AIR-FRYER BAKED APPLES RECIPE – Baked apples in the air fryer that are sweet, soft, and caramel-y! It tastes like apple pie but takes a fraction of the time to make. You must try this easy, healthy dessert; it will undoubtedly be a success.
— 4 large apples (I like a mix of Granny Smith and Honey crisp)
— 1 tablespoon vegan butter or margarine melted (optional)
— 3 tablespoons maple syrup
— 1 teaspoon cinnamon
— 1 tablespoon tapioca starch or corn starch
In a medium bowl, combine the syrup, melted butter (if using), cinnamon and tapioca starch. Mix well.
Wash your apples, remove any stickers and slice each apple into 8 wedges/segments, removing the seeds/core. Place the sliced apple wedges into the bowl and mix well to evenly coat.
Place half a cup of water at the bottom of your air fryer, below the basket. Then place the coated apples inside the basket in an even layer. Air fry at 380 degrees F for 12-15 minutes, until the apples are fork tender. Mix every 5 minutes or so. Serve warm.
If you have picky eaters, remove the apple peel before slicing and coating with the marinade for a smoother texture.
Try to cut your apple wedges into equal size pieces for even cooking. If some pieces are larger, they won’t be as soft.
Use your favorite apple variety. I like to mix sweet and tart apples, but use all sweet, or all tart, if preferred.
Store leftovers in an airtight container in your fridge for 1-2 days.