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Air fryer apple crisp in white bowl with ice cream on board with apple crisp behind it.

Air Fryer Apple Crisp

This air fryer apple crisp takes a classic dessert to another level. The sweet, tender apples work so well with the air fried topping.
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword air fried apple crisp, air fryer apple crisp
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 3 servings
Calories 324kcal




  • 2-3 Granny Smith apples peeled and diced
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
  • ½ tablespoon vanilla extract
  • pinch kosher or sea salt
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar more if you like the apples sweeter
  • ½ teaspoon cinnamon

For Serving


  • Preheat Air Fryer to 400 degrees.
  • Core and chop apples into bite-sized pieces on a cutting board.
  • Add the apples to an oven-safe dish that fits in your air fryer. ( I used a 5-inch Ramekin.)
  • Create a slurry by whisking together the cornstarch, lemon juice, and vanilla extract in a small bowl.
  • Pour the slurry over the apples and add the cinnamon, brown sugar, and salt. Stir together until the apples are evenly coated.
  • In a medium shallow bowl add all the topping ingredients.
  • Using a fork or pastry blender combine all the ingredients (it’s ok if there are still little chunks of butter, just be sure all the flour is incorporated.)
  • Pour the mixture over the apples and pat down to form a secure crust so the topping doesn’t fly all around the air fryer.
  • Bake for 15 minutes at 370 degrees or until the crust is golden brown and the apples are softened.
  • Serve warm with Ice cream or whipped cream!


  • This recipe is best served the day it’s made but can be refrigerated in an airtight container for 3-4 days. Reheat in the air fryer or a toaster oven if want to re-crisp the topping. You can also reheat in the microwave if you prefer.
  • All air fryers are different. I used the Cosori Air fryer for this recipe. You may have to adjust the time and temperature if you have a different model.
  • Feel free to evenly portion the ingredients into 3 or 4 small ramekins for individual dessert servings.
  • Be sure to dice your apples uniformly so they all cook evenly.
  • Pat the topping firmly over the apples to ensure it doesn’t fly all around the air fryer.
If you still haven't had your fill of brown sugar, you might want to take a little looksie at this list of brown sugar dessert recipes. You won't be disappointed!


Calories: 324kcal | Carbohydrates: 69g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 16g | Saturated Fat: 10g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 4g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 40mg | Sodium: 11mg | Potassium: 212mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 43g | Vitamin A: 534IU | Vitamin C: 8mg | Calcium: 43mg | Iron: 2mg