Homemade caramel apple pie bombs are an easy, dippable take on the classic dessert. Serve this for an easy party treat so everyone can help themselves.
Who doesn’t love a good apple pie?
We all do.
But, I hate making apple pies from scratch.
Rolling out dough, cutting up apples, cooking filling.
These bite sized apple pie bombs make a much easier version than the classic.
And they may just be better than the original! The crust gets soft and flaky with no effort on your part and the whole thing is coated in a cinnamon-sugar mixture.
It really doesn’t get any better than that!
To make this you need:
- Country style biscuits – I like Pillsbury, but you could use your preferred brand.
- Soft caramels – You can use your preferred brand.
- Apple pie filling – Before using, chop the apples into small pieces.
- Butter – I prefer unsalted, but salted butter could give more of a salted caramel flavor.
- Cinnamon sugar – You can get the spice as is or use 1 cup sugar to 1 tablespoon cinnamon.
How to make
To start, preheat oven to 375 F. As it heats, line a baking sheet with parchment paper and then set aside.
Next, cut the caramels in half and flatten using your fingers or a spoon against a hard surface.
When the caramels are ready, flatten the biscuits until they are twice their starting diameter.
You can use your hands or a rolling pin to do this. Add a piece of flattened caramel followed by 1 tablespoon of apple pie filling to the center of each flattened biscuit.
Carefully bring the sides up and seal, using your fingers to press all around.
Next, place the rounds onto the prepared baking sheet, giving them at least 1 inch of space.
Bake in the preheated oven for 18 to 20 minutes or until they turn golden brown.
As soon as they are cool enough to handle, dunk each into the melted butter.
Allow the excess to drain off before rolling them in cinnamon sugar to coat.
Serving and storing
These are amazing fresh out of the oven, or you can let them cool and serve around room temperature if you prefer.
You can eat them using your hands and then dip them in a caramel or cinnamon sugar sauce. You could also eat these like regular apple pie with ice cream and whipped cream.
To store, allow them to cool and then place them in an air tight bag or container. They will store for up to 4 days on the counter or about a week in the fridge.
To serve leftovers, you can reheat for a few seconds in the microwave or place in a warm oven for a few minutes until warmed through.
If you want to make these ahead, I recommend baking them and storing them without the cinnamon sugar. Once you are ready to serve, warm them up a bit in the oven, and then dip and roll them in the cinnamon sugar mixture.
Tips and Tricks
- Make sure to firmly press the biscuits back together to ensure the filling doesn’t leak.
- Don’t over-fill the biscuits. About a tablespoon is all you need.
- You can use salted butter or caramel for a slightly different flavor.
- Serve with caramel sauce, cinnamon sugar glaze/sauce, vanilla ice cream, or whipped cream.
- Add a few walnuts for a bit of crunch in the bombs.
Other Easy Pie Ideas
Caramel apple pie bombs are the shortcut you need to try when you want the flavors of the originals in an easy to make treat. Make them for your next gathering and enjoy!
If you love easy to make takes on pie that won’t take you all day to make, check out these other favorites:
- Apple Pie Cupcakes
- Snickerdoodle Pie
- Strawberry Slaw Pie
- No Bake Peanut Butter Pie
- Water Pie
- Apple Pie Taquitos
If you’ve tried this homemade APPLE PIE BOMBS, or any other recipe on my site, let me know in the comment section how it turned out, we love hearing from our readers!
Homemade Caramel Apple Pie Bombs
- 2 cans country style biscuits
- 10 soft caramels
- 1 can apple pie filling apple chopped small
- ½ cup butter melted
- 1 cup cinnamon sugar 1 cup sugar +1 tablespoon cinnamon
- Preheat oven to 375 F, line a baking sheet with parchment paper and set aside
- Cut the caramels in half and flatten using your fingers
- Flatten the biscuits until they are twice their diameter (using your hands or a rolling pin) then add a piece of flattened caramel followed by 1 tablespoon of apple pie filling to the center of each
- Carefully bring the sides up and seal; then place onto prepared baking sheet at least 1 inch apart and bake in preheated oven for 18-20 minutes, or until golden brown
- As soon as they are cool enough to handle; dunk into melted butter, allow excess to drip then roll in cinnamon sugar to coat