Delicious Air Fryer Apple Dumplings

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Delicious Air Fryer Apple Dumplings
Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
40 mins
Total Time:
Recipe by Administrator
Published on November 30, 2023

Enjoy the warm and comforting flavors of apple dumplings made in your air fryer. These delicious sweet treats are made with cinnamon-spiced apples wrapped in a flaky pastry dough. They are then air-fried to perfection, creating a crispy crust and tender, gooey apple filling. This recipe is a quick and easy dessert option that the whole family will love.


  • 2 large Granny Smith apples
  • 2 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 sheet puff pastry, thawed
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
  • 1/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup water
  • Vanilla ice cream, for serving (optional)


  1. Preheat your air fryer to 375°F (190°C).
  2. Peel and core the apples, then cut them into 8 wedges each.
  3. In a small bowl, mix the granulated sugar and cinnamon.
  4. Sprinkle the sugar mixture evenly over the apple wedges and toss until coated.
  5. Unroll the puff pastry sheet and cut it into 4 equal squares.
  6. Place 2 apple wedges on each square of puff pastry.
  7. Fold the corners of the pastry over the apples and press to seal the edges.
  8. Place the dumplings in the air fryer basket, leaving some space between each dumpling.
  9. In a microwave-safe bowl, melt the butter. Brush the melted butter over the dumplings.
  10. Cook the dumplings in the air fryer for 15-18 minutes, or until the pastry is golden brown and crispy.
  11. While the dumplings are cooking, prepare the sauce. In a small saucepan, combine the brown sugar and water. Cook over medium heat, stirring occasionally, until the sugar has dissolved and the sauce has thickened slightly, about 5 minutes.
  12. Remove the dumplings from the air fryer and serve them warm with the sauce drizzled over the top. Add a scoop of vanilla ice cream, if desired, for an extra indulgence.

Interesting Facts

  • Air frying the apple dumplings results in a lighter, healthier version compared to traditional deep-fried dumplings.
  • The combination of cinnamon-spiced apples and flaky puff pastry creates a delightful texture and flavor contrast.
  • You can add a simple glaze to the dumplings by combining powdered sugar and milk for a sweet finishing touch.