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Baked Air Fryer Apples

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These delicious baked air fryer apples are the most perfect dessert to enjoy this fall. Filled with walnuts, oats and seasonal spices, this simple sweet treat is best served with a scoop of vanilla ice cream.

Ice cream melting over a baked apple.

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Fall is here, and that means the tastiest apples are now in season. This easy air fryer dessert is simple to make and so delicious to eat!

These baked air fryer apples are filled with sweet brown sugar, crunchy walnuts and chewy oats and seasoned with nutmeg and cinnamon.

Simple and quick to prep, and effortless to cook, this favorite dessert is a must try!

Be sure to try my Crispy Air Fryer Apple Chips and Applesauce Muffins too!

How to make baked air fryer apples

  • Gather your ingredients.
Ingredients to make the recipe.
  • Cut apples in half from stem to bottom and use a paring knife, spoon, or melon scoop to remove the core, stem, and part of the inside to create a hollow opening. Set aside.
Two apples cut in half with the cores removed.
  • Combine butter, old fashioned oats, brown sugar, walnuts, cinnamon, nutmeg, and salt in a bowl and stir to combine.
Mixing together the filling for the apples.
  • Add mixture evenly into each apple half.
The filling placed into the center of the apples.
  • Place apples in the air fryer basket.
The apples with filling placed into the air fryer basket.
  • Air fry on 350 degrees Fahrenheit 20-25 minutes, until the apples are softened and the oats mixture is toasty.
  • Serve apples warm and top with vanilla ice cream or whipped cream. Enjoy 🙂
The baked apples in the air fryer basket.

What are the best apples to use?

Sweet but tart apples are best for this recipe, and ones that have firmer flesh. I used Honeycrisp, but Granny Smith or Fuji will also work too. Use apples that are firm to the touch with no marks or bruises on the skin.

Can you make them ahead of time?

These baked air fryer apples are best enjoyed as soon as they are cooked, but leftovers will keep well, covered in the fridge for a couple of days and they can be reheated in the air fryer for 3 to 4 minutes at 370F.

It’s best not to prep the apples too far ahead of time, as once you cut them open, they will start to brown. You can mix the filling ahead of time and keep it covered in the fridge till you are ready to use it.

Can you make them without an air fryer?

If you don’t have an air fryer, you can still make this delicious dessert in the oven. Make the recipe as below, then place the apples into the oven at 375F. It will take slightly longer to get them tender, around 40 minutes, but they will still come out delicious!

An apple served in a white bowl and topped with ice cream.

Recipe Notes and Tips

  • Make sure to cut the apples in half from stem to bottom so they fit in the air fryer and are far enough away from the heating element. Apples too close to the heating apple may become too crisp on the top.
  • Don’t cut and hollow out the apples too far ahead of time or they will start to brown.
  • Use a fork to check that the apples are tender before serving.

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Baked Air Fryer Apples

These delicious baked air fryer apples are the most perfect dessert to enjoy this fall. Filled with walnuts, oats and seasonal spices, this simple sweet treat is best served with a scoop of vanilla ice cream.
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword air fried apples, fall apple dessert, how to air fry apples
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Calories 216kcal
Author Tanya

Ingredients

  • 2 Honeycrisp apples
  • 4 Tablespoons butter softened
  • 2 Tablespoons old fashioned oats
  • 2 Tablespoons packed brown sugar
  • 2 Tablespoons chopped walnuts
  • ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • teaspoon nutmeg
  • Pinch of salt
  • Vanilla ice cream or whipped cream for serving

Instructions

  • Cut apples in half from stem to bottom and use a paring knife, spoon, or melon scoop to remove the core, stem, and part of the inside to create a hollow opening. Set aside.
  • Combine butter, old fashioned oats, brown sugar, walnuts, cinnamon, nutmeg, and salt in a bowl and stir to combine.
  • Add mixture evenly into each apple half.
  • Air fry on 350 degrees Fahrenheit 20-25 minutes, until the apples are softened and the oats mixture is toasty.
  • Serve apples warm and top with vanilla ice cream or whipped cream. Enjoy 🙂

Notes

  • I use Honey crisp apples for this recipe but other kinds will work as well, such as Granny Smiths or Fuji.
  • Make sure to cut the apples in half from stem to bottom so they fit in the air fryer and are far enough away from the heating element. Apples too close to the heating apple may become too crisp on the top.
  • Don’t cut and hollow out the apples too far ahead of time or they will start to brown.
  • Use a fork to check that the apples are tender before serving.

Nutrition

Calories: 216kcal | Carbohydrates: 21g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 15g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 3g | Monounsaturated Fat: 3g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 30mg | Sodium: 103mg | Potassium: 143mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 15g | Vitamin A: 401IU | Vitamin C: 4mg | Calcium: 23mg | Iron: 1mg
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