Air Fryer Apple Pie Donuts

These easy-to-make apple pie donuts are next level, melt-in-your mouth delicious and really make it seem like you’ve put in a lot of effort when they’re actually beginner-level. These are fun to bring to a tail-gate, play date, or dinner party and feel very festively fall.

I saw a similar recipe on Pinterest a few weeks ago and just had to try them out for myself. As a side note, I made way too much of the filling and ended up eating it on its own, heated up, as a snack-y treat or dessert.

Air Fryer Apple Pie Donuts
Makes 8

Donut Ingredients:
– 1 can Pillsbury Grands Biscuits or Immaculate Baking Organic Biscuits
– 1/4 cup melted butter
– 1/2 cup, sugar
– 2 tsp, cinnamon

Apple filling Ingredients:
– 5-6 apples, peeled and chopped
– 1/4 cup, butter
– 2 tspn, cinnamon
– 1/3 cup, brown sugar
– 1/2 cup, water
– 1/2 tsp, salt

1. Make the filling: Melt butter in a skillet over medium heat. Add cinnamon and give it a good stir. Add the apples, brown sugar, salt, 1/4 cup of water, and stir again.

2. Cook the filling: Cover and cook for 5-7 minutes, or until the apples soften. Add more water as needed.

3. Prep the dough: Take biscuits from the can and roll each one into a circle using a rolling pin.

4. Fill the donuts. Spoon 1-2 tbsp of the apple mix onto each circle then make it into a litle pocket by pulling the sides up around it.

5. Roll the balls: Roll each one into a ball

6. Bake: Place apple pie donuts in your air fryer an inch or two apart (I had to make 3 batches). Air fry on 380F until the outsides are nice and golden. It took me 7 minutes but I’ve read elsewhere it’s 5-6 minutes so just watch the first batch closely.

7. Make the topping: Combine sugar and cinnamon in a bowl and the melted butter in another bowl.

8. Top the donuts: Dip each ball in the melted butter and then roll through the cinnamon sugar. Transfer to a drying rack to cool.

9. Enjoy them warm!

Photo by Julia Dags.

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