Embark on a culinary journey that brings the warmth of a classic apple crumble to new heights with the simplicity and efficiency of an air fryer. This recipe encapsulates the essence of comfort and indulgence, transforming crisp, peeled apples into a luscious filling bathed in the sweetness of sugar, the warmth of cinnamon, and the zing of lemon juice.

The magic continues with the crumble topping, where old-fashioned rolled oats, flour, brown sugar, and melted butter join forces to create a delightful mixture that promises both texture and flavor. Sprinkled generously over the apple-filled air fryer basket, this crumble topping bakes to a golden perfection, forming a crispy layer that perfectly complements the tender sweetness of the cooked apples.

Cooking in the air fryer at 350°F yields a dessert that captures the essence of a traditional apple crumble, only faster and with a wonderfully crisp finish. The result is a harmonious marriage of sweet and tart, soft and crunchy – a delightful symphony for the taste buds.

As you scoop a serving onto your plate, the aroma of cinnamon-infused apples wafts through the air, inviting you to savor a comforting dessert that’s both wholesome and indulgent. With each bite, you’ll experience the rich flavors of autumn, the natural sweetness of the fruit, and the satisfying crunch of the crumble topping. This air fryer apple crumble not only offers a delectable treat but also demonstrates that creating a healthier dessert doesn’t mean sacrificing the joy of classic flavors and textures. Whether enjoyed solo, topped with a dollop of vanilla yogurt, or served alongside a scoop of your favorite frozen treat, this delightful dessert will undoubtedly become a favorite in your repertoire.

Air Fryer Apple Crumble:


For the Filling:

  • 4 cups peeled and sliced apples (e.g., Granny Smith or Honeycrisp)
  • 2 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice

For the Crumble Topping:

  • 1/2 cup old-fashioned rolled oats
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • Pinch of salt


  1. In a bowl, toss the sliced apples with sugar, cinnamon, and lemon juice. Place the apple mixture in the air fryer basket.
  2. In a separate bowl, combine rolled oats, flour, brown sugar, melted butter, cinnamon, and a pinch of salt. Mix until crumbly.
  3. Sprinkle the crumble topping evenly over the apples in the air fryer.
  4. Cook in the air fryer at 350°F (180°C) for 15-20 minutes or until the apples are tender and the crumble topping is golden brown.
  5. Allow the apple crumble to cool slightly before serving.

Nutritional Overview (Approximate Values for 1 Serving):

  • Calories: 150-200 kcal
  • Protein: 2-3g
  • Carbohydrates: 25-30g
  • Dietary Fiber: 4-5g
  • Fat: 6-8g
  • Sugar: 15-20g (natural sugars from apples and added sugars)

These values are rough estimates and can vary based on specific ingredients and portion sizes. To get precise nutritional information for your apple crumble, it’s recommended to use the nutrition labels on the ingredients or a nutrition calculator. This air fryer apple crumble provides a delicious and healthier alternative to traditional baked desserts, with the same warm, comforting flavors and a satisfying crunch.