Tasty 3-Ingredient Air Fryer Apple Fritters

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Air fryer apple fritters are easy and simple. You only need 3 ingredients to make this delicious recipe that everyone will love

Apple Fritters in the Air Fryer

Looking for a quick and easy treat for a party, your kids, or even yourself? You got to try these delicious and fun apple fritters in the air fryer. One of my super awesome viewers from my air fryer YouTube channel perfected this recipe and shared it with me. He gave me permission to share it with you! Thanks John!

If you love air fryer donuts, then you are going to fall in love with this air fryer recipe. This recipe only takes 20 minutes and 3 ingredients for a tasty and flavorful treat that everyone will love! By the way, John told me he loves to use these Rachel Ray bakeware dishes for the air fryer apple fritters… and they work perfectly for him!

 

Easy 3-ingredient Air Fryer Apple Fritters

Apple fritters are so simple! Usually when I think of apple fritters, its a long, complicated process that isn’t really worth it- which is why I have never made these before. But until I discovered how quick and easy cooking in my air fryer is, I have loved trying new and exciting recipes in my air fryer. This air fryer apple fritter recipe is no exception! For this recipe, you need:

  • 1 package of Pillsbury french bread dough
  • ½ can of apple pie filling (about ⅔ cup)
  • 1 tablespoon of ground cinnamon

You will also need an air fryer safe oil, such as avocado oil in a Misto sprayer (check out this post to learn more about why you need this air fryer accessory) and some flour to simplify your baking process.

How to Make Air Fryer Apple Fritters

You can have this recipe prepped and ready for the air fryer in 5 minutes.

First, unpackage the dough and cut it into bite size pieces using a bench scraper. The pieces don’t need to be perfect; they can be as large or as small as you want.

Keep the dough on the cutting board and add the apple pie filling and the cinnamon to the dough. Mix it all together using the bench scraper. If your dough is super wet, add some flour.

Next, form the dough mixture into a log. You will want to sprinkle flour onto your surface to do this. It’s okay to be liberal with your flour.

Once the dough is formed into a log, cut it into 8 portions.

How to Cook Apple Fritters in the Air Fryer

Preheat your air fryer for 5 minutes at 400°F.

When the dough is portioned and the air fryer is preheated, place a piece of parchment paper inside the air fryer basket and spray the bottom of the air fryer basket.

Place the fritters inside the air fryer basket. Remember to not overcrowd the basket.

Spray the tops of the fritters with avocado oil. Then cook in the air fryer for 12 minutes at 350°F.

At the 9 minute mark, flip the fritters to brown the bottoms.

How to Make Brown Butter Glaze for Air Fryer Fritters

If you choose to top off the air fryer apple fritters with a delicious brown butter glaze, you need to try this amazing brown butter glaze from Wine a Little, Cook a Lot. I love this recipe because it’s so simple, but tastes amazing. For the glaze, you need:

  • ¼ cup butter (or ½ a stick)
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 tablespoon cream or milk
  • 1 cup powdered sugar

First, place the butter in a small saucepan over medium-high heat. Continuing melting the butter until it starts to foam and turn brown. Once browned, remove from heat to cool slightly. You should smell a nutty aroma and see brown specks in the butter.

Then, add powdered sugar to a small bowl. Add browned butter, milk and vanilla whisking until smooth. (If the mixture is too thin for your liking, simply add more powdered sugar.) Set aside.

If the mixture is too thick, add hot water until it reaches desired consistency.

When your fritters finish cooking, carefully dip the tops in the glaze and place them on a cooling rack. Let the glaze drip down. Once cooled, enjoy these delicious and simple air fryer apple fritters!

Air fryer apple fritters is our new favorite go-to snack. Ready in 20 minutes, everyone will love these crunchy, creamy, and delicious apple fritters in the air fryer.

Final Thoughts

Every time I make this recipe, I am always so impressed with how easy it is. This is just one of the many reasons why I love using my air fryer! It makes cooking much more fun and easy. I hope this recipe inspires you to keep using your air fryer! Let me know how these apple fritters went for you!

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You only need 3 ingredients to make these easy apple fritters in the air fryer. You and everyone will fall in love with this fun air fryer recipe!

Air fryer apple fritters are easy and simple. You only need 3 ingredients to make this delicious recipe that everyone will love

Tasty 3-Ingredient Air Fryer Apple Fritters

Tasty and easy 3-ingredient air fryer apple fritters are our new go-to treat for any occasion!
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Prep Time: 8 minutes
Cook Time: 12 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Serves: 4
Adjust Servings: 4

Equipment

Ingredients

For the fritters:

  • 1 package of Pilsbury french bread dough
  • ½ can of apple pie filling about ⅔ cup
  • 1 TBSP ground cinnamon
  • Avocado oil spray

For the glaze: (recipe from Wine a Little, Cook a Lot)

  • ¼ cup butter or ½ a stick
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 tablespoon cream or milk
  • 1 cup powdered sugar

Instructions

For the apple fritters:

  • Preheat the air fryer at 400°F for 5 minutes
  • On a cutting board, cut up the Pillsbury dough into bite size pieces using a bench scraper (the pieces can be larger or smaller)
  • Keep the dough on the cutting board and add the cinnamon and about ⅔ cup of apple pie filling to the dough
  • Using a bench scraper, mix the dough, filling, and cinnamon together
  • Form the mixture into a log. You may need to use flour to prevent the dough mixture sticking to the counter.
  • Cut the log into 8 pieces
  • Place a piece of parchment paper inside the air fryer basket and spray the paper with oil
  • Place the fritters inside the basket.
  • Spray the fritters with avocado oil
  • Cook at 350°F for 12 minutes
  • At the 9 minute mark, turn the fritters over to brown the bottoms
  • When the fritters are finished, dip the top in the glaze and let it drip down

For the glaze

  • Place butter in a small saucepan over medium-high heat. Continuing melting the butter until it starts to foam and turn brown. Once browned, remove from heat to cool slightly. You should smell a nutty aroma and see brown specks in the butter.
  • Add powdered sugar to a small bowl. Add browned butter, milk and vanilla whisking until smooth. (If the mixture is too thin for your liking, simply add more powdered sugar.) Set aside.

Nutrition

Calories: 145kcal | Carbohydrates: 32g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 2g | Sodium: 18mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 30g

Ingredients: Apple, Bread Dough, Cinnamon
Meal Type: Appetizers and Snacks, Breads, Breakfast, Desserts, Popular, #StayHome, Back to School, Christmas, Easter, Fall, Father's Day, Mother's Day, New Year's Eve, Spring, St. Patrick's Day, Summer, Super Bowl Party, Thanksgiving, Valentine's Day, Winter, Egg Free, Meatless
Categories: Muffins and Quick Breads, Air Fryer

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