Easy Air Fryer Apples make a delicious side dish for brunch, dinner or just a snack. In less than 15 minutes, these air fryer baked apples will be ready to enjoy.

Air fryer apples in a bowl.
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These air fryer apple chips tasted great, had minimum cooking time and the house smelled like apple pie. I think you will be a fan as well. This will be one of your favorite air fryer recipes and ready in about 20 minutes.

Make Air fryer Candied Pecans or Air Fryer Pears for more air fryer dessert recipes.

Ingredients for Air fryer apples.

Ingredients:

  • Sweet Apples (Honeycrisp or Gala work great) 
  • Melted Butter 
  • Maple Syrup 
  • Brown Sugar 
  • Ground Cinnamon 

How to Make Air Fried Apples

  • Step 1 – Prepare the apples. Peel, core and slice the apples.  Place the apples and other ingredients in a large bowl.  
  • Step 2 – Mix everything together. Toss to coat the apples well. 
  • Step 3 – Put the apples in the air fryer. Make sure the apple chips are placed in a single layer in the air fryer.  
Process of making Air fryer apples and coating in cinnamon.
  • Step 4 – Cook the apples. The air fryer needs to be set at 400 degrees. They will take about 13 to 16 minutes or until the apples are soft and have browned slightly.  
  • Step 5 – Remove the apples from the air fryer. Let them sit for a few minutes and the cinnamon sugar mixture will thicken as they sit. 
  • Step 6 – Serve – Serve warm and enjoy.

How to store:

Store the leftover apples in an airtight container in the refrigerator. They will last up to 5 days.  

When ready to enjoy, reheat in the microwave for 30 seconds and stir. Continue to cook in 30 minute intervals until heated through.

How to freeze Air Fryer Apples

You can freeze the apples up to 2 months. Place them inside a freezer container or bag. Once you thaw and reheat, more melted butter can be added if needed based on preference.

How to serve Air Fried apples:

  • Ice Cream Topping. We love to serve the apples warm over vanilla ice cream. It is so delicious.
  • French Toast. Skip the syrup and add apples instead. Then sprinkle with powdered sugar.
  • Topping for Waffles and Pancakes. The kids will think you are fancy when you add these decadent apples.
  • Easy Side dish recipe. They also make a great side for pork chops, fried chicken and more.
  • Snack. Serve these in a bowl for the best snack everyone will enjoy.
Air fryer apples in the air fryer.

Air fryer apple tips:

  • Single layer. The apple slices need to be in a single layer in the air fryer basket while cooking.
  • Even apple slices. Try to cut the apples the same size. This will help them to cook as evenly as possible. Cut the apples with a paring knife for best results.
  • Cut apples right before cooking. This will prevent them from browning prior to air frying.
  • Do not overcook the apples. You do not want them to be mushy.
  • Air fryer cooking times vary. Individual air fryers often cook differently. I recommend checking on the apples often to make sure that you are not overcooking them.
  • You can add more butter. If you prefer the apples to have more sauce, add 2 tablespoons additional melted butter.
Air fryer apples in a bowl with ice cream.

What type of apples are best?

It is best to use firm apples when making fried apples. We prefer to use pink lady, Honey Crisp Apples, Gala, Golden Delicious or Fuji.

If you like a more tart apple, try using Granny Smith or Braeburn, jonagold apples. This recipe is so delicious with many different types of apples.

You can easily make this recipe with pears.

Baked Apples in Air Fryer Variation Ideas:

  • Coconut Oil. Substitute this for the butter in the recipe.
  • Coconut Sugar. Use coconut sugar instead of brown sugar.
  • Baked. The oven can be used instead of air fryer. Bake at 375 degrees for 25 minutes.
  • Combine apple varieties. Try combining a tart apple such as Granny Smith with a sweeter apple like Gala. The combination is delicious.
  • Spicy. If you like heat, you can add red pepper flakes to the cinnamon sugar mixture before coating the apples.
  • Peeling. You do not have to peel the apples. However, we prefer them without and picky children often do as well.
  • Spices. Feel free to change the flavors of these slice apples. Top with apple pie spice or drizzle with caramel sauce for delicious flavor.
Air fryer apples in a bowl with ice cream.

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Air Fried Apples

4.84 from 12 votes
Easy Air fryer apples make a delicious side dish for brunch, dinner or just a snack. In less than 15 minutes, these air fryer baked apples will be ready to enjoy.
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 8
Cuisine American
Course Dessert
Calories 92

Ingredients

  • 4 Sweet Apples Honeycrisp or Gala work great
  • 2 Tbsp Melted Butter
  • 2 Tbsp Maple Syrup
  • 1 Tbsp Brown Sugar
  • 1 tsp Ground Cinnamon
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Instructions

  • Peel, core and slice the apples.  Place the apples and all of the other ingredients in a large bowl.
  • Toss to coat the apples well.
  • Then place the apples in a single layer in the air fryer.
  • Cook the apples in the air fryer at 400 degrees F. Cook for 13-16 minutes until the apples are soft and have browned slightly.
  • Then remove the apples and let them sit for a few minutes.  The coating will thicken as they sit.
  • Serve warm and enjoy!

Recipe Notes

Store the leftover apples in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 5 days.  

Nutrition Facts

Calories 92kcal, Carbohydrates 18g, Protein 1g, Fat 3g, Saturated Fat 2g, Polyunsaturated Fat 1g, Monounsaturated Fat 1g, Trans Fat 1g, Cholesterol 8mg, Sodium 24mg, Potassium 113mg, Fiber 2g, Sugar 14g, Vitamin A 137IU, Vitamin C 4mg, Calcium 16mg, Iron 1mg

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