Air Fryer Baked Apples With Streusel Topping

Baked apple with ice cream

Want to make bourbon-glazed baked apples in half the time? Dust off your air fryer and get ready to whip up the perfect ending to your fall feast!

  • Author: Christine Tusher
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 20 minutes
  • Total Time: 35 minutes
  • Yield: 4 servings
  • Category: Dessert
  • Cuisine: American



4 medium baking apples (such as Honeycrisp, Jonagold or Granny Smith)

1/3 c raisins

1/4 c coconut sugar

1/2 tsp ground cinnamon

1/4 c bourbon

3 tbsp maple syrup

Oat Streusel Topping:

1/2 c flour (I used my paleo baking blend)

1/4 c coconut sugar

1/4 c rolled oats

1/8 tsp salt

4 tbsp butter or ghee


  1. Line the basket of your air fryer with foil. The foil need not extend all the way up the sides; the idea is to catch any liquid that leaks out so that it doesn’t burn onto the bottom of your air fryer.
  2. In a bowl, mix the coconut sugar, cinnamon and raisins until thoroughly combined. Set aside.
  3. Core the apples to 3/4 of the way through to create a little bowl for the filling in each apple. I like to start with an apple corer, then use a spoon to widen the hole and scoop out any remaining seeds.
  4. Place the cored apples in the lined air fryer basket and fill with dry ingredients.
  5. Whisk the bourbon and maple syrup together in a Pyrex measure and gradually pour into the filled apples, taking care not to spill. Be sure to use all of it.
  6. In another bowl, mix together all of the dry ingredients for the oat streusel until thoroughly combined. Use your fingers to work in the butter or ghee until the streusel resembles coarse crumbs.
  7. Spoon the streusel on top of the apples, packing it down as necesserry so it doesn’t slide off the edges. 
  8. Bake in the air fryer for 20 minutes at 350 degrees. Let cool slightly before serving, and enjoy warm…preferably with vanilla ice cream

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