Dessert doesn’t have to be a formal dish served with a fork and spoon. This recipe is so good because it make finger food, so you might like to consider it if you’re preparing dishes for a buffet, potluck dinner or you want portable food for a boxed lunch. They’re also tasty served in a bowl with vanilla ice cream or whipped cream. In fact, however you choose to serve these caramel apple bites you’re definitely going to fall in love with their sweet, rich flavor.
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A can of biscuit dough is handy for making these apple pie bombs, although you can make your own dough if you prefer. Crescent roll dough would work at a pinch, but biscuit dough gives more of an apple pie type texture, so that’s the best option here. Using caramels instead of a caramel sauce is also best, since caramel sauce won’t stick to the apple pieces as much.
Bite-sized sweet snacks are always wonderful and if you love apples, caramel and cinnamon sugar, this recipe is a no-brainer. Served hot, these are sure to put a smile on every face.
Why You’ll Love the Recipe:
These bite-sized apple treats are so good, boasting juicy apple flavors as well as caramel and a wonderful cinnamon sugar coating.
How to Serve Them:
These are best served hot, perhaps drizzled with caramel sauce. Some vanilla ice cream or whipped cream is good with these if you’re not serving them as finger food.
- Apple pie filling
- Biscuit dough
- White sugar
- Ground cinnamon
- Oil, for frying
- Caramel sauce, for drizzling (optional)
How to make Caramel Apple Pie Bombs:
Heat oil in a deep pot.
Stir the cinnamon and sugar together in a bowl.
Roll out the dough and cut into biscuits.
Put a tablespoons of apple pie filling in the middle of each one then add half a caramel on top.
Pinch the dough edges then roll into a ball.
Fry in the hot oil until golden.
Remove the apple caramel bites with a slotted spoon.
Roll in the cinnamon sugar.
Serve hot, drizzled with caramel sauce if liked and/or paired with vanilla ice cream.
Caramel Apple Pie Bombs
- 1 can apple pie filling
- 7½- ounce can biscuit dough
- 1 cup white sugar
- 1 caramels cut in half
- 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
- Oil for frying
- Caramel sauce for drizzling (optional)
- Heat oil in a deep pot.
- Stir the cinnamon and sugar together in a bowl.
- Roll out the dough and cut into biscuits.
- Put a tablespoons of apple pie filling in the middle of each one then add half a caramel on top.
- Pinch the dough edges then roll into a ball.
- Fry in the hot oil until golden.
- Remove the apple caramel bites with a slotted spoon.
- Roll in the cinnamon sugar.
- Serve hot, drizzled with caramel sauce if liked and/or paired with vanilla ice cream.
Can You Make Them Ahead?
Yes, you can prepare them ahead but don’t fry them until ready to serve.
Keep leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator and eat within 4 days.
Variations and Substitutions:
You can use butterscotch candies instead of the caramels if you prefer, and use plain sugar without the cinnamon for rolling them.