake wonderfully and will retain just the slightest amount of crispness, but will mostly just melt into the ooey gooey raspberry/sugar concoction. Did I mention the ooey gooey raspberry/sugar concoction? It’s messy!

Luckily for me, I have NEW oceloโ„ข No-Scratch Scrub Sponges. And luckily for all of us, I have a recipe for these delicious little pies. Call them hand pies. Call them mini pies. I personally call them pocket pies. Just call them delicious!

Raspberry Apple Pocket Pies!

Ooey Gooey Raspberry Apple Pocket Pies

Prep Time: 30 minutes

Cook Time: 20 minutes

Total Time: 50 minutes

Yield: 12 pocket pies

Ooey Gooey Raspberry Apple Pocket Pies

These are messy, yummy, tart, sweet, party-friendly, kid-friendly, sponge-friendly, and all around awesome! Try them with your fruit of choice.


  • Circle/Star/Heart/etc. cookie cutters
  • 1 package ready-made pie crust or your best homemade pie crust recipe
  • 1 large egg, beaten in a bowl
  • 12 ounces (2 packages) raspberries
  • 1 large apple, peeled
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1 tbsp cornstarch
  • 2 tsp organic vanilla extract


  1. Preheat oven to 375
  2. Line a large cookie sheet with parchment paper
  3. Combine raspberries, sugar, cornstarch, diced apples, and vanilla extract and blend together evenly
  4. Lightly flour a cutting board or other large surface and unroll your pie crusts
  5. Cut a round circle of dough, brush with egg, and top with your fruit/sugar mixture
  6. Then cut out a second circle and press firmly around the edges to seal the two circles into one hand or pocket pie
  7. Use a fork for decorations and to make sure it's sealed
  8. Keep going until you run out of dough completely
  9. Brush the tops of your pies with egg and bake for 20 minutes or until golden
  10. Let cool and serve

It’s time to be photo-bombed by pie photos!


pocket pie

raspberry pie

raspberry apple pie

Now let’s talk about cleanup. It’s always wonderful to be able to create delicious meals and desserts without worrying about the cleanup. Thanks to ocelo No-Scratch Scrub Sponges, we clean our dishes without scratching surfaces. Pie is messy!

hand pie

The ocelo scrub sponges come in teal, lemon, mango, and lime colors.


ocelo No-Scratch Scrub Sponges are great for cleaning non-stick cookware and bathroom tile, and they scrub our kitchen and bathroom surfaces without any scratching at all. My pie recipe is so messy as is, and I’m not the most organized person in the world, so I’m not sure I’d be able to make my pocket pies without ocelo No-Scratch Scrub Sponges there to help clean.

And if you’re wondering if it’s possible to get really excited about a sponge, just ask Cassidy how often I add them to the shopping list, just because I don’t think you can ever have enough. We have messy kids and pets. Maybe I’m the messy one!

And maybe you’re wondering where to get these wonderful ocelo No-Scratch Scrub Sponges? Target, of course.

Otherwise known as one of my favorite places.

In the Kitchen Cleaning aisle!

I think you know now that I’m a domestic work in progress. I’ve had to outsource a lot of tasks over the years, or I’ve watched as Cassidy has taken over. No more! When I buy cleaning products myself, and use them, I truly appreciate the ones that work the best for me. I may not be the neatest person in the world, but I think a clean bathroom and a clean kitchen are key.

They are probably my cleaning priorities.

So whether you’re a parent, a college kid, buying your first house, or pretty much going through any walk of life, check these out. They may even help you to be more adventurous in the kitchen like I’ve been being! My first hand pies were a success!

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About Tamara

Tamara is a professional photographer, a mama of two, a Lifestyle Blogger/Social Media Influencer/Brand Ambassador, and a nearly professional cookie taster. She has been known to be all four of those things at all hours of the day and night. She is a very proud contributor to the book, The Mother Of All Meltdowns, the Stigma Fighters Anthology (volume 1), and The HerStories Project: So Glad They Told Me. She is also a proud Community Lead and a regular contributor to the SoFab Food blog, and the Target Made Me Do It blog. After two cross country moves, due to her intense Bi-Coastal Disorder, she lives with her husband, daughter, son, dog, cat, and 11 chickens in glorious western Massachusetts.


Ooey Gooey Raspberry Apple Pocket Pies — 51 Comments

  1. My husband’s grandmother used to make something similar with an apple filling. I loved that you could just pick them up and carry them around. I never thought of making them with raspberries, but I would because they are my favorite berry. They just scream “summer” to me!

    • That’s what Des likes about them too. He just walks around all, “Hi, I’m eating a whole pie!” ha!
      Raspberries are my favorite too, I think. When they’re fresh picked off the vine. Bush? Tree? Man, nothing is better.

    • I’m glad to hear! You make so many delicious recipes that I imagine you need good sponges for all the dishes. Pocket pies rock. They’re less intimidating to me than big pies.

  2. We are twinsies today and I Love this recipe! Raspberries must be eaten in all their ooey, gooey gloriousness to truly be enjoyed! Love it!

  3. Those raspberry apple pie pockets look yummy. They also sound really easy to make. My son is planning on us baking lots of pies for Thanksgiving. I might need to stock up on sponges for easy clean up. They are probably easy for kids to use too. I usually just sponges for the bathroom, but I need to use them more in the kitchen too.

    • Your son is so amazing, Sonya! He’s so motivated to make and eat good food.
      The sponges are awesome – the colors make it helpful for my kids to help clean.

  4. I’m glad you remember my favorite pie to make and to eat! Hmm…I am channeling Nana again….raspberry picking at Longmeadow Farm…another
    idea for kids this week!

    • Thank you! What’s funny is that my mom read this post and she has my kids for eight days while I go to Alaska and she said she’ll maybe make her raspberry pie for them!!

  5. Mmmm…pie! Raspberry and apple sounds like a delicious combination. Our family is definitely messy, and we should replace our sponges more often!

  6. My husband would go crazy for those pies! They look amazing! And I hate to admit how much we need those sponges in our kitchen.

  7. Yum! These look delicious! I love pie, from chocolate silk to strawberry to dutch apple. The fact that these are handheld makes them even better ๐Ÿ™‚

    • We have an actual pie bar in our house and it inspired me. I was there today and wondering if there are other pie bars in the world! There are pie shops, but this is a bar. Intriguing!

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