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Air Fryer Apple Crisp

Air Fryer Apple Crisp

Air Fryer Apple Crisp is a fall favorite that is full of fresh apples with a buttery oat topping that you will not want to miss. It has layers of flavor that are perfect this time of year.

Air Fryer Apple Crisp

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Air Fryer Apple Crisp

Key to Success #1 – Use Granny Smith Apples

For this Apple Crisp recipe, I prefer to use a nice, tart apple, like Granny Smith.

The pretty, green Granny Smith is perfect in this recipe because it is nice and firm with a tart flavor.

The cinnamon sweetness in this recipe really helps balance out the tart Granny Smith.

If you use a sweeter apple, consider cutting out some of the sugar in this recipe so that the flavors are balanced.

I use an apple slicer to slice and core my apples.

This really makes the job easier and ensures that you get even slices out of your apple.

Then I use a small paring knife to cut each slice into 2-3 pieces each so that they’re bite-sized.

Air Fryer Apple Crisp

Key to Success #2 – Pile the Apples High

I love the ramekin set that I have.

They are so colorful and have so many different uses in the kitchen.

Four of these ramekins will fit perfectly in my 5.8 Qt Air Fryer so I tend to use them a lot for Air Fryer desserts.

(NOTE: The Air Fryer that I have is no longer sold but this Air Fryer is a Best Seller and has over 21,000 5-star reviews on Amazon.)

When you cook with apples, you have to keep in mind that the apples will cook down a bit in the air fryer or oven so you’ll want to make sure you start off with a ramekin full of apples.

I fill my ramekins almost to the top with apple filling then sprinkle the crumble topping all over the top.

I tend to make a mess with the crumble topping so I always do this step over the sink for easy cleanup.

Apple Crisp Ready to Cook in the Air Fryer

Key to Success #3 – The Fork Test

All Air Fryers cook differently so you’ll want to watch your Apple Crisp as it cooks.

The times I put in the recipe are what it takes in my Air Fryer but yours could be different.

I use a fork to test to see if the apples have softened.

This is what I use to indicate whether the apple crisp is cooked enough or not.

I like my apples to be soft but not mushy.

You can top your apple crisp with vanilla ice cream or some fresh whipped cream.

My kiddos love to drizzle a little caramel over theirs.

Check out our recipe for homemade caramel sauce!

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Air Fryer Apple Crisp
Air Fryer Apple Crisp

Air Fryer Apple Crisp

Yield: 4 servings
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 16 minutes
Total Time: 36 minutes

Air Fryer Apple Crisp is a fall favorite that is full of fresh apples with a buttery oat topping that you will not want to miss. It has layers of flavor that are perfect this time of year.


For the Crumble

  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup old fashioned oats
  • 1/4 cup light-brown sugar
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/4 cup butter

For the Apple Filling

  • 2-3 Granny Smith apples
  • 3 Tbsp butter, melted
  • 2 Tbsp all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/4 cup light brown sugar
  • 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1 pinch salt


Make the Crumble Topping

  1. In a small bowl, combine dry ingredients for the crumble topping. Use a fork to press the cold butter into the dry ingredients until the butter is combined. Refrigerate until ready to use.

Make the Apple Filling

  1. Preheat air fryer to 370 degrees F. Grease four 6-ounce ramekins well.
  2. Peel and core apples then cut into bite-sized pieces. Place apples in a medium bowl. Add in butter, flour, vanilla, brown sugar, cinnamon, and salt. Stir to combine.
  3. Divide apple mixture between four ramekins. Sprinkle crumble mixture over the apples.
  4. Cook in the air fryer at 370 degrees for 15-17 minutes, until apples are softened and crumble is golden brown.


Serve with vanilla ice cream and caramel sauce, if desired. 

Diabetic substitutions:

  • Reduce sugar in filling to 2 Tbsp
  • Eliminate sauce from filling
  • Try whole wheat flour in place of all-purpose flour
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 4 Serving Size: 1 grams
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 393Total Fat: 20gSaturated Fat: 4gUnsaturated Fat: 0gSodium: 458mgCarbohydrates: 53gFiber: 3gSugar: 36gProtein: 2g

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