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Ninja Foodi apple crumble

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Every other weekend my husband has a weekend off work. We love to make it a big family event and enjoy a tasty roast dinner plus a nice dessert too. Often I make air fryer desserts and this Ninja Foodi apple crumble is a real hit! It is so simple to prepare, and on the frugal side too.

I love how easy it is to prepare this, while I’m making dinner, and then it just cooks while we’re eating dinner, or even while I’m serving up dinner, and then it’s cooled enough ready to eat straight after our meal.

Cooking apple crumble in the Ninja Foodi is really simple, requires very minimal effort and is a cheap dessert to make too.

Crumbles are always a hit in our home, with air fryer rhubarb crumble, air fryer apple crumble and even rhubarb and pineapple crumble all being firm favourites with my family.

If crumbles aren’t your cup of tea then be sure to check out some of my other desserts including air fryer cookies, air fryer pizookie, air fryer peanut butter cookies and air fryer frozen churros.

If you’ve got lots of apples to use up these Ninja Foodi apple chips are lovely.

All of my Ninja Foodi recipes are made in the Ninja Foodi OL750UK. It’s my favourite Ninja Foodi model so far and I have a range of Ninja Foodi accessories I love to use.

A white enamel dish with apple crumble inside.

Ingredients for Ninja Foodi apple crumble:

For the filling: 

150g white sugar

20g all purpose plain flour

1/2 teaspoon of vanilla extract

1/8 teaspoon of ground cinnamon

500g of cooking apples (Bramley apples are my favourite ones to use!) 

Spray oil or butter to grease ramekins 

For the topping: 

120g all purpose plain flour

80g cold butter (cut into cubes) 

1/8 teaspoon of salt (skip this if using salted butter) 

60g of golden brown sugar

Four cooked pain au chocolat in an air fryer basket. Text says air fryer pain au chocolat

Something to note about air fryer recipes is that all air fryers have different sizes, depths and as such the cooking times can vary. All air fryer recipes on this website are intended as a guide, and not a guarantee that the timings will be perfect. Enjoy!

Method for making an apple crumble in the Ninja Foodi: 

If your air fryer requires pre-heating then do so to 190C (375F approx).

Use a large mixing bowl for this recipe.

Combine together the white sugar, plain flour, cinnamon and vanilla extract.

Wash the apples, peel, core, remove any bad parts and then slice into small wedges.

Add these apple slices to the mixed filling.

Stir well to ensure the apple slices are covered.

Place into a lightly greased dish – I typically use an enamel pie dish for this. Ensure that this is suitable for air frying.

Air fry at 190C (375F) for 12 minutes, checking frequently to ensure the apple mixture is not burning.

While that is cooking mix together the plain flour, salt, light brown sugar and cold butter for the topping.

Mix this well until you have a crumble consistency.

Spread this over the top of your filling taking care not to burn yourself. Note: it will sink down a little while cooking so don’t be scared to fill up well!

Air fry at 190C (375F) for 10 minutes until golden brown on the top.

Serve with lashings of custard, cream or whipped cream and enjoy!

Two pop tarts, cooked in the air fryer, on a white plate

Why is my apple crumble not crunchy?

If your topping is dry, and not lovely and crumbly, then you may want to add a little more butter when making the crumble topping.

Can you reheat apple crumble in an air fryer?

The best leftovers are reheated in the microwave, for a minute, until piping hot.

I love to make up individual ramekins of this apple crumble, so my family can enjoy them fresh after dinner. They will keep in the fridge for at least 2 days.

Warm apple pie filling with hot custard is always a winner!

air fryer fruit scones on a glass cake stand decorated with jam and cream

Do you cook apples before making apple crumble? 

For this recipe the apples are cooked alone, before the crumble topping is added. I find this cooks a larger apple crumble well. If you don’t want to do this then follow my air fryer apple crumble recipe instead.

This crumble was a big hit with my husband and daughters. I’ve made it quite a few times too. It goes crispy on the top while being soft inside and it works so well with warm custard. 

What fruit works well with apple in a crumble? 

I find that apple and blackberry works well. It’s a great British classic – and for good reason!

Any dark berries work well, and I’ve used rhubarb in the past too with great results.

Individual flapjacks on a cooling rack with white icing decoration and text overlay that says make individual flapjacks

What to serve with apple crumble? 

If you want to deviate away from custard, or perhaps don’t have any in, then vanilla ice cream works well, as does whipped cream, single cream or double cream.

My eldest loves to have vanilla ice cream and chocolate sauce with hers!

Can you make apple crumble with frozen fruit? 

Yes, absolutely. If you want to make the most of seasonal items, and their often lower prices, then you can prepare cooking apples and freeze them.

I’d recommend cooking the apples down still, as above, but adding on a couple of extra minutes just to ensure they’re cooked through.

I do like to make a fresh apple crumble, as it tastes slightly better in my opinion, but I know this isn’t always feasible. Lots of supermarkets have frozen apple slices or wedges in store too.

Air fryer apple chips

Here are some of my favourite air fryer cookbooks and accessories: 

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How to make apple crumble in the Ninja Foodi:

A white enamel dish with apple crumble inside.
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Ninja Foodi apple crumble

How to make an apple crumble in the Ninja Foodi

Course Dessert
Cuisine British
Keyword air fryer, apple, dessert
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 22 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Calories 484 kcal
Author Katykicker

Ingredients

For the filling:

  • 150 g white sugar
  • 20 g all purpose plain flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon of vanilla extract
  • 1/8 teaspoon of ground cinnamon
  • 500 g of cooking apples Bramley apples are my favourite ones to use!
  • Spray oil or butter to grease ramekins

For the topping:

  • 120 g all purpose plain flour
  • 80 g cold butter cut into cubes
  • 1/8 teaspoon of salt skip this if using salted butter
  • 60 g of golden brown sugar

Instructions

  1. If your air fryer requires pre-heating then do so to 190C (375F approx).
  2. Use a large mixing bowl for this recipe.
  3. Combine together the white sugar, plain flour, cinnamon and vanilla extract.
  4. Wash the apples, peel, core, remove any bad parts and then slice into small wedges.
  5. Add these apple slices to the mixed filling.
  6. Stir well to ensure the apple slices are covered.
  7. Place into a lightly greased dish – I typically use an enamel pie dish for this. Ensure that this is suitable for air frying.
  8. Air fry at 190C (375F) for 12 minutes, checking frequently to ensure the apple mixture is not burning.

  9. While that is cooking mix together the plain flour, salt, light brown sugar and cold butter for the topping.
  10. Mix this well until you have a crumble consistency.
  11. Spread this over the top of your filling taking care not to burn yourself. Note: it will sink down a little while cooking so don’t be scared to fill up well!
  12. Air fry at 190C (375F) for 10 minutes until golden brown on the top.

  13. Serve with lashings of custard, cream or whipped cream and enjoy!
Nutrition Facts
Ninja Foodi apple crumble
Amount Per Serving
Calories 484
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Note: All calorie information is for demonstration purposes only and is based on the specific uncooked ingredients that I used when creating the recipe.

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A white enamel dish with apple crumble inside.
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