Air Fryer Apple Pie Bombs – Experience the indulgence of Air Fryer Apple Pie Bombs – a combination of sweet, spicy, and all things nice! This recipe takes the apple pie to heights, with an easy-to-make dessert that’s bound to impress. With a blend of granulated sugar, apple pie spice, flaky biscuits, and luscious apple pie filling these bite-sized bombs are bursting with flavor.
I can still vividly recall the moment I first whipped up these Air Fryer Apple Pie Bombs on a lazy Sunday afternoon. The enticing aroma of apples and cinnamon filled the house beckoning my husband and child into the kitchen, like magnets. Their eyes sparkled with delight from the bite. Since that day it has become our family’s treat for cozy evenings and special gatherings.
What makes this Air Fryer Apple Pie Bombs truly special?
What sets these Air Fryer Apple Pie Bombs apart is their utilization of an air fryer. This innovative cooking method provides a clean experience while significantly reducing oil usage compared to traditional frying methods. The bombs themselves are a fusion of flavors perfectly balancing the sweetness of the apple pie filling with a crispy and sugary coating that’s simply irresistible. They are loved by both adults and children. Can be enjoyed in situations whether it’s a relaxed family snack or a special treat, for a celebration.
What You Need To Make This Air Fryer Apple Pie Bombs Recipe?
Granulated Sugar: This isn’t just sugar; it’s the start of something magical. It caramelizes to perfection, giving our apple pie bombs that signature sparkle and crunch.
Apple Pie Spice: Think of this as autumn in a jar. The blend of cinnamon, nutmeg, and allspice is what gives our bombs that nostalgic, heartwarming flavor.
Pillsbury Grand Biscuits: The unsung hero of our recipe. These flaky biscuits are a game-changer, creating the perfect, pillowy pocket for our apple pie filling.
Finely Chopped Apple Pie Filling: The star of the show! This filling brings the essence of cozy apple pies into bite-sized delights. Chopping it finely means more even distribution in each bomb.
Cinnamon: It’s not just a spice; it’s a warm hug for your taste buds. It complements the apple filling with its sweet and woody aroma.
Unsalted Butter: This is what brings everything together, quite literally. It’s the glue that holds the sugar coating in place, adding richness and depth to each bite.
Steps To Make Air Fryer Apple Pie Bombs:
Step 1: First up, let’s make the mixture that will give our apple pie bombs their signature sweet coat. Grab a medium-sized bowl and mix together ¾ cup of granulated sugar with 3 teaspoons of apple pie spice. Stir them until they’re completely in love with each other. Set this bowl of sweetness aside – it’s going to make our bombs irresistible.
Step 2: Now, let’s get to the fun part – the biscuits. Open up that can of Pillsbury Grand biscuits. These aren’t just biscuits; they’re the canvas for our masterpiece. Gently peel each one into two layers. Don’t rush this; enjoy the process. Flatten each layer into a circle about 4 inches across. You should end up with 16 lovely circles, ready for their apple pie filling.
Step 3: In a small bowl, let’s mix our heartwarming filling. Take 1 cup of finely chopped apple pie filling and add a teaspoon of cinnamon. Mix them until they’re inseparable. This mixture is the heart of our apple pie bombs, packed with flavor and love.
Step 4: It’s time to bring our bombs to life. Place about a tablespoon of our apple pie filling onto each biscuit circle. Now, carefully fold the edges over the filling, pinching them together to keep all that goodness inside. Gently, oh so gently, roll each one into a ball. This is where our apple pie bombs start taking shape – little bundles of joy!
Step 5: Let’s prep our air fryer – this modern kitchen wizard is going to transform our bombs into golden delights. Spray the basket with some nonstick cooking spray. This little step is important – it means our apple pie bombs will come out easily, with no sticking.
Step 6: Place the apple pie bombs in the air fryer basket, giving them some space to breathe and cook evenly. They like their personal space. Spray the tops lightly with cooking spray. Now, let them cook at 350°F for about 8-9 minutes. Watch as they turn into beautiful golden brown treasures. You might have to work in batches, but that’s just more time to anticipate the deliciousness!
Step 7: Once they’re done, it’s time for the final flourish. Dip each apple pie bomb into the melted butter – give them a good coat. Then, roll them in our sugar and spice mix. This is the moment they transform from just apple pie bombs to spectacular, sparkling apple pie bombs.
Step 8: Serve these beauties warm, straight from the air fryer, or let them cool to room temperature. They’re not just a dessert; they’re a warm embrace, a sweet whisper of home and comfort.
For a flavorful experience, you can try preparing the apple pie filling mixture a day ahead. Follow the instructions. Combine the chopped apples with cinnamon then let it rest in the fridge overnight. This additional time allows the flavors to blend and intensify resulting in apple pie bombs that have a richer apple cinnamon taste. When you take a bite the day you’ll be delighted by an explosion of perfectly balanced flavors that have had time to develop and complement each other beautifully. It’s a step. It truly enhances that comforting homemade essence of apple pie, with every bite!
Frequently Asked Questions:
Can I make these in advance?
Yes, you can make them a few hours in advance. Heat them up before serving.
Any tips for perfect apple pie bombs?
Make sure to seal the edges of the biscuits to prevent any filling, from leaking out.
Can I use homemade apple pie filling?
Definitely! Using homemade filling can add a personal touch to this recipe.
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