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bonnie's cherry crunch pie (air fryer)

Recipe by
BonniE !
Cottonwood, CA

I have had this idea in my head for awhile, and yesterday just seemed like the right time to do it. We were really pleased with the results. This is so easy! This is a small pie that two people can share from a small Air Fryer, or if you have a larger one, you can cook a larger pie. We will be trying an apple pie next! This is an excellent recipe for RV'ers and college dorms, too. Enjoy!

yield serving(s)
prep time 5 Min
cook time 5 Min
method Air Fryer

Ingredients For bonnie's cherry crunch pie (air fryer)

  • 10 ounces
    comstock cherry pie filling, or homemade
  • 4 TBS
    melted butter
  • 3 heaping
    tablespoons light brown sugar
  • 1/8 tsp
  • 3/4 cup
    panko bread crumbs (don't substitute)
  • whipped cream or vanilla ice cream

How To Make bonnie's cherry crunch pie (air fryer)

  • 1
    I cooked this pie in an Air Fryer basket with a stainless steel 5 or 6 inch pie pan. Make sure that there is space around the edges of the pan for the air to circulate.
  • 2
    Melt butter on low in an 8 inch nonstick skillet. When the butter is melted, add the Panko breadcrumbs and stir with a wood spoon to coat the crumbs thoroughly with the butter and lightly toast the crumbs. Then add the 3 heaping tablespoons of brown sugar and 1/8 teaspoon salt, and stir to combine.
  • 3
    Pour the mixture into the pie pan, and using a spoon, spread the mixture over the bottom of the pie pan. Using your fingers pat the mixture up the sides of the pie pan about an inch high. (not to the top) Place the pan in the air fryer and cook on 350 degrees until just golden brown. This only takes 2 or 3 minutes. Don't overbrown.
  • 4
    Fill the pie crust with the cherry filling leaving some of the pie crust exposed. Cook in the Air Fryer for 2 or 3 minutes until the edges of the pie crust are nicely browned. Let the pie rest in the Air Fryer for a couple of minutes before serving.
  • 5
    The pie pan is going to be hot. If you remove the pie pan, be careful not to burn your hands. I served it right from the Air Fryer. Use a spatula or spoon and top with whipped cream or ice cream.
  • 6