Air Fryer Apples

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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.

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 (3 small or 2 large) – the best are firm, crispy, and just a little sweet.

Butter (2 tbsp, unsalted) – If you don’t have butter on hand, margarine will do.

Brown sugar (2 tbsp) – 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 (1/2 tsp) – Apple spice works too.

Nutmeg (1/2 tsp) – Adds a nice touch but is optional.

Vanilla extract (1/2 tsp)

ingredients for air fryer apples dessert

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.

sliced apples

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.

spice butter ingredients

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.

air fryer apples with mixture in bowl

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!

apples in air fryer

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!

air fryer apples

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.

baked air fryer apples

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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air fryer apples
4.80 from 5 votes

Air Fryer Apples

By Karo @ AllNutritious
Indulge in a guilt-free treat with these air fryer apples. These cinnamon-spiced delights are a must-try for any apple lover! A perfect healthy dessert anyone can have when the cravings kick in. The best part about it is that it's an air fryer recipe, so it's super easy to make and best enjoyed with ice cream.
Prep: 15 minutes
Cook: 10 minutes
Total: 25 minutes
Servings: 2 plates



  • 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.


Serving: 1 plate | Calories: 274kcal | Carbohydrates: 44g | Protein: 0.8g | Fat: 12g | Saturated Fat: 7.4g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 3.9g | Cholesterol: 31mg | Sodium: 4.2mg | Fiber: 5.8g | Sugar: 36g

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

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