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These Air Fryer Apples are cut into wedges and coated in cinnamon sugar and graham crackers for a sweet and easy dessert.
One of my favorite parts about the fall is apples. While everyone else is obsessing over pumpkin desserts, I am over there eating everything apple. Apple pies, baked apples, turnovers, candy apples, and these air fryer apple slices.
In this post, I will share what types of apples are the best for this air fryer apple dessert, how to make air fryer apple wedges, and some tips to make this air fryer apple recipe even easier!
Whether you call this recipe apple fries, wedges, slices, or just simply air fryer apples, you are going to fall in love with this sweet cinnamon sugar dessert.
I made this recipe using the 5.8 QT Cosori Air Fryer. Its square basket makes it the perfect size for our family of 4.
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How to Make Air Fryer Apples
A full printable version of this recipe with ingredient measurements is available at the bottom of this post.
- Preheat your air fryer to 380 degrees.
- Peel (if desired, but not required) and cut your apples into wedges, removing the core (see tips on how to cut these below).
- Get out three bowls. Put the flour in the first bowl, the eggs in the second bowl, and mix the graham crackers, sugar, and cinnamon in the third bowl.
- Dip each apple slice into the flour, then the egg, then the graham cracker mixture.
- Place the slices of apples in the air fryer in one layer and not touching. Give it a quick spray of oil using an oil mister, like this EVO Oil Sprayer I use and cook for 5-6 minutes, flipping over with 1 minute left to cook.
- Remove the air fryer apple wedges from the air fryer, drizzle with caramel sauce, if desired, and enjoy!
What Kind of Apples Should I Use in My Air Fryer Apple Dessert?
When making air fryer apples, it’s best to use an apple that tastes good when warm and baked.
Here are my favorite apples to bake with in order:
- Granny Smith Apples – These apples may be tart when eaten, but when being baked with sugar, they give your dessert the perfect sweet flavor.
- Gala Apples – These are my favorite apple for eating and my second favorite to bake with. They are sweet to eat and provide a lot of sweet flavors when baked. I love making my Instant Pot Strawberry Applesauce with these apples too.
- Honey Crisp Apples – The word honey says it all. These apples provide an incredible sweetness that’s perfect for a dessert.
Other apples you can bake this air fryer apple dessert with and still get great results:
Tips For Putting Together This Air Fryer Apple Dessert
- Use an inexpensive apple corer to cut your apples into even wedges. Every time I try to cut my apples into slices, they range from tiny to huge. Using an apple corer avoids that so you air fryer apple slices cook evenly.
- You don’t have to peel your apples! I find peeling your apples lets the flour stick better, but it is possible to make this recipe with the skin still intact.
- Use a Y-Peeler or an apple peeler if you choose to peel your apples. I find a Y-Peeler peels apples much faster based on the way the blade sits when in your hand.
- You can skip the cinnamon. This air fryer apple recipe has been tested with cinnamon and without cinnamon, so if you’re allergic, you can still enjoy this delicious dessert!
- Use a food processor to crush up the graham cracker crumbs. If you don’t have a food processor or don’t want to clean it (I get it), place the graham crackers in a sealed Ziploc gallon bag and roll/hit it with a rolling pin until you have crumbs!
Tips for Cooking and Serving Air Fryer Apples
- Spray the apples with an oil mister before air frying. I love to use my EVO Oil Sprayer on the wide sprayer setting so it evenly coats the apples in just 1-2 sprays.
- If the apples still look a little dry when flipping, spritz them with a little more oil. It goes a long way!
- While the caramel sauce is optional, I highly recommend it. You can choose to drizzle it on top or dip the air fryer apple wedges into it. Try this Salted Caramel recipe or even a Pumpkin Spice Caramel!
- If your air fryer tends to stick, use a parchment paper round under the apples to help. Parchment paper rounds are incredibly inexpensive and are very helpful to have around at all times. You can also use a silicone basket if you prefer (I have this one and I love it).
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- Air Fryer Pineapple Chicken
- Air Fryer Honey Cinnamon Butternut Squash
- Air Fryer Turkey
- 3 Granny Smith Apples
- 1 cup flour
- 3 eggs, whisked
- 1 cup graham cracker crumbs
- 1/4 cup sugar
- 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- Caramel sauce for dipping
- Preheat your air fryer to 380 degrees.
- Cut the apples into wedges and remove the core.
- Using 3 bowls, place the flour in the first bowl, the egg in the second bowl, and mix the graham cracker crumbs, sugar, and cinnamon in the third bowl.
- Dip an apple wedge into the flour, then the egg, and lastly the graham cracker mixture making sure to coat the apple as best as possible each time.
- Repeat with remaining apple slices.
- Place apples into the air fryer in one layer spaced on and cook for 5-6 minutes, flipping them with one minute left.
- Remove the apples from the air fryer and enjoy! Serve with caramel sauce if desired!
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 237Total Fat: 4gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 3gCholesterol: 93mgSodium: 101mgCarbohydrates: 43gFiber: 3gSugar: 17gProtein: 6g
This nutrition information is based on the exact products I used in this recipe. Brands and sizes of products could alter exact nutrition and should always be calculated independently.