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Delicious and Easy Air Fryer Baked Apple Recipe

Published by: Chef Braam Botha • Updated: January 25, 2024 • Checked By: Chef Matty Riedel

The aroma of baked apples wafting through the air is a nostalgic reminder of cosy autumn evenings. This Air Fryer Baked Apple recipe captures the essence of a traditional oven-baked treat but with a modern twist. 

Using an air fryer speeds up the cooking process and ensures a perfectly tender apple with a delightful caramelised exterior. Dive into this simple yet indulgent dessert that will warm your heart and satisfy your sweet tooth.

Air Fryer Baked Apple

Air Fryer Baked Apple Recipe
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PREP TIME 10 minutes
COOK TIME 20 minutes
COURSE Dessert, Snacks
CALORIES 170 kcal



  • 4 medium-sized Apples such as Honeycrisp or Granny Smith
  • 2 tablespoons Brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon Ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon Ground nutmeg
  • 1/4 cup Walnuts or pecans, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons Unsalted butter, cut into small pieces
  • Optional: Vanilla ice cream or whipped cream for serving


  • Begin by washing the apples and removing the core using a spoon or apple corer, creating a small well in the center of each apple.
  • In a mixing bowl, combine brown sugar, ground cinnamon, ground nutmeg, and chopped nuts. Mix well.
  • Stuff each apple with the sugar and nut mixture, pressing down gently to pack the filling.
  • Place a small piece of butter on top of the filling in each apple.
  • Preheat the air fryer to 350°F (175°C).
  • Place the stuffed apples in the air fryer basket, ensuring they are not touching.
  • Cook for 15-20 minutes or until the apples are tender and the filling is bubbly. Check for doneness by inserting a knife into the apple; it should slide in easily.
  • Carefully remove the apples from the air fryer and let them cool for a few minutes.
Chefs Tips
  • Choose firm apples for this recipe as they hold their shape better during cooking.
  • For an extra touch of sweetness, drizzle the baked apples with caramel sauce or honey before serving.
  • Add some rolled oats to the filling mixture if you prefer a crunchier texture.
  • Keep a space between the apples in the air fryer for even cooking.
Nutritional Information
Calories: 170kcalCarbohydrates: 31gProtein: 1gFat: 6gSaturated Fat: 4gPolyunsaturated Fat: 0.3gMonounsaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0.2gCholesterol: 15mgSodium: 4mgPotassium: 207mgFiber: 5gSugar: 25gVitamin A: 275IUVitamin C: 8mgCalcium: 23mgIron: 0.3mg
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Summing Up

Air Fryer Baked Apples are a testament to the fact that delicious desserts don’t have to be complicated. With minimal ingredients and a straightforward method, you can whip up a comforting and gourmet dessert. The air fryer ensures a perfect bake every time, making this recipe foolproof.

So, gather your apples and let’s get baking! We’re sure this will become a favourite in your household. Try it and enjoy the symphony of flavours and textures in every bite.

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