Air Fryer Peaches Recipe

4 servings
22 min

Last Updated on August 3, 2022 by

Have you ever made air fryer peaches? The whole family will love these air fryer grilled peaches topped with vanilla ice cream and whipped cream.

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Air Fryer Peaches Recipe

We have a small peach orchard nearby that allows people to pick their own peaches. Whenever we go, we enjoy making air fryer peaches with the ripe peaches we pick.

This is a healthy dessert that the whole family will enjoy. Finding healthy recipes the kids love isn’t always easy. But, this is one of our favorite peach desserts.


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What size air fryer basket do I need?

This recipe should work with any size basket. You can adjust the number of peaches you cook based on the size air fryer you have.

It’s very important that you not place the peaches too close together. The air needs to circulate to cook peaches properly.


Can I use canned peaches?

You can use canned peaches, but they will not taste as good as fresh ones. If you have to use canned peaches, drain them well before cooking.

You will also need to cook them for less time than if you made air fryer grilled peaches. Grilled peaches taste better when you use fresh peaches.


Can I use other stone fruits?

You can use other fruits like nectarines, plums, or apricots. Just ensure they are ripe so they will be soft enough to eat.

Most stone fruits will work, but you may need to adjust the cooking time.

How to tell if a peach is ripe

The best way to tell if a peach is ripe is to smell it. If it smells sweet, then it’s probably ripe. You can also gently squeeze the peach. If it’s soft, then it’s probably ripe.

If you’re not sure, err on the side of undercooked peaches. You can cook them for a few minutes longer, but you can’t undo overcooked peaches.


What to top air fryer peaches with

There are many different ways you can top air fryer grilled peaches. We like to top ours with vanilla ice cream, whipped cream, and a little cinnamon.

You can use graham cracker crumbs to make a delicious dessert like a peach cobbler or pie.


Best type of vanilla ice cream to use

We like to use a good quality vanilla ice cream when we make this dessert. We think it makes a big difference in the taste. But, you can use whatever type of ice cream you like.

You could even top the grilled peaches with frozen yogurt or sorbet if you want a lighter dessert.


What type of brown sugar to use

We like to use dark brown sugar because it has a deeper flavor. But you can use light brown sugar if that’s what you have on hand.

If you want a little crunch in your dessert, you could even top the grilled peaches with some chopped nuts.

What you need to make air fryer peaches

  • Air fryer
  • Small bowl
  • Large spoon
  • Sharp knife


Air fryer peaches ingredients

  • 4 peaches, halved and pitted
  • ¼ cup brown sugar or brown sugar substitute
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • ¼ cup butter, room temperature

These are all pantry staples which makes it the perfect summer dessert. If you have ripe peaches, you don’t need to make a run to the store for anything. Just top it with your favorite ice cream.


Recipe variations

You can vary these air fryer grilled peaches in a few ways.


  • To keep this vegan, use olive oil instead of butter.
  • Use maple syrup or honey for a slightly different taste.
  • Serve them with no sweetener. There is enough sweetness from the natural sugars in a fresh peach.
  • Choose a stevia brown sugar substitute for low carb. We like this one.
  • Enjoy them as is, or top a savory salad.
  • Top it with your favorite granola.

How to make air fryer grilled peaches

Prep time is about 10 minutes


  • Preheat the air fryer to 350°.
  • Mix the brown sugar, cinnamon, and butter in a bowl until combined.
  • Place the peaches into the air fryer basket with the cut side up. Top each peach with the butter mixture.
  • Cook the peaches in the air fryer for 7 to 12 minutes until caramelized on top.
  • Serve the grilled peaches immediately topped with vanilla ice cream or whipped cream.


How to store air fryer grilled peaches

Store any leftover grilled peaches in an airtight container in the fridge. They will last for 2 to 3 days.

Reheat the grilled peaches in the air fryer for a few minutes before eating.

You should not freeze air fryer peaches. When you thaw them, they will be very soft. They’ll still taste good but they will have lost their firmness.


FAQ

What can I do with overripe peaches?

If your peaches are overripe, they may not be firm enough to hold up to being grilled. You can still use them in this recipe, but you may want to cut them into smaller pieces.

You could also use them in a smoothie or make a peach sauce to top ice cream or pancakes.

Do I need to peel the peaches?

No, you don’t need to peel the peaches for this recipe. The skin will soften as it cooks and is easy to eat.

The skin also contains many nutrients, so it’s a good idea to leave it on.


Do I need to pit the peaches?

Yes, you will need to remove the pit from the fresh peaches. You can do this by cutting the peach in half and twisting it to separate the two halves. The pit should come out easily.

If you’re having trouble removing the pit, you can use a spoon to scoop it out.

Air fried peaches are incredibly delicious! I hope you get to try these air fryer grilled peaches soon. It’s one of my favorite recipes.

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Recipe details
  • 4  servings
  • Prep time: 10 Minutes Cook time: 12 Minutes Total time: 22 min
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Ingredients

  • 4 peaches, halved and pitted
  • ¼ cup brown sugar or brown sugar substitute
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • ¼ cup butter, room temperature
  • Vanilla ice-cream or cream
Instructions

Preheat air fryer to 350°.
In a bowl, mix together the brown sugar, cinnamon, and butter until combined.
Place the peaches into the air fryer basket with the cut side up. Top each peach with the butter mixture.
Cook the peaches in the air fryer for 7 to 12 minutes until caramelized on top.
Serve immediately topped with vanilla ice cream or whipped cream.
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