An Air Fryer Apple Danish made quickly with biscuits and fresh apples covered in sweetness. Prepped in 5 minutes, it is a perfect dessert!
Air Fryer Apple Danish
Can I get a round of applause for my unstoppable air fryer? Once again, I am sharing a guaranteed-to-please recipe that is made quickly and easily. This Air Fryer Apple Danish is sweetly sensational! If you can't get enough deliciousness from your air fryer, check out my amazing Monster Cookies!
I might have just found my new favorite way to eat apples. If I can eat an apple a day this way, I'm down to staying on that "healthy eating" track. I love the natural sweetness that the apples give this recipe. It's seriously perfection.
And the best part? I have no idea if this is meant to be eaten for breakfast, brunch, or dessert, so I just choose to say "yes" to all three and enjoy!
I figure that the apple gives me a healthy boost in the morning hours and the sugar and ice cream that I top it with later in the dessert qualifies it as dessert. (And if I'm wrong then I don't want to be right!)
Ingredients Needed to Make Apple Danish with Biscuit Dough
I'm still in awe that this simple Danish recipe takes just 6 easy ingredients. I actually had all of these in my pantry and fridge so it was no big deal to whip up! You might have them all as well which means a hot and fresh apple Danish treat is in your very near future.
- refrigerator biscuits
- brown sugar
- caramel sauce (optional)
How to Make Apple Danish in the Air Fryer
This recipe is so simple and easy to do. Just follow the simple directions below to get started.
Line your air fryer basket with parchment paper.
Place biscuits in the air fryer basket.
Using your hands, press them down until you form a solid base layer.
In a medium mixing bowl, combine peeled, chopped apples with brown sugar, sugar, and cinnamon until apples are coated.
Spread apples over top of the biscuit layer.
Gently press them down into the biscuit layer.
Air fryer at 390ºF for 15-18 minutes or until the top is golden brown.
If desired, drizzle with caramel sauce. Serve warm.
Tips for Making Air Fryer Apple Danish
Even though this recipe isn't hard to make, there are a few tricks that I've learned along the way that I'm excited to share with all of you!
- Make certain that you peel your apples! Leaving the apple skin on isn't a good idea for this recipe, at all. Since this Danish cooks up so quickly, there isn't enough time to soften the skin and that will leave it intact and crunchy. That's the opposite of the texture that you want in the middle of your Danish!
- Don't overcook the biscuit dough. Once you see it starting to turn a golden-brown, it's done and ready to pull.
- Unlike most air fryer recipes, this DOES NOT need to be flipped while it's in the air fryer.
Topping Ideas for Apple Danish
I'm all about the toppings! Toppings are a great way to change up the flavor and taste fast. And since apples tend to go with just about everything, you have so many delicious options, my friends!
Some simple topping ideas include:
- Caramel sauce
- Powdered sugar
- Drizzled hot fudge
- Whipped cream
- Ice cream
And that is just the bare minimum that I could think of off the top of my head! You can even change up the topping every time you make it so that it tastes different every single time.
How to store this leftover apple dessert
If you're lucky enough to have any leftovers, just store it in the fridge in an airtight container. You're going to want to keep it airtight so that it stays as fresh as possible for as long as possible.
Can you freeze apple danish?
I wouldn't recommend freezing this once you've already cooked it in the air fryer BUT you could prep the apples and mixture ahead of time and freeze that so that way when you're ready to cook this dessert, it's ready to go.
Variations for making this simple danish recipe
Let me be upfront and honest that I think that this apple recipe is perfect as it is but I know it's fun to add a little variety here and there, too. For this reason, here are some ways that you can change up this simple danish recipe to taste new and unique.
- Try making this same recipe but with a different fruit. I love the apples but cherries could be fun, blueberries, even strawberries! No fruit is off limits. Just be certain that you're using a fruit that is in season so that you're getting the best flavor and taste.
- Try different biscuit doughs from the store. There are flaky biscuits that could be quite fun to try and use, and also using crescent roll dough might be a great option as well. The biggest thing that you really need to worry about when it comes to the dough is that you seal the edges so that none of the goodness comes out while cooking. (Just pinch along the edges to hold in the ingredients!)
As you can tell, this recipe is simple but does have a bit of wiggle room for options. If you're ready to wow your family and friends with an amazing recipe that will have them wagging their tongues, this is the one.
And as you know, any good cook needs to do a few trial runs first to make certain it's perfect...for research purposes, right? Grab all the ingredients and get started on this tasty apple treat. It's the best way to enjoy the "fruits" of your labor!
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- 16 oz can refrigerator biscuits
- 2 cups apples, peeled and chopped
- 1/4 cup brown sugar
- 1/4 cup sugar
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- caramel sauce (optional
- Line your air fryer basket with parchment paper.
- Place biscuits in the air fryer basket.
- Using your hands, press them down until you form a solid base layer.
- In a medium mixing bowl, combine peel, chopped apples with brown sugar, sugar, and cinnamon until apples are coated.
- Spread apples over top of biscuit layer.
- Gently press them down into the biscuit layer.
- Air fryer at 390oF for 15-18 minutes or until top is golden brown.
- If desired, drizzle with caramel sauce. Serve warm.
Amount Per Serving Calories 273Total Fat 9gSaturated Fat 2gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 6gCholesterol 2mgSodium 348mgCarbohydrates 44gFiber 2gSugar 19gProtein 4g
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