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apple crisp with ice cream

Air Fryer Apple Crisp (Gluten-Free & Vegan Options)

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Celebrate fall flavors with this easy Air Fryer Apple Crisp. Bake this dessert right in your air fryer basket. Everyone loves this fruit dessert with a crumble topping. This recipe has vegan and gluten-free options.

  • Total Time: 50 minutes
  • Yield: 4 1x


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  • 4 large apples (I like Fuji, Honeycrisp, or Gala)
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • 1 lemon, juiced
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour (for gluten-free diets, use a gluten-free baking flour; I like Bob’s Red Mill 1-to-1 Gluten-Free Baking Flour)
  • 1/4 cup white granulated sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon sea salt
  • 2 tablespoons butter or vegan butter, softened


  1. Wash your apples and pay them dry. Then, thinly slice them and place the slices in a medium mixing bowl. You’ll need about 2 1/2 cups of thinly sliced apples (from about 4 large apples).
  2. Add the water, lemon juice, and ground cinnamon to the apple slices. Stir to combine.
  3. Pour the apple mixture into a 6-inch round baking dish (see notes).
  4. To make the topping, place the flour, sugar, sea salt, and softened butter in a medium bowl. Use your hands to combine the mixture until crumbly.
  5. Place the topping on top of the apple mixture in the baking dish.
  6. Place the baking dish inside of your air fryer basket. Set the temperature to 325°F for 30 minutes. The apples should be softened and bubbling when the crisp is done baking. The topping will have browned slightly.
  7. Serve warm, either plain or with your choice of vanilla ice cream or whipped cream.


  1. If you air fryer basket is on the small side, you may need to use ramekins instead of the baking dish. If using ramekins, divide the apple and topping mixture between each bowl and bake according to the directions.
  2. You can use green apples for this recipe, but you may need to add an extra tablespoon or two of sugar to make sure the final product is sweet enough.
  3. If your apples are medium-sized, use 5 apples.
  4. You can use coconut sugar instead of white granulated sugar, if you prefer. Coconut sugar has a slightly lower glycemic index than white sugar.
  5. You don’t have to peel the apples, but you can if you want to.
  6. Store any leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 4 days.


  • Serving Size: 1/4 of recipe
  • Calories: 201
  • Sugar: 31.7 g
  • Sodium: 202.9 mg
  • Fat: 3.2 g
  • Saturated Fat: 0.6 g
  • Carbohydrates: 45 g
  • Fiber: 5 g
  • Protein: 1.4 g
  • Cholesterol: 0 mg