Air Fryer, Cherry Cheesecake Cupcakes

These are absolutely fabulous. They are so easy to make in your air fryer, and they are traditional cheesecake with the graham cracker crust and cheesecake filling. Sometimes these are referred to as cheesecake bites, or even fried cheesecake!

Course Dessert
Cuisine Cheesecake, cupcakes
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 8 cupcakes


Graham Cracker Crust:

  • 1 cup graham cracker crumbs
  • 3/4 cup melted butter
  • 3 tablespoon sugar


  • 8 ounces room temperature cream cheese
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract

Topping: I used cherry pie filling, but you can change that out for blueberry.


  1. Start by placing your graham crackers in a ziplock bag, and then use a rolling pin to crush them.

  2. Then in a medium-size bowl, add 1 cup of the crushed graham crackers, the melted butter, and sugar.

  3. Mix well. This will become your bottom crust.

  4. Press the mixture in either a cupcake tin or you can use muffin liners, I did both.

  5. Then in a mixing bowl mix together the cream cheese, sugar, eggs, and vanilla extract.

  6. Mix until smooth.

  7. Then fill the muffin tin cup, to almost the top with the filling.

  8. Place in the air fryer basket or tray, and set the temperature to 330 F for 10 minutes, after 10 minutes check and see if the crust is firm, if not add another 5 minutes

  9. let cool slightly, and then scoop the cherry pie filling on top.

  10. Plate, serve and enjoy!