These seasoned Air Fryer Sweet Apples are an amazing healthier dessert you can make in less than 20 minutes! The perfect gluten and dairy-free dessert!

cooked Granny Smith apples covered in seasonings and sugar

Recipe Overview

Sometimes I want a little something sweet but I don’t want a full-blown dessert like cake or ice cream, and these Air Fryer Sweet Apples are the perfect filler for that craving!

Sweet enough to be a dessert and healthy enough to be a side dish, it’s the perfect in-between.

I LOVE the crunch of the cooked but not completely softened apples covered in sweet seasonings like clove, cinnamon, and brown sugar.

These are best when they’re hot out of the air fryer, and luckily they cook up quickly for an easy after-dinner treat!

how to make these sweet apples

This sweet treat is as easy as dice, stir, and cook!

  1. Dice the apples into bite-sized pieces.
  2. Combine all the spices and remaining ingredients into a bowl. Mix to combine.
  3. Place all your ingredients in an oven-safe bowl large enough for mixing and coat the apples thoroughly with your water and seasonings. Then, put your bowl in the air fryer basket — or on your air fryer toaster oven tray.
  4. Air fry on air fryer mode at 350 degrees F for 6 minutes. After cooking, stir well and cook for another 2 minutes. Serve warm and enjoy!

what apples are best for this recipe?

When cooking with apples, you’re looking for different things than you might want for a raw apple.

For this recipe, I recommend Granny Smith apples because their texture cooks well and the tartness balances out the sugar and cinnamon here.

However, Pink Lady, Honeycrisp, and Golden Delicious apples are also great for cooking pies or Air Fryer Sweet Apples! If you like sweeter apples, try Gala apples.

how to serve these sweet apples

These “baked” apples are great on their own, but also play well with others!

Much like apple pie, these sweet apples go great with ice cream a la mode.

Looking for more savory ideas? Throw these in with some homemade oatmeal for your own cinnamon apple oatmeal!

These apples will last up to 5 days in the refrigerator, so they’re a great night snack and next morning breakfast treat!

cooked sweet apples on a white plate with a red striped kitchen towel
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5 from 7 votes

Air Fryer Sweet Apples

These seasoned Air Fryer Sweet Apples are an amazing healthier dessert you can make in less than 20 minutes! The perfect gluten and dairy free dessert!
Prep Time10 minutes
Cook Time8 minutes
Total Time18 minutes
Servings: 4 people
Calories: 253kcal



  • 6 apples cored and diced
  • ¼ cup brown sugar
  • ¼ cup white sugar
  • ¼ teaspoon ground cloves
  • ¼ teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
  • ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • cup water


  • Place all ingredients in an oven-safe bowl and mix to coat the apples with the seasonings and water. Place bowl into air fryer basket or onto air fryer toaster oven tray.
  • Air fry the apple mixture at 350 degrees F for about 6 minutes. Stir the apples and cook for another 2 minutes. Serve warm and enjoy!



Pro Tip: This recipe can be made in the air fryer unit with a basket or the air fryer oven. If you are using the air fryer oven, use the middle rack and select the “Air Fry” function.


Calories: 253kcal | Carbohydrates: 66g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 8mg | Potassium: 310mg | Fiber: 7g | Sugar: 56g | Vitamin A: 147IU | Vitamin C: 13mg | Calcium: 28mg | Iron: 1mg
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Air Fryers can vary greatly. Please take the time to learn your specific air fryer. You may need to adjust times and temperatures based upon your air fryer. All though this website attempts to provide accurate nutritional information, the information should only be considered an estimate. Varying factors such as different product types, different brands, etc. can change nutritional information. It is your responsibility as a consumer to read all labels to make sure the ingredients fit your dietary needs as well as calculate your own nutritional information as a double check.
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  1. 5 stars
    Made this tonight and it was so yummy! I saw you posted it in the gluten free air fryer recipes Facebook group!

  2. 5 stars
    Oh my word this was so good! My kids wanted more, but it was all gone. Guess I”ll have to make another batch tomorrow!

    1. You can actually make your own 🙂 More specifically you will need 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon, 1 teaspoon ground ginger, ½ teaspoon ground nutmeg, ½ teaspoon ground allspice, ¼ teaspoon ground cloves.

  3. I’ve never thought about doing apples in the air fryer — but I’m going to give this a whirl. Sounds so perfect for this time of year!

5 from 7 votes

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