Air-Fryer Baked Apples –Do you love apples but dread the hassle of peeling and slicing them?

Well, have no fear—the air fryer is here to help! With this nifty little appliance, you can easily bake apples right in your own kitchen. So go ahead and indulge your sweet tooth—these Air-Fried Apples are delicious!

Air Fryer Baked Apples
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Air Fryer Baked Apples are one of the best and easiest desserts you can eat anytime. It makes for a sweet dessert, which is perfect for any day! This is a straightforward recipe. I am working on creating healthy and fast recipes. This might be the start of my fall baking.

This sweet treat is perfect for apple season. We just went apple picking and had hundreds of apples. So, stay tuned for many apple recipes, including today’s recipe for Air-Fried Baked Apples. One of the best things about this recipe is that it is easy to make with your children. After I was done making mine, my son came over and made his own. Talk about a healthy snack.

Baked Apples are delicious and healthy. And they satisfy any child’s sweet tooth. It’s also an excellent project for you to get the child to help in the kitchen.

Air Fryer Baked Apples

Why You Will Love This Recipe!

  • So easy
  • Delicious
  • Family Fun Dessert
  • Kid-approved, add a scoop of vanilla ice cream for the ultimate dessert.

If you are looking for more Air Fryer Fruit Recipes, some of my favorites are AIR FRYER BANANA CHIPS, AIR FRYER APPLE DUMPLINGS,  or AIR FRYER DEHYDRATED BLUEBERRIES.

Ingredients Needed For Air Fryer Baked Apples

This is an easy recipe, especially for a fall day when you just went apple picking and have some extra apples on hand. Most of the other ingredients should be in your pantry or refrigerator. Easy peasy.

Air Fryer Baked Apples

Remember the step-by-step directions and detailed ingredient list are below, in the printable recipe card at the bottom of the post, as well as the nutritional information.

  • Apples: Provides natural sweetness and a crisp texture that pairs perfectly with the other ingredients, adding a refreshing and fruity flavor.
  • Oats: For the filling of the apple, use a gluten-free version. 
  • Butter enhances the dish’s richness and creaminess. It adds a luscious and indulgent flavor that coats the apples, contributing to the decadence.
  • Spices: Whether ground cinnamon, brown sugar, nutmeg, or allspice, spices impart warmth and complexity to the dish. Their aromatic notes elevate the flavor profile and enhance the natural sweetness of the apples and raisins.

How To Make Baked Apples In Air Fryer

Here are the simple step-by-step directions to make air-fried baked apples.

Air Fryer Baked Apples

Prepare The Apples: Rinse and dry the apple. Use a cookie scoop, a knife or a scoop to scoop out the apples and dispose of the core, seeds, and stem. Set aside.

Air Fryer Baked Apples

Prepare The Apple Filling: In a small bowl, combine the oats, ground cinnamon, brown sugar, and butter until it has a coarse texture.

Air Fryer Baked Apples

Stuff The Apples: Stuff the apples with the oat cinnamon mixture and place into the air fryer basket, in a single layer.

Air Fryer Baked Apples

Air Fry: Set the cooking time for 15-20 minutes at 350 degrees F air fryer setting. Remove when golden brown and the apple filling is toasted and caramelized. Keep a close eye on the apples as they are baking up.

Air Fryer Baked Apples

Serving: Serve with a scoop of ice cream, brown sugar, a little butter, or whipped cream!

Air Fryer Baked Apples

Pro Tips

  • Choose the Right Apples: Choose firm apples like Granny Smith Apples, Gala Apples, or Honey Crisp. These apples hold their shape well during cooking and provide a good balance of tartness and sweetness.
  • Core Apples Properly: Use an apple corer or melon baller to remove the cores from the apples while leaving the bottoms intact to hold the filling. This ensures even cooking and prevents the filling from leaking out.
  • Precook the Filling: If you’re using ingredients like nuts or oats in the filling, consider lightly toasting them before adding them to the apples. This enhances their flavor and ensures they’re fully cooked and crispy.
  • Seasoning: Don’t skimp on the seasoning! Sprinkle the apple cavities generously with cinnamon, a little nutmeg, or your favorite spices to enhance their flavor and aroma.
  • Moisten the Filling: To prevent the filling from drying out during cooking, mix it with a bit of melted butter, maple syrup, or honey to add moisture and flavor.
  • Add Texture: To give the baked apples texture and crunch, incorporate ingredients like chopped nuts, lemon juice, oats, or granola into the filling.
  • Cover with Foil: Cover the stuffed apples loosely with foil during the first half of cooking to prevent the tops from browning too quickly. Remove the foil during the last few minutes to allow the tops to caramelize and crisp.
  • Check for Doneness: Use a fork or toothpick to test the apples for doneness. They should be tender but still hold their shape. If they need more time, continue cooking quickly to avoid overcooking.
  • Serve with Toppings: For an extra indulgent treat, serve the baked apples warm with a scoop of vanilla ice cream, a dollop of whipped cream, or a drizzle of caramel sauce.
  • Experiment with Fillings: Get creative with the filling! Try different combinations of fruits, nuts, spices, and sweeteners to create your signature baked apple recipe.

By following these pro tips, you can create delicious and perfectly cooked Air Fryer Baked Apples that will impress you!

Air Fryer Baked Apples


What types of apples are best for baking in the air fryer? Opt for firm apples like Granny Smith, Honeycrisp, pink lady apples, or Fuji, as they hold their shape well during cooking and balance tartness and sweetness.

How do I core the apples for baking? You can use an apple corer or a paring knife to remove the cores from the apples while leaving the bottoms intact to hold the filling.

What kind of filling can I use for baked apples? The options are varied, but popular options include a mixture of chopped nuts, oats, brown sugar, cinnamon, and butter. For extra sweetness, add raisins, dried cranberries, or chopped dates.

Do I need to precook the filling before stuffing the apples? It’s not necessary, but if your filling contains ingredients like nuts or oats, toasting them lightly beforehand can enhance their flavor and ensure they are fully cooked and crispy.

How do I prevent the apples from drying out during cooking?  To add moisture and flavor, mix the filling with a bit of melted butter, maple syrup, or honey. You can also cover the stuffed apples loosely with foil during the first half of cooking to prevent the tops from browning too quickly.

How long does it take to bake apples in the air fryer? Cooking time can vary depending on the size and type of apples and the filling used. Generally, it takes about 15-20 minutes at 350°F (180°C), flipping halfway through, but be sure to check for doneness with a fork or toothpick.

Can I serve baked apples with toppings? Absolutely! Baked apples are delicious, but even better with a scoop of vanilla ice cream, a dollop of whipped cream, or a drizzle of caramel sauce for an extra indulgent treat.

Can I make baked apples ahead of time? While they are best enjoyed fresh out of the air fryer, you can prepare the filling and core the apples beforehand, then assemble and bake them just before serving for the best taste and texture. Store in an airtight container for a quick and easy dessert.

Air Fryer Baked Apples

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Air Fryer Baked Apples

Air Fryer Stuffed Baked Apples

5 from 1 vote
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 2 Servings


The ultimate quick dessert for the chilly months, these stuffed “baked” apples are super easy to make and incredibly comforting. Serve with a caramel drizzle or a vanilla ice cream scoop.


  • 2 large apples, I used Pink Lady but you can also use Honey Crisp apples
  • Cup oats
  • 1 Tsp cinnamon
  • 2 Tbsp brown sugar
  • 2 Tbsp butter


  • Use a cookie scoop, a knife or a spoon to scoop out the apples and get rid of the core, seeds and stem. Set aside.
  • In a bowl combine the oats, cinnamon, brown sugar and butter until it has a coarse texture.
  • Stuff the apples with the oat cinnamon mixture and place in the basket of the air fryer.
  • Cook for 15 minutes at 350 degrees F or until the apples are soft and the filling is toasted and caramelized.


  • Air Fryer
  • Cooking Spray
  • Parchment Paper, optional


Serving: 1ServingCalories: 316kcalCarbohydrates: 53gProtein: 3gFat: 13gSaturated Fat: 7gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 0.5gCholesterol: 30mgSodium: 97mgPotassium: 311mgFiber: 7gSugar: 35gVitamin A: 473IUVitamin C: 10mgCalcium: 44mgIron: 1mg

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