Fresh, Light, and Easy Fruit in the Air Fryer

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air fryer fresh fruit

Summer is about to be in full swing and all of your favorite fruits are ripe for the picking and perfect for this Air Fryer Fresh Fruit dessert. It might not be an apple pie, but it is a lot easier to make and still filled with delicious flavor!

Plus if you want to serve it as a dessert at your next barbecue, add a scoop of ice cream or whipped cream! I love it with a scoop of vanilla ice cream, but butter pecan would be amazing too. Whatever you choose, serve it right over top to let it melt into the fruit. Yummmmmm.

I want to give a big Thank You to my viewer Sandi who shared this recipe with me. You can watch me make other viewer submitted air fryer recipes in this YouTube Video. This fruit in the air fryer recipe was one of my personal favorites!

Ingredients and Supplies for Air Fried Fresh Fruit

Fruit

  • Fresh pineapple
  • Fresh mango
  • Fresh apricot

Glaze

  • Brown sugar
  • Orange juice
  • Cinnamon

Supplies:

  • Air fryer
  • Small mixing bowl
  • Large mixing bowl

air fryer fresh fruit

Fruit to use

This air fryer recipe is tasty and so fresh! You can use just about any fresh fruit besides melons. You will want about 1 cup of each for about 3 cups total of fruit. Of course, feel free to adapt the amount to your taste. To keep the proportions right with the glaze, though, stay around 3 cups of fruit. I’ve made this recipe with:

  • Fresh pineapples
  • Mangoes
  • Apples (Granny smith or Honey crisp are great options)
  • Pears
  • Nectarines

You can also use apricots, peaches, plums, bananas, strawberries, or blueberries.

Spices to add desired flavors

If you want to change up the flavor for air fryer fruit recipes, you can always add different spices that will help accentuate the fruit’s natural sweetness and add even more flavor!

My favorites to use are cinnamon, nutmeg, and apple pie spice. Cardamom, and even pumpkin pie spice would also be fantastic, depending the fruit that is being used and the season.

Also, tossing the fruit in melted coconut oil can add a bunch of delicious flavor and healthy fat!

How to make Air Fryer Fresh Fruit

air fryer fresh fruit

Step 1: Make orange brown sugar glaze

Of course, you can simply fry the fruit in the air fryer. But if you want to level up your experience, then you have to try this glaze. It is incredibly easy and enhances the taste of the fruit.

air fryer fresh fruit

For the glaze, you will need:

  • Brown sugar
  • Orange juice
  • Cinnamon

Mix the ingredients together until well combined.

Step 2: Coat fruit in glaze

Once the glaze has been made, drizzle it over the fruit. Be sure to thoroughly cover all of the fruit. You can even let it marinate for a few minutes while you heat the air fryer to bring out more tasty flavors.

air fryer fresh fruit

Step 3: Air fry fruit

Once your fruit and glaze is marinating, preheat the air fryer to 390°F or 198°C for 5 minutes.

Lightly spray the air fryer basket with oil. Add the fruit, then air fry for 4 minutes.

After 4 minutes, check on your fruit and test for your desired texture inside the fruit.

If you want to cook longer, this is when you can add a little bit of oil to help it brown (this is optional), and cook for an additional 3-5 minutes. You can adjust the cooking time to be shorter or longer depending on how done you want your fruit to be.

Step 4: How to serve up fried fruit

Carefully remove the fruit from the air fryer and top with coconut or chopped nuts if desired.

air fryer fresh fruit

This fruit serves perfectly as a quick and tasty afternoon snack. Or, you can enjoy it as a dinner side with dishes like pulled pork, hamburgers, pork chops, or grilled chicken. It would also make a unique side dish for a potluck or holiday meal, rather than standard raw fruit salad

This recipe is so good that you could eat it for dessert. Just top it with some whipped cream, cottage cheese, or ice cream! The options are endless!

Pick the perfect dinner to serve

If you want a simple yet extremely flavorful dinner to pair with this fresh dessert, be sure to give one of these sheet pan dinners a try and use your air fryer for two recipes!

Baking sheet dinner recipes for the air fryer:

air fryer fresh fruit

Final Thoughts

Air fryer fruit is fresh, delicious, and so simple! We gobbled this one right up in our home. So often air fryer recipes are pretty heavy, but I loved this recipe because it was light and so tasty. You will enjoy the bursts of fresh and tropical flavors.

Share with me what you loved about this recipe and what fruits you used in the comments below!

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Air Fryer Fresh Fruit

This fresh, light, and incredibly easy air fryer fruit recipe is the perfect side or snack during the summer. Or you can enjoy it for a tasty breakfast or dessert.
4.84 / 5 ( 6 Reviews )
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Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 8 minutes
Total Time: 13 minutes
Serves: 4
Adjust Servings: 4

Equipment

Ingredients

Fruit *see notes

  • 1 cup fresh pineapple cut into bite sized pieces
  • 1 cup mango cut into bite sized pieces
  • 1 cup apricot chunks cut into bite sized pieces

Glaze

Instructions

  • Cut the fruit into bite sized pieces.
  • Mix together the brown sugar, orange juice, and cinnamon until well combined.
  • Add the glaze to the fruit, coating thoroughly.
  • Preheat the air fryer to 390 °F for 5 minutes.
  • Lightly spray the air fryer basket. Add the fruit to the basket, and air fry for 4 minutes at 390 °F.
  • Give the fruit a stir. If you want it to be cooked longer, cook for an additional 4 minutes and spritz with oil if desired.
  • Carefully remove from the air fryer basket and enjoy!
  • Optional: top with coconut or chopped nuts.

Recipe Notes

Almost any fruit but melons will work. Use approximately 1 cup of each.
 

Nutrition

Calories: 183kcal | Carbohydrates: 46g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Sodium: 9mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 43g

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Ingredients: Apricot, Brown Sugar, Cinnamon, Mango, Nectarine, Orange Juice, Pineapple
Meal Type: Appetizers and Snacks, Breakfast, Desserts, Side Dish, Summer, Dairy Free, Egg Free, Gluten Free, Meatless
Categories: Fruits, Air Fryer

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