Air fryer apple cobbler is one my favorite quick dessert recipes. It is so simple to make, and is always a hit with the whole family (especially if you serve it topped with ice-cream)!
How to make an apple cobbler in an air fryer
If you want a quick and easy dessert for a busy weeknight, then you need to try this air fryer apple cobbler! Cobbers are so quick to prepare, and cooking in an air fryer means this recipe is even quicker!
Apple cobbler is a wonderful dessert that is quick to make and will fill the house with the delicious smells of apple and cinnamon.
You might also like to try my air fryer peach cobbler, air fryer blueberry cobbler, or if your air fryer is in use, you can always try cooking this Instant Pot apple cobbler.
Scroll down for the printable recipe card for this air fryer cobbler recipe, or read on for all the details!
Quantities for all ingredients are given in the recipe card below.
Apples: one medium apple should yield around 1 cup of apple slices. It is best to peel, core and quarter the apple, and then cut it into slices. They need to be relatively small to ensure they cook quickly with the short cook time in this recipe.
Sugar: This recipe uses regular granulated sugar, but feel free to swap in any other type of sugar. Soft brown sugar or coconut sugar are both great options.
All purpose flour: required to make the batter.
Baking powder: This is needed to get the cobbler batter to rise as it is cooking. Be sure to use baking powder not baking soda.
Milk: To make the batter. I use regular full-fat dairy milk, but half-and-half is also fine. I haven’t tried using a plant-based milk in this recipe yet, but if you have success with this I would love to hear about it in the comments below!
Butter: the butter is melted in the baking pan while you are preheating the air fryer. It is essential to get that beautiful buttery taste that we all associate with a fruit cobbler.
Ground cinnamon: this spice is optional, and you can substitute any other spice you like, such as ground nutmeg of pumpkin spice.
Step 1: Place sliced apple in a bowl with the sugar for the filling, mix, and set aside. The sugar will draw out some of the juice from the apples, which makes the cobbler juicy.
Step 2: Place the butter in a 6 inch baking dish or pie dish and place into the air fryer. Preheat air fryer to 320°F/ 160°C for 3 minutes. This will melt the butter.
Step 3: While the air fryer is preheating, mix the flour, sugar for the batter and the baking powder together with the milk into a thick batter. When the air fryer has finished preheating, open it, add the batter on top of the butter, then place the apple slices on top including any juice that has been drawn out of the apples. Sprinkle some ground cinnamon on top of the apple.
Step 4: Bake the apple cobbler in the air fryer at 320°F/ 160°C for around 25-30 minutes until it is golden brown and cooked through.
You can serve apple cobbler hot or cold, and either way it is best served with a big scoop of vanilla ice cream. You can also serve it with heavy cream, but I think it is best topped with ice cream (my kids agree!).
Storing and reheating
Store any leftover cobbler in an air-tight container in the refrigerator and use within 3 days.
You can reheat the cobbler in the air fryer or the microwave. 2-3 minutes in the air fryer, or around 1 minute in the microwave.
Air fryer apple cobbler recipe card
Air Fryer Apple Cobbler
How to make apple cobbler in an air fryer.
- 1 medium apple, quartered and thinly sliced (approx 1 cup)
- 2 tablespoons granulated sugar
- Ground cinnamon
- 1 tablespoon butter
- ¼ cup all purpose flour
- ¼ cup granulated sugar
- ½ teaspoon baking powder
- 3 tablespoons milk
- Place sliced apple in a bowl with the sugar for the filling and set aside.
- Place the butter in a 6 inch baking dish or pie dish and place into the air fryer. Preheat air fryer to 320°F/ 160°C for 3 minutes.
- Mix the flour, sugar for the batter and the baking powder together with the milk into a thick batter.
- When the air fryer has finished preheating, open it, add the batter on top of the butter, then place the apple slices on top. Sprinkle some ground cinnamon on top of the apple.
- Bake apple cobbler in air fryer at 320°F/ 160°C for 25 minutes until golden brown and cooked through.
- Serve topped with heavy cream or a scoop of vanilla ice cream. Enjoy!
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 313Total Fat: 7gSaturated Fat: 4gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 17mgSodium: 181mgCarbohydrates: 64gFiber: 3gSugar: 47gProtein: 3g
Nutrition information is an estimate and provided for informational purposes only.
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