Air Fryer Stuffed Caramel Apple Donuts

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This recipe for Air Fryer Stuffed Caramel Apple Donuts is a healthier version of your favorite fall sweets you’ll want to make all season long!

Suitable for vegetarian diets. Post includes Weight Watchers Points.

four air fryer caramel apple donuts stacked and drizzled with caramel sauce

I am sooooo excited to help satisfy your sweet tooth with this recipe for healthier Air Fryer Stuffed Caramel Apple Donuts. Thanks to the Air Fryer, you can easily make this better-for-you version of your favorite deep-fried pastry at home.

These tastes just-like-fall delectable dessert treats are really easy to make using store-bought pizza dough and store-bought caramel sauce. But feel free to start with some homemade pizza dough or homemade caramel sauce instead. #yourtreatyourway.

Related Recipe : Air Fryer Churros.

Yeap, these will give you, the kiddoes, the family, and your guests all the dessert feels. I totally see you and I making these stuffed caramel apple donuts 762,000 more times this year alone!!!!

a stack of four air fryer caramel apple donuts on a cutting board

Air Fried Filled Donuts are perfect for serving up as dessert, sweet snacks, and even for breakfast. Serve them up with some Hot Chocolate, Instant Pot Apple Cider or Coffee and you are good to go.

Why You’ll ♡ These

  • healthier – no deep-frying involved.
  • kids love these – an excellent sweet treat for kids.
  • versatile – easy to add in spices and toppings to your taste.
  • pantry friendly – made with 6 everyday and affordable pantry ingredients.

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So, are you ready to learn how easy it is to make delicious Filled Caramel Apple Donuts? Then gather up your ingredients and let’s get started……

How To Make Filled Caramel Apple Donuts In The Air Fryer

  1. Add diced apple into a nonstick saucepan and cook for over low heat, stirring constantly for about 5 mins or until soft.
  2. Mix in the apple pie spice and caramel sauce and switch off the heat.
  3. Roll out the pizza dough and cut into 6-inch by 2-inch strips.
  4. Spoon a line of the caramel apple mixture down the middle of each donut strip.
  5. Bring the sides of each donut strip together and pinch to seal then Curl the ends of each piece together to make a circle and seal.
  6.  Preheat your air fryer to 350F / 180C and spray the cooking basket with olive oil spray.
  7. Cook the donuts for 6 to 9 minutes, shaking halfway through.
  8. Melt butter and in a bowl combine sugar and cinnamon
  9. Dip donuts first into the butter and then coat with cinnamon sugar before serving.
image collage showing the steps for making air fryer caramel apple donuts

RECIPE TIPS

  • These treats are best served fresh
  • Do not stack your donuts in the air fryer. Allow enough room for the air to circulate around your donuts so they cook evenly.
  • For best cooking results, make sure your Air Fryer doughnuts are the same size. But you can have fun and vary the size of your donuts from batch to batch.
  • Air fryer temperatures can vary depending on the make and model. I recommend starting out with less cook time, checking for doneness, and then adding more time as needed.
four air fryer caramel apple donuts on a cutting board

Recipe Variations

I have kept this caramel apple donuts recipe fairly simple, but you can customize it aaaaall the ways.

  • Glaze them – Cover them in a caramel glaze or other glaze of your choice.
  • Top with nuts – If you glaze these, then top them with chopped nuts like pecans or walnuts. Sprinkles work too.
  • Swap the fruit –  Pears work just as well as apples in this recipe.
  • Change the spice – Feel free to use some cinnamon, cardamom, nutmeg, or even pumpkin pie spice to suit your taste.
a stack of caramel apple donuts topped with caramel

FAQs

What Apples Are Best To Use

It does not really matter since they are going to be cooked down. So go ahead and use your favorite variety of apple, or the type of apples you already have on hand, to make these tasty caramel apple donuts.

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Weight Watchers Points

There are 8 Blue Plan SmartPoints in a serving of this.

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four air fryer caramel apple donuts stacked and drizzled with caramel sauce
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Air Fryer Caramel Apple Donuts

Air Fryer Caramel Apple Donuts are full of your favorite fall flavors!
Prep Time15 minutes
Cook Time9 minutes
Course: Breakfast, Dessert
Cuisine: American
Servings: 8
Calories: 200kcal
Author: Bintu Hardy

Ingredients

  • 1 apple diced small
  • 1/8 teaspoon apple pie spice
  • 2 tablespoons caramel sauce
  • 1 roll of pizza dough
  • 3 tablespoons of sugar
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 3 tablespoons melted butter

Instructions

  • Add diced apple into a nonstick saucepan and cook for over low heat, stirring constantly for about 5 mins or until soft.
  • Mix in the apple pie spice and caramel sauce and switch off the heat.
  • Roll out the pizza dough and cut into 6-inch by 2-inch strips.
  • Spoon a line of the caramel apple mixture down the middle of each donut strip.
  • Bring the sides of each donut strip together and pinch to seal then Curl the ends of each piece together to make a circle and seal.
  • Preheat your air fryer to 350F / 180C and spray the cooking basket with olive oil spray.
  • Cook the donuts for 6 to 9 minutes, shaking halfway through.
  • Melt butter and in a bowl combine sugar and cinnamon
  • Dip donuts first into the butter and then coat with cinnamon sugar before serving.
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Notes

  • These treats are best served fresh. 
  • Do not stack your donuts in the air fryer. Allow enough room for the air to circulate around your donuts so they cook evenly.
  • For best cooking results, make sure your Air Fryer doughnuts are the same size. But you can have fun and vary the size of your donuts from batch to batch.
  • Air fryer temperatures can vary depending on the make and model. I recommend starting out with less cook time, checking for doneness, and then adding more time as needed.
There are 8 Blue Plan SmartPoints in a serving.
 

Nutrition

Calories: 200kcal | Carbohydrates: 34g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 6g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 11mg | Sodium: 409mg | Potassium: 24mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 10g | Vitamin A: 143IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 8mg | Iron: 1mg

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  1. 5 stars
    I’m running to my kitchen to make these right now!! I’m still new at using my air fryer but I need the these ASAP!