Apple Pie Bombs are a fun and tasty way to get all the flavors of an apple pie without all the hassle of baking a homemade pie. Store-bought biscuit dough is used to hold in the apple pie filling and then air fried. For added flavor, the fried apple pie bombs are dipped in butter and rolled into an apple pie spice and sugar coating.
Air Fryer Apple Pie Bombs Ingredients
The ingredients in this recipe are pretty simple, and there are only six of them.
Apple Pie Spice: The apple pie spice is used in the coating to add even more apple spice flavor. If you don’t have any on hand, I have a homemade apple pie spice recipe here! You could get by with using a cinnamon and sugar coating if you can’t get ahold of any apple pie spice.
Biscuits: I used a can of store-bought biscuits for this recipe. It was easy and they air fried to a nice golden brown in the air fryer. You could also make these with pie crust dough.
Apple Pie Filling: I added a teaspoon of cinnamon to the store-bought apple pie filling. I thought it needed a bit more spice. Also, chop the apples into smaller pieces. However, if you are using homemade apple pie filling, you could get by without the added cinnamon.
How to Make Air Fryer Apple Pie Bombs
These are a sweet snack that is easy to make and will satisfy your sweet tooth! To make the apple pie bombs, mix the apple pie spice and sugar in a medium bowl, and set it aside. This mixture will be the sugary coating.
Next, remove the biscuits from the can and separate each biscuit into two layers. Flatten each layer out a little bit; you will have 16 circles to fill. Spoon about a tablespoon of the apple pie filling onto the center of each circle. Pinch it together with your fingers and roll it into a ball, making sure the filling is inside the dough.
When ready, work in batches to air fry each apple pie bomb. Once they have been fried, remove them from the air fryer. Dip each one into a bowl of melted butter and coat with the apple pie spice and sugar mixture. Serve immediately or let them come to room temperature before serving. Both ways will still satisfy that sugar craving!
Can I Bake them in the Oven?
Yes! If you don’t have an air fryer, follow the same instructions up until putting them in the air fryer. Preheat the oven to 375°F and bake the apple pie bombs on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper for 15-17 minutes. When they are baked through, dip them in the melted butter and coat with the apple pie spice and sugar mixture. Enjoy!
- ¾ cup (150g) granulated sugar
- 3 teaspoons apple pie spice
- 1 can (8 count) Pillsbury Grand biscuits
- 1 cup apple pie filling, with apples cut into small pieces
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- ½ cup (1 stick or 113g) butter, melted
In a medium-size bowl, mix the sugar and apple pie spice. Set aside.
Remove the biscuits from the can and use your hand to peel and separate each into two layers. Using a rolling pin, roll each layer of biscuit into a 4-inch circle. (You will have 16 circles.)
In a small bowl, combine the apple pie filling with cinnamon. Mix to combine.
Spoon about 1 tablespoon of the apple pie filling and cinnamon mixture into the center of each circle.
Use your fingers to pull sides together and pinch to seal. Roll into balls.
Spray the basket of an air fryer with nonstick cooking spray.
Working in batches, place the balls into an air fryer basket about 2 inches apart. Spray the tops with cooking spray.
Air fry at 350°F for 8-9 minutes, or until golden brown.
Carefully remove the balls from the air fryer, dipping each in melted butter.
Roll each dipped apple pie bomb into the apple pie spice and sugar mixture. Repeat with the remaining batches.
Serve immediately or at room temperature.