Air Fryer Eggplant Pizza

This Air Fryer Eggplant Pizza is healthy and delicious and absorbs the flavor of whatever you put on it! It is quick and easy to make and the toppings are endless! Pizza is a favorite at our house and we love this healthy twist. Try these other whole wheat, zucchini, or even keto pizzas! Eggplant…

Air Fryer Eggplant Pizza

This Air Fryer Eggplant Pizza is healthy and delicious and absorbs the flavor of whatever you put on it! It is quick and easy to make and the toppings are endless!

Pizza is a favorite at our house and we love this healthy twist. Try these other whole wheat, zucchini, or even keto pizzas!

Eggplant pizzas with garnish on plate.

Eggplant Pizza Recipe

If you haven’t tried eggplant before, this is a great way to start! Eggplant is a hidden gem and is perfectly tender when cooked. Since it takes the flavor of whatever you put on it, you do not have to worry about the veggie flavor being too overpowering. It is a healthy alternative to regular crusts that’s low carb but has more body-loving antioxidants, vitamins, and minerals! This is also a great choice to make if you want something gluten-free. Our Zucchini Lasagna is another favorite to try utilizing this versatile veggie!

Using an air fryer to cook these Eggplant Pizzas takes the hassle out of dinnertime. You can cook them in half the time with perfectly crisp edges and bubbly cheese! You can also use the air fryer to reheat them which makes it a perfect tool for leftovers. This became such a fun and easy thing to have for pizza night. We made this with our homemade marinara sauce and the whole family loved it!

Easy Eggplant Pizza Ingredients

Making these pizzas is quick and easy and you only need a few simple ingredients! You can even switch out the sauce for one of your choosing. All of the measurements for each of these ingredients can be found in the recipe card below.

  • Eggplant: Half inch slices work best for this Eggplant Pizza.
  • : This homemade sauce is super easy to whip up and only requires a few simple ingredients, but the fresh, delicious flavor makes ALL the difference!
  • Colby Jack: Colby Jack cheese is the perfect melty cheese for these pizzas. You can also try using mozzarella if you want something less sharp.
  • Pepperoni: Since these are individual sized pizzas, using mini pepperoni slices works great!
  • Italian Seasoning: If you do not have Italian seasoning on hand, you can use this recipe to make your own! You can customize your own blend to taste.

How to Cook Eggplant Pizza in an Air Fryer

Using an air fryer makes dinnertime so quick and easy! You can cook up to four pizzas at a time and the whole family can help!

  1. Preparing the eggplant: Pat the eggplant with a paper towel to remove excess moisture. Place the eggplant in a single layer in the air fryer and cook at 400 degrees for 2 minutes. Then flip the eggplant and cook for an additional 2 minutes.
  2. Add Toppings: Spread the sauce evenly over the eggplant. Top with cheese and pepperoni and sprinkle with Italian seasoning.
  3. Air Fryer: Cook for 5 more minutes or until the cheese is bubbly and lightly brown on the top.
Eggplant slices being prepared in air fryer.

The Best Eggplant Air Fryer Tips

These tips are going to help you make the perfect air fryer eggplant pizza. It is best to watch carefully not to overcook

  • Eggplant: The perfect eggplant will be heavy, medium in size and have a glossy, dark purple skin.
  • Use Nonstick Cooking Oil: This will keep the eggplant from sticking to the bottom of the air fryer. You don’t have to use a metal insert, just place them in the bottom of the basket.
  • Seasoning: Season the eggplant with salt and pepper or even our homemade Italian seasoning before cooking for extra flavor.
  • Cooking time: Make sure not to overcook your eggplant. You will know that it is ready when it is golden brown in color and tender. An overcooked eggplant will be too soft.
  • Bread Crumbs: You can dip the eggplant in an egg wash and bread crumbs before cooking for extra flavor and texture.
  • Cooking in Oven: These pizzas can also be made by putting them in the oven at 425 degrees Fahrenheit for 10 minutes, checking it until the cheese bubbles.
Cooked eggplant pizzas in air fryer basket.

What to Serve with Eggplant Pizza

You can serve these pizzas with a salad, pasta salad, or breadsticks for an Italian twist! These are easy sides to put together and will complete your meal in a matter of minutes. You can even have the sides prepared in advance to cut down on prep time for dinner since making the Eggplant Pizza is so quick!

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Storing Your Homemade Eggplant Pizza

It is best to enjoy these pizzas fresh, but you can also store them in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days. These are great to reheat in the oven, skillet, or microwave for a quick lunchtime meal. Kids can also easily heat them up in the air fryer!

Eggplant air fryer pizza with a bite taken out of it.

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Air Fryer Eggplant Pizza

Course Dinner, Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword air fryer eggplant pizza, eggplant pizza
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 4 pizzas
Calories 239kcal
Author Alyssa Rivers

Ingredients

  • 1 medium sized eggplant sliced into ½ slices
  • 1/2 cup marinara sauce.
  • 1 cup Colby jack or mozerella cheese
  • 1/2 cup Pepperoni or favorite toppings
  • 1 tablespoon italian seasoning

Instructions

  • Pat the eggplant with a paper towel to remove excess moisture. Place the eggplant in a single layer in the air fryer and cook at 400 degrees for 2 minutes. Then flip the eggplant for 2 minutes and cook.
  • Spread the sauce evenly over the eggplant. Top with cheese and pepperoni and sprinkle with italian seasoning.
  • Cook for 5 more minutes or until the cheese is bubbly and lightly brown on the top.

Nutrition

Calories: 239kcal | Carbohydrates: 10g | Protein: 13g | Fat: 17g | Saturated Fat: 9g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 6g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 46mg | Sodium: 611mg | Potassium: 461mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 508IU | Vitamin C: 5mg | Calcium: 263mg | Iron: 2mg
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Incredible Homemade Peach Pie

This Homemade Peach Pie is a bit of summer paradise on your plate! Flakey buttery crust is filled with a luscious sweet peach filling that is perfect with a scoop of vanilla ice cream. Peach is the queen of summer fruits in my opinion. You have to try them in these recipes, Cookie Bars, Grilled,…

Incredible Homemade Peach Pie

This Homemade Peach Pie is a bit of summer paradise on your plate! Flakey buttery crust is filled with a luscious sweet peach filling that is perfect with a scoop of vanilla ice cream.

Peach is the queen of summer fruits in my opinion. You have to try them in these recipes, Cookie Bars, Grilled, and Cobblers this summer!

Baked peach pie.

Homemade Peach Pie

I know that summer is in full swing when peaches start to show up at the farmer’s market. These round, fuzzy, scrumptious fruits taste like a bit of summer heaven. They are sweet and juicy and make some of the best homemade pies I have ever had. Use this pie filling to fill these incredible Air Fryer hand pies, which you can bake in the oven as well. The combination of sugar, spices, and peaches is absolutely splendid in this homemade peach pie.

This peach pie is the perfect dessert after everything from a backyard BBQ to a fancy Sunday dinner. The flakey crust is tender and full of flavor. You can make your own crust, which I highly recommend. Or if you are in a hurry use store-bought crust and get wonderful results too. The key is to use fresh, ripe peaches which I will explain how to find below. Even if you are not a big pie baker, you have to make this homemade peach pie! It is easy, and so worth any effort.

Peach Pie Ingredients

Peaches are at their best in the summer! Make sure you buy them in season for the best flavor in this homemade peach pie recipe!

How to Make Peach Pie From Scratch

This peach pie takes effort, but it is so worth it! Trust me you will be carving out time in your schedule to make sure you can make this amazing homemade pie!

  1. Peaches: Peel and slice your peaches and all them to a colander to drain the excess juices for about 30 minutes.
  2. Drain and crust: While your peaches drain, prep your bottom pie crust in your pie pan. Place in the fridge until you’re ready to add your filling.
  3. Pie Filling: In a bowl, whisk together granulated sugar, brown sugar, flour, cinnamon, nutmeg, and salt. Pour your peaches into a large bowl and add the dry ingredients on top and toss together. Add the lemon juice and vanilla extract and mix again. Pour filling into prepared pie pan.
  4. Top it: Layer the top crust over the pie and crimp the edges to seal.
  5. Egg Wash: In a small bowl, use a fork to mix the egg yolk with the water to make your egg wash. Use a pastry brush to brush it across the top of the pie crust. If you’d like, you can sprinkle granulated sugar over the top of the egg wash.
  6. Bake: Place the prepped pie on a sheet pan (to catch any run-over juices) and bake for about 40-50 minutes, until the filling is bubbly and the bottom crust is golden brown. If the top crust is getting too dark, you can use aluminum foil on top to prevent it from browning further.
  7. Enjoy: Cool at least 20 minute
Peaches in a cold bath and peeled.

How to Pick and Prepare Peaches

The perfect ripe peach is like delectable gold. Sweet, tender and juicy! This peach pie will make all the difference with what peaches you have in the filling.

  • Variety: Peaches come in all different varieties and flavors. Their colors range from white to dark reddish-orange and all taste amazing. Many will be labeled as freestone or clingstone peaches. This refers to how the flesh sticks to the pit. Look for freestone peaches, they will come away cleanly and easily from the pit.
  • What to Look For: When buying or picking peaches there are a few things to look for. Look for firm peaches that give slightly under light pressure. They should be free from bruises, soft spots, and wrinkles. A ripe peach will also be fragrant.
  • How to Ripen Peaches: Often stores and markets will sell peaches that are slightly underripe so that they transport better and will ripen at the store or in your home. If all you can find are under-ripe peaches, pick the best ones you can find. They should still be blemish-free and peach-colored, not green. Place the peaches in a paper bag and place them on your counter till ripe.
  • Store: Keep all ripe peaches in the fridge till ready to use.
Process shots of making peach pie in a glass bowl.

Peach Pie Tips

Blanching the peaches will help them be easier to peel, it takes a bit of time, but you will be so thankful you did! Homemade peach pie is a classic and always a favorite in the summertime.

  • Blanching Peaches: For skins that literally slip off, blanch the peaches. Cut an x, just through the skin on the bottom of the peach opposite of the stem. Dunk the peaches in boiling water for no longer than 30 minutes. You do not want to cook the peaches, just loosen the skins. Immediately place in ice water to stop the cooking process. Remove from the water and the peels should slip off with your hands.
  • Dice and Drain: After you have peeled the peaches dice them and let them drain for 30 min or so that your filling isn’t so watery.
  • Pie Crust: If you feel like your crust is getting too brown during the cooking process you can tent it with foil while it cooks.
  • Lattice: You do not have to do a lattice if you do not want to. Simply cover the peach pie with another layer of crust. Pinch all around the ends and then make 6 1-inch slits for venting.
  • Can I Use Frozen or Canned Peaches?: Yes you can. Thaw frozen peaches and drain them thoroughly. For canned peaches, you will also need to drain them. If your filling looks too watery add 1-2 teaspoons of cornstarch to the mix.

Can You Store Homemade Peach Pie?

Keep the peach pie in the fridge loosely covered for up to 3 days. Note the longer the peach pie is kept the filling will turn brown and the bottom crust will get soggy. It is best eaten within the first 2 days. Serve with vanilla ice cream or whipped cream.

Peach pie with a slice taken out of it.

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Homemade Peach Pie

This Homemade Peach Pie is a bit of summer paradise on your plate! Flakey buttery crust is filled with a luscious sweet peach filling that is perfect with a scoop of vanilla ice cream.
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword homemade peach pie, Peach Pie
Prep Time 30 minutes
Place dough in the refrigerator for 1 hour or overnight to chill. 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 30 minutes
Servings 8 Slices
Calories 305kcal
Author Alyssa Rivers

Ingredients

Homemade Crust or Use 2 (9 inch) Store Bought Pie Crusts

  • 2 1/2 cups all purpose flour
  • 1 Tablespoon granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup unsalted butter, cold and cubed
  • 6-8 Tablespoons ice water

Peach Pie Filling

  • 5 cups 6-8 ripe but firm peaches  peaches, sliced (can be peeled or unpeeled)
  • 1/3 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/3 cup brown sugar
  • 1/3 cup flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 Tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 large egg yolk
  • 2 Tablespoons water

Instructions

Homemade Crust

  • Add flour, sugar, salt and cubed butter to a stand mixer with the paddle attachment. Mix until the butter resembles pea shaped crumbs.
  • Add water to the dough 1 tablespoon at a time until the dough forms a ball.
  • Divide the ball into two balls and shape each into a round flat disk. Place in the refrigerator for 1 hour or overnight to chill.

Making the Peach Pie

  • Preheat oven to 425 degrees Fahrenheit.
  • Peel and slice your peaches and all them to a colander to drain the excess juices for about 30 minutes.
  • While your peaches drain, prep your bottom pie crust in your pie pan. Place in the fridge until you’re ready to add your filling.
  • In a bowl, whisk together granulated sugar, brown sugar, flour, cinnamon, nutmeg and salt. Pour your peaches into a large bowl and add the dry ingredients on top and toss together. Add the lemon juice and vanilla extract and mix again. Pour filling into prepared pie pan.
  • Layer the top crust over the pie and crimp the edges to seal.
  • In a small bowl, use a fork to mix the egg yolk with the water to make your egg wash. Use a pastry brush to brush it across the top of the pie crust. If you’d like, you can sprinkle granulated sugar over the top of the egg wash.
  • Place the prepped pie on a sheet pan (to catch any run-over juices) and bake for about 40-50 minutes, until the filling is bubbly and the bottom crust is golden brown. If the top crust is getting too dark, you can use aluminum foil on top to prevent it from browning further.
  • Cool at least 20 minutes before cutting so the filling has time to set up. Serve with whipped cream or vanilla ice cream.

Notes

Updated on June 8, 2021
Originally Posted on June 15, 2020

Nutrition

Calories: 305kcal | Carbohydrates: 69g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 23mg | Sodium: 374mg | Potassium: 197mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 33g | Vitamin A: 285IU | Vitamin C: 5mg | Calcium: 16mg | Iron: 2mg
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