Get ready to cozy up with a sweet fall treat that will make your kitchen smell like the best kind of nostalgia. Air Fryer Apple Crisp is here and it’s full of fresh seasonal apples, crunchy oat topping, and layers upon delicious layers of flavor – don’t miss out on this easy-to-make favorite! Grab your air fryer for an amazing apple crisp experience you’ll never forget.
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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.
When it comes to baking desserts with apples, Granny Smith apples provide the perfect balance of sweet and tart to make a flavorful treat.
It’s important to find just the right apple variety, as fruit that is too sweet gets mushy and air-fried apples can end up bitter with under-cooked centers.
Granny Smith apples hold their shape during baking, as well as maintain a distinct flavor!
Whether served in a cobbler, pie, or crisp, these green apples are truly versatile and work splendidly when baked.
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.
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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.
Start by filling your ramekin nearly up with apple goodness and top off the masterpiece with delicious crumble topping!
For easy cleanup always do this step over the sink – trust me you’ll thank yourself later for keeping that mess contained!
Key to Success #3 – The Fork Test
Crafting the perfect Apple Crisp isn’t easy, so we’ve got some tips to make sure you get it just right.
Every Air Fryer is different — don’t forget to watch your dish while cooking as times may vary!
To check if your apples have softened and achieved that delectable texture, use a fork and do the ‘poke test’.
For those who enjoy their apple crisp with an extra something special – think vanilla ice cream or whipped cream drizzled in our homemade caramel sauce.
Take this advice from a family of home chefs –you won’t be disappointed.
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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