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10 Easy Recipes with Apple Pie Filling (Besides Pie)

Have an extra can or two of apple pie filling left over from the holidays? Here are ten recipes with apple pie filling to help you use them!

We all know that canned pie filling tastes great in pies. That’s not exactly headline-breaking news. However, some people never look past traditional pies. 

10 Easy Recipes with Apple Pie Filling (Besides Pie). Shown in picture: A Slice of Homemade Apple Pie

As it turns out, you can do more with canned filling than make pies. You could also whip up some fritters, donuts, or even a cheesecake

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So, are you in the mood for an apple-packed confection? If so, these recipes with apple pie filling can help. Enjoy! 

1. Apple Pie 

Alright, so I hyped you up about all the other things you can make with pie filling. And now I’m starting my list with apple pie

I know! I know! I’m the worst!

But seriously, what kind of apple pie filling list would this be without apple pie on it! 

Furthermore, this isn’t just any old apple pie. It’s the quickest, easiest, and most convenient apple pie you’ll ever make.

You’ll start with refrigerated pie crusts and apple pie filling. Beyond that, all you’ll need is lemon juice, ginger, and an egg white.

You’ll have it ready in less than an hour with only 10 minutes of prep work. It doesn’t get more convenient than that, and what’s more American than apple pie and convenience?

2. Quick Apple Turnovers

Want something just as easy to make but more single-serve friendly? These quick apple turnovers are just the thing. 

Each one features a buttery, flaky crust and a warm cinnamon-apple filling.

Using puff pastry dough for the crust is a terrific idea. It makes the most satisfying crunch when you bite into one.

Try them the next time you’re in the mood for a comforting, easy-to-make treat.

3. Easy Individual Apple Pies {Apple Hand Pies Recipe}

Here’s another excellent option for single-serve desserts. These warm hand pies are perfectly sized to be just a couple of mouthfuls of YUM. 

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They’re impossibly easy to make, too. You’ll need only refrigerated pie dough, apple pie filling, cinnamon, and sugar. If you want to add the decadent glaze, you’ll need a few other things. 

Still, you can have 16 of these ready in 35 minutes with or without glaze. They have a rich, warm, wonderfully spiced taste perfect for fall. 

4. Apple Pie with Crumble Topping

So, what sets this pie apart from every other red-blooded American’s apple pie? The crumble topping and its citrusy undertones. 

This pie is so easy to make because you’ll start with store-bought ingredients. (Pie crust, canned filling, etc.) Using pre-made items for the base cuts down immensely on the total time.

However, even with the store-bought stuff, this pie is heavenly. It’s the kind of old-fashioned pie women set out on windowsills to cool. 

Want a little taste of nostalgia with your dessert? Give this one a try.

5. Apple Fritters

They’re crunchy on the outside, tender on the inside, and smothered in sticky glaze. If that doesn’t sound like a recipe for ambrosia, nothing ever will. 

These sweet, golden-brown apple fritters are divine. They take some time to make but are so much better than their store-bought counterparts.

 Don’t worry about making from-scratch pie filling, either. The canned stuff works just as well. 

6. Apple Dump Cake

Picture this: It’s the day, maybe just hours, before a family gathering. You forgot you were supposed to bring a dessert. What can you do?

Easy! Make a dump cake! This apple dump cake requires four simple ingredients and no skill to make. Dump everything in a rectangular cake pan. Then, bake it for about 45 minutes. 

The result? A fluffy, apple-packed cake with just enough cinnamon to taste. Easy peasy. 

7. Caramel Apple Cheesecake Pie

This delightfully decadent cheesecake is spectacular. It features a buttery graham cracker crust and a silky smooth, luxurious filling.

The topping is sweet, sticky caramel sauce and more apple pie filling. It’s a lovely layered dessert that the whole family will enjoy. 

Each bite combines sweet caramel, tart apple pie filling, and tangy cream cheese. It’s a triple flavor explosion that’ll make you want to lick your plate clean.

8. Mini Apple and Cherry Pies

This recipe shows you how to make miniature cherry and apple pies. However, you can just as easily substitute your favorite canned pie filling. 

Each one of these tiny treats is incredibly flavorful. And their fun, single-serve appearance makes them highly unique. 

Your guests will think you spent hours in a hot kitchen trying to get these just so. Fortunately, you won’t have to do that. They’re actually quite simple to make. 

Your secret weapon? A muffin pan. It does most of the hard work in shaping them and getting them precisely right. 

Make the fun heart-shaped and lattice tops if you want. However, you don’t even have to do all that. People will love them regardless of whether they’re fancy or not.

9. Apple Pie Quick Bread

This sweetly spiced, apple-filled quick bread takes 5 minutes to prepare.

No, that wasn’t a typo. It only takes 5 minutes of prep work to get this bread ready for the oven.

That’s because it’s not really bread. With this one, you don’t have to worry about yeast or rise time. Instead, you’ll use boxed cake mix. 

The ‘bread’ itself is still phenomenal. It’s light, warm, rich, and moist. Plus, the sweet, sticky glaze takes it to another level of yumminess. 

Some people may call this cheating. I say it’s the most convenient recipe I’ve ever seen for ‘homemade bread.’ 

10. No-Bake Caramel Apple Cheesecake

This silky smooth cheesecake is light, apple-y, and delicious. It’s spectacularly sweet with just a hint of tanginess from the cream cheese.

The indulgent caramel pairs flawlessly with the apple pie filling and whipped topping. It’s so good that people won’t believe how easy it was to make. 

It’s entirely no-bake and uses just eight ingredients. It shouldn’t take more than 15 minutes to prepare from start to finish. 

It’s another excellent option when you’ve forgotten you’re on dessert duty.

10 Best Ways to Use Apple Pie Filling

These recipes with apple pie filling will fill your taste buds with fantastic fall flavors! They’ll surround your house with a heavenly aroma, too.


  • Apple Pie

  • Quick Apple Turnovers

  • Easy Individual Apple Pies {Apple Hand Pies Recipe}

  • Apple Pie with Crumble Topping

  • Apple Fritters

  • Apple Dump Cake

  • Caramel Apple Cheesecake Pie

  • Mini Apple and Cherry Pies

  • Apple Pie Quick Bread

  • No-Bake Caramel Apple Cheesecake


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Hey there! I'm Kim. I love running, cooking, and curling up with a good book! I share recipes for people who LOVE good food, but want to keep things simple :)

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