I started making these little roasted apple bites years ago because, at the time, I didn’t like the texture of a raw apple. Yes, I have weird texture issues. I’ve learned to like apples in all forms now but I still love them best cooked… preferably in a pie, let’s be honest. If I don’t have a good excuse to make a pie though, these are the next best thing. These can be done in the oven or the air fryer (my favorite is this Go Wise Air Fryer available here*). I use the air fryer more often than not because it cuts down the cooking time and they come out perfect. Plus, it’s summer and I only turn on my oven if absolutely necessary. Regardless of how you choose to cook them, I hope you try this simple recipe. And by “simple,” I mean REALLY simple. I hesitated posting the recipe because it is, in fact, so simple. It’s literally 2 ingredients (3 if you count the cooking spray you spray the pan or basket with) but so many friends have requested the recipe, I decided it needs shared with the world. These make a great topping for ice cream or yogurt (shown here) or just a great snack by themselves! Enjoy! ~Erin
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- ~ 4 to 6 sweet/tart apples (My favorite variety is Pink Lady but Jazz or Honey Crisp work well too.), peeled, cored, and chopped into bite-sized pieces
- ~ ¼ to ½ tsp. ground cinnamon
- ~Nonstick cooking spray
- Preheat the oven to 400°F.
- Spray a large sheet pan with nonstick cooking spray.
- Spread the chopped apples in one even layer.
- Spray them lightly with cooking spray, then sprinkle with cinnamon. Start with ¼ tsp. of cinnamon and add more if needed. (4 apples will probably only need ¼ tsp. but 6 apples or more will obviously require more cinnamon.)
- Toss to coat evenly.
- Bake 40-45 minutes, stirring occasionally until the edges begin to brown.
- Remove from the pan and immediately store in a container with a lid. This will help them keep their moisture.
- Spray the fryer basket with cooking spray.
- Place the chopped apples in the basket and sprinkle them with the cinnamon; toss to coat.
- Cook at 400°F for 12-14 minutes or until edges begin to brown, pulling the basket out and tossing/stirring the apples every 5 minutes or so. This will help them brown evenly.
- Immediately store them in a container with a lid. This will help them keep their moisture.
Weight Watchers info.: This recipe makes 4 to 6 servings at zero SmartPoints each.