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Easy Apple Air Fryer Dumplings

Easy apple air fryer dumplings recipe using pie filling and crescent rolls. Simple hand pies dessert you can prepare and cook in no time.

air fryer dumplings

Our air fryer dumplings or pop tarts if you may turned out so yummy! Semi homemade and easy to prep, you can make them cherry too if you like. An easy air fryer recipe for breakfast. (affiliate links present)

Air Fryer Apple Turnovers

These didn’t last long at our house. I love 2 ingredient dessert recipes. Yes frosting was added as well but it is sweet enough without it.

If you’re looking for an easy Cosori air fryer recipe or something to make in your Ninja Foodi, we’ve got it!

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Air Fryer Hand Pies

We have made a few yummy air fryer dessert recipes, but this is probably the easiest.

You can really call them what you want. They look kinda’ similar to toaster pastries in the frozen section, but better. You can choose your favorite fruit filling and it can fit quite a bit.

I’ve used crescent rolls or crescent sheets (without perforations) if I can find that at the store. Just preheat, stuff, seal, and cook. I squeezed cream cheese frosting on top, ready made, to amp it up even more.

crescent roll turnovers

Here are a few questions you might be thinking a about before you get started making these babies:

If you have others just let me know below and I will try to help further.

What is an apple turnover?

It is pastry dough stuffed with fruit. The edges are sealed and then you bake them in your oven or try our air fryer apple turnovers here.

Does Pillsbury still make apple turnovers?

I have seen them in the frozen section, but these are better. With more filling and taking just as long to cook as pre-made, these semi-homemade apple hand pies are the bomb.

How do you make dough turnover from scratch?

I choose to use refrigerated crescents to make things a lot easier. You can make homemade pastry dough here if you wish. Then follow steps 2-6 below to cook.

You want each piece to hug the fruit filling so press the perforations together with your fingers. I used 2 pieces at a time so it was a rectangle, and put apples near the end.

crescent rolls

About 3 slices with some “sweet liquid” will fit nicely. Then fold the longer end on top and seal the edges. I used a fork to kinda’ poke the top a bit.

I don’t think I’ve ever used parchment paper in an air fryer before but this time I thought it was necessary. Not only to make it easier to place them inside, but so they didn’t stick and it would be easy to lift them out too.

You could try it without in your experimentations. I only used a can of apple because that is our favorite. It shouldn’t make a difference if you’d rather have cherry or blueberry turnovers though.

  • Separate sheet into 4 squares. You can make 2 at a time so you will need to make 2 batches to finish them all.
apple hand pies

Here are quick step by step instructions but I also have a printable recipe card at the bottom of this post for you.

Time needed: 8 minutes.

Air Fryer Turnovers

  1. Prepare

    Unroll crescent rolls (or puff pastry). Separate 2 pieces linked together so you have a rectangle with 2 triangle pieces attached. Use fingers to close perforations so it is one solid rectangular piece.

    Scoop 3 slices of apples from pie filling can out and put near the end of your rectangle, about 1″ back from the end.

    Fold long end over the top of apples and seal the 3 open ends on edges with a fork to seal.
    Measure out a piece of parchment paper that fits inside your air fryer basket.

    Put your sealed hand pie on top. Do this to make 1 more and use a fork to poke gently on top of each one.

  2. Cook

    Put 2 hand pies on parchment paper (or use cooking spray inside basket) inside air fryer basket. Close and set to 350 degrees F for 5 minutes.

    Open, use a spatula to flip over. Close basket again (could brush the top with egg wash so it’s shiny) and air fry at 350 F for another 3 minutes or until browned as you’d like.

  3. Serve

    Remove, cool until room temperature and spoon frosting into a quart freezer bag. Snip corner off of bag and squeeze frosting on the top.

    OR just sprinkle powdered sugar on top.

Timing will vary slightly depending on how golden brown you want the outsides.

air fryer hand pies

I could fit 2 comfortably in my 5 quart Cosori. Repeat with remaining pastries until all are done to perfection. They’re a quick and easy breakfast or dessert everyone enjoys.

I did try using pie crust the first time but it cracked and wasn’t as flaky as I was imagining. Puff pastry may work too but I haven’t used that yet.

Air Fryer Pop Tarts

air fryer turnovers

If you wanted to make a bunch of these all at the same time for a larger crowd you might want to use a baking sheet in the oven. I imagine you could use the same temperature and timing, just check intermittently.

Looking for a few other yummy goodies to make in your large air fryer?

I would try our air fryer cookies next! If you’re throwing a brunch for just a few, air fryer muffins served in a small bowl are super yummy too.

  • Last but certainly not least, our air fryer cake has people talkin’ it is oh so good!!

If you are looking for more of a savory dumpling, try making air fryer potstickers or air fryer won tons.

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Air Fryer Dumplings

Easy air fryer dumplings recipe using apple pie filling and crescent rolls. Simple hand pies dessert you can prepare and cook in no time.
Course Breakfast, Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword air fryer, apple, crescent roll, dumplings, easy, hand pies, ninja foodi, pie filling, turnovers
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 8 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 405kcal
Author The Typical Mom

Ingredients

  • 1 tube crescent rolls refrigerated, 8 in each roll, makes 4 total
  • 1 can pie filling we used apple
  • 1/4 c frosting

Instructions

  • Unroll crescent rolls. Separate 2 pieces linked together so you have a rectangle with 2 triangle pieces attached. Use fingers to close perforations so it is one solid rectangular piece.
  • Scoop 3 slices of apples from pie filling can out and put near the end of your rectangle, about 1" back from the end.
  • Fold long end over the top of apples and seal the 3 open ends well.
  • Measure out a piece of parchment paper that fits inside your air fryer basket. Put your sealed hand pie on top. Do this to make 1 more and use a fork to poke gently on top of each one.
  • Put 2 hand pies on parchment paper inside air fryer basket. Close and set to 350 degrees F for 5 minutes.
  • Open, use a spatula to flip over. Close basket again and cook at 350 F for another 3 minutes or until browned as you'd like.
  • Remove, cool for a bit and squeeze frosting on the top.

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Nutrition Facts
Air Fryer Dumplings
Amount Per Serving (2 oz)
Calories 405 Calories from Fat 135
% Daily Value*
Fat 15g23%
Saturated Fat 6g38%
Sodium 539mg23%
Potassium 67mg2%
Carbohydrates 71g24%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 35g39%
Protein 2g4%
Vitamin A 36IU1%
Vitamin C 3mg4%
Calcium 6mg1%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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