The simple truth: Air fryer uncrustables are 100% worth the hype. Yes, you read this right and in today’s post, I’m going to share with you all the tips for this epic snack!
Whether you make your own Uncrustable at home (more on this below) or buy the frozen Uncrustables at the store, you’ll be glad you read this post.
What are Uncrustables?
The original Uncrustables are pre-made peanut butter and jelly sandwiches without crusts that have been crimped down to seal the filling and cut into a circle.
This cult classic can be found in nearly all grocery stores in the freezer section, varying in jelly combinations (strawberry and grape flavors) and even bread (white or whole-wheat).
What Happens When You Air Fry an Uncrustable?
Air frying Uncrustables is a simple way to enjoy a grilled version of this classic pb&j sandwich by using the air fryer instead of a pan! You’ll get golden, toasty bread on the outside and perfectly melted and gooey filling in every bite.
Can You Air Fry a Frozen Uncrustable?
Yes! From the freezer to the air fryer, it’s that simple! Just place the frozen Uncrustable inside your air fryer and it will toast to golden perfection!
How Long to Air Fry an Uncrustable?
At 375F, a frozen Uncrustable will need 7 to 8 minutes to reach golden perfection while a thawed Uncrustable will only need about 5 minutes.
Watch this quick video to see the magic happen!
Should I Spray or Butter the Uncrustable Before Air Frying?
While not necessary, for ultimate golden color and crisp texture, spray both sides of the Uncrustable with oil or butter.
Should I Put the Tray or Rack Inside the Air fryer?
It’s a good idea to place the rack inside the air fryer so the heat and air can cook the Uncrustable on both sides at the same time.
That said, it’s not necessary and you can air fry your Uncrustable without it!
Air Fryer Uncrustables Step-by-Step
Grab those frozen Uncrustables from the freezer, remove them from the bag, and let’s get started!
Spray both sides of the Uncrustables with cooking spray or lightly spread butter. This is optional but adds both flavor and great texture.
- In they go!
Place the thawed or frozen Uncrustables inside your air fryer with the tray in place and close.
- Set the Time and Temp
Set the air fryer at 375F. For frozen Uncrustables air fry them for 7 to 8 minutes. Thawed Uncrustables only need 5 minutes.
Open the air fryer basket and transfer them onto a plate. Whether you slice them in half or simply take a bite, enjoy the melty, gooey, goodness of pb&j!
How to make Uncrustables at home
If you can make a peanut butter and jelly sandwich you can make an Uncrustable at home with a sandwich cutter and sealer.
Simply make a peanut butter and jelly sandwich, place the sandwich cutter and sealer on top, and press down to seal and crimp the crusts.
For a full tutorial check out this DIY Frozen Uncrustables post. If you’re wondering if you can make them gluten-free, you totally can! Check out this post to see the best gluten-free breads I’ve tested for making uncrustables.
Air Fryer Uncrustables
- 2 frozen Uncrustables
- Cooking spray, optional
- Unwrap the frozen Uncrustables and spray them with cooking spray on both sides. This is optional but will give them a terrific golden color and crisp texture.
- Place them inside your air fryer with the cooking tray in place. Set the temperature to 375F and cook frozen Uncrustables for 7 to 8 minutes and thawed for 5 minutes.
- Remove them from the air fryer, slice or bite, and enjoy.