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.
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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.
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.
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.
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!
Save this Air Fryer Apple Crisp recipe to your favorite Air Fryer Desserts board!
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
- 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
- Preheat air fryer to 370 degrees F. Grease four 6-ounce ramekins well.
- 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.
- Divide apple mixture between four ramekins. Sprinkle crumble mixture over the apples.
- 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.
- Reduce sugar in filling to 2 Tbsp
- Eliminate sauce from filling
- Try whole wheat flour in place of all-purpose flour
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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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