Air fryer apple fries are a fun after school snack! They taste just like an apple pie — but are way easier to whip up. As a bonus, your entire house will be filled with the wonderful aromas of apple, cinnamon, and sugar.
2 Granny Smith apples
1/2 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 cup powdered sugar
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
1/2 teaspoon ground clove
1️⃣ In a sealable bag, add in flour, powdered sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg, and clove. Shake to combine.
2️⃣ Peel the apples. Cut 1/2 inch slices off, leaving the core behind. Cut each of these down into the shape of French fries.
3️⃣ Add the apple slices to the bag of dry coating and seal. Shake and coat the apple pieces.
4️⃣ Place coated apple fries in the air fryer making sure there is space in between each piece. Work in batches so there is no crowding. Lightly spritz with oil.
5️⃣ Bake at 375 degrees Fahrenheit for 5 minutes. Flip over and spritz if needed. Bake for another 5 minutes or until the coating is more golden.
6️⃣ Remove from basket. let cool and serve with dipping sauce. Enjoy!
Apple Bourbon Caramel:
1 cup salted butter
2 1/4 cups brown sugar
14 ounces sweetened condensed milk
1 cup light corn syrup
5 tablespoons apple bourbon
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 teaspoon salt
Melt butter in a large saucepan over medium heat. Once melted, pour in sweetened condensed milk, corn syrup, and add in brown sugar.
Using a whisk or rubber spatula, stir all ingredients over medium heat until it starts to simmer. Scrape the sides and bottom regularly.
Let the sauce simmer until the temperature reaches 200-205 degrees. We are just making a sauce and so we need to simmer it long enough to get the granulation out, but not take it to soft ball stage.
Once it has reached temperature, remove from heat and carefully stir in the vanilla, apple bourbon, and salt. Stir it until it is all well combined.
Let cool and then pour into jars for storage. Shelf stable for up to 1 month.