Grandma’s Blueberry Pie Bombs

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As a child, I spent many happy summer days at my Grandmother’s house, filled with the warm aromas of fresh baked pies cooling on the windowsills. Her blueberry pies were always my favorite – the plump, juicy berries nestled in sweet, flaky crust were simply heavenly.

On one particularly hot July afternoon, Grandma pulled me into the kitchen and said, “I have a special summer treat for us today. It’s a secret recipe I’ve been working on just for you!” My eyes grew wide as I watched her pat out rounds of buttery biscuit dough and fill them with vibrant purple pie filling. She sealed them into perfect little balls, brushed them with melted butter, and sprinkled them with sparkling sugar.

“What are these, Grandma?” I asked, licking my lips hungrily.

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“Why, they’re Blueberry Pie Bombs!” she said with a wink. She placed the plump pastries into her brand new air fryer appliance and in just minutes, they emerged – golden, crisp and oozing sweet berry juice.

That first magical bite unleashed a flood of blueberry delight – the biscuits flaky and buttery, enclosing the warm, bubbling pie filling inside. Sweet, tart and perfectly messy, we devoured the entire batch, laughing until our bellies ached. Grandma made her Blueberry Pie Bombs for me every summer, keeping her recipe scribbled on a faded, cherished card that always made me think of those sun-filled days together.

Now as an adult, I carry on her tradition. When those summer berries are at their plumpest and juiciest, I take out Grandma’s timeworn recipe card and make her secret Blueberry Pie Bombs for my own children. The sweet nostalgia and burst of fruit flavor transports me right back into her warm, pie-scented kitchen, where I first discovered that the quickest way to the heart is through the stomach.

Grandma’s Top Secret Blueberry Pie Bombs Recipe

Ingredients:

  • 1 (8 count) can Pillsbury Grand Biscuits (not the flaky layers)
  • 1 cup blueberry pie filling (store-bought or homemade)
  • 1⁄2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, melted
  • 2 tablespoons granulated sugar

Instructions:

  1. Remove the biscuits from the can and separate each into two rounds. Pat each round into a 4-inch circle.
  2. Spoon about 1 tablespoon of blueberry pie filling into the center of each biscuit circle.
  3. Fold the edges over the filling and pinch together firmly to encase the filling and shape into a ball.
  4. Brush the top and bottom of each pie bomb generously with the melted butter. Sprinkle the tops with granulated sugar.
  5. Spray the air fryer basket with nonstick spray and preheat to 330°F.
  6. Working in batches, place the pie bombs into the preheated air fryer basket about 2 inches apart.
  7. Air fry for 7-8 minutes, until the pie bombs are golden brown and crisp on the outside.
  8. Serve the blueberry pie bombs warm and enjoy this sweet nostalgic treat!

Chef’s Tips:

  • For a cream cheese filling variation, spread room temperature cream cheese over the biscuits before adding the fruit filling.
  • Swap different fruit pie fillings like cherry, apple, or peach for variety.
  • Bake in a 375°F oven for 12-14 minutes if you don’t have an air fryer.
  • Dust with powdered sugar or serve à la mode with vanilla ice cream for extra decadence!

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