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Ninja Air Fryer Candied Peaches Recipe

Written by: Lucas Johnson

Just whipped up some candied peaches in my trusty air fryer. Sweet, spicy, and perfectly caramelized - they're the perfect topper for my morning yogurt or a decadent ice cream dessert.

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Let's talk peaches, folks. Sweet, ripe, and juicy - just perfect for this experiment of mine. Candied peaches, air fried to perfection - say no more! Sugar meets spice, with cinnamon and the subtle kick of nutmeg, all playing hide-and-seek within those caramelized peach halves. So simple, yet so scrumptious. Can't wait to dig in - how about you? Just a warning, you may never see peaches the same way again after trying this recipe. Let's get cooking!

Ingredients for Candied Peaches in the Ninja Air Fryer

  • Peaches: Sweet and juicy fruit that caramelizes beautifully when cooked, adding natural sweetness and flavor to the dish.
  • Brown sugar: Provides a rich sweetness and helps create a caramelized coating on the peaches during the cooking process.
  • Cinnamon: Adds warm and aromatic flavor to the candied peaches, enhancing the overall taste with its spicy-sweet notes.
  • Nutmeg: Offers a warm, nutty flavor that complements the sweetness of the peaches and adds depth to the dish.

Kitchen Tools Required

  • Ninja Air Fryer: Cooks the peaches quickly and evenly, giving them a caramelized texture.
  • Knife: Used to cut the peaches in half and remove the pits.
  • Small Bowl: Mixes the brown sugar, cinnamon, and nutmeg for sprinkling over the peaches.
  • Cooking Spray: Coats the air fryer basket to prevent sticking and help with the caramelization process.

Serves: 4 people

Preparation time: 10 minutes

Cooking time: 10 minutes

Total time: 20 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 4 ripe peaches
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
  • Cooking spray

Instructions:

  1. Preheat the air fryer to 350°F (180°C).
  2. Cut the peaches in half and remove the pits.
  3. In a small bowl, mix the brown sugar, cinnamon, and nutmeg.
  4. Sprinkle the sugar mixture over the cut side of each peach half.
  5. Lightly coat the air fryer basket with cooking spray.
  6. Place the peaches in the air fryer, cut side up.
  7. Air fry for 8-10 minutes until the peaches are tender and caramelized.
  8. Serve the candied peaches warm as a dessert or topping for yogurt or ice cream.

Nutritional value:

Per Serving in Calories: 120 kcal | Carbohydrates: 30 g | Protein: 1 g | Total Fat: 0 g | Saturated Fat: 0 g | Trans Fat: 0 g | Monounsaturated Fat: 0 g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0 g | Cholesterol: 0 mg | Sodium: 0 mg | Dietary Fiber: 3 g | Sugar: 27 g | Calcium: 20 mg | Potassium: 300 mg | Iron: 0.5 mg | Vitamin A: 500 µg | Vitamin C: 10 mg

Preparing and Storing Candied Peaches

Make Ahead Instructions

  • Prepare the candied peaches as directed.
  • Store them in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 2 days.
  • Reheat in the air fryer before serving.

Freezing Instructions

  • Allow the candied peaches to cool completely.
  • Place them in a single layer on a baking sheet and freeze until solid.
  • Transfer the frozen peaches to a freezer-safe bag or container.
  • Label with the date and store in the freezer for up to 3 months.
  • Thaw in the refrigerator before reheating in the air fryer.

Did you know that adding a splash of bourbon to the brown sugar mixture before sprinkling it on the peaches can give your candied peaches a rich and complex flavor? It's a delicious twist that elevates the dish to a whole new level!

Common Questions About This Candied Peaches Recipe

FAQ:
Can I use canned peaches for this recipe?
Fresh peaches work best for this recipe to achieve the desired texture and flavor.
How can I store any leftovers?
Store any leftover candied peaches in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 2 days.
Can I omit the nutmeg from the recipe?
Yes, you can omit the nutmeg if you prefer or substitute it with a different spice like allspice or ginger.
Do I need to peel the peaches before air frying?
You can leave the skin on the peaches for added texture and nutrients, but feel free to peel them if you prefer.
Can I double the recipe in one batch?
It's best to cook the peaches in a single layer in the air fryer to ensure even cooking, so it's recommended to cook them in batches if doubling the recipe.

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