Can You Put Uncrustable In An Air Fryer? (read this first)

If you like uncrustables but don’t like waiting for them to thaw out before eating them and you don’t want to deep fry them, you’re going to love this great alternative way to cook uncrustables straight from the freezer to the air fryer.

What Are Uncrustables?

Uncrustables are crustless sandwiches which are typically found in the freezer section of your grocery store. They are basically two pieces of bread with the crusts removed with a filling like peanut butter and jam with the edges crimped together to resemble a pie.

They are always supplied frozen which means you’ll need to defrost them before consuming.

Why You’ll Love Cooking Uncrustables In The Air Fryer

There are several reasons why we’re convinced you’ll love cooking uncrustables in an air fryer which include;

  • Kids love them and don’t want to wait too long before eating them (less stressy kids waiting for the uncrustables to thaw)
  • From freezer to plate in less than 10 minutes
  • Far healthier than pan frying
  • Less mess
  • Easy to clean up afterwards
  • Saves energy

How To Cook Frozen Uncrustables In An Air Fryer

Frozen uncrustables are so convenient especially if you cook them in an air fryer.


  • 2 Uncrustables


  1. Preheat the air fryer to 180 C (350 F)
  2. Spray the basket with a little oil
  3. Brush each side of the uncrustable with butter or oil
  4. Put the frozen uncrustables in the air fryer basket ensuring there is space between each one
  5. Air fry for 5 minutes
  6. Turn the uncrustables over
  7. Cook for a further 2 to 3 minutes
  8. Check they’re cooked by piercing with a fork or toothpick to check if the filling is hot
  9. If not add one or two minutes to the cooking time
  10. When done, remove from the air fryer
  11. Allow to cool for 5 to 10 minutes
  12. Serve

Air Fried Frozen Uncrustable Cooking Tips

  • Cooking times are purely for guidance because all air fryers are different
  • Always allow time for the filling to cool before serving because air fryers use extreme heat to cook food
  • You can cook more than two at a time if your air fryer basket is large enough, but you’ll need to add an extra 1.5 minutes for each extra uncrustable over and above two
  • Never overcrowd the air fryer basket, always ensure there is a gap between each uncrustable before cooking 
  • Always preheat the air fryer before cooking to ensure the uncrustables cook evenly
  • If you prefer your uncrustables with extra crunch, cook for an extra minute or two

How To Cook Homemade Uncrustables In An Air Fryer

The main benefit of homemade uncrustables is you have complete control over the ingredients used. This means you can keep track of all the calories your kids are consuming.


  • 2 slices of Bread
  • 1 tablespoon Peanut Butter
  • 1 tablespoon Strawberry Jam


  1. Place 2 slices of bread on a worktop
  2. Roll the bread out with a rolling pin
  3. Use a cup or pastry cutter to cut a circle in the centre of each slice of bread
  4. Spread the peanut butter on one slice
  5. Spread the jam on top of the peanut butter
  6. Place the second slice of bread on top
  7. Press down the edges of the bread using a finger
  8. Then seal the edges by crimping, using a fork
  9. Preheat the air fryer to 180 C (350 F)
  10. Spray the basket with oil
  11. Place the uncrustables in the air fryer basket ensuring there is space around each one
  12. Air fry for 2 minutes
  13. Turn the uncrustables over
  14. Cook for a further one minute
  15. Allow to cool
  16. Serve

Homemade Uncrustables Cooking Tips

  • You can use any fillings you prefer
  • Cooking times will vary as all air fryers are different
  • Always allow the filling in the uncrustables to cool down before serving

Can You Freeze Homemade Uncrustables?

You can freeze homemade uncrustables. If you have a spare 10 minutes or so, make a large batch of homemade uncrustables as shown above. Then place them in freezer bags or freezer safe containers.

Store them in portion sized bags or containers, that way you can simply use as many as you need each time.

What Can Be Done With The Crusts?

If you’re like us, you can’t stand waste. This leaves you with a dilemma when making uncrustables, what do you do with the crusts? You could turn them into breadcrumbs or turn them into French toast sticks.

How did Bob Marley like his sandwiches?
With jam-in! 😂


Frequently Asked Questions

Are Uncrustables supposed to be toasted?

Smuckers uncrustables say they do not recommend toasting uncrustables because the filling can get too hot and become a safety hazard. However, we prefer them toasted and as long as you allow them time to cool down slightly before eating they’re safe enough.

Can Uncrustables go in the air fryer?

You can cook uncrustables straight from the freezer in the air fryer. They will take around 8 minutes at 180 C (350 F).

How do you cook frozen uncrustables in an air fryer?

To cook uncrustables in an air fryer all you need to do is brush each side of the frozen uncrustables with oil or butter, and spray the air fryer basket lightly with oil. Then cook at 180 C (350 F) for around 6 to 8 minutes turning at the halfway point.

Can you buy Uncrustables in the UK?

Although they’re not popular in the UK, you can sometimes find them for sale in the UK on Amazon.

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