Indulge in the warm and comforting flavors of a classic apple strudel made effortlessly in the air fryer. This dessert combines tender slices of apples infused with cinnamon and nutmeg, all wrapped in layers of flaky phyllo dough. The air fryer ensures a perfectly golden and crispy exterior, while the interior remains sweet and delicious.
For the strudel filling:
- 2 large apples, peeled, cored, and thinly sliced (such as Granny Smith)
- 1/4 cup granulated sugar
- 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
- 1/4 cup chopped walnuts or pecans (optional)
- 1 tablespoon lemon juice
- 1 tablespoon cornstarch
For assembling the strudel:
- 5 to 6 sheets of phyllo dough, thawed
- 1/4 cup unsalted butter, melted
- 2 tablespoons breadcrumbs (for layering under the filling)
For the topping:
- Powdered sugar (for dusting)
- Vanilla ice cream or whipped cream (optional, for serving)
- Prepare the Filling:
- In a large bowl, combine the sliced apples, granulated sugar, ground cinnamon, ground nutmeg, chopped nuts (if using), lemon juice, and cornstarch. Toss until the apples are evenly coated. Set aside.
- Preheat the Air Fryer: Preheat your air fryer to 350°F (175°C) for about 3-5 minutes.
- Assemble the Strudel:
- Lay out one sheet of phyllo dough on a clean, dry surface. Brush it lightly with melted butter.
- Sprinkle a thin layer of breadcrumbs over the buttered phyllo sheet.
- Continue layering and buttering each phyllo sheet, sprinkling breadcrumbs in between, until you have used 5 to 6 sheets in total.
- Add the Apple Filling:
- Place the apple filling along one of the longer edges of the phyllo dough, leaving about 2 inches of space on each side.
- Carefully fold the sides of the phyllo dough over the filling, then roll up the strudel.
- Air Fry the Strudel:
- Place the apple strudel seam side down in the preheated the EaZy MealZ Air Fryer Basket.
- Brush the top of the strudel with more melted butter.
- Air fry at 350°F (175°C) for 12-15 minutes or until the strudel is golden brown and the apples are tender. Keep an eye on it to prevent over-browning.
- Remove the apple strudel from the EaZy MealZ Air Fryer Basket.
- and let it cool slightly.
- Dust with powdered sugar before slicing.
- Serve warm, either plain or with a scoop of vanilla ice cream or a dollop of whipped cream if desired.
Enjoy your homemade Air Fryer Apple Strudel with its crispy layers and deliciously spiced apple filling, perfect for a comforting fall dessert!
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