This easy Air Fryer Apple Crisp recipe takes just 6 simple ingredients and is the perfect summer and fall dessert!
Air Fryer Apple Crisp
You're going to LOVE this simple apple recipe. It's fast, it's easy, and it's one of those recipes that just makes your heart and your tummy happy. If you're looking for a sweet treat, you really can't go wrong with this. I "might" make this at least once per week and after you try it once, I think you're going to see why!
To me, it's the perfect flavor combination of that classic homemade apple crisp that my grandma used to make and a quicker and more modern version because I'm always running low on time.
I love the way that the butter and brown sugar melt and create the perfect sweetness when combined with the oatmeal. Dare I say that the crumble part of this simple apple recipe is one of my favorite aspects?! I'm not saying that I'd eat an entire bowl of the crisp...but I'm not saying that I'd turn it down, either!
What type of apples should you use for this easy apple crisp recipe?
It's actually totally up to you. I think that you can easily use any type of apples that you have in the house! Keep in mind that the sweeter the apples that you use, the sweeter the natural flavorings are going to be. If you want sweet apples, think gala or red delicious. If you want a tarter apple, granny smith apples are going to be the best.
Do I have to peel my apples for this easy apple crumble dessert?
Air fryer apples may be simple to peel off the peelings once they're cooked, but I find that peeling and coring the apples ahead of time just makes it that much better. It saves time and really brings out the flavors, too.
Why is my apple crisp not crispy?
It's all about the butter! If you skimp on the butter, you're going to be skimping on the taste. This simple apple air fryer recipe is the perfect list of ingredients to getting that crispy and smooth texture, all at once.
Why do I have to use quick oats?
Quick oats are great for baking because they're fast. You don't have to do any type of prep work for them and they're super simple and easy to do. The last thing that you need to worry about is trying to cook up oats before using them in this recipe. Quick oats literally cut down on the cooking time without compromising the flavor.
Are you ready to learn how to make this delicious dessert? You're going to love how simple and easy it is to make!
Air Fryer Apple Crisp Ingredients
This recipe makes three servings and is loaded with flavor.
- brown sugar
- quick oats
How to Make Apple Crisp in the Air Fryer
Ready to fall in love with this simple apple dessert? Get ready to make this your new favorite treat!
Mix the ingredients
In a medium mixing bowl, combine apples, 1/4 cup brown sugar, 1 tablespoon melted butter, vanilla, and cinnamon. Stir well until apples are evenly coated.
Divide the mixture
Divide the apple mixture evenly between 3 greased ramekins.
Cover to prepare to cook
To help seal in the moisture and flavor, cover each with a piece of aluminum foil.
Put in the air fryer
Air fry at 350ºF for 20 minutes or until apples are soft.
Prepare the crumble topping
While apples are cooking, prepare the topping by combining 4 tablespoons of melted butter, quick oats, flour, and 1/4 cup brown sugar.
Add the topping on top
When apples are done, uncover them and evenly sprinkle topping on top.
Air fry uncovered for an additional 5-7 minutes or until it turns golden brown.
What if I don't want the crumble topping on this apple recipe?
First off, if you don't want it, package it up and send it my way. I'm literally obsessed and will gladly take if off your hands!
But if you're looking for alternative toppings, there are a lot of great things that you can do. First off, you can just add a huge helping of whipped cream because everything always goes with whipped cream.
If you want to add ice cream, that tastes great as well. Another fun option for this recipe is to sprinkle on some extra brown sugar and also sprinkle on extra cinnamon and sugar as well.
Can you try this recipe with other types of fruits?
Great question - and for that, my answer is "maybe The air fryer is what cooks up the apples so that they're the perfect texture so I suppose that I could see this happening with pears and possibly even peaches, too. If you want to try it out with other types of fruits, make certain to report back and tell me what you find out!
How do you store leftover dessert crumble?
Once you have it leftover and put it into a container, you need to keep it stored in the fridge. This will keep it as fresh as possible for as long as possible and ready for you the next time that you're ready to eat it.
Keep in mind that when you're storing it, the oatmeal is going to get soft in the fridge. This won't change the flavor or the taste but it will change the texture from the first time that you made it.
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- 3 cups apples, peeled, cored, and diced
- 1/2 cup brown sugar, divided
- 5 tbsp butter, melted
- 1 tsp vanilla
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- 1/4 cup quick oats
- 1/4 cup flour
- In a medium mixing bowl, combine apples, 1/4 cup brown sugar, 1 tablespoon melted butter, vanilla, and cinnamon.
- Stir well until apples are evenly coated.
- Divide the apple mixture evenly between 3 greased ramekins.
- Cover each with a piece of aluminum foil.
- Air fry at 350ºF for 20 minutes or until apples are soft.
- While apples are cooking, prepare the topping by combining 4 tablespoons of melted butter, quick oats, flour, and 1/4 cup brown sugar.
- When apples are done, uncover them and evenly sprinkle topping on top.
- Air fry uncovered for an additional 5-7 minutes or until it turns golden brown.
Amount Per Serving Calories 411Total Fat 20gSaturated Fat 12gTrans Fat 1gUnsaturated Fat 6gCholesterol 51mgSodium 177mgCarbohydrates 58gFiber 4gSugar 42gProtein 2g
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