Air fryer apple crisp is amazing!! Skip the oven and make this amazing fruit dessert in individual mugs tonight. Fall comfort food at it’s finest right here.
I think this air fryer apple crisp is going to blow you away!! If you love cinnamon baked apples but don’t want to baby it on the stovetop or turn on your oven, this recipe if for you! I wish you could smell and taste the goodness through the screen because if you could you’d run to the grocery store to get what you needed right now. 😉 Special thanks goes out to Albertsons for sponsoring this post so we could share this recipe and their store with you. Just one of our favorite air fryer recipes here on The Typical Mom blog.
- Are you all about Fall flavors right now??!! So are we!
When I step into the Albertsons Market Street and Albertsons on Broadway stores they’re filled with decorations, holiday activities, and treats like this!! These caramel apples are what inspired me to make this easy apple crisp recipe actually.
Ok so I bought 2 of these because I just couldn’t resist but I did share, a little. 😉
What activities do they offer? Quite a few actually, and the whole family is invited! Love to decorate cakes during the holidays but need some guidance? Tomorrow is your day to head on down there! There are lots of treats throughout the aisles too but if your kids want to dress up and get a bunch of them, then head down during the day on the 31st!
The Idaho Albertsons Eat Life Up event calendar is always great!
- October 30: Halloween cake decorating class- Learn advanced cake decorating and take home your very own Halloween decorated two-layer cake! 6pm; Event Room $20, Sign up at the Catering Desk
- October 31: Happy Halloween! – Bring the kids all decked out in their costumes to their favorite Albertsons store! We want to see your little ghosts and goblins and give them a treat!
Of course while you’re there you can grab all the ingredients you’ll need to make this air fryer apple crisp too.
First let’s head to their produce section, which is HUGE by the way. Well, it is the largest Albertsons in the world so that would be expected right?? I want you to grab:
- Fuji and/or Granny Smith apples
- green will be firmer
- I used Fuji for mine
- You’ll need 1 large apple per 18 oz. mug full
- Fresh cranberries can be found there too – these are optional but a fun holiday add in
Then let’s head to the other aisles for these old fashioned apple crisp items:
- 2 – 18 ounce oven / air fryer safe mugs can be found with the bakeware
- Brown sugar and a bit of white sugar
- Old fashioned oats – don’t use quick oats
- All purpose flour – remember how to measure flour properly
- Cinnamon and nutmeg
- Apple cider or water
- I like adding a small handful of raisins and chopped walnuts but those are optional as well
What are the best apples to use in apple crisp?
- That depends on your preference really.
- if you like your apples to remain a bit firm when done choose Granny Smith
- prefer them a bit firm but still quite tender and on the sweeter side, pick Fuji (my favorite)
- use half and half if you like too!
What is the difference between apple crisp and apple crumble?
A crumble topping rarely includes oats or nuts, ours does. Instead it usually has a streusel combination of flour, sugar and butter.
Yes I have made this in every way possible, except in the oven (that is coming soon).
- I’ve made Crockpot apple crisp with green apples, those are best when slow cooking.
- Instant Pot apple crisp is one of my most popular recipes. I used the same type for this.
Let me share my findings after I made several batches of air fryer apple crisp:
- My first batch used a combo of both types as you see in the photo above.
- I peeled half of the skin off
- This turned out firmer than I like it, but if that’s what you’re seeking I’d make it the same way
- The second batch used only Fuji apples.
- I peeled the entire apple this time and cut into smaller pieces, diced really
- This version was perfectly soft and tender just like I love it, this recipe is in the card below
Should you cover apple crisp when baking?
If the apples are still too firm for your liking but your topping is still brown, cover the crisp with foil so the apples will bake without your topping burning. You don’t want overcooked top and under baked fruit. This is a great way to prevent that. You can also cover with foil and the beginning and remove at the end like we did here.
- When making apple crisp in the air fryer you’ll need to cover for the initial 16 minute cook time to soften your fruit.
- It only takes 3 minutes for the crumble topping to lightly brown and that isn’t long enough to get tender apples.
So the steps are quite simple really:
Pick up all the items you need at Albertsons on Broadway or Market Street locations, and don’t forget the vanilla ice cream. That takes it over the top I tell you!
- Peel your apples
- Slice the sides off of the cores and dice them small
- Add the apples into a large bowl with some sugar, cinnamon and flour and toss so they’re coated
- Divide apple slices into 2 mugs and create your crumble
- Preheat your air fryer to 350 and place them inside covered with foil for 16 minutes until tender
- Remove foil and brown crumble for 3 more minutes
- Allow to sit inside machine for 5 minutes when done to create the perfect cooked apples you’ll just go crazy over!
Way faster than making this in the oven at 350 degrees, and in the summertime you don’t have to heat up your house to make it either!
Wanna see what it looks like when you take a big ol’ scoop out of it??! Look at this!!
Now these were “baked” in individual mugs so they’re easy to handle and you wouldn’t have to share. 😉 But what if you don’t finish the whole thing and want to save some for tomorrow? That’s never happened in our house but here’s some information.
Should apple crisp be refrigerated?
- I would if you have leftovers.
- How do you reheat apple crisp?
- If you don’t like eating it cold the next day you can just pop it into the microwave for about 30 seconds. I might stir after that and add 1 tbsp of apple cider to add a bit of moisture and pop it back in for an additional 30 sec.
- Keep in mind that the oat crumble won’t be crisp anymore after the first few hours of it being freshly made.
Can you freeze apple crisp?
- If you wanted to freeze prior to baking you would have to just do this with the diced fruit, the topping would have to be made fresh.
- Instead what I would recommend to make a larger batch would be to dice many apples and squeeze a bit of lemon juice on top to prevent browning.
- Then bake the apples without the crumble, allow to cool, spoon into freezer bags and freeze.
- Make the topping once apples are defrosted and just follow the last step for 3 minutes at 350 degrees.
So what are you waiting for?? Dive into the delicious at your Albertsons store with culinary delights around every corner and grab what you need to make this! You’re going to want to share what you found and this air fryer dessert with your friends for sure. 😉
Air Fryer Apple Crisp
- 2 large apples 2.5 cups, Fuji were used, diced and peeled
- 1/4 tsp cinnamon
- 1/8 nutmeg
- 1/4 c raisins or dried cranberries, or fresh cranberries, all optional add ins
- 1/2 c brown sugar
- 2 tbsp flour all purpose
- 1 tbsp apple cider or water
- 4 tbsp butter softened
- 1 tbsp sugar
- 3 tbsp brown sugar
- 1/4 c Old Fashioned oats
- 1/4 tsp cinnamon
- 1/2 c flour
- Peel apples and dice them into small pieces. Put these in a bowl.
- Add your top 6 ingredients into the bowl and stir so all apples are well coated and flour is mixed in. (optional raisins, cranberries and even crushed walnuts can go in now)
- Divide this mixture into your 2 oven safe 18 oz. mugs or ramekins. Pour your 1 tbsp of apple cider or water on top. Set aside.
- In a separate bowl add your softened butter (if from fridge put in microwave for 30 seconds), sugar, remaining brown sugar, oats, remaining cinnamon and flour. Use a spoon or fork to mix together well so all ingredients are incorporated well.
- Spoon this evenly across the top of your 2 18 oz. mugs and cover them both with foil.
- Preheat your air fryer to 350 degrees for 4 minutes.
- Set foil covered mugs into air fryer basket and close. Continue cooking at 350 degrees for 16 minutes.
- Then open and remove foil, discard. Continue air frying at 350 degrees for 3 more minutes to lightly brown the tops.
- DO NOT open for 5 minutes once it is done, allow to sit in there to continue cooking for this time.
- Use pot holders to remove (HOT, HOT) and place on a cool plate to serve. Can top with ice cream and caramel sundae syrup if desired.