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Air Fryer Baked Apples

Air fryer baked apples are an easy and healthy dessert that everyone loves. Fill with dried fruit, spice, and a little sugar. 

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Air fryer baked apples on a white plate.
Air fryer baked apples.

How to make baked apples in an air fryer

Fall is finally in the air, and that can only mean one thing: baked apples are in season! 

Baking apples apples in the air fryer is a great option for an easy, sweet treat. They’re a great way to use up leftover apples from the fall season, and are guaranteed to make your house smell like Christmas has come early. Because the cooking time is short they are perfect for days when you want something sweet (yet healthy) at short notice.

Air fryers are great for cooking desserts like air fryer baked apples. Some other tasty air fryer baked teats you may like to try are: air fryer apple pie, air fryer pumpkin pie, air fryer baked pears, or air fryer apple cobbler.

Scroll down for the printable card for this air fryer baked apple recipe, or read on for all the details. 

What do you need to make these air fryer baked apples? 

Quantities for all ingredients given in the recipe card below. 

Apples

Try to find apples that are nice and round and will stand up on their own. You can use any variety of apple that you like. I normally use granny smith apples, but some of your other favorites are Pink Lady, Granny Smith, Jazz or red delicious. 

Filling

The filling in this recipe is made from butter raisins, chopped walnuts, sugar and spices. You should feel free to mix up the ingredients to make this recipe you own. Try swapping the walnuts for pecans, or use your favorite spice mix in place of the cinnamon and nutmeg (try apple pie spice mix!). 

Baking pans or ramekins

As these baked apples cook they release juices, which form a sweet caramel sauce that you will not want to lose. For this reason it is important to cook these baked apples in a pan or small individual pans inside your air fryer so that the sauce is not lost during cooking. 

Directions

Step 1: Mix the filling ingredients together. Melt the butter (microwave ~30 seconds), then mix the butter, brown sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg, chopped walnuts and raisins together in a bowl.

Step 2: Core and stuff the apples. Use an apple corer to cut out the core of the apples. If you don’t have an apple corer, you can use a sharp paring knife to carefully cut the center out.

Place the cored apples into your baking pan(s), and then stuff them with the filling. Pour a tablespoon of warm water per apple into the pan (this keeps the apples moist while they are baking). 

Step 3: Bake the apples. Place the stuffed apples in the air fryer basket (in their pan). Air fry apples for 20-25 minutes until the are pleasantly soft and tender. Bake for additional 3-4 minute intervals of you want softer apples.

Serving

Remove the baked apples from the air fryer and allow them sit for about 5 minutes before serving.

To serve, pour the juice over the apples and top with powdered sugar or maple syrup, a scoop of vanilla ice cream and/or whipped cream. 

Storing and reheating

If you have any baked apples leftover, store them in an airtight container in the refrigerator, and use within 5 days. 

To reheat the baked apples in the air fryer place  them in a small pan or ramekin and air fry on high for 3-4 minutes. 

Alternatively you can reheat them in the microwave – 1-2 minutes on high. 

Air Fryer Baked Apples Recipe Card

Air fryer baked apples on a white plate.
Yield: 4 Servings

Air Fryer Baked Apples

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes

How to cook baked apples in an air fryer.

Ingredients

  • 2 medium apples

Filling Ingredients

  • 3 tablespoon melted butter [Note 1]
  • ½ cup chopped walnuts
  • ¼ cup raisins
  • ¼ cup soft brown sugar
  • ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • ½ teaspoon ground nutmeg

Instructions

  1. Cut the top off the apples and scoop out the core, use and apple corer if you have one.
  2. Mix the filling ingredients together in a medium bowl.
  3. Preheat air fryer to 320°F (160°C).
  4. Place apples in a small pan, or use individual ramekins, then stuff the filling mix into the apples. Pour a tablespoon of warm water per apple into the pan. 
  5. Bake apples in the air fryer for 20-25 minutes until they are tender.
  6. Serve topped with maple syrup and a scoop of vanilla ice-cream

Notes

  1. Melt butter in the microwave ~30 seconds on high.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

2

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 140Unsaturated Fat: 0g

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