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Pumpkin Pie Bites in the Air Fryer

There’s no reason to slave over a hot oven when you’re craving pumpkin pie! When you have this recipe for pumpkin pie bites, you can use your air fryer and canned biscuit dough to prepare a delicious pumpkin treat in a matter of minutes. On top of being simple to make, this easy Thanksgiving dessert is perfect for a crowd. That’s because you can prep and cook your mini pumpkin pies in under 40 minutes.
Air Fryer Pumpkin Pie Bombs on a white plate.

There’s no reason to slave over a hot oven when you’re craving pumpkin pie! When you have this recipe for pumpkin pie bites, you can use your air fryer and canned biscuit dough to prepare a delicious pumpkin treat in a matter of minutes. On top of being simple to make, this easy Thanksgiving dessert is perfect for a crowd. That’s because you can prep and cook your mini pumpkin pies in under 40 minutes. 

Air Fryer Pumpkin Pie Bites

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What Do I Need to Make Pumpkin Pie Bites?

Since this easy recipe is prepared with pre-made dough, there’s no need to gather up a ton of ingredients to whip it up. All you need to make your own pumpkin pie bites is:

Overhead view of ingredients to make pumpkin pie bombs.

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How Do I Make Pumpkin Pie Bites?

With the help of biscuit dough, you can put together a delicious dessert that tastes just like pumpkin pie without all the work of making crust from scratch. That means you can make your own pumpkin dessert for Thanksgiving with just a few minutes of prep work in the kitchen. To make these easy fall treats, just follow these five steps:

Step One: Prepare the Filling

In a large bowl, stir together the pumpkin puree, brown sugar, granulated sugar, cornstarch, and pumpkin pie spice until well combined. After that, set the bowl aside.

Step Two: Prepare the Dough

Open the can of biscuits and separate each biscuit. Use a rolling pin to flatten the dough until it’s around ¼ inch thick. Continue rolling the dough until each of the biscuits has been flattened.

Step Three: Fill the Dough

Once all your biscuits are rolled out, add one heaping tablespoon of pie filling to the center of each dough circle. Fold up all the edges around the top of the filling, completely covering the pie filling with crust.

Pumpkin pie filling in biscuit dough.

Step Four: Air Fry the Pumpkin Pie Bombs

Line the basket of your air fryer with parchment paper and place each pumpkin pie bomb inside the basket. Leave some space between each biscuit to allow for expansion as the mini pumpkin pies cook. Cook the pies at 375 degrees for eight minutes, until the tops are golden brown and firm. Then, flip each bomb and return the basket to the air fryer to cook for an additional five minutes.

Overhead view of Pumpkin Pie Bombs in Air Fryer Basket.

Step Five: Add the Topping

When the pumpkin pie bombs are finished cooking, remove them from the basket and allow them to rest for around 20 minutes. When you’re ready to serve your mini pies, brush the top of each bomb with melted butter and sprinkle with cinnamon and sugar.

Overhead view of Pumpkin Pie Bites.

Is Pumpkin Puree and Pumpkin Pie Filling the Same?

When preparing your own pumpkin pie bites, you may be wondering whether you should purchase canned pumpkin or pumpkin pie filling. While it may be tempting to grab the can of pie filling, don’t use that option in this recipe.

The difference between canned pumpkin and pumpkin pie filling is slight, but important. While canned pumpkin consists of plain pumpkin with no other added ingredients, pumpkin pie filling is made with sugar and spices. To prepare your own pumpkin pie bites, you should purchase plain pumpkin and add your own sugar and spices to create the filling for the recipe.

How Do You Store Pumpkin Pie Bites?

You can store your mini pumpkin bites in the refrigerator to keep them fresh. Transfer the leftover pastries to an airtight container and keep them in the fridge for up to four days.

Pumpkin Pie Bites on a plate.

Can You Bake Pumpkin Pie Bites in the Oven?

Using your air fryer is a quick and easy way to prepare these delicious fall treats. But if you don’t have an air fryer, try baking them in your oven instead.

After rolling out the dough, adding the filling, and securing the biscuit bombs, place them on a parchment paper lined baking sheet. Bake the pumpkin bombs for around 15 minutes at 375 degrees, until the crust is golden brown.

Pumpkin Pie Bites Recipe Ideas

You’re going to love how quick and easy this pumpkin recipe is to make! Try these simple substitutions and adjustments to create a delicious dessert for any get-together.

  • Add a glaze on top. To add even more sweetness, make a simple glaze by whisking together one tablespoon of milk with one cup of powdered sugar. Drizzle the glaze over the top of the bombs before serving.
  • Use crescent roll dough. Don’t have any biscuit dough on hand? You can also make this recipe with crescent roll dough. Cut the dough into squares and add the filling, then follow the instructions in the recipe for baking them in the air fryer.
  • Cook them in a muffin pan. If you’re worried about the filling leaking out of the seams of your bombs, try placing them in a muffin pan before cooking them in the air fryer basket. The pan will help the bombs hold their shape as they cook.

Air Fryer Pumpkin Pie Bombs on a white plate.

Pumpkin Pie Bites in the Air Fryer

There’s no reason to slave over a hot oven when you’re craving pumpkin pie! When you have this recipe for pumpkin pie bites, you can use your air fryer and canned biscuit dough to prepare a delicious pumpkin treat in a matter of minutes. On top of being simple to make, this easy Thanksgiving dessert is perfect for a crowd. That’s because you can prep and cook your mini pumpkin pies in under 40 minutes.
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Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Pumpkin Pie Bites
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Servings: 8
Calories: 217kcal

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Instructions

  • Preheat the air fryer to 375°f.
  • Add pumpkin purée, brown sugar, 1/4 cup granulated sugar, cornstarch, and pumpkin pie spice to a mixing bowl and mix until completely incorporated.
  • Remove biscuits from the can and flatten the dough until 1/4” thick.
  • Place 1 heaping tablespoon of pie filling on each dough and fold all the edges into the center completely entrapping the filling.
  • Place each bomb into the air fryer basket on parchment paper. Leave some space between bombs.
  • Cook at 375°f for 8 minutes or until the tops are golden brown and firm. Flip each bomb and continue cooking for 5 minutes until golden brown and firm. Remove and let sit for 20 minutes.
  • Mix the remaining sugar and cinnamon, and melt the butter.
  • Brush the tops of the bombs with butter and roll the bombs in the cinnamon sugar.
  • Serve and Enjoy!

Nutrition

Calories: 217kcal | Carbohydrates: 41g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 6g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 2g | Trans Fat: 0.1g | Cholesterol: 4mg | Sodium: 270mg | Potassium: 83mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 27g | Vitamin A: 46IU | Vitamin C: 0.1mg | Calcium: 32mg | Iron: 1mg
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