Air Fryer Apple Crisp

air fryer apple crisp in bowl with ice-cream.

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This Air Fryer Apple Crisp is simple to make all in one bowl and cooks right in your air fryer. Cooks in under 30 minutes and ready to be topped with a scoop of ice-cream.


Apple Filling

  • 2-3 small apples, depending on pan size
  • 1 tablespoon white granulated sugar
  • 2 teaspoon cornstarch
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 tablespoon lemon juice
  • Cooking Spray

Crisp Topping

  • 1/3 cup oats, classic rolled oats
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 2-3 tablespoons melted butter, adjust so topping has a wet sand consistency


  1. Prep - Grease a small cake pan (I used a 6" that fits in my air fryer) with cooking spray. Peel the apples and cut into small pieces (I slice into 1/4" slices then cut the slices into 3 or 4 pieces).
  2. Apple Filling - In a medium bowl, toss the apple slices with the sugar, cornstarch, lemon juice, and cinnamon. Toss well to evenly coat. Transfer to the greased pan and spread into an even layer. Make sure to use a pan that fits in your air fryer.
  3. Crisp Topping - In the same bowl from the apples, mix together the oats, flour, brown sugar, and salt. Then stir in the melted butter to make the crisp topping. You should be able to squeeze the topping together and have it hold its shape - like wet sand. Scatter the crisp topping over the apples in an even layer.
  4. Air Fry with Foil - Cover the crisp with foil then air fry for 15-20 minutes at 350 degrees F, until the apples are just ender if you pierce them with a sharp knife. The foil helps cook the apples without burning the topping. The cook time will vary on your pan size and size of apple pieces.
  5. Air Fry again without Foil - Remove the foil and air fry again for about 5 minutes at 350 degrees F until the topping is golden brown and crispy.
  6. Enjoy - Allow to cool slightly and enjoy!


Leftover apple crisp can be stored in the fridge for up to 4 days.


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