Love a warm fruit crumble? Then you must try an air fryer apple crumble. Cooked in ramekins in the air fryer, they are easy, faster than the oven and taste delicious.
You can also use a similar method to also make air fryer apple crisp or an air fryer apple cobbler.
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I love apple crumble. It’s a favourite of mine from childhood and if you grew up in England there was plenty of different fruit crumbles, though apple was always the favourite choice.
You would usually have your apple crumble with either custard or ice cream and it was so filling and so satisfying.
Yet for a dessert that tastes so good, its amazingly easy to make and was one of the first things we were taught to make at school in home economics class.
Today, I am going to show you how to make a delicious apple crumble using the air fryer.
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Can You Cook Apple Crumble In An Air Fryer?
Yes, you can cook an apple crumble in the air fryer, and you will love it. You can also cook any fruit crumble in the air fryer, for example in our complete air fryer cookbook we make a blueberry crumble.
Though the biggest problem is that many air fryers are not big enough for your favourite oven dish you normally make a crumble recipe in. So instead we are making our best crumble recipe in little air fryer ramekins. Then you can do as much or as little as you like.
Why Is My Crumble Topping Not Crunchy?
This is because either you have not added enough oats to the crumble recipe or it has not been cooked for long enough at a higher temperature. You can fix this by spraying the top of the crumble with some olive oil spray and then adding some extra cook time at a higher temperature.
How Do I Get My Crumble Crunchy?
I always recommend adding in a little extra rolled oats in your crumble mixture as this texture will help make your crumble crunchy.
If you find the crumble you make it not that crunchy then next time double the oats and this will increase the crunch.
Can You Make Apple Crumble In Ninja Foodi?
Yes, you can make this apple crumble in the Ninja Foodi. Ninja air fryer apple crumble is even better because if you have the 2 drawer air fryer you can do 8 ramekins at once instead of 4.
Or if you have a Ninja Foodi simply follow our apple crumble air fryer recipe and then use the air fryer button.
What About An Apple Crisp?
The difference between an apple crisp and an apple crumble is that a crisp has you guessed it….more of a crisp to it. Simply swap 28g/1oz of the flour for the same quantity of oats. This will then double your oats and create an air fryer apple crisp.
Apple crisp in the air fryer is just as delicious and like with a crumble can be served with your favourite custard or ice cream.
What About An Apple Cobbler?
If you want to make an apple cobbler, then its simple to swap it around. Make the bottom (everything but the crumble mix) and then instead for the topping follow the cobbler topping we use in our air fryer peach cobbler.
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Ramekin Apple Crumble Ingredients
Fruit – for the filling of our apple crumble we used one red apple and one pear. We are big fans of grabbing some fruit from your fruit bowl, rather than going grocery shopping just to get some cooking apples.
Sugar – We also recommend some sugar to sprinkle over the apple and pear before air frying. Then you can also add some golden syrup too, that will make it even more delicious.
Crumble – Then for that amazing apple crumble topping we recommend unsalted butter, granulated sugar, plain flour, and rolled porridge oats. Plus, if you like some extra flavour, you can also add in some cinnamon.
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How To Make An Apple Crumble In Air Fryer?
- Prep. Add the crumble ingredients into a mixing bowl and rub the fat into the oats, flour and sugar until it resembles coarse breadcrumbs, then put to one side.
- Fruit. Chop the apples and pears, discarding the cores and place into ramekins, spreading the mixture out until almost at the brim.
- Sprinkle. Next add to the apples the remaining sugar and drizzle with golden syrup. Place the ramekins into the air fryer basket. Air fry for 5 minutes at 180c/360f.
- Fill. When the air fryer beeps, fill the top of the ramekins with the crumble mixture. Air fry for a further 8 minutes at 180c/360f before serving.
How Long To Cook Apple Crumble In Air Fryer?
We recommend 13 minutes for an apple crumble in air fryer. This includes giving the apples a head start and also creating a crispy crumble topping.
Can You Reheat Apple Crumble In Air Fryer?
Yes, you sure can reheat apple crumble in the air fryer. If you have just a small portion then we recommend using an air fryer cake pan as it will sit in it perfectly. Or if you are using ramekin apple crumble, then you can just place the ramekins back in the air fryer.
Then we recommend 5 minutes at 160c/320f to reheat the crumble.
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This air fryer apple crumble recipe is an updated post and was originally shared on Recipe This in 2016.
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Air Fryer Apple Crumble
- 1 Red Apple
- 1 Pear
- 4 Tsp Granulated Sugar for sprinkling
- 4 Tbsp Golden Syrup
- Firstly, make your crumble topping. Place all crumble ingredients into a bowl and using your fingertips rub the fat into the flour, oats and sugar until you have a mixture that resembles breadcrumbs and then put to one side.
- Slice the apple and pear and discard the cores. Place the fruit into ramekins, spreading them out and filling to almost the brim. Sprinkle a teaspoon of sugar over the fruit in each ramekin followed by a drizzle of golden syrup. Air fry for 5 minutes at 180c/360f.
- When the air fryer beeps add the crumble mixture over the apple and pear and then air fry for a further 8 minutes at the same temperature or until crispy and golden to your liking.