Here’s a list of 15 easy recipes using canned apple pie filling, from classic fall desserts to underrated morsels.
Some days, you have the time and energy to cook everything from scratch.
On those slow days, you could roll out fresh pie dough and fill it with abundant, lovingly prepared ingredients.
Sounds like a great way to spend an afternoon, right?
But of course, there are also days that ask for a simpler, quicker approach.
You need a way to get a tasty apple dessert on the table—little fuss, minimal ingredients, and a delicious outcome.
If it’s looking to be one of those days, I’ve got a kitchen hack for you!
All you need is a can of apple pie filling to cut your preparation time down.
And you won’t be compromising on flavor, either!
This is a wonderfully convenient way to make dessert without giving up the rich, aromatic pleasure of a homemade apple dessert.
Sounds like a win/win?
You bet it is!
That’s why I’ve searched high and low for easy recipes using canned apple pie filling.
From traditional treats to creative sweet eats, this list of simple recipes will have you reaching for a can of apple pie filling.
Let’s look at some of the delicious apple pie-inspired recipes I’ve found.
#15 looks and tastes like a million bucks, yet it’s super easy to make with store-bought ingredients.
Let’s start this list strong with the classic fall-themed dessert.
The apple crumble is something one reaches for when in need of a quick and easy dessert.
And while the traditional recipe is not overly complicated to begin with, using a can of apple pie filling will make it even easier.
Ingredients include: canned apple pie filling, quick oats, brown sugar, cinnamon, and butter.
When an intense fall dessert craving hits, you know you need something easy and fast.
And these apple pie bars are just the thing!
They come together in a flash and feature flavors of an apple pie but in bar form.
Ingredients include: flour, butter, sugar, canned apple pie filling, and eggs.
With a pre-made pie crust plus canned filling, all you need is 15 minutes to get this dessert in the oven.
After that, you can sit back and revel in the smell of apple pie whirling through your kitchen.
When time is not on your side, a slab pie is a way to go.
Ingredients include: refrigerated pie crust, canned apple pie filling, sugar, nutmeg, and cinnamon.
4. Apple Crisp
You know that apple crisp is a winner when you only need 10 minutes of prep time.
The caramel sauce drizzled on top of this classic dessert is irresistible—all you need to do is assemble the ingredients and let them bake until golden brown.
Ingredients include: canned apple pie filling, caramel sauce, oats, pecan, and cinnamon.
Dump cakes are the chaotic baker’s friend—no need to measure or mix, just dump everything in the pan and let it bake.
This recipe embraces all the flavors of a caramel-drizzled apple pie sans the rolling pin.
You can bet that this recipe will become a go-to when the craving for something sweet hits.
Ingredients include: canned apple pie filling, yellow cake mix, allspice, cinnamon, and caramels.
Miniature pies, anyone?
These are basically what you imagine—cookies that look like tiny pies.
You can think of these as tiny, flaky crusts filled with sweet and spiced apples.
Ingredients include: refrigerated pie crust, canned apple pie filling, cinnamon, nutmeg, and caramel sauce.
7. Apple Pie
Of course, no list of recipes using apple pie filling is complete without the classic apple pie.
For this, you only need to gather five ingredients and put them together in the classic pie form.
Ingredients include: refrigerated pie crust, canned apple pie filling, lemon juice, ground ginger, and egg white.
Creativity at its finest, this apple pie nachos recipe is a game changer.
My kudos to the person who thought of combining tortilla crisps with apple pie filling.
With ice cream or whipped cream, these nachos are the balm for a sweet tooth.
Ingredients include: tortillas, canned apple pie filling, butter, cinnamon, and sugar.
Baked goods are not the only thing you can make with apple pie filling.
If you want to swap your usual dessert groove, you’ll love this.
This has all the makings of a yummy piece of apple pie with every sip!
Ingredients include: vanilla ice cream, milk, canned apple pie filling, wafers, and cinnamon.
No bread ever gets wasted in my house.
And thanks to this recipe, I have one more way to use up stale bread.
This apple pie-inspired bread pudding just keeps on giving.
I end up with a treat and feel good about myself for not wasting food.
Ingredients include: stale bread, canned apple pie filling, cinnamon, eggs, and vanilla extract.
With coffee, these muffins are an energizing and delicious mid-morning snack.
Love the fluffy and lightly spiced taste of these.
And the filling that oozes out of the center?
Ingredients include: all-purpose flour, baking soda, cinnamon, canned apple pie filling, and buttermilk.
An absolute treat for cooling down on a hot summer day.
Or any day, really.
This ice cream is an addictive combination of creamy and crunchy—with every spoonful, you get a bit of the crunchy bits and smooth ice cream.
Ingredients include: cream cheese, heavy cream, whole milk, canned apple pie, and graham crackers.
Breakfasts are made infinitely better when you slice through a fluffy pancake and find the hidden surprise inside.
That’s what these pancake pockets promise.
And did I mention that you only need four ingredients to make these?
Ingredients include: pancake mix, canned apple pie filling, sugar, and cinnamon.
15. Apple Dumplings
I love a good dessert that looks fancier than it actually is.
These apple dumplings are deceptively easy to make, but they look like something from a fancy bakery.
Ingredients include: canned crescent rolls, canned apple pie filling, butter, sugar, and lemon-lime soda.
The bottom line
I know you’re thinking it, too; these recipes don’t really go about reinventing the wheel.
In fact, you might even see some of the same staple ingredients in each recipe—canned apple pie filling, butter, and spices.
But each recipe is creative, convenient, and delectable all the same.
And what makes them extra special in my book is their simplicity.
And I did promise a kitchen hack, didn’t I?
So have fun getting creative with canned apple pie filling—it’s a great base for dessert recipes!
Other Pie Filling Recipes
- Apple Crumble
- Apple Pie Bars
- Apple Slab Pie
- Apple Crisp
- Caramel Apple Dump Cake
- Apple Pie Cookies
- Apple Pie
- Apple Pie Nachos With Cinnamon Sugar Tortilla Crisps
- Apple Pie Milkshake
- Apple Pie Bread Pudding
- Apple Pie Muffins
- Apple Pie French Toast Roll Ups
- Apple Pie Ice Cream
- Apple Pie Pancake Pockets
- Apple Dumplings
- Did you pick out your favorites from our list of Recipes Using Canned Apple Pie Filling?
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