In the Ambrosia Apples Test Kitchen – Air Fryer

Ambrosia apple donutsPeople are gravitating towards healthier eating these days, and air fryers have seen a surge in popularity. They are much safer than deep fryers, and using only a fraction of the oil, many of our favourite foods can be cooked to perfection. Of course, the Ambrosia test kitchen likes to have all the latest gadgets, so we thought we’d try our hand at a few recipes.

We took a stab at dehydrated Ambrosia apple chips, which were perfectly crispy and sweet. We just cored the apples, sliced them very thinly with a mandolin and cooked them in the air fryer at 350F for 12 minutes. Of course, you can sprinkle them with cinnamon if you prefer, but we aren’t big fans of the stuff.

We also made some air fryer donuts, which we paired with a delicious and simple Ambrosia apple and caramel topping. Although they aren’t really health food, they contain far less fat than their deep-fried contemporaries.

Ambrosia Apple Air Fryer Donuts

Air Fryer Donuts

1 cup milk, lukewarm (about 100°F)°
2 1/2 tsp rapid rise or instant yeast
1/4 cup granulated sugar
1/2 tsp salt
1 egg
1/4 cup unsalted butter, melted
3 cups all-purpose flour

Oil Spray, such as coconut or olive oil spray

 

Mix together 2 cups flour, sugar, salt and rapid rise yeast. In a stand mixer with dough hook attached, mix warm milk, melted butter and egg. Add the flour mixture and mix on low speed until combined, then with the mixer running add the remaining cup of flour slowly, until the dough no longer sticks to the bowl. Increase speed to medium-low and knead for 5 minutes, until the dough is elastic and smooth.

 

Ambrosia Apple Filling

2 Ambrosia apples 
2 TBSP brown sugar
2 TBSP butter
¼ tsp cinnamon (optional)

Mix all ingredients in a small saucepan on low heat, stirring constantly for 5 minutes.

Spoon mixture into indentation in centre of donut.