Air Fryer Apple Pie Bombs are biscuit dough filled with apple pie filling, cooked in an air fryer until golden brown, and coated in an apple pie spice and sugar mixture. I also have Cherry Pie Bombs and Blueberry Pie Bombs!
Air Fryer Apple Pie Bombs
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.
This recipe was inspired by Miss in the Kitchen’s Air Fryer Churro Apple Bombs recipe.
Ingredients & Substitutions
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 or puff pastry 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.
Can I Bake Apple Pie Bombs 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!
What is the Best Air Fryer?
I have tested 3 brands in my home and I recommend the Ninja Air Fryer. (affiliate link) You can go up a size if needed, but it is superior in achieving consistent results and also ease of use. I’ve been very happy with this Air Fryer!
How to Freeze Apple Pie Bombs
After they have been cooked, let the apple pie bombs come to room temperature. Then, freeze them on a baking sheet until frozen. Once frozen, store them in a freezer-safe bag or container for up to 3 months. Be sure to label and date the container.
More Air Fryer Recipes
Air Fryer Apple Pie Bombs
- ¾ cup (150 g) granulated sugar
- 3 teaspoons apple pie spice
- 1 can (8-count) Pillsbury Grand biscuits, not flaky layers
- 1 cup (243 g) apple pie filling, with apples cut into small pieces
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- ½ cup (1 stick / 113 g) unsalted butter, melted
- In a medium-size bowl, mix the sugar and apple pie spice. Set aside.
- Remove the biscuits from the can and peel to separate each into two layers. Press 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 fold the sides together, pinching 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.
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Can fresh apples be used in this recipe? How do I “precook” the apples for the filling, or can I just slice the apples and wrap them in the biscuit dough ?
I would just find a recipe for homemade apple pie filling and go from there
“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 them with the apple pie spice and sugar mixture. Enjoy!”
Delicious and pretty easy to make. Took me about 45 minutes.
You can also put them in in cupcake pan with liners n when there done dip in melts biter n roll in sugar mixture this is if you have no air fryer ( but who doesn’t have an air fryer lol)
We made the Cherry Bombs in the air fryer in a wire basket. They got vey brown on top and not quite baked on the bottom. Followed temperature and added time to bake the bake the bottoms. We had them on the top shelf and they did stick to the basket even with spray on the basket. Any suggestions?
Ever since my Cardiologist stopped all fryed foods, I have searched hhigh and low for alternate recipes. He recommended a Air fryer. I came across some recipes on Facebook from iambaker. I tell you I was skeptical at first. But the recipes are amazing, and tonight we tried the Apple Pie Bombs. Not even my husband could tell that they were cook in the Air Fryer. Absolutely loved by the whole family. Thank you for sharing these recipes it has been a life changer for me and my family 💞
New stove has an air fryer button…had never used until today…took maybe 10 minutes at 350 air fryer degrees…these are so good..I posted on FB ..recommending that kids or grands could help make these…DELICIOUS !!
These sound great, we don’t have pilsbury dough biscuits in the UK, what could I substitute? Don’t mind making biscuits.
These sound delish. I LOVE my air fryer and use it almost daily.
Can I use the apple pie filling from your Apple Pie Cupcakes instead of store bought apple pie filling?
I used flaky-worked out fine. (It was all I had!
Fast, easy, and delicious! Hubby really loves them.
Love love love…