You’ve just made your first apple pie, and maybe even a second…
But now you have leftover filling, and you don’t know what to do with it!
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In fact, you’d probably be more than happy to throw that left over filling in the garbage!
Instead of taking that route, why not try one of these 31 creative ideas we have put together for you so that you don’t have to toss out your precious apple pie filling.
What to Do with Leftover Apple Pie Filling?
When it comes to leftover apple pie filling, you can use it in a variety of ways. You can make a cobbler or crisp with the apples and top it with ice cream for dessert. It also makes an excellent addition to pancakes or waffles for breakfast. Or add some cinnamon and bake it into muffins for a breakfast treat that can be eaten throughout the day!
Still looking for ideas?
Then keep reading!
1. Make Apple Pie French Toast Casserole
You can use the leftover filling from your apple pie to make this delicious apple pie french toast casserole.
It’s just like your favorite French toast recipe with a twist—and it’s simple enough that you can make it on busy weeknights!
- 2 cups leftover apple pie filling (or fresh apples, chopped)
- 1/2 cup brown sugar, packed
- 6 slices bread, torn into small pieces
- 4 eggs
- 1 cup milk
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 1/2 tsp cinnamon powder
- Optional: 1/2 cup raisins or nuts (if you want a crunch)
- Preheat oven to 375°F.
- Spray an 8×8 inch baking dish with non-stick cooking spray.
- In a large bowl, combine remaining ingredients except for vanilla extract and cinnamon powder.
- Spread apple pie filling on bottom of baking dish.
- Pour batter over top of apple pie filling.
- Sprinkle with vanilla extract and cinnamon powder.
- Bake for 35 minutes until puffed up and golden brown around edges.
- Let cool before serving!
2. Make Apple Pie Milkshakes
How about making some Apple Pie Milkshakes?
They’re so easy!
- Just combine ¼ cup milk with 1 scoop vanilla ice cream or frozen yogurt in a blender.
- Add ½ cup of your leftover apple pie filling and blend until smooth.
- Pour into glasses and enjoy!
3. Apple Pie Smoothie
This sweet smoothie is the perfect way to enjoy a seasonal treat any time of the year.
- 2 cups plain nonfat Greek yogurt
- 2 tablespoons raw honey (or more, to taste)
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
- ½ cup unsweetened almond milk, or as needed to create a smooth consistency (about 1-2 tablespoons)
- 1 medium apple, chopped into chunks and frozen overnight (we recommend Fuji)
- Place all ingredients in a blender and process until smooth.
- Pour into glasses and serve immediately.
4. Put It on Top of Baked Brie or Other Soft-Ripened Cheese
This is a simple yet elegant way to use up your leftover apples, and it will be a crowd pleaser for sure.
If you want, you can add some nuts or dried fruit on top of the cheese before baking it—it’s up to you!
5. Apple Pie Bread Pudding
This dessert is so good, you’ll want to make it every week!
We’ve taken the leftovers from your last apple pie and turned them into a sweet bread pudding that will make you feel like your favorite grandmother is in the kitchen making you something delicious.
The recipe is simple: just combine 2 cups of leftover apple pie filling with 2 cups of bread cubes, pour over 8 ounces of milk, sprinkle with cinnamon, nutmeg and sugar…and bake! You’ll have a warm, gooey dessert that will remind you why fall is such a special time of year.
6. Apple Pie Muffins
These muffins are quick and easy to make and they taste amazing!
All you need to do is mix together some flour, baking powder, salt…and any other spices you like (we recommend cinnamon or nutmeg).
Then add in 1 cup of chopped apples and 1 egg white.
Stir well and scoop into greased muffin tins.
Bake at 350 degrees for 15 minutes until golden brown.
You have yourself some delicious muffins that can be enjoyed for breakfast, lunch or dinner!
7. Apple Pie Oatmeal Cookies
This recipe is one of our favorites because it’s so simple!
Place all the ingredients in a large bowl and mix well until it forms a soft dough.
Roll out the dough between 2 pieces of waxed paper until it’s about ¼-inch thick.
Cut out circles with a cookie cutter or drinking glass dipped in flour.
Place on a greased cookie sheet about 2 inches apart and bake at 375 degrees for 10 minutes or until golden brown around the edges but still soft in the center.
Cool 5 minutes on wire racks before removing from pan.
8. Apple Pie Granola Bars
These bars are another great way to use up leftover pie filling!
You’ll need graham cracker crumbs, butter (melted), brown sugar, eggs, flour and cinnamon.
Mix all the ingredients together in a bowl until well combined.
Pour into a greased 9×13 pan and bake at 350 degrees for 20-25 minutes until golden brown on top.
Let cool before cutting into squares and serving warm with ice cream or whipped cream!
9. Skillet Apple Crumble Cake
This cake is perfect for when you want something sweet but don’t want the hassle of making an entire pie from scratch.
It’s so simple: just combine all the ingredients in a skillet (including your leftover pie filling) and bake at 375 degrees for 30 minutes until golden brown on top!
10. Apple Pie Banana Popsicles
This recipe is super simple.
Just mash up a banana and add in a cup of leftover apple pie filling—that’s it!
Put your mixture into popsicle molds and freeze overnight.
The next day you’ll have some delicious treats that are sure to satisfy your sweet tooth!
11. Apple Pie Energy Bites
These energy bites are a great way to use up leftover pie filling!
They are really easy to make and they taste amazing!
- All you need to do is mix together some oats, ground flaxseed, cinnamon, nutmeg…and any other spices you like (we recommend pumpkin pie spice).
- Then add in 1 cup of chopped apples and 1 egg white.
- Stir well and scoop into greased muffin tins. Bake at 350 degrees for 15 minutes until golden brown.
You have yourself some delicious energy bites that can be enjoyed for breakfast, lunch or dinner!
12. Apple Pie Breakfast Bake
This recipe is so easy it will make your head spin.
All you need are some leftover pie filling or canned applesauce (you can even use fresh apples if you have them) plus some buttery crackers (like Ritz).
Spread the filling on top of each cracker then put another cracker on top.
Bake at 375 degrees for 10 minutes until golden brown!
This bake is great with ice cream or yogurt too so feel free to make multiple batches if you want an extra treat later on down the line.
13. Caramel Apple Pie Pancakes
Take your leftover apple pie filling, combine it with some caramel sauce and some pancake mix, and let it sit in the fridge overnight to soak up all that deliciousness before cooking them up in a pan like regular pancakes!
Your family will love these!
14. Eat It with Cottage Cheese
You can also stir your leftover filling into some cottage cheese, which will give it a nice creamy texture.
This is one of our favorite ways to use up leftover apple pie filling, especially since we already love eating cottage cheese on its own!
15. Apple Dumplings
This is one of our favorite ways to use up leftover apple pie filling because it’s so easy and totally customizable!
Just spoon some of your leftover apple pie filling into each dumpling wrapper and fold up into little bundles—no utensils needed!
Then just steam them in a pot of boiling water until they’re cooked through (about 10 minutes).
Top with some vanilla ice cream or whipped cream for an extra treat!
16. Make Fruity Overnight Oats
Overnight oats are a great way to get a boost of fiber, protein, vitamins and minerals—plus they’re super easy to make ahead of time.
Simply combine rolled oats with milk or water, then top with your favorite fruit, apple pie filling, nuts and seeds!
These are great for breakfast on-the-go during the week or even as an afternoon snack if you’re short on time.
17. Make Mini Apple Pies
You can make mini pies or tarts by lining a muffin tin with cupcake liners and spreading some of your leftover apple pie filling on top of each liner before baking at 375 degrees for 20 minutes until golden brown on top!
18. Bake It Into Muffins
You can bake this into muffins or cupcakes, or even make an apple crumble cake with muffin tins!
Just combine the ingredients and bake at 375 degrees for 20 minutes, or until golden brown on top.
19. Make a Tarte Tatin
The tarte tatin is a classic French dessert that’s pretty much impossible to mess up, because it’s basically just apples, sugar, butter, and puff pastry—all of which you have lying around anyway!
Just caramelize some apples in butter and sugar on a baking sheet until they’re tender and then finish them off by placing them on top of the puff pastry crust before baking at 375 degrees for 30 minutes or until golden brown.
20. Apple Pie Cinnamon Rolls
You can’t go wrong with these cinnamon rolls—they’re delicious and easy to make, too!
Just mix together the dough, roll it out, fill it with cinnamon sugar and applesauce… then bake at 350 degrees for 25 minutes or until golden brown on top!
21. Spread It on Toast for Breakfast
If you’re feeling like a little more savory breakfast option, spread some apple pie filling on some bread and heat it up in the oven for about 10 minutes.
Then top it with cinnamon, nutmeg, and brown sugar!
22. Make a Fruit Salad
Chop up some fruit (we recommend peaches and grapes) and mix together with your leftover apple pie filling.
Serve it over ice cream or pound cake for an easy dessert!
23. Use It to Make Tarts
Making a tart is a great way to use up leftover apple pie filling because it can be both sweet and savory depending on what kind of crust you use—and it’s super easy!
Just make sure that you have enough pie filling leftover to fill up all of your tart shells!
24. Make a Pancake Bake
Mix together pancakes with leftover apple pie filling in a baking dish and bake at 350 degrees for 30 minutes until golden brown.
Top with whipped cream or ice cream for an easy weekend breakfast!
25. Mix It with Yogurt
Add a spoonful of apple pie filling to your yogurt before eating it—it’s like an apple sauce cup but better because it doesn’t have any preservatives or artificial flavors!
26. Pour It Over Cheesecake
We’re not saying that you should use up all of your leftover apple pie filling topping on just one thing—but hey, if you want to go for it? Go for it!
If you’d rather save some for later (and who could blame you?), try pouring some over your favorite cheesecake recipe as a topping instead of using fresh fruit or other fruit flavors that might clash with the flavor of your pie filling.
27. Serve It Warm Over Pound Cake or Angel Food Cake
Try serving your leftover apple pie filling warm over pound cake or angel food cake—it’s delicious!
You’ll want to cut back on the sugar though—just add enough to make the apples taste good but not too much so they become sickeningly sweet.
28. Use It as an Ingredient in Cake Recipes
If you have a favorite cake recipe that calls for applesauce or applesauce mix but doesn’t include any other fruit-based ingredients, then consider adding some apple pie filling instead!
Not only will this change up the flavor profile of your cake batter; it’ll also give it an extra boost of moisture (which is always good).
29. Make an Apple Pie Fajita
This is a fun one—just slice up some bell peppers and onions into strips, then sauté them in olive oil until they begin to soften (about 5 minutes).
Add the sliced apples last so they don’t get too mushy—you’ll want to cook those down until they’re tender but still firm enough to hold their shape (about 3-5 minutes).
Then top with cheese, sour cream or Greek yogurt, and avocado slices before serving!
30. Use It as a Dessert Sauce
If you have any leftover filling from your apple pie, use it as a sauce for ice cream or cake! You could also use it as a topping for pancakes instead of syrup or honey if you’ve got some extra time on your hands this morning!
You can also just eat it straight from the pan with a spoon (we won’t judge).
31. Use It to Make a Pie Crust
This one might be kind of obvious, but if you have extra pie filling on hand, make a second pie!
Or even better yet, use it to make a batch of mini pies!
Leftover apple pie filling tastes great in baked goods. These include pies, cakes, cookies, muffins, and brownies. Another thing you can do with it is make it into a savory casserole by adding some chopped onion, grated cheese, cream of mushroom soup and diced ham. You can also cook it in a skillet to make applesauce.
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What to Do with Leftover Apple Pie Filling (31 Ideas)
- Make Apple Pie French Toast Casserole
- Make Apple Pie Milkshakes
- Apple Pie Smoothie
- Put It on Top of Baked Brie or Other Soft-Ripened Cheese
- Apple Pie Bread Pudding
- Apple Pie Muffins
- Apple Pie Oatmeal Cookies
- Apple Pie Granola Bars
- Skillet Apple Crumble Cake
- Apple Pie Banana Popsicles
- Apple Pie Energy Bites
- Apple Pie Breakfast Bake
- Caramel Apple Pie Pancakes
- Eat It with Cottage Cheese
- Apple Dumplings
- Make Fruity Overnight Oats
- Make Mini Apple Pies
- Bake It Into Muffins
- Make a Tarte Tatin
- Apple Pie Cinnamon Rolls
- Spread It on Toast for Breakfast
- Make a Fruit Salad
- Use It to Make Tarts
- Make a Pancake Bake
- Mix It with Yogurt
- Pour It Over Cheesecake
- Serve It Warm Over Pound Cake or Angel Food Cake
- Use It as an Ingredient in Cake Recipes
- Make an Apple Pie Fajita
- Use It as a Dessert Sauce
- Use It to Make a Pie Crust
- Pick your favorite way to use your leftover apple pie filling.
- Prepare the ingredients according to the recipe.
- Be ready to munch in no time!
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