Some refer to air fryers as the adult version of an Easy-Bake-Oven, and we are totally fine with that! Because these tasty little treats are so simple to make using homemade or canned pie filling, refrigerated biscuits, and your AIR FRYER! Topped off with melted butter and cinnamon-sugar mixture, these bombs taste like pie without all the work of making a pie from scratch.
• 3/4 C. Sugar
• 1 C. Apple Pie Filling **
• 1/2 C. Unsalted Butter, melted
• 1 Tbs. Apple Pie Spice
• 1 tsp. Cinnamon
• 8 oz. can Biscuits
In a small bowl, combine the sugar and apple pie spice. Set aside. Open the can of biscuits pulling each biscuit out and divide out into 16 circles. Roll each circle into a thin round shape. In a medium bowl, combine the apple pie filling pieces with the cinnamon. Stir together to combine well, so the apple bites are coated. Place a spoonful of the filling into the center of each circle of dough. Grab the edges and pull up, pinching them together to create small round balls.
Lightly spray your air fryer basket with oil. Place your bombs in the basket, leaving about 1/2 inch in between each piece. Do not overcrowd or overlap in the basket. Work in batches if necessary. Cook in the air fryer at 350º for 6-8 minutes, until the biscuits, are golden brown. Once they are cooked, dip each piece into the melted butter, then dip into the combined sugar and spice mixture.
Apple Pie Filling:
• 3 pounds baking apples, peeled, cored, and chopped
• 1 Tbs. Lemon Juice
• 1/2 C. packed Light Brown Sugar
• 1/4 C. Granulated Sugar
• 1 – 1/2 tsp. Ground Cinnamon
• 1 1/2 tsp. Grated Nutmeg Pinch Salt
• 2 Tbs. Cornstarch
• 3/4 C. + 2 Tbs. Louisburg Apple Cider, divided
• 2 tsp. Vanilla Extract
• 2 Tbs. Unsalted Butter
Add apples, lemon juice, brown sugar, granulated sugar, cinnamon nutmeg, and salt to a pot. Stir together and let mix at room temperature for about 15 minutes. Add 3/4 cup of apple cider to the pot, and stir the apples one more time. Cooking the apples evenly, turn heat to medium and begin to cook, stirring occasionally. Making sure not to cook off the liquid, cook until the apples have softened, about 10 minutes. If the liquid does cook off quickly, add 1/3 cup more apple cider to the pot. Whisk the cornstarch and remaining 2 tablespoons apple cider together in a small bowl. To thicken, pour the cornstarch mixture into apples and stir together until dissolved, and continue cooking for about 2-3 minutes. Remove from heat and stir in the vanilla and butter. Let the apple mixture cool completely.