Apple Pie Bombs

Thank you for sharing!

Are you yearning for an apple pie but don’t want to go through the hassle of baking a whole one? Or perhaps, you’re on the hunt for an exciting spin on a traditional dessert that will leave your guests (or you!) in awe? Indeed, you’ve hit the jackpot! Today, I introduce you to a revolution in the dessert realm – the magnificent Apple Pie Bombs. Believe me, once you’ve tasted these, your dessert landscape will be transformed forever.

A pinterest image of an apple pie bomb on the side with red apple fruits on the other side, with the text - Must Try! Apple Pie Bombs. The site's link is also included in the image.

What’s an Apple Pie Bomb?

Apple Pie Bombs are delightful little parcels that compact the mouthwatering, cinnamon-flavored goodness of traditional apple pie into a bite-sized treat that pops with flavor in your mouth. They are easy to make, great for sharing (or not), and can be customized to your liking. 

This delectable recipe can be perfectly paired with numerous dishes. For instance, you can enjoy it with a scoop of vanilla ice cream for a delightful dessert, a cup of steamy hot coffee for a pleasant breakfast, or even a glass of chilled cider to turn up the notch on your summer gatherings.

Apple Pie Bomb Ingredients

2 apples – Apples are the star of this dish, providing a sweet and tangy flavor.

¼ cup brown sugar – This gives a rich, molasses-like sweetness to the apple filling.

1 tsp cinnamon – Cinnamon enhances the flavors in the pie and gives a warm and comforting taste.

1 tsp cornstarch – Cornstarch thickens the apple mixture to create a luscious filling.

¼ cup water – This is to dilute the cornstarch and help in creating a smooth consistency for the filling.

1 prepared pie crust – The pie crust houses all the flavors together, giving a crunchy contrast to the filling.

For the Topping

2 tbsp melted butter – This gives the pie topping a golden color and adds richness to the flavor.

¼ cup granulated sugar – Sugar in the topping provides a nice crunch and sweetness.

1 tsp cinnamon – A sprinkle of cinnamon on top enhances the flavors and gives a beautiful aroma when the pie is baking.

Caramel syrup – A drizzle of this adds a decadent finish to the delicious apple pie.

An image of apple pie bombs reasdy for baking.

How to Make Apple Pie Bombs

Now that you have gathered all of the ingredients, let’s start making these delectable Apple Pie Bombs.

  1. Begin by preheating your oven to 350 degrees.
  2. While your oven is heating, use this time to peel and dice your apples into small ½ inch pieces. Once you’ve prepped your apples, it’s time to start cooking.
  3. Toss the apple pieces into a skillet along with the brown sugar, cinnamon, cornstarch, and water. 
  4. Turn your stove to medium heat and stir the mixture for about 10 minutes, until your apples are tender and your kitchen smells delicious.
  5. After cooking, let your apples cool off the heat for about 5 minutes.
  6. Unroll your pie crust onto a baking sheet and cut it into 4 equal pieces. Spoon a quarter of the apple mixture onto each piece, then fold the sides to the middle, pinching at the top to seal.
  7. After assembling your bombs, bake them in your preheated oven for 15 minutes or until they’re golden brown.
  8. Mix together the sugar and cinnamon in a separate bowl. Once the bombs are done baking, brush them with melted butter and generously sprinkle your cinnamon-sugar mix on top.
  9. For the final touch, drizzle with caramel syrup for an extra bit of sweetness.
An image of apple pie bombs and red apples.

Tips for Making This Recipe

  1. Type of Apples: Not all apples are created equal when it comes to pie. For a balanced flavor, consider using a mix of sweet and tart apples like Honeycrisp and Granny Smith.
  2. Crust Creativity: Feel free to get creative with the crust. Try different shapes or designs to make your apple pie bombs uniquely yours.
  3. Skillet Substitute: Don’t have a skillet? No problem. You can easily make the apple mixture in a regular non-stick pan.
  4. Check Your Oven: All ovens are different. Make sure to keep an eye on your apple pie bombs to avoid over-baking them. Remember, you’re looking for a golden and gorgeous finish.
  5. Topping Time: Feel free to experiment with your toppings. Nutmeg or allspice can add a different twist to your apple pie bombs. Or double the caramel drizzle for extra decadence.

Frequently Asked Questions

Which type of apples should I use for Apple Pie Bombs?

For Apple Pie Bombs, you can use a variety of apples that work well for baking. Some popular choices include Granny Smith, Jonagold, Honeycrisp, Braeburn, Mutsu, and Winesap apples. These apples are known for their firm texture and balanced sweetness, making them ideal for creating a delicious apple pie filling that complements the pastry perfectly.

When selecting apples for your Apple Pie Bombs, consider the flavor profile you prefer. Granny Smith apples are commonly used due to their tartness which pairs excellently with the sweet elements of the dessert. However, if you enjoy a sweeter filling, varieties like Jonagold, Honeycrisp, Braeburn, Mutsu, or Winesap can provide a delightful contrast in flavors.

Can I use white sugar instead of brown sugar for the filling?

Yes, you can definitely use white sugar as a substitute for brown sugar in the filling of an apple pie bomb. While brown sugar adds a molasses flavor and moisture to the filling, white sugar can still provide sweetness and help create a deliciously sweet and tender filling. Feel free to experiment with the sugar types based on your preference or what you have on hand, and enjoy baking up some delightful apple pie bombs!

How do I know when my apple filling is cooked perfectly?

When determining if your apple filling is cooked to perfection in apple pie bombs, look for these key indicators: the apples should be tender but not mushy, the filling should be bubbling and fragrant, and the crust should be golden brown and crispy. To ensure the apples are cooked just right, insert a toothpick into the filling – it should glide through the apples with ease. 

What’s the difference between Apple Pie Bombs and Apple Pie Crumbles?

While both Apple Pie Bombs and Apple Pie Crumble feature the delightful taste of apple pie, there are distinct differences in the way they are prepared and served. Apple Pie Bombs are individual-sized pastry pockets filled with a sweet apple pie filling, providing a burst of flavor and sweetness upon bite. 

On the other hand, Apple Pie Crumble is a more deconstructed version of apple pie, with a layer of baked apples topped with a crispy, crumbly mixture, offering a delightful contrast in taste and texture.

How should I store the leftover Apple Pie Bombs?

When it comes to storing those delightful apple pie bombs, ensuring their freshness and flavor is key. After allowing them to cool completely, place them in an airtight container in the fridge. Remember to label the container with the date for easy tracking and aim to savor these tasty treats within a few days for the ultimate indulgence.


That’s it, folks! Your Apple Pie Bombs are ready to rock. So, did this recipe blow your taste buds away? If you tried and loved these sweet treats, don’t forget to share a photo of your creation with us. After all, the only thing better than a delicious apple pie bomb is a beautifully captured one. Not to mention, your ratings and reviews help us bring to you more of what you love. So, rate the recipe, share your experiences, and let’s keep this dessert revolution going. Happy baking!

A closeup pinterest image of an apple pie bomb with the text - Dessert in Minutes: Apple Pie Bombs. The site's link is also included in the image.
A closeup image of an apple pie bomb.
Yield: 4

Apple Pie Bombs

Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes

Get ready for a flavor explosion with Apple Pie Bombs! A delicious twist on a classic dessert. Indulge in warm, gooey goodness today!


  • 2 apples
  • ¼ cup brown sugar
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tsp cornstarch
  • ¼ cup water
  • 1 prepared pie crust

For topping:

  • 2 tbsp melted butter
  • ¼ cup granulated sugar
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • Caramel syrup


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Peel and dice apples into ½ inch pieces.
  3. Add apples, brown sugar, cinnamon, cornstarch and water to a medium skillet, and cook over medium heat for 10 minutes, until the apples are tender.
  4. Let set for 5 minutes to cool down.
  5. Unroll pie crust onto baking sheet, and cut into 4 equal pieces.
  6. Add ¼ of the filling to the middle of each piece of pie sheet, and bunch sides to the middle, pinching at the very top to seal.
  7. Bake for 15 minutes, and remove from the oven.
  8. Stir together the cinnamon and sugar in a small bowl.
  9. Melt butter, and brush each pie bomb with butter. Then sprinkle with cinnamon/sugar mixture.
  10. Drizzle caramel on top of each pie bomb.
  11. Best served warm!

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 413Total Fat: 17gSaturated Fat: 7gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 8gCholesterol: 15mgSodium: 265mgCarbohydrates: 65gFiber: 4gSugar: 40gProtein: 3g

Did you make this recipe?

Please leave a comment on the blog or share a photo on Pinterest

You’re Loving These Apple Pie Bombs, Right? So, You’ll Need to Check Out These Treats, too:

Eggless Meringue Cookie Brownie Batter Sandwiches

eggless meringue cookie sandwiches feature

“Egg Yolk” Peach Custard Tarts (Vegan and Gluten-Free)

how to make Egg Yolk Peach Custard Tarts {Vegan and Gluten-Free} feature

Mini Pecan Pies

Thank you for sharing!

Leave a Comment

Skip to Recipe

Sharing is Caring

Help spread the word. You're awesome for doing it!