Apple Pie Dip with Pie Crust Chips

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An ultra flavorful apple pie filling is prepared from scratch and served with cinnamon-sugar chips made of refrigerated pie crust! This easy Apple Pie Dip is such a fun and yummy appetizer or dessert for fall.

Want to make a more traditional apple pie? Try my easy apple crumble pie recipe!

A jar of apple pie dip on a plate full of cinnamon sugar pie crust chips

Easy Apple Pie Dip

It’s certainly no secret that apple pie is delicious. And it’s also no secret that it’s a pain to make! Instead of going through the trouble to make a whole pie, why not save yourself the time and fuss. You can whip together this dreamy apple pie dip in less than 20 minutes and serve it with crispy pie crust chips!

The dip is a simple homemade apple pie filling that hits all the right notes and then some. The crust chips are deep fried or baked, then rolled in cinnamon sugar. They’re so crispy, buttery and delicious! Together, the two make a dippable delight that satisfies all your pumpkin pie desires.

And you can serve this fall-spirited masterpiece as an appetizer or as a dessert. Better yet, why share it at all?

A small glass mason jar with a cinnamon apple pie filling inside of it

Recipe Ingredients

I don’t mess around when it comes to my apple pie filling. This recipe delivers on both texture and flavor! And that goes for the chips as well.

For the Apple Pie Filling

  • Large Apples: Sliced.
  • Lemon: Juiced.
  • Cinnamon: AKA an apple’s best friend.
  • Apple Pie Spice: Just half a teaspoon!
  • Light Brown Sugar: To sweeten the deal.
  • All-Purpose Flour: This helps the filling thicken.
  • Maple Syrup: Use pure maple syrup for the best results. This gives the filling a wonderful caramelized texture and helps make the apples extra soft.

For the Pie Crust Chips

  • Vegetable Oil: For frying.
  • Refrigerated Pie Crust: You’ll only need one of the two halves.
  • Butter: To help the cinnamon and sugar stick to the chips.
  • Granulated Sugar: For sweetness.
  • Ground Cinnamon: For flavor.

What Kind of Apples Should I Use?

The more selective you are about your apples, the better your filling will be. I recommend using Granny Smith, Honeycrisp, Golden Delicious or another firmer, more tart variety. The sweeter, softer kinds of apples tend to become more mushy when cooked.

You should also make sure you’re using ripe but not overripe apples. If there’s a bit of green on the stem and the apple gives a little when squeezed, it should be good to go. Avoid using apples with excessive discoloration or mushy spots. If your apples are underripe, just let them sit and continue checking on them periodically.

How to Make Apple Pie Dip

This is a no-bake recipe unless you decide to bake the pie chips rather than frying them. Either way, everything comes together with ease!

Make the Filling

Prepare Apples: Peel and slice your apples into small pieces and place them in a medium-sized saucepan.

A knife slicing into a peeled green apple on a wooden cutting board

Add Lemon Juice: Squeeze the juice from one whole lemon over the apples.

Add Dry Ingredients: Add the flour, brown sugar, cinnamon and apple pie spice. Mix all the ingredients well and then add the maple syrup.

A glass mixing bowl full of diced apples, brown sugar, flour and cinnamon

Cook: Using a saucepan over medium-high heat, cook the apples for about 10-15 minutes, until they begin to brown and bubble.

Let Cool: Remove the filling from the heat and allow it to cool. Refrigerate it if necessary.

A close-up shot of a white pan filled with homemade apple pie filling

Make the Chips

Heat Oil: Heat the oil in a medium-sized saucepan until it reaches 365°F. Proceed with caution as hot oil is dangerous.

Cut Pie Crust: Remove one of the two refrigerated pie crusts from the package and slice it into small squares, about 1-2 inches wide.

Cook Chips: Place a few pieces of pie crust in the hot oil for 30 seconds, then flip them over with tongs. Cook them for another 30 seconds, until golden brown. As an alternative to deep-frying, you can cook the chips in the oven at 350°F for 10-15 minutes, flipping them over halfway through, until golden brown.

Let Cool: Remove the pie crusts from the oil and place them on a paper towel-lined plate to draw out the excess oil. Allow them to cool. Repeat the cooking and cooling process for all of the pie crust pieces.

Brush with Butter: Once all the pieces have been cooked, lightly brush them with melted butter.

Add Cinnamon Sugar: Place the buttered pie chips in a large Ziploc bag with cinnamon and sugar. Gently shake to coat.

Enjoy! Serve the chips with the dip.

A hand holding a pie crust chip with apple pie filling dip on top and more dip and chips in the background

Tips for Success

Pulling off the ultimate apple pie dip is no trouble with this recipe on your side. Here’s some extra advice to ensure your success!

  • Use Fresh Lemon Juice: Avoid using bottled lemon juice for this recipe at all costs. Not only does fresh lemon juice have better flavor, but it also better prevents the apples from oxidizing (browning) in the filling.
  • Make Your Own Pie Crust: Want to make this recipe 100% homemade? You can easily do so by making your own pie crust with this easy recipe, which is also gluten-free! To make the filling gluten-free as well, just substitute the all-purpose flour for 1:1 gluten-free flour.
  • Take Caution Around Hot Oil: Please be very careful if you do decide to deep fry your pie chips. Hot oil can sometimes pop up from the pan, so be sure to handle the crust pieces with tongs.
  • Cool Chips Before Buttering: Don’t brush the butter over your pie chips while they’re still hot. This will cause them to soak up the butter and lose some crispiness.

Serving Ideas

Want some other ideas for what to serve with this cozy apple pie dip besides the crispy pie crust chips? I’ve got you covered from all sides!

  • Pair with Graham Crackers: Honey or cinnamon flavored graham crackers would both go great with this dip. Original ones too! Such a simple yet delicious option.
  • Serve with Sweet Potato Chips: These healthy Cinnamon Sugar Baked Sweet Potato Chips are an over-the-top-delicious partner for apple pie dip. Plus, they’re incredibly easy to whip up!
  • Pair with Ice Cream & Granola: There’s always the option of eating this apple pie dip with a spoon! I recommend trying it with your favorite granola and a scoop of vanilla ice cream. So tasty!
A mason jar full of apple pie filling with two wooden spoons on the table next to it

How to Store Leftovers

Leftover apple pie dip should be refrigerated in an airtight container or a resealable plastic bag with all the air squeezed out. It will stay good for 3-4 days, if stored properly.

The pie crust chips should also be stored in the fridge. Keep them in an airtight plastic bag and enjoy them within 3-4 days.

Can I Freeze This Recipe?

Yes! You can freeze both the filling and the chips, if desired. To freeze the filling, place it in a freezer-safe container, leave the container open, and keep the filling in the freezer for one hour. Once it’s firm, close the container so it’s airtight and store the pie dip for up to 4 months.

To freeze the chips, place them in a resealable freezer bag with all the air squeezed out. Store them in the freezer for up to 3 months. Thaw out both the filling and the chips in the fridge before enjoying.

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A jar of apple pie dip on a plate full of cinnamon sugar pie crust chips

Apple Pie Dip with Pie Crust Chips

  • Author: Julianne
  • Prep Time: 30 minutes
  • Cook Time: 15 minutes
  • Total Time: 45 minutes
  • Yield: 4

Description

An ultra flavorful apple pie filling is prepared from scratch and served with cinnamon-sugar chips made of refrigerated pie crust! This easy Apple Pie Dip is such a fun and yummy appetizer or dessert for fall.

Ingredients

For the Apple Pie Dip
  • 4 Large apples, sliced
  • 1 Lemon, juiced
  • 2 tsp Cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp Apple Pie Spice
  • 2 tbsp Light brown sugar
  • 2 tbsp All-purpose flour
  • 2 tbsp Maple syrup
For the Pie Crust Chips
  • 4 C Vegetable oil
  • 1 half of a Refrigerated pie crust
  • 1 tbsp Butter
  • 2 tbsp Granulated sugar
  • 1 tbsp Cinnamon

Instructions

Make the Filling

  1. Peel and slice your apples into small pieces. Place in a medium size saucepan. Squeeze the juice from a whole lemon over the apples.
  2. Add all of your dry ingredients: flour, brown sugar, cinnamon and apple pie spice. Mix all ingredients well and then add maple syrup.
  3. Using a saucepan on medium high heat, cook the apples for about 10-15 minutes until they begin to brown and bubble. Remove from heat and allow to cool. Refrigerate if necessary.

Make the Pie Chips

  1. Heat oil in a medium sized saucepan until it reaches 365°. Proceed with caution as oil is very hot.
  2. Remove one of the two refrigerated pie crusts and slice into small squares, about 1-2” wide.
  3. Place a few pieces of pie crust in hot oil for 30 seconds and flip over. Cook for another 30 seconds until golden brown.
  4. Remove pie crusts from oil and place on a paper towel-lined plate to drip off excess oil. Allow to cool.
  5. Once all crust has been deep fried, lightly brush with melted butter.
  6. Place pie chips in a large Ziploc bag with cinnamon and sugar. Gently shake to coat.
  7. As an alternative to deep-frying, you can also cook the pie crust chips in the oven on 350° for 10-15 minutes until golden brown.

Notes

Makes 2-4 servings.

  • Category: Dessert
  • Method: Stove
  • Cuisine: American

Keywords: apple dip, homemade apple pie filling, dessert dip

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