Pull Apart Caramel Apple Pie Bombs

These ooey-gooey, pull apart Caramel Apple Pie Bombs start with frozen dinner roll dough that's stuffed with an apple pie mixture and soft caramels then rolled in cinnamon sugar. Serve them alone or with vanilla ice cream. 🍎

Today is another hot and humid 100 degrees here in North Texas! Even though the weather is hot and steamy all I can do is think of Fall instead of summer. This is typical for me at the end of August, especially when all the fall decor starts rolling out in the stores. 

August has definitely been unseasonably cooler this year with temps in the high 80's and low 90's, so I won't complain too much. We've also received several inches of rain which has been a blessing to our garden.    

When the seasons start to change, I find myself wanting to get into the kitchen and start baking all my favorite fall foods. I know it's still a bit early for fall, but I couldn't help myself and baked up my first fall recipe, Pull Apart Caramel Apple Pie Bombs! These delicious little stuffed apple balls remind me of a mini version of caramel apple pie.

Simply wrap dinner roll dough around fresh seasoned apples, caramel candy, roll in cinnamon-sugar and bake!  Once baked these delicious rolls are filled with an ooey-gooey explosion of melted caramel and apples. 

I pinned this recipe last year and I've been wanting to make it, so Today I was bitten by the baking bug and that's what I made! I did adapt the original recipe to make my own version. I used fresh seasoned apples in place of store bought apple pie filling and I also used my favorite Rhodes Frozen Dough

Rhodes bread and roll dough have all the flavor and texture of homemade dough, but without all the fuss of making bread from scratch. I knew their dinner rolls would be perfect for this recipe and perfect they were because everyone loved this sweet little treat. If you're looking for a quick and easy fall dessert this is it!!!!  These tasty little caramel apple bites can be enjoyed alone or topped with vanilla ice cream and caramel sauce. ðŸŽ 

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Author: Tina Butler | Mommy's Kitchen
Caramel Apple Pie Bombs

Caramel Apple Pie Bombs

These ooey-gooey, pull apart Caramel Apple Pie Bombs start with frozen dinner roll dough that's stuffed with an apple pie mixture and soft caramels then rolled in cinnamon sugar. Serve them alone or with vanilla ice cream. 🍎
Prep time: 20 MinCook time: 30 MinTotal time: 50 Min


  • 12 Rhodes Dinner Rolls, thawed but still cold
  • 2 medium apples, chopped
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 2 teaspoon cinnamon, separated
  • 1/4 teaspoon vanilla
  • 6 caramel candies, unwrapped and cut in half
  • 2 tablespoons granulated sugar


  1. Place dinner rolls on a greased baking sheet and thaw at room temperature until soft, but still cold (about 1 hour).
  2. Preheat oven to 350 degree. Spray a 9 inch pie plate or similar with non-stick spray. Peel, core and dice apples. Place the chopped apples in a medium size bowl.
  3. Add brown sugar, 1 teaspoon cinnamon and vanilla, toss to coat and set aside. Remove the wrapping on each caramel candy, cut in half and set aside.
  4. In a small bowl add the granulated sugar and the remaining 1 teaspoon of cinnamon and set aside.
  5. Roll one dough ball into a 3 x 3 inch circle, add one tablespoon of apple filling and one half of an unwrapped caramel in the middle of the dough circle.
  6. Pull the edges of the dough together, crimp and seal the dough, shaping into a ball.
  7. Roll the dough ball into the cinnamon sugar and place in the prepared pie plate or baking sheet.
  8. Continue filling the remaining dough balls, rolling them into cinnamon sugar and placing in the pie plate.
  9. Bake for 25 - 30 minutes or until the apple bombs are golden brown and cooked through.
  10. Remove from oven and cool before serving. Be careful as the caramel center will be hot.


Addition caramels can be melted in a small bowl with a bit of milk to drizzle over baked rolls and serve with vanilla ice cream.

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For more Fall Apple recipes using Rhodes Frozen Dough,
check out my recipes below! 

Skillet Apple Dumpling Bites 

Apple Pie Cinnamon Rolls 

This is a #sponsored post written by me on behalf of Rhodes Bread! I'm a contributing blogger on Rhodes "Out of the Oven Blog" & "Rhodes Kids Baking Blog". I've been compensated for my time and efforts in creating this post. All opinions are my own. #ad


Unknown said…
Ok, this recipe is going right into my recipe box. I love a good fall treat and this one fits the bill quite nicely! I haven't heard of the Rhodes bread. I wonder if they sell in my area. I'll definitely be on the look out for them! Thank you for sharing!
Karlyn Cruz said…
Oh wow! These seriously look so good and easy! I've never even made an apple pie before so this will be interesting. I love coming up with new recipes before all the holiday cooking time. This will be a great addition to our feast!
Unknown said…
I have some of those Rhodes dinner rolls in the freezer. I think I know what I am going to make with them now. YUM! This screams FALL!!! I love this time of theyear. All the best recipes!
monicazyoung said…
These look delicious, I need to try this recipe soon. I wonder if they taste good with peach too. I love apples, but my family loves peaches. I can imaging eating them with ice cream on top and some caramel sauce. I think I found dessert for Thanksgiving, saving this recipe for sure.
JenellBStewart said…
These all look so delicious and the recipes seem easy to follow. Scandal returns in a couple months, and I feel like these would be the perfect treats to pair with watch night lol!
LisaLisa said…
Wow, this looks so delicious and I"m definitely going to make this. I never ever thought to make anything sweet with Rhodes dinner rolls, this is such a good recipe. I would enjoy one with a cup of coffee!
This is such a neat recipe! It's kind of a cross between apple pie and apple cobbler. It looks so easy to make, and I bet it smells amazing. My family would love this for dessert.
Amanda said…
I LOVE all things apple but have never seen a recipe like this. I bet it's delicious and something fun to make with the entire family. With apple season coming up soon this is a great idea!
Unknown said…
My husband would love to gobble this dessert up! This is the perfect recipe this time of the year when the apple orchards are in full swing.
Cha Nel said…
"I have been looking for fall dessert recipes and these Pull Apart Caramel Apple Pie Bombs look like the perfect thing to eat during the cool months. I am defintiely going to be pinning this recope and making it for Thanksgiving dinner! I am sure this will be a hit!"