Air Fryer Apples


Always craving a sweet treat, but never have time to bake up a storm? Let these Air Fryer Apples be your solution! Made up of only four simple ingredients, this dessert only takes fourteen minutes to bake in your air fryer.

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A spoonful of cooked apples coming out of a white bowl

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When it comes to fruit, apples happen to be my kids’ ultimate favorite. We always have apples in our kitchen! The other day, I found myself with quite a bit of apples (my husband went on a grocery shopping spree!) and I wanted to use them up before they went bad. This is how my air fryer apples came about!

What I love about this dessert is that it’s nearly guilt-free. It contains zero sugar and instead, gets its delicious flavor from maple syrup and ground cinnamon.

How To Make Air Fryer Apples

These Air Fryer Apples are a breeze to whip-up! They’re the perfect last-minute dessert for when you’re craving something sweet but are short on time. It almost acts like a quick cobbler or crumble! You just have to garnish it with the right toppings!

What You Need:

Here’s what you’ll need from the store. The exact amounts are in the printable recipe card at the bottom of this post.

Kitchen Tools:


A bowl of air fryer apples in a white bowl, surrounded by additional apples and maple syrup

Air Fryer Apples Tips

What Kind Of Apples Do I Use To Make Air Fryer Apples?

We highly recommend using red apples for this recipe. For these photos, we used Gala apples. Sweet red apples would be a great choice, such as:

  • Fuji Apples
  • Ambrosia Apples
  • Honeycrisp Apples
  • Red Delicious Apples
A bowl of air fryer apples in a white bowl, surrounded by additional apples and maple syrup

Do I Need To Peel And Core The Apples?

Yes, for this particular recipe, we highly recommend coring and peeling each apple. This way, you get the best possible texture after they bake in the air fryer.

How Can I Garnish My Air Fryer Apples?

The best part about these air fryer apples is that they taste fantastic when served plain, but are totally elevated when garnished with the right toppings! Try them out with:

Cooked apples in a small white bowl with a spoon, surrounded by apples and maple syrup

Don’t Overcrowd Your Air Fryer Basket!

You’ll notice that in our instructions, we say to add the chopped apples in a single layer. This is very important because when it comes to air frying, air flow is everything! Ensuring that your ingredients are laid out in a single layer will ensure even cooking/baking of your recipe.

A bowl of air fryer apples in a white bowl, surrounded by additional apples and maple syrup
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Air Fryer Apples

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When you're short on time, but have a sweet craving, these Air Fryer Apples should be your solution! Made up of only four ingredients, this dessert takes less than 15 minutes to bake!
Prep Time:10 minutes
Cook Time:14 minutes
Total Time:24 minutes




  • Air fryer


  • 1 1/2 pounds apples approximately 5 medium apples
  • 1 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 2 tbsp maple syrup
  • 2 tsps ground cinnamon


  • Begin by coring and peeling each of the apples. Once peeled and cored, chop them into bite-sized pieces and place in a large mixing bowl.
  • Add vegetable oil and maple syrup to the apples and fold over until all of the chopped apples are evenly coated.
  • Sprinkle the coated apples with ground cinnamon and mix.
  • Add the apples to your air fryer basket in a single layer. Bake for 12-14 minutes in 400 degrees.


Calories: 157kcal | Carbohydrates: 41g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 0.4g | Saturated Fat: 0.1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 0.02g | Sodium: 4mg | Potassium: 278mg | Fiber: 6g | Sugar: 32g | Vitamin A: 126IU | Vitamin C: 10mg | Calcium: 42mg | Iron: 0.4mg
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: air fryer, apples
Servings: 3 servings
Calories: 157kcal
A spoon about to scoop up some chopped apples, freshly baked in the air fryer and topped with granola

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