Air fryer apple pie bites are like bite-sized apple pies, with delicious apple pie filling inside, flakey biscuit layers, and a fantastic cinnamon sugar layer outside. They are the ultimate easy dessert and are as just mouthwatering as they sound!
You might think they are complicated, but these sweet treats are a breeze to whip up, since they are made with canned biscuits. Before you know it, you’ll have the sweet aroma of cinnamon and apples filling your kitchen.
Apple pie bombs are perfect for a quick and easy dessert that will have your family wanting more. And you can enjoy them guilt-free, knowing they’re made with an air fryer instead of deep-frying.
Not only are these Apple Pie Bites perfect for satisfying your dessert cravings, but they’re also great for serving at gatherings or packing in lunchboxes. So keep reading for step-by-step directions, serving ideas, and all my best tips and tricks.
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- Apple pie filling: Choose a good quality store-bought apple pie filling with a nice balance of sweetness and tartness. You can also make homemade pie filling.
- Canned biscuits
- Cinnamon: You can also use premade cinnamon sugar, although mixing your own is simple! Or use apple pie spice instead of cinnamon.
🥣How to Make Air Fryer Apple Pie Bites
- Cut pie filling: Put the filling in a bowl and slice a knife through it to make the pieces bite-sized.
- Flatten the biscuits: Cut each biscuit in half, roll it into a ball, and flatten it gently with your hands.
- Add the pie filling: Place a spoonful of apple pie filling mixture in the center of each flattened biscuit. Be careful not to overfill them, or you’ll end up with a sticky mess in your air fryer – trust me, I’ve been there!
- Fold and seal the biscuits: Fold the biscuit in half, enclosing the pie filling. Press the edges together to seal the filling inside.
- Air fry: Place the apple pie bites in a single layer, ensuring they don’t touch each other. Use parchment paper or spray the basket so they don’t stick. Air fry at 350 degrees F for 8-10 minutes or until they are golden brown.
- Roll in Cinnamon Sugar: Melt the butter and combine the sugar and cinnamon in a medium bowl. Dip the biscuit balls in butter and then roll them in the sugar mixture.
These apple pie bites are perfect by themselves for a quick dessert or an indulgent snack. Plus, they’re easy to make, even on a busy weeknight.
But if you want to make them even better, try these ideas:
- A la mode: Is there anything better than warm apple pie à la mode? Top these miniature apple pies with a scoop of vanilla ice cream for a heavenly treat.
- Drizzle with caramel: For an extra touch of sweetness, drizzle some caramel sauce over the apple pie bites.
- Sprinkle with powdered sugar: Give your apple pie bites a dusting of powdered sugar for a pretty presentation and a hint of extra sweetness. It’s like a bit of snowfall on your dessert!
- Serve with whipped cream: Dollop some whipped cream on the side or on top of the apple pie bites for a creamy, dreamy addition.
💭How to Store Your Apple Pie Bites
It is hard to resist devouring the entire batch of apple pie bites in one sitting. But if you have any leftovers, you can store them in an airtight container at room temperature for two days.
To reheat your apple pie bites, pop them back in the air fryer for a few minutes until they’re warm and crispy. You can also use the microwave or oven, but the air fryer gives the best results.
⭐Tips Perfect Air Fryer Apple Pie Bites
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- Choose the right biscuits: I prefer the refrigerated flaky biscuit dough, where you can peel the layers apart.
- Prep your pie filling: The apple slices in pie filling are usually a bit large for this recipe. Put it in a bowl and use a knife to dice them smaller. Don’t try to cut the filling on a cutting board; it will get very messy.
- Don’t overstuff your bites: As tempting as it is to pile on the apple pie filling, resist the urge! Overstuffing can lead to messy explosions in your air fryer, and you don’t want to deal with that clean-up. A tablespoon of filling per biscuit gives you a good balance of flaky pastry and sweet, gooey filling.
- Cinnamon sugar coating: Coating the bites can get a little messy. To make your life a little easier, keep one hand for handling the bites and keep the other clean.
Absolutely! While I adore the classic apple pie flavor, you can mix things with different fruit fillings like cherry, peach, or blueberry.
These will taste best when fresh, so I recommend making them right before you plan to serve them.
Nobody likes a soggy apple pie bite, so I recommend reheating them in the air fryer for a few minutes at 350°F until they’re warm and crispy.
I suggest either spraying the basket with oil or using parchment paper. While it’s not absolutely necessary, it will help prevent the apple pie bites from sticking.
Yes, place them on a baking sheet and bake in a preheated 375-degree F oven for 15-20 minutes until the apple pie bombs are light brown.
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Apple Pie Bites Recipe
- 1 can jumbo biscuits five count
- 3/4 cup apple pie filling apple cuts into small pieces (see notes)
- 4 tablespoons butter
- ½ cup granulated sugar
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- Put the apple pie filling in a bowl and use a knife to slice through the apples to make the pieces smaller.3/4 cup apple pie filling
- Divide each biscuit into two parts.1 can jumbo biscuits
- Roll each piece of dough into a ball, then flatten them to ¼ inch thick.
- Scoop about 1 tablespoon of filling into the middle of the circle of dough.
- Pinch the dough together around the filling. Repeat for all the dough.
- Spray the air fryer basket with cooking spray or put a piece of parchment paper on the bottom. Place the bites in the air fryer basket, keeping about 1 inch between them.
- Air fry at 350 degrees F for 8-10 minutes.
- While they cook, mix the sugar and cinnamon in a bowl. Set aside.½ cup granulated sugar, 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- Melt the butter in another bowl and set aside.4 tablespoons butter
- When they are golden brown, remove the apple bites and let them cool slightly.
- Dip each apple bite in the melted butter and then roll them in the cinnamon sugar.
- Let them cool on a wire rack for a little longer.
- I like to use the flaky-style biscuits, so you can peel the layers apart.
- You can use apple pie spice instead of cinnamon.
- The apple slices in the pie filling are large for this recipe. So put it in a bowl and use a knife to dice them smaller. Don’t try to cut the filling on a cutting board; it will get very messy.
- Don’t overstuff your apple pie bombs since it can lead to a big mess in the air fryer.
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Nutrition facts are estimates.