10 Lightened Up Air-Fryer Desserts to Satisfy Your Sweet Tooth
Using our air fryers for quick and healthy dinners or snacks is great, but desserts can also be made lighter by using heat instead of oil to create some seriously delicious treats. Get ready to curb your pie, donut, and even cookie cravings with fewer calories (and mess).
Air-Fried Apple Fritters with Salted Caramel Sauce
Described by our Test Kitchen as fun, light, and fluffy, these air-fried fritters burst with apple-cinnamon flavor. Don't skip the sea salt. It ties the flavors together.
Air-Fried Double Cherry Mini Eggrolls
Air-Fried Donut Sticks
All you need is a package of crescent dough and a couple pantry staples to get these dunkable sweets on the table. Once the French fry-shape sticks are ready, set out some jam, melted chocolate, caramel, or frosting as dips.
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Air-Fryer Chocolate Chip Cookie Bites
Get your milk ready. You'll love how an air-fryer turns out crunchy, chewy cookies. This delicious bite-sized treat recipe makes enough dough for 88 cookies. Or try freezing portioned dough on parchment paper so you can fry up a few in the air fryer when you need a cookie fix.
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Peach Air-Fryer Hand Pies
Flaky on the outside and filled with juicy peaches on the inside, these portable fruit pies are perfect for toting to picnics. In only a few steps, you can have the air-fryer basket lined with mini pies. If fresh peaches aren't in season, sub thawed frozen peaches.
Brown Sugar and Pecan Air-Fryer Apples
Not much tops a slice of old-fashioned apple pie, but there isn't always time for homemade pie. Enter air-fried apples with brown sugar and pecans—done in 20 minutes. Apple pie spice means they taste just like pie; sugared pecans add a crunchy finish. A scoop of frozen yogurt or ice cream is highly recommended for a bit of indulgence.