Cherry Pie Bombs are like mini, bite-sized cherry pies with a flaky crust and cherry pie filling that are made in an air fryer. Try my Apple Pie Bombs for another sweet dessert made in an air fryer.
Cherry Pie Bombs
It’s hot where I am right now, and turning on the oven or sweating over a pie really doesn’t sound like much fun. But, these cherry pie bombs can be just the dessert to make when craving pie. Each bite is bursting with cherry pie filling and they are made in an air fryer! I also added a glaze to the pie bombs.
Biscuits: Look for a can of Pillsbury Grand biscuits (not the flaky layers variety). It makes this dessert super easy and they fry up to a nice golden brown color in the air fryer. You could also make these with pie crust dough, puff pastry dough (without the cinnamon), or even crescent roll dough. If you use a different kind of dough, the cooking times may vary a bit.
Filling: All you need is a cup of cherry pie filling.
Butter: I used melted butter to brush around the outsides of the pie bombs before placing them in the air fryer. You could also get away with using cooking spray, but I think they taste better with butter.
Glaze: The simple glaze is made with confectioners’ sugar and milk. You could enjoy the pie bombs without the glaze, but I love the added sweetness. You can either dip them or drizzle them with glaze!
Can I Bake Cherry Pie Bombs in the Oven?
Yes! To bake the pie bombs in the oven, follow the same instructions up to cooking them in the air fryer. Preheat the oven to 375°F and spray a muffin tin with nonstick cooking spray.
Place the pie bombs into the cups of the muffin tins. Bake for 12-14 minutes, or until golden brown. They may not get quite as golden brown as cooking them in an air fryer, but they are still a yummy dessert! And, don’t forget about the glaze!
Can I Make Cherry Pie Bombs Ahead of Time?
Yep! They actually make a great snack. After you have cooked the pie bombs, let them come to room temperature. Once at room temperature, store them in an airtight container for up to 3 days. I recommend heating them up in the microwave before serving; I like them best when warm.
How to Freeze Cherry Pie Bombs
After they have been cooked, but before glazing them, let the cherry 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. You can add the glaze when you are ready to enjoy them.
Can I Use a Different Kind of Pie Filling?
Cherry Pie Bombs
- 1 can (8-count) Pillsbury Grand biscuits, not flaky layers
- 1 cup (255 g) cherry pie filling
- ½ cup (1 stick / 113g) unsalted butter, melted
- 2 cups (250 g) confectioners' sugar
- 3-4 tablespoons whole milk, room temperature
- 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.)
- Spoon about 1 tablespoon of the cherry pie filling into the center of each circle.
- Use your fingers to pull sides together and pinch to seal. Roll into balls. Make sure the dough is the same thickness all around for even cooking.
- Brush all sides of the bombs with the melted butter.
- Working in batches, place the bombs into an air fryer basket about 2 inches apart.
- Air fry at 330°F for 7-8 minutes, or until golden brown. Remove the pie bombs from the air fryer to let them cool slightly. As they are cooling, make the glaze.
- To make the glaze, in a medium mixing bowl, combine the confectioners' sugar and milk. Whisk together until smooth. Add more milk to reach your desired consistency.
- Dip or roll each cherry pie bomb in the glaze. Place them on a wire rack over a baking sheet.
- Let the glaze firm up. Serve warm or at room temperature.
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