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Air Fryer Apples

These cinnamon sweet and buttery Air Fryer Apples are tender and delicious and ready in just 10 minutes. Not your typical fried apples with just a touch of butter but still so much flavor! Great as a side dish, topped with ice cream for dessert and all on their own!
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time15 mins
Course: air fryer, Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Servings: 4
Calories: 204kcal
Author: Lorie Yarro

Ingredients

Instructions

  • Remove apple cores and slice into ½ inch slices. (You can remove the apple peels or keep the skin on.) Toss apples in oil, vanilla and ½ teaspoon of cinnamon.
  • Preheat air fryer to 380°F. Add apples to air fryer basket lightly spritzed with oil. Arrange evenly trying not to overlap as much as possible. Air fry for 10 minutes or until soft and tender, shaking apples halfway through to shift.
  • When apples are cooked, transfer to a bowl and toss with butter, remaining teaspoon of cinnamon and sugar. Serve immediately.
  • Storage: You can store your apples for up to 5 days in the refrigerator in an air tight container. You can also freeze leftover apples for up to 2 months.

Notes

  • Cut your apples immediately before adding to the air fryer to avoid any browning. Apples are not the best for meal prepping as they brown really quickly. You will want to slice them up as close to the time you will cook them as possible.
  • Choose the best apples. You want a crispy, firm and sweet apple for these air fryer apples. As mentioned before, Gala, Fuji, and Honey Crisp are all favorites.
  • For saucier apples, use more melted butter. If you love having more of a sauce for your apples, add more melted butter, about 2 more tablespoons should work. You can also add a tablespoon or two of maple syrup instead of the sugar for more sauce.
  • Keep an eye on your apples. Air fryers are not all created equal. I have two and they never cook quite the same. Once these apples hit the half way mark and you shake the basket up, check on them every two minutes to make sure they are not cooking too fast or burning.

Nutrition

Calories: 204kcal | Carbohydrates: 32g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 4g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 15mg | Sodium: 52mg | Potassium: 201mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 25g | Vitamin A: 275IU | Vitamin C: 8mg | Calcium: 20mg | Iron: 1mg