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Air Fryer Fried Apples

Easy, tasty and great for snacking, as a dessert or a side dish, these Air Fryer Fried Apples are a sweet treat that you can make in a flash!

A TASTY FRIED APPLE RECIPE

Did y’all know you can make fried apples in your air fryer? These are super easy and don’t take a lot of ingredients to make. The air frying does not dry these out but makes them nice and tender just like if you made them the traditional way. Serve them as a side dish to your favorite southern meal or serve them up as a dessert with some ice cream! If you want to utilize your air fryer for more than just french fries, then you need to make this Air Fryer Fried Apple recipe!

Overhead of Air Fryer Fried Apples in white bowl with ice cream.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS:

What type of apples are best to use?

I think Granny Smith green apples are the best for this but you can use any of your favorite baking apples. Some other options include: Golden Delicious, Jonagold, Pink Lady, Braeburn, etc.

Do I need to preheat my air fryer?

Yes, since we are wanting to get it heated up to make sure that these get the right texture you will want to preheat your air fryer to 400 degrees F. Air Fryers usually heat up very quickly.

What is the best way to cut the apples?

Since you are peeling, cutting and coring your apples, I like to use an apple slicer for this recipe to get uniform shapes. This also helps the apples to cook evenly in the air fryer.

Can I add any other spices to this recipe?

Absolutely, you can spruce these up as much as you want. Some other great spices are: nutmeg, allspice and even apple pie spice!

How do I store leftovers?

These can be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator where they will keep for up to 4-5 days. They can also be frozen. Place apples in a freezer container or bag and they will keep for up to 3 months. To defrost, remove from the freezer to the refrigerator until thawed. To reheat: microwave for about 30 seconds until heated through.

Overhead of Air Fryer Fried Apples in bowl with ice cream, cinnamon stick and spoon, Pinterest image.

INGREDIENTS NEEDED: (SEE RECIPE CARD BELOW FOR THE FULL RECIPE)

  • apples
  • brown sugar 
  • cinnamon 
  • sea salt 
  • pure maple syrup
  • unsalted butter
Ingredients needed: apples, brown sugar, cinnamon, sea salt, pure maple syrup and unsalted butter.

HOW TO MAKE AIR FRYER FRIED APPLES:

Pre-heat the air fryer to 400F degrees. Peel, core, and slice apples.

Apples being peeled, sliced and cored.

In a large bowl add the sliced apples, brown sugar, cinnamon, and salt. Mix to evenly combine. Coat the apple mixture with 1 tablespoon of maple syrup and the melted butter. Stir to combine until the apple slices are evenly coated.

Apples in bowl mixed together with brown sugar, cinnamon, salt, maple syrup and butter.

When the air fryer is preheated, add the apple slices in a single layer and cook at 380 degrees for 5 minutes. After 5 minutes of cooking, flip the apples.

Apples being flipped in air fryer.

Cook for another 5-7 minutes until the apples appear golden. 

Finished apples in air fryer basket.

Drizzle with the remaining maple syrup and serve immediately with ice cream or whipped cream, if desired.

Air Fryer Fried Apples in white stacked bowls with scoop of ice cream and cinnamon stick.

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Air Fryer Fried Apples

Easy, tasty and great for snacking, as a dessert or a side dish, these Air Fryer Fried Apples are a sweet treat that you can make in a flash!
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Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 12 minutes
Total Time: 22 minutes
Servings: 2

Ingredients

Instructions

  • Pre-heat the air fryer to 400F degrees.
  • Peel, core, and slice apples.
  • In a large bowl add the sliced apples, brown sugar, cinnamon, and salt. Mix to evenly combine.
  • Coat the apple mixture with 1 tablespoon of maple syrup and the melted butter. Stir to combine until the apple slices are evenly coated.
  • When the air fryer is preheated, add the apple slices in a single layer and cook at 380 degrees for 5 minutes.
  • After 5 minutes of cooking, flip the apples.
  • Cook for another 5-7 minutes until the apples appear golden.
  • Drizzle with the remaining maple syrup and serve immediately with ice cream or whipped cream, if desired.

Notes

  • Make sure that you preheat your air fryer before adding the apples.
  • This is great served with ice cream, whipped cream, or as a topping to pancakes or waffles.
  • These can be frozen, see above on how to do that.
  • White sugar can be substituted for brown. 
  • Maple syrup can be omitted or substituted with honey. 
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American

Nutrition

Calories: 335kcal | Carbohydrates: 61g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 12g | Sodium: 8mg | Fiber: 7g | Sugar: 48g

Nutritional Disclaimer

“The Country Cook” is not a dietician or nutritionist, and any nutritional information shared is an estimate. If calorie count and other nutritional values are important to you, we recommend running the ingredients through whichever online nutritional calculator you prefer. Calories and other nutritional values can vary quite a bit depending on which brands were used.

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