Crispy and Quick, Guilt-free Air Fried Pecan-Stuffed Baked Apples

Baked apples have been a popular dessert in the United States since the 19th century. Originally cooked in an oven, this recipe has been adapted for the air fryer to make it quicker and easier. Pecans, a staple in Southern cuisine, add a delicious nutty flavor to this classic dessert.

Air Fryer Pecan-Stuffed Baked Apples

Recipe by Tyson GregoryCourse: DessertCuisine: American
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A delicious and healthy dessert made with apples stuffed with a sweet and nutty pecan filling, cooked to perfection in an air fryer.


  • 4 Granny Smith apples

  • 1/2 cup chopped pecans

  • 1/4 cup brown sugar

  • 1 tsp cinnamon

  • 1/4 tsp nutmeg

  • 1/4 tsp salt

  • 2 tbsp melted butter


  • Preheat your air fryer to 375°F (190°C).
  • Cut the top off each apple and use a spoon or melon baller to scoop out the core.
  • In a small bowl, mix together the chopped pecans, brown sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg, salt, and melted butter.
  • Stuff the pecan mixture into each apple, pressing it down lightly.
  • Place the stuffed apples in the air fryer basket and cook for 20 minutes.
  • Serve the baked apples warm, topped with a scoop of vanilla ice cream if desired.


  • You can use any type of apples for this recipe, but Granny Smith apples work best as they hold their shape well when cooked.
  • Make sure to core the apples before stuffing them with the pecan mixture.
  • You can serve these baked apples with a scoop of vanilla ice cream for an extra indulgent treat.

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