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Air Fryer Cinnamon Apples

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Looking for ooey, gooey and cinnamony-sweet apples? Look no further! You can make easy soft apples with cinnamon and sugar that are incredibly delicious over ice cream or just to eat alone.

Get ready for the simplest air fryer apple recipe EVER!

Air Fryer Cinnamon Apples with vanilla ice cream

Why you will love Air Fryer Apples.

There is no doubt that apples are a quintessential fall favorite.

From crock pot apple pie to an old-fashioned applesauce recipe, there are so many varieties of apples that make seasonal recipes a snap.

And with an air fryer, it’s so easy to soften up some apples in under 15 minutes, so no matter whether it’s Thanksgiving recipes or Christmas or you are just dying for the smell and taste of apples year-round, they will be there to comfort you.

This particular recipe has been created with my 6.5 quart Ninja Foodi Air Fryer, one of my top 5 kitchen essential items, but I am sure it is easily transferable to your air fryer brand as well. 

Air Fryer Cinnamon Apples

✔ Ninja Foodi 6.5 quart ✔ Air Crisp Lid ✔ Fall Favorite

To get started, gather the following ingredients for air fryer apples. 

  • 2-3 apples, cored and sliced
  • water
  • white sugar
  • ground cinnamon
  • nonstick cooking spray
  • Vanilla ice cream (optional, but tastes amazing!)

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Apple Skins on or Apple Skins off? 

When it comes to this recipe, the apple skins can be left on, or the apple skins can be taken off. This is more of a preference thing.

Use an apple corer and slicer for even apple cuts and then, if chosen, a paring knife to carefully remove skins leaving as much of the apple flesh as possible.

If you do not have an apple corer, they are a great kitchen item that makes apple recipes or simply eating apples a lot easier. Smooth even slices every time! Apple corers can be bought at Walmart, Target, or Amazon. 

Check out this 8 Slice Apple Corer On Amazon

apple corer slicing apples into 8 slices

Baked Apples in Air Fryer

Place clean, sliced (and if you take off the skins, do that) apples in a shallow dish.

Add about 1/2″ of water and microwave for 2 minutes.

Set the apples aside to cool.

soften air fried apples with cinnamon and sugar

Mix together cinnamon and white sugar.

Coat apples with cinnamon and sugar and place them into the black inner Air Crisp Ninja Foodi air fryer basket.

cinnamon and sugar bowl to coat apples

Keep apples in a single layer and make sure they do not touch.

Spray apples with nonstick cooking spray.

Set Foodi to air crisp at 350 degrees for 10 minutes. Remember that you can lift the air-crisp lid easily to check on apple slices.

Ninja Foodi Cinnamon Apples

When cooking is complete, remove the hot apples and serve with vanilla ice cream if desired.

air fried apples with vanilla ice cream

Fresh Fall Twists: Inspired Apple Recipes You’ll Love

Every year, we really enjoy baking with apples. I wanted to share a few of our favorite easy apple recipes that will keep the fun going in the kitchen if you have extra apples in your barrel!

This apple side dish – Just like the air-fried apples, these southern cinnamon apples are soft and sugary but have the added pleasure of pecans for a real treat

Cranberry Sauce with Apples – Nothing says fall flavors like cranberries. Once you add diced apples, it dials that cranberry sauce to so much more. 

Apple Cinnamon Bread Pudding – This isn’t your grandma’s old southern bread pudding. This is delicious, creamy, amazing apple cinnamon bread pudding that will be gobbled up in an instant. 

Apple Pie Dump Cake – Nothing says easy like a dump cake recipe! Just put in apple pie filling and crust, and it bakes perfectly. All of the taste, NONE of the hard kitchen work, and excess clean up. 

Air Fryer apples and cinnamon

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5 from 11 votes

Air Fryer Apples with Cinnamon and Sugar


Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Air Fryer Apples with Cinnamon and Sugar are next level! These southern style apples that are air fried are there to make things right when you need a midnight snack! Taste the flavors of fall with soft air fried apples, coated in cinnamon and sugar. Eat alone as a comforting snack pair with ice cream for a real southern dessert. Apples can be one of the more complicated fruits to make desserts with requiring long baking hours and tons of prep, but sliced air fried apples actually make it easy to enjoy apples again. The air fryer (like a Ninja Foodi) bake the apples right in the air fryer in just 10 minutes. There are so many apple kinds to use so try them all! Cinnamon smothered apples with sugar taste just like apple pie without the work and is one of the best air fryer apple recipes you can make. 

Ingredients
 

  • 2-3 apples cored and sliced
  • water
  • 1/2 cup white sugar
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • nonstick cooking spray
  • vanilla ice cream

Instructions

  • Place clean and sliced apples in a shallow dish.
  • Add about 1/2" of water and microwave apples for 2 minutes. Set aside to cool.
  • Mix together cinnamon and white sugar.
  • Drop apples into cinnamon sugar.
  • Coat apples with cinnamon and sugar mixture and place into the Ninja Foodi Air Crisp basket.
  • Place basket inside inner ceramic pot.
  • Keep apples in a single layer and make sure they do not touch.
  • Spray coated apples with nonstick cooking spray.
  • Set Ninja Foodi to air crisp at 350 degrees for 10 minutes. Remember that the Air Crisper is easy to lift up and check apples during the cooking process.
  • When cooking is complete, remove hot apples and serve with vanilla ice cream if desired.

Video

Notes

Used Ninja Foodi 6.5 Quart Air Fryer

Nutrition

Serving: 1 | Calories: 147kcal | Carbohydrates: 38g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 1mg | Potassium: 102mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 34g | Vitamin A: 52IU | Vitamin C: 4mg | Calcium: 16mg | Iron: 1mg

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