Instead of heating up the kitchen to make apple pie for your holiday celebration, make these easy Air Fryer Apple Pie Bombs instead. All the flavor of apple pie, without all of the work.
Store bought apple pie filling is chopped and placed on top of rolled out refrigerator biscuit dough. Then the dough is made into a ball and placed in the air fryer to cook.
Once the biscuits are cooked through and have turned golden brown, the balls are coated in a cinnamon sugar mixture. One bite into the apple pie stuffed biscuit and you know that you will be making this easy recipe over and over again.
Ever since I shared my recipe for Air Fryer Breakfast Bombs, I have been asked to share more recipes where biscuit dough can be ‘stuffed’ and cooked in the air fryer.
Although you could technically stuff anything inside of biscuit dough, Pizza Bombs are one of my favorites. Switch up the pizza toppings and you will never get tired of eating them.
However, don’t just think about breakfast or dinner when it comes to these types of recipes. Biscuit dough can be used to create a sweet treat any time of the day.
In fact you can serve the apple pie bombs as a dessert, snack, or as part of a backyard cookout. They are so delicious that I am sure you will be asked to make them over and over again.
Air Fryer Apple Pie Bombs Recipe
*Specific measurements and complete recipe instructions are located in a printable recipe card at the bottom of this article. However, be sure to continue to read the tips and tricks to making this recipe below.
- 1 can of Pillsbury Grand Biscuits
- 1 cup Apple Pie Filling, roughly chopped
- ½ cup unsalted Butter, melted
- ¾ cup granulated Sugar
- 2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
The first step in making air fryer apple pie bombs is to open the can of refrigerator Grand biscuit dough. Then separate each Grand Biscuit into two biscuits by pulling the top and bottom sections apart.
If you can’t find Grand biscuits at the grocery, it is okay to use standard biscuits. However, because they are smaller, you will need two cans of the biscuits instead of one and you will not to separate each biscuit into two pieces.
The next step is to use a rolling pin to roll each biscuit into a 4 inch wide circle. Then chop 1 cup of the apple pie filling into smaller, 1/2 inch size chunks.
Now spoon 1 tablespoon of apple pie filling into the center of each biscuit dough circle. Then pull the sides up and together over the filling, pinching to seal.
Seal The Dough
Be sure that there are no gaps or cracks in the dough. Otherwise the filling will spill out as the apple pie bombs are cooking in the air fryer.
Gently roll the biscuit filled dough into a smooth ball. Again, check each one over to be sure that any openings or seams are closed. Repeat the process until all of the biscuits are filled.
If your air fryer brand requires you to preheat, do so now at 380°F (193°C). Now place the dough balls into the basket of your air fryer, leaving 1 inch space between them.
Depending on the size of your air fryer, you may need to work in batches. Close the air fryer and set the temperature to 380°F (193°C).
Air fry for 5-6 minutes or until golden brown in color. At the 3 minutes of cooking time, carefully turn the biscuits over for even browning.
Make The Cinnamon Sugar Coating
While the apple pie bombs are in the air fryer make the coating by combining the sugar and cinnamon in a medium bowl. Then put the melted butter in a shallow bowl.
Once the apple pie bombs are golden brown in color, carefully remove them from the air fryer and place them on a cooling rack. While they are still warm, cover the entire outer surface with the melted butter.
Then transfer the butter coated balls into the cinnamon and sugar mixture. Roll them around in the mixture so that the entire surface can be coated.
Place them back on the cooling rack and repeat the air frying process with the remaining dough balls and coat as instructed.
Serve the air fryer apple pie bombs warm or at room temperature. Either way they are absolutely delicious!
Frequently Asked Questions
1. How do I store leftovers?
Store any leftovers in an air tight container at room temperature for up to 2 days. You can also store them in the refrigerator for up to 5 days.
2. Can I make these ahead of time?
If you want to make these ahead of time for a party or backyard cookout, you can make them up to 24 hours ahead of time. After they cool completely, store them in an air tight container at room temperature until ready to serve.
If you want to serve them warm, heat them in the air fryer at 350°F (177°C) for 3-4 minutes. You can also place them in the oven set at 200°F (93°C) to keep them warm until serving.
3. Can I use a different type of coating?
If you want to coat the outer surface in something else besides cinnamon sugar, I would suggest making a sweet powder sugar glaze. Start with 2 cups of powder sugar and add a little milk and whisk until a glaze forms.
Then roll the air fryer apple pie bombs in the glaze and then set on wax paper to cool.
4. Can I use other fruit filling to fill the biscuit dough?
Don’t just limit yourself to apple pie filling. Sweet biscuit bombs can be filled with any sort of canned pie filling.
Cherry pie filling, peach pie filling and even blueberry pie filling are all great choices.
5. What other recipes can I make with biscuit dough in the Air Fryer?
Biscuit dough is extremely versatile and can be used to make various treats in the air fryer. Of course, you can cook the actual biscuits in the air fryer as well.
Here are some of my favorite recipes that use biscuit dough in the air fryer:
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- 1 can of Pillsbury Grand Biscuits
- 1 cup apple pie filling roughly chopped
- ½ cup butter melted
- ¾ cup sugar granulated
- 2 teaspoon cinnamon
- Open the can of Grand biscuits and separate each one. Then separate each biscuit into 2 even layers. Roll each biscuit into a 4 inch circle. \
- Spoon 1 Tbsp of apple pie filling into the center of each dough circle. Then pull the sides up and together over the filling, pinching to seal.
- Gently roll the biscuit filled dough into a ball. Be sure to close any openings or seams that are visible.
- If your air fryer brand requires you to preheat, do so now at 380°F (193°C).
Now place the dough balls into the basket of your air fryer, leaving 1 inch space between them. Depending on the size of your air fryer, you may need to work in batches. Close the air fryer and set the temperature to 380°F. Air fryer for 5-6 minutes or until golden brown in color.
- While the apple pie bombs are in the air fryer make the coating by combining the sugar and cinnamon in a medium bowl. Once the apple pie bombs are golden brown in color, carefully remove them from the air fryer and place them on a cooling rack.
- While the apple pie bombs are still warm, dip them in the melted butter so that the entire surface is coated. Then roll them into the cinnamon and sugar mixture. Place them back on the cooling rack and repeat with remaining bombs.
- Repeat the air frying process with the remaining dough balls and coat as instructed.
- Serve them warm or at room temperature.
Serve them with ice cream if desired.
Baking Instructions: Prepare the apple pie bombs as instructed and bake in a preheated oven set at 375°F (190°C) for 15 minutes, or until they turn golden brown in color. Coat the outer surface as instructed.
Store in an air tight container for up to 5 days in the refrigerator.
Recipe provided by Make Your Meals
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 113Total Fat: 6gSaturated Fat: 4gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 15mgSodium: 73mgCarbohydrates: 14gFiber: 0gSugar: 12gProtein: 0g
Nutritional Information is to be used as a general guideline only . Nutritional calculations will vary from the types and brands of the products used.