Air Fryer Peaches is a delicious and simple summertime dessert recipe that tastes like a healthy peach cobbler. Air fried fruit tastes similar to grilled fruit, but without the need to go outside or use a grill. This recipe is naturally vegetarian and gluten-free.

Caramelized air fryer peach halves on a serving platter.

Dessert makes a meal feel special, and brings a smile to your face at the end of the day. And, air fryer desserts are generally quicker and simpler to make than anything you would make in your regular kitchen oven.

These Air Fryer Peaches are delicious dessert without too much added sugar. They fit into all sorts of diets as they can easily be made vegan, gluten-free and dairy-free.

I hope you’ll agree that this is the perfect summer dessert!

Why You Need This Recipe

  • Fruit desserts like this are usually naturally vegetarian and gluten-free which means this recipe will serve all of the family and guests together. Who wouldn’t want juicy peaches served with a scoop of vanilla ice cream?
  • You can change things up by adding your favorite ice cream, whipped cream, graham cracker crumbles, granola, or a drizzle of honey to each serving. Use dairy-free ice cream to keep the recipe vegan if you need to.
  • Using the air fryer is faster than using the grill but gives you the same great flavor.
A fork holding a slice of air fried peach with ice cream.

Key Ingredients

Ingredients to make air fryer peaches on a white surface.

Peaches are the perfect summer fruit. Try to wait until peach season to make this easy summer dessert.

Butter adds a classic cobbler flavor while aiding in browning. Use vegan butter if you are on a dairy-free diet. You can also use coconut oil or olive oil. The small amount of fat is a great way to get the fruit to brown and crisp a bit.

Cinnamon and sugar are the perfect combination. You can use brown sugar or coconut sugar.

Recipe Steps

Process collage for cooking air fryer peach halves.

Step One

Halve ripe peaches and remove the pits using a sharp knife.

As always, please do see the recipe card at the end of this post for the exact ingredients and measurements.

Step Two

Cook the peaches in the air fryer with the cut side down. This starts them cooking through and browns the cut edge.

Step Three

Stir up the remaining ingredients in a small bowl to make the topping.

Step Four

Flip the peaches over and carefully add topping to each well. Air fry until caramelized.

Serve plain or with your choice of ice cream or whipped cream.

Air fried peach halves on a dessert plate topped with vanilla ice cream.

Recipe Tips & Substitutions

  • You can use yellow or white peaches in this recipe. Yellow peaches tend to be a little bit more acidic and “peach” flavored, while yellow peaches tend to be sweeter with a mellower peach flavor.
  • You can use an air fryer liner or parchment paper with slits cut into it to help prevent any extra filling from falling through the air fryer basket, but it’s not necessary.
  • Try not to use peaches that are overly ripe as they will be too mushy to cut cleanly in half. You can use peaches that have just ripened as they will be the easiest to cut in half. You can tell whether a peach is ripe or not by pressing gently on the skin. For this recipe, the peaches should just be slightly soft.
  • This recipe is best made right before you want to serve it. Store any leftover peaches in an airtight container for up to 4 days. Enjoy any leftovers cold or at room temperature (as opposed to re-heating).
  • Some air fryers need to be preheated. Be sure to read the manufacturer’s guide for your specific air fryer model to determine if it needs to be preheated.
air fried peaches in air fryer basket.

Recipe FAQs

What can I serve these peaches with?

The brown sugar topping makes these perfect on their own, but you can also add a whipped topping or ice cream. It’s perfect for customizing with dairy and non dairy products. You could also use a sprinkling of granola for a different texture to this easy summer dessert.

Can I make these ahead of time?

These are best served warm immediately after cooking. However, if you do have leftovers, they will still taste great. They will just likely fall apart when you reheat. But that makes them perfect to put on top of ice cream!

Can I use the outdoor grill for peaches?

Yes! If you prefer to use a grill instead of an air fryer, just follow the instructions but cook over medium heat or at about 350 degrees F.

plate of air fried peaches

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Air Fryer Peaches

Air Fryer Peaches is a delicious and simple summertime dessert recipe that tastes like a healthy peach cobbler. Air fried fruit tastes similar to grilled fruit, but without the need to go outside or use a grill. This recipe is naturally vegetarian and gluten-free.

  • Total Time: 22 minutes
  • Yield: 4 servings 1x

Ingredients

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  • 4 peaches, cut in half with the pits removed
  • 1/4 cup loosely packed brown sugar or coconut sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 2 tablespoons butter, ghee, or vegan butter, softened
  • Whipped cream, ice cream, or dairy-free ice cream (optional, for topping)

Instructions

  1. Place the peach halves inside your air fryer basket with the cut side down. Set the temperature to 350°F for 6 minutes.
  2. In a small bowl, combine the sugar, cinnamon, and softened butter. Stir gently to combine.
  3. When the peaches are done cooking for the first 6 minutes, open the basket. Use tongs to turn the peaches over so the cut side is facing up.
  4. Then, use a spoon to divide the sugar and butter mixture between each of the peach halves.
  5. Close the air fryer basket and cook for an additional 5 minutes at 350°F.
  6. When the peaches are done cooking, they will have softened and started to caramelize slightly.
  7. Use tongs to transfer the peaches to a serving tray or plate. Top with whipped cream or ice cream (optional), and serve warm.

Notes

  1. You can use yellow or white peaches in this recipe. Yellow peaches tend to be a little bit more acidic and “peach” flavored, while yellow peaches tend to be sweeter with a mellower peach flavor.
  2. You can use an air fryer liner to help prevent any extra filling from falling through the air fryer basket, but it’s not necessary.
  3. Try not to use peaches that are overly ripe as they will be too mushy to cut cleanly in half. You can use peaches that have just ripened as they will be the easiest to cut in half. You can tell whether a peach is ripe or not by pressing gently on the skin. For this recipe, the peaches should just be slightly soft.
  4. This recipe is best made right before you want to serve it. Store any leftover peaches in an airtight container for up to 4 days. Enjoy any leftovers cold or at room temperature (as opposed to re-heating).
  5. Some air fryers need to be preheated. Be sure to read the manufacturer’s guide for your specific air fryer model to determine if it needs to be preheated.

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