Dessert from your Air Fryer? You’ll love these easy to make Air Fryer Cherry Pies. A simple to make dessert your family will love.
Air Fryer Cherry Pies
Raise your hand if you received an air fryer this past Christmas? I did and I cannot believe how amazing this small kitchen appliance really is!
Truth be told I’ve wanted an air fryer for quite some time. What prevented me from buying one? I kept questioning whether or not I really needed another small kitchen appliance on my countertop. Guess what? I did!
Santa (aka my hubby) decided I needed one because he’d seen one work its magic at a potluck luncheon at work. Someone actually hauled their air fryer to the office and made air fryer chicken wings. My husband came home raving about them.
Being a chicken wing fan, obviously, he was sold. And then, it happened again. The same employee decided to seal the deal with my Christmas gift by bringing it in again and making chicken wings. A special shout-out to Tim, my husband’s co-worker who made him a believer. Thank you Tim!
Before I go any further, I’ve gotta ask something. Was anyone else a bit intimidated by their air fryer? I was only because I felt the instructions were somewhat vague and left me scratching my head.
What is an air fryer?
An air fryer is a kitchen appliance that cooks by circulating hot air around the food using the convection mechanism. A mechanical fan circulates the hot air around the food at high speed, cooking the food and producing a crispy layer.
How is an air fryer different than an oven?
The hot air in an air fryer is not directly blown around the food. An air fryer’s heating element is above the food, it takes less time than a traditional or convection oven.
I asked some friends who had air fryers and their advice was to just jump in and start using it. And that’s my advice to you also. Buy some frozen appetizers and give them a whirl. It gives you a good idea of how your air fryer works and gets your toes wet.
What can I make in an air fryer?
- Chicken wings
- Zucchini fries
- Frozen foods
- Fried Pickles
- And the list goes on and on!!!
Some of the reason I like my air fryer:
- Fast preparation, food is done in just a few minutes.
- Minimal clean-up, non-stick and easy to clean.
- Takes less time to cook than it does for my oven to pre-heat, true story!
- Doesn’t heat up my kitchen.
- No OIL!
- No stink from oil.
This Air Fryer Cherry Pie recipe came about because I had a box of refrigerated roll-out pie crusts in my fridge that needed to be used. What I also had was a can of cherry pie filling and two daughters stuck at home for a 2nd day due to icy roads…we’ll just say we needed a treat.
What do you need to make Air Fryer Cherry Pies?
- Refrigerated pie crusts
- Cherry Pie Filling
- Non-stick cooking spray
- Confectioner’s Sugar
- Cookie Cutter
- Air fryer
I used a scalloped “flower” cookie cutter that is approximately 5″ across. A circular 4″ cutter would be ideal. These really made a fun little snack that took approximately 15 minutes to prep and air fry. Once they are cooled I drizzled a small amount of glaze over the top and we dug right in.
Let me know what you’ve been enjoying in your air fryer, comment below.
Other great cherry desserts to enjoy:
Even more great cherry recipes you NEED to try:
Pink Passion White Hot Chocolate | Snacks and Sips
Italian Cream Soda | Mildly Meandering
Cherry Fluff Salad | The Kitchen is My Playground
Love your air fryer? Check out 11 Guilt-Free Air Fryer Recipes (including this one) at Recipelion.com
- 14 oz package refrigerated pie crusts
- 1/2 cup cherry pie filling
- non-stick cooking spray
- 3 Tablespoons confectioner's sugar
- 1/2 teaspoon milk
- Unroll refrigerated pie crusts according to package directions.
- Cut out 6 pies with cookie cutter.
- Place 1.5 Tablespoons cherry pie filling near the center of each piece of dough.
- Fold pie in half. Seal edge by pressing lightly with tines of a fork. Make 3 small cuts in top of dough.
- Place in basket of air fryer.
- Spray lightly with non-stick cooking spray.
- Cook in air fryer approximately 10 minutes at 350 degrees.
- Remove when lightly browned. Allow to cool.
- Mix glaze ingredients thoroughly to remove lumps.
- Drizzle over top of cooled pies.
Cooking time may vary depending on air fryer.
You may need to adjust amounts of confectioner's sugar and milk for glaze.
See this recipe and more at the Weekend Potluck!