These air fryer apple fries have all the flavors of fall including not only apple, but cinnamon and pumpkin pie spice as well.
Fall is just around the corner and with it comes apples and more apples.
I live in the Pacific NW and we have a local apple farm that my family loves to visit each year. They grow so many different types of apples and it's fun to go there, take a hay ride around to see the different trees, and then bring home an assortment of apple varieties.
This apple fry recipe is perfect for using up some of these apples.
You can make these air fryer apple fries any time of the year. It doesn't have to be made only during Fall.
You just need some apples and a few other simple ingredients.
Best Apple Varieties to Use
We used Granny Smith apples to make these. The reason we are particular to Granny Smith is that the tartness with this apple does such a great job countering the sweetness of the coating and the dip.
You can use other apples if you prefer.
You want to use an apple that will hold up to the high temperature and not become mushy, so any apples you'd typically use for baking are great for this recipe.
Some good ones to try include:
- Honey Crisp
- Pink Lady
If you end up with leftovers you can store them for later, although apple fries are definitely best eaten fresh.
Place leftovers in an air tight container and store in the fridge for up to 3 days.
When you are ready to reheat them, stick them in the air fryer and cook at 400F for 1-3 minutes.
Other Favorite Dipping Sauces
If you are looking for something to dip these apple fries into, try some of the following dip ideas:
- Whipped Cream
- Ice Cream
- Caramel sauce
- Hot Fudge
- Strawberry Sauce
Peeling the Apples
This is all personal preference. The skin does have a lot of vitamins and nutrients in it.
If you prefer to peel your apples, by all means do it. That's one of the beauties about making food at home is you have control over how you make it.
Make sure the apples are in a single layer when cooking. If you have some overlap in the air fryer, you'll find the sections where they overlap don't quite cook right.
Use either an air basket liner (they are amazing. If you haven't tried using these yet, you'll never go back to spraying your basket.) or spray your basket with olive oil. This will help prevent sticking and keep the coating on your apple fries better.
Love really crispy apple fries? Make sure to spray them with some oil.
- Granny Smith apples
- vanilla extract
- pumpkin pie spice
- ground cinnamon, divided
- granulated sugar
How to Make
Step 1: Peel and cut apples into 16 wedges each apple.
Step 2: In one mixing bowl, whisk eggs and vanilla together. In another mixing bowl, mix pumpkin spice, ½ tablespoon of cinnamon and flour.
Step 3: Dredge apple wedges in the flour mixture, the egg mixture and then the flour mixture again.
Step 4: Place battered wedges in bottom of air fryer basket and spray with oil. Cook on 320° for 13 minutes.
Step 5: In a storage bag, add the sugar and remaining cinnamon, then toss fries in the mixture.
Step 6: Serve with caramel or whipped cream or dipping sauce of your choice.
- 4 Granny Smith apples
- 2 eggs
- 1 teaspoon of vanilla
- 2 tablespoons of pumpkin pie spice
- 2 tablespoons of ground cinnamon, divided
- ¾ cup of flour
- ¼ cup of granulated sugar
1. Peel and cut apples into 16 wedge each apple.
2. In one mixing bowl, whisk eggs and vanilla together. In another mixing bowl, mix pumpkin spice, ½ tablespoon of cinnamon and flour.
3. Dredge apple wedges in the flour mixture, the egg mixture and then the flour mixture again. Place battered wedges in air fryer basket and spray with oil.
4. Cook on 320°F for 13 minutes.
4. In a ziplock bag bag, add the sugar and remaining cinnamon and toss fries in the mixture.
5. Serve with caramel or whipped cream
Nutrition Information:Yield: 8 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 127Total Fat: 2gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 47mgSodium: 20mgCarbohydrates: 25gFiber: 3gSugar: 12gProtein: 3g
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