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Air Fryer Baked Apples

Best Air Fryer Baked Apples

Air Fryer Baked Apples are my new obsession!!! I've been loving my Air Fryer Grilled Peaches all summer and with apple season just around the corner - I had to get in the kitchen to see what I could do. I'll just say - I outdid myself!
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Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Total Time 25 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 4



  • Peel apples and slice in half vertically. Carefully remove the cores from the apples so as to not break them in half
  • Place each apple half flat side down on a cutting board and use a paring knife to hasselback the apples. You make thin slice along the arch of the apple but do NOT slice all the way through. These shallow slices will create crevices for the sugar mixture to seep into.
  • Line air fryer with parchment paper and transfer apple halves to air fryer flat side down
  • Brush apples with softened butter and sprinkle with 1 Tbsp sugar
  • Air fry at 375 for 10 minutes, apples will soften and start to carmelize
  • While apples are cooking, in a small bowl melt remaining 3 Tbsp butter.
  • To the butter, add sugar, cinnamon and oats and stir together
  • Once 10 minutes are up, open air fryer and smother apples with sugar/oat mixture. Pat down around the arch of the apple.
  • Air fry an additional 5 minutes.
  • Remove apples and top with whipped cream or vanilla ice cream. You can also remove the parchment and pour any sauce run off onto the apples.
Keyword air fryer, apples
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