Air Fryer Bloomin’ Apples: A Sweet and Crispy Treat
Bloomin’ Apples are a fun and delectable dessert that combines the sweetness of apples with a crispy, cinnamon-sugar coating. Using an air fryer, you can achieve that irresistible texture without the need for deep frying. In this recipe, we’ll guide you through making Air Fryer Bloomin’ Apples that are not only delicious but also a healthier alternative to traditional fried desserts.
Ingredients You’ll Need
Gather the following ingredients to get started:
For the Bloomin’ Apples:
- 4 large apples (Fuji or Honeycrisp work well)
- 1 lemon, juiced
- 2 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
- 1/4 cup brown sugar
- 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
For the Filling (Optional):
- Caramel sauce, for drizzling
- Vanilla ice cream, for serving
The Preparation Process
- Wash the apples thoroughly and remove the cores using an apple corer or a knife, leaving the bottoms intact to create a well for the filling.
- Drizzle lemon juice over the apples to prevent browning. Set them aside.
- In a bowl, combine the melted butter, brown sugar, and ground cinnamon. Mix until you have a smooth cinnamon-sugar mixture.
Filling the Apples
- Carefully spoon the cinnamon-sugar mixture into the wells of each apple, ensuring even distribution.
Preheat the Air Fryer
- Preheat your air fryer to 350°F (175°C) for about 5 minutes.
- Place the stuffed apples in the air fryer basket, leaving space between them to allow for proper air circulation.
- Air fry the Bloomin’ Apples at 350°F (175°C) for 12-15 minutes or until they are tender and the tops are crispy.
Serving Your Delight
Once your Air Fryer Bloomin’ Apples are ready, serve them hot with your choice of toppings.
- Drizzle warm caramel sauce over the apples for an extra sweet touch.
- Serve each apple with a scoop of vanilla ice cream on the side.
Air Fryer Bloomin’ Apples offer a delightful combination of warm, tender apple with a crispy, cinnamon-sugar coating. This dessert is not only easy to prepare but also a healthier twist on the classic deep-fried version. It’s perfect for satisfying your sweet tooth without the guilt.
So, dust off your air fryer and indulge in this sweet and crispy treat. Your taste buds will thank you for it!
Enjoy your Air Fryer Bloomin’ Apples!
Pro Tip: You can sprinkle some chopped nuts (such as pecans or walnuts) over the caramel sauce for added texture and flavor.