These Air Fryer Apples are sweet, a little spiced, soft, and warm. A perfect healthy dessert you can serve with ice cream. Gluten-free and low-calorie.
Introducing my air fryer apples! These taste just like stewed apples or apple pie filling. Their time in the air fryer brings out their natural sweetness.
This is truly one of the easiest ways I’ve found to make apples like this, and you can use them in so many ways!
Incorporate them into a pie, slather them onto some bread, or enjoy a la mode for a simple treat.
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Best Apples to Use
When roasting or air frying apples, it’s always best to shoot for just a little sweet. The cooking process makes the apples even sweeter thanks to their natural sugar caramelizing.
Honeycrisp, Braeburn, or even Granny Smith apples are all excellent choices for roasting.
Ingredients You’ll Need and Substitutes
Apples – the best are firm, crispy, and just a little sweet.
Butter – If you don’t have butter on hand, margarine will do.
Brown sugar – Brown sugar is a must. While white sugar can do if you’re really in a jam, brown sugar melts down and caramelizes slowly.
Cinnamon – Apple spice works too.
Nutmeg – Adds a nice touch but is optional.
How to Make Air Fryer Apples
Step 1. While leaving the peel on, core your apples and then slice them into ½-inch thick slices.
Step 2. Melt two tablespoons of unsalted butter in the microwave. You’ll only need a few seconds to get it melted in a small bowl.
Step 3. From there, add 2 tbsp of brown sugar. You’ll also need to add ½ a teaspoon of cinnamon, nutmeg, and vanilla extract to your melted butter. Mix all ingredients together.
Step 4. Toss your apples into a large bowl and drizzle the butter over the top. Gently mix the apples around, making sure they’re evenly coated.
Step 5. Grab your air fryer and spread your apple slices out as evenly as possible. The closer you can get to a single layer of apples, the better your results will be.
Air fry at 380F (195C) for 10 minutes. I love them served with a simple scoop of ice cream and eaten warm. Enjoy!
What to Serve with Air Fryer Apples
You can easily serve these apples with:
- Ice Cream
- Whipped Cream
- Cheese Dipping Sauce
- Melted Peanut Butter (or any other nut butter)
- A Bowl of Oatmeal
If you love the combination of oats and apples, you also need to try these yummy apple cinnamon overnight oats!
How to Store These?
When in doubt, always reach for an airtight container or bag to store your leftovers! Make sure you let your cooked apples cool all the way down before packing them away.
Storing apples right after they’ve been cooked will trap moisture inside the container, jar, or bag, leaving them wet and soggy.
How Long Can You Keep These in the Fridge?
Because they’ve lost a lot of structural integrity, these roasted apples will only last between 3 and 5 days in the fridge.
Make sure to store them in an airtight container or bag to give them the best chance.
How Long Does It Take to Bake Apples in the Oven?
Full-baked apples can take anywhere from 30 to 45 minutes in the oven. It’s also a much more elaborate process than using your air fryer, usually involving a water bath!
With sliced apples, it will take about the same amount of time in an oven as it would in the air fryer
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Watch How to Make It
- 3 small apples (2 large apples)
- 2 tbsp unsalted butter
- 2 tbsp brown sugar (or any other sugar)
- 1/2 tsp cinnamon
- 1/2 tsp nutmeg
- 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
- Core your apples and slice them into 1/2 inch thick slices. Keep the peel on.
- Take a medium bowl and add in your butter. Microwave for a few seconds to melt the butter.
- Add sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg, and vanilla extract to the butter. Give it a good mix.
- Add in sliced apples and cover them with the mixture.
- Air fry at 380F (195C) for 10 minutes.
- Serve with a scoop of ice cream.
Nutrition Information:Yield: 2 plates Serving Size: 1 plate
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 274Total Fat: 12gSaturated Fat: 7.4gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 3.9gCholesterol: 31mgSodium: 4.2mgCarbohydrates: 44gNet Carbohydrates: 38.2gFiber: 5.8gSugar: 36gProtein: 0.8g
Nutritional values were obtained with automatic software using the amounts of products used. To get the most accurate representation of the nutritional values, you should calculate them with the actual ingredients used in your recipe. You are solely responsible for the nutritional information obtained to be accurate.