Air Fryer Pineapple Rings

What a delicious dessert or snack with no guilt! Even my husband fell in love with these AIR FRYER PINEAPPLE RINGS. Wait until you read how easy these are to make.

Spray your air fryer rack or pan with cooking oil.

Drain the heavy syrup from

the pineapple can and discard.

Place the pineapple rings on the shelf

or pan, don’t let the pineapple rings

touch each other. Lightly spray the

top of the pineapple rings with

cooking oil.

I have the Ninja Foodi so I used

2 racks to Air Fry mine.

Air Fry at 390º for 8 minutes, turn the

pineapple rings over and continue to

Air Fry until tender and they are brown

on the edges. My top shelf took a total

of 16 minutes and the bottom shelf a

little longer. Watch carefully as all Air

Fryers are different, yours may cook

a longer or shorter time than mine did.

Air Fried Pineapple Rings


  • 1 – 20oz can pineapple rings, in heavy syrup
  • spray cooking oil


  1. Spray your air fryer cooking rack or pan with cooking oil.
  2. Drain the pineapple rings and discard the heavy syrup.
  3. Place the pineapple rings on the prepared shelf or pan then lightly spray the top of the pineapple rings with cooking oil. Don’t let the pineapple rings touch.
  4. Air fry at 390 degrees for 8 minutes. Turn the pineapple rings over and continue to air fry until tender and lightly brown on the edges. Watch them carefully as all air fryers cook differently and yours may or may not take as long as mine did. 
  5. Serve as a snack or guilt free dessert.


  1. Have you tried these with pineapples in lite syrup? Since you specified “in heavy syrup”, I am guessing the sugar is necessary. I wonder if if would work with an artificial sweetener or preferably, nothing added. These do sound delicious. I may have to try them, even in the heavy syrup. Thanks for another recipe to try!

    • All the recipes I saw on line added sugar and I didn’t want to, so I tried the heavy syrup. My husband thought they were perfect this way, but I thought they were very sweet. Next time I will try the fresh pineapple with nothing added and see how they turn out. I bet the lite syrup would be just fine. I personally wouldn’t add any sweetener as they are sweet enough. For some reason they seem to get sweeter when they are grilled or air fried, we love them on the grill to!

  2. I did not make fried rings. Thanks for the recipe. My grandchildren will be delighted with this novelty.
    I sent out a lot of greetings

  3. Yum yum yum! Looks so easy and another reason for me to ask Santa for an Air Fryer this year.

    I’ve tried grilled pineapples at a Brazilian BBQ place a few times. They are delicious and your recipe reminded me of it.

    Have you tried sprinkling a bit of cinnamon on top? If not, try it next time. You might be surprised!

    • I saw where a lot of people put cinnamon and also brown sugar on them. I opted to try them in the heavy syrup then drain and they were so sweet, as is with, no added sugar needed. I want to try them with fresh pineapple next so I will try the cinnamon as I do love cinnamon! Thank you Ab.

      • The fresh pineapple will taste just heavenly I imagine. You’ll have to post that one too. And good idea re: brown sugar!

  4. You know by now … no air fryer in this house. But we love to put fresh pineapple slices on the ‘braai’ … together with ice-cream in this hot weather we are currently experiencing, it’s the perfect dessert!

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