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How to Make the Best Apple Crisp in an Air Fryer

This Air Fryer Apple Crisp recipe is quick, easy and produces a perfectly crispy topping and delicious apples.

air fryer apple crisp

The weather is cooling down and that can only mean one thing—it’s time to start baking all of your favorite fall dessert recipes! This air fryer apple crisp is the perfect way to enjoy the flavors of fall without having to turn on your oven. 

Who doesn’t love a good dose of comfort food during the fall season? This easy apple crisp recipe is a classic dessert that is often made throughout apple picking season. This particular recipe is made with an amazing kitchen gadget, an air fryer!

Air Fryer Apple Crisp

It’s quick, easy, and produces a perfectly crisp topping and tender apples. Made with fresh apples, a crispy oat topping, and a touch of cinnamon, this crisp is sure to be a hit with your family and friends.

And the best part? It’s so easy to make, you’ll be able to enjoy it any night of the week! 

Serve it up with a scoop of vanilla ice cream for a dessert that will have your family and friends coming back for more. 

Air Fryer Apple Crisp

How to Make an Apple Crisp in the Air Fryer

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Simple Ingredients

Apple Mixture

  • 3 cups Apples washed, peeled, cored, and diced into small pieces
  • ½ teaspoon unsalted butter, melted
  • ½ teaspoon white sugar
  • ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon

Topping Ingredients

  • 2 Tablespoons rolled oats 
  • 2 Tablespoons all-purpose flour, scooped with a spoon and leveled with a knife
  • 2 teaspoons brown sugar
  • ¼ teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • ½ teaspoon unsalted butter, melted
  • ¼ teaspoon ground ginger (feel free to reduce more or omit)
  • ¼ teaspoon ground nutmeg (feel free to reduce more or omit)
  • Ice cream or caramel sauce, optional
Air Fryer Apple Crisp

Directions: 

Preheat your air fryer to 350 degrees. 

If using Ramekins for individual air fryer apple crisps:

Spray the ramekins with your favorite cooking spray. 

Add in the chopped apples.

Then add the crunchy topping to the top of the apples and combine the ingredients together. 

Air Fryer Apple Crisp

Top with foil.

Place the ramekins into your air fryer basket. 

Set the timer for 10 minutes, uncover and stir the apples then place them back into the air fryer UNCOVERED for another 10 minutes. 

Test the doneness of the apples with a fork. If they aren’t done, put them back into the air fryer at five-minute intervals. 

Once the apples are done, add your topping mixture and lower the air fryer temp to 300 degrees, and air fry for an additional cooking time of 10 minutes or until the mixture is nice and golden. 

If using the cake pan:

Preheat your air fryer to 350 degrees. 

Do NOT spray your pan. 

Repeat the steps for using ramekins

Air Fryer Apple Crisp

Top your air fried apple crisp with a scoop of vanilla ice cream or a drizzle of caramel.

air fried apple crisp

See Also: Air Fryer Dessert Recipes | Traditional Apple Pie | Delicious Apple Recipes | Air Fryer Baked Apples

Air Fryer Apple Crisp

Additional Tips:

To store the apple crisp at room temperature, place it in an airtight container and leave it out 2 days tops on your counter. 

To store the apple crisp in the fridge, place it in an airtight container and it will last up to five days in the fridge. 

To reheat the apple crisp, place it on a microwave plate or in a bowl, and microwave just 15 – 20 seconds. 

You may find you will need to add some water to the apples after air frying them for 10 minutes. A few teaspoons will do. 

You can also just slice apples instead of dicing them. 

Free feel to leave the apple skins on if your family prefers it that way. 

air fried apple crisp
Air Fryer Apple Crisp

Air Fryer Apple Crisp Recipe

Yield: 3 ramekins or one cake pan (air fryer size)
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 45 minutes
This Air Fryer Apple Crisp recipe is quick, easy and produces a perfectly crispy topping and delicious apples.

Ingredients

  • Apple Mixture
  • 3 cups Apples washed, peeled, cored, and diced into small pieces
  • ½ teaspoon unsalted butter, melted
  • ½ teaspoon white sugar
  • ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • Topping Ingredients
  • 2 Tablespoons rolled oats
  • 2 Tablespoons all-purpose flour, scooped with a spoon and leveled with a knife
  • 2 teaspoons brown sugar
  • ¼ teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • ½ teaspoon unsalted butter, melted
  • ¼ teaspoon ground ginger (feel free to reduce more or omit)
  • ¼ teaspoon ground nutmeg (feel free to reduce more or omit)
  • Ice cream or caramel, optional

Instructions

Preheat your air fryer to 350 degrees. 

If using Ramekins for individual air fryer apple crisps:

Spray the ramekins with your favorite cooking spray. 

Add in the chopped apples.

Then add the crunchy topping to the top of the apples and combine the ingredients together. 

Top with foil.

Place the ramekins into your air fryer basket. 

Set the timer for 10 minutes, uncover and stir the apples then place them back into the air fryer UNCOVERED for another 10 minutes. 

Test the doneness of the apples with a fork. If they aren’t done, put them back into the air fryer at five-minute intervals. 

Once the apples are done, add your topping mixture and lower the air fryer temp to 300 degrees, and air fry for an additional cooking time of 10 minutes or until the mixture is nice and golden. 

If using the cake pan:

Preheat your air fryer to 350 degrees. 

Do NOT spray your pan. 

Repeat the steps for using ramekins. 

Notes

Additional Tips:

To store the apple crisp at room temperature, place it in an airtight container and leave it out 2 days tops on your counter. 

To store the apple crisp in the fridge, place it in an airtight container and it will last up to five days in the fridge. 

To reheat the apple crisp, place it on a microwave plate or in a bowl, and microwave just 15 – 20 seconds. 

You may find you will need to add some water to the apples after air frying them for 10 minutes. A few teaspoons will do. 

You can also just slice apples instead of dicing them. 

Free feel to leave the apple skins on if your family prefers it that way.  

What kind of apples should I use for this recipe?

For this air fryer apple crisp recipe, our favorite apples to use for the apple filling are Granny Smith apples. They are tart and firm, which will hold up well in the air fryer. Different varieties such as Honeycrisp or Braeburn would also work well. Be sure to avoid overly sweet apples like Golden Delicious or Rome for this recipe.

Can I make this recipe ahead of time?

Yes, you can make the apple crisp ahead of time and store it in the fridge for a day or two. You can also freeze it for up to 3 months. Just let it thaw overnight in the fridge before serving.

How do I know when the apple crisp is done?

There are a few ways to tell when an apple crisp is done. One way is to look at the top and see if it's golden brown and looks crispy. Another way is to insert a toothpick into the center of the apple crisp and see if it comes out clean.

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What kind of apples should I use for this recipe?

For this air fryer apple crisp recipe, our favorite apples to use for the apple filling are Granny Smith apples. They are tart and firm, which will hold up well in the air fryer. Different varieties such as Honeycrisp or Braeburn would also work well.

Be sure to avoid overly sweet apples like Golden Delicious or Rome for this recipe.

Can I make this recipe ahead of time?

Yes, you can make the apple crisp ahead of time and store it in the fridge for a day or two. You can also freeze it for up to 3 months. Just let it thaw overnight in the fridge before serving.

How do I know when the apple crisp is done?

There are a few ways to tell when an apple crisp is done. One way is to look at the top and see if it’s golden brown and looks crispy. Another way is to insert a toothpick into the center of the apple crisp and see if it comes out clean.

What is the difference between apple crisp and an apple cobbler?

An apple cobbler is made with a biscuit-like topping, while an apple crisp has a crumbly streusel topping made from oats, flour, sugar, and butter.

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