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Instant Pot Apple Crisp

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You are craving your favorite Apple Crisp, but don’t want to turn on the oven. What do you do? You pull out your Instant Pot! That’s right, you can make this delicious and easy Instant Pot Apple Crisp recipe in about thirty minutes!

For even more delicious pressure cooker recipes, check out the Instant Pot Recipes page.

apple crisp in a white bowl with a second bowl in the upper left corner, both sitting on a beige and blue striped napkin.

You still have all of the same irresistible flavors, and it takes about half the time. If you do not have a pressure cooker you can still make Old Fashioned Apple Crisp in the oven. For smaller portions you could make Apple Crisp for Two.

What you will need

looking down on four green apples and glass bowls filled with cinnamon, nutmeg, flour, oats, brown sugar, pecans and butter.

How to make Instant Pot Apple Crisp

Mix the flour, oats, cinnamon, nutmeg and pecan together in a medium sized bowl. Add the softened butter and mix together to form a crumbly topping. Set aside.

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Peel and chop the apples, then place them in a 1.75 quart baking dish.

peeled, chopped apples in a glass bowl sitting on a blue, gray and white striped dish towel.

Sprinkle topping mixture over the apples.

crisp topping on top of the chopped apples in a glass bowl.

Place a silicone steaming basket or a trivet inside the liner of your pressure cooker. Pour 1 cup of water into the liner. Next, place the apple crisp on top of the steamer basket/trivet.

apple crisp in a glass dish sitting in a green silicone steamer basket over water in a pressure cooker.

Secure the lid, press the Manual or Pressure Cook button and set the cook time to 8 minutes on High Pressure. Double check to make sure the sealing knob is in the “Sealing” position.

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When the pot beeps, release the pressure manually and carefully remove the lid trying to not drop the condensation down onto the crisp.

cooked apple crisp just after the lid is removed from the pressure cooker.

Using a towel, carefully lift the apple crisp out of the pressure cooker. If using the steamer, lift the handles up and place it down on the counter. If using a trivet, remove the glass pan alone. The handles are too flimsy to lift out the crisp in the pan.

Set on a wire rack and allow to cool for at least 10 minutes before serving.

looking down on two white bowls with apple crisp. One is topped with a scoop of ice cream and a black spoon, sitting on a beige and blue striped napkin, the other is plain.

Top with a scoop of vanilla ice cream or whipped cream if desired.

Recipe Notes & Tips

  • For even softer apples, increase cooking time by one or two minutes.
  • I cooked this Instant Pot dessert in a baking dish to avoid the dreaded ‘Burn’ notice that seems to happen with sticky recipes.
  • If you are not happy with how done the apples are, add more water, seal the lid and cook for a few more minutes.
  • For a crispy topping, you will need to move your crisp to a boiler proof dish and place under the broiler.
  • Honey Crisp apples are an excellent option for this recipe. They are sweeter and juicier than Granny Smith, but any apples will work.
  • For a non-oat topping: omit the oats and add an additional 1/4 to 1/3 cup of flour.

I honestly did not think that the topping was soggy or needed to be broiled to crisp it up. Once you put ice cream on top no one will notice either way.

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Enjoy!!

Instant Pot Apple Crisp in a white bowl with a black spoon leaning against the edge.

Instant Pot Apple Crisp

This easy Instant Pot Apple Crisp recipe is ready in minutes and full of irresistible flavors. It's the perfect dessert to make without turning on the oven!
5 from 1 vote
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Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: instant pot, pressure cooker, apple recipe, apple, crumb topping
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 8 minutes
Building Pressure: 7 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes
Servings: 6 Servings
Calories: 355kcal
Author: Lisa Johnson

Equipment

  • Pressure Cooker

Ingredients

  • .67 cup brown sugar 2/3rd
  • .5 cup all-purpose flour
  • .5 cup old-fashioned rolled oats do not use instant!
  • .5 cup chopped pecans
  • .75 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • .75 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • .33 cup unsalted butter softened
  • 4 cups Honey Crisp or Granny Smith apples peeled, cored and chopped into 1-inch pieces – 4 to 5 apples

Instructions

  • Mix the flour, oats, cinnamon, nutmeg and pecan together in a medium sized bowl. Add the softened butter and mix together to form a crumbly topping. Set aside.
  • Peel and chop the apples, then place them in a 1.75 quart baking dish.
  • Sprinkle topping mixture over the apples.
  • Place a silicone steaming basket or a trivet inside the liner of your pressure cooker. Pour 1 cup of water into the liner. Next, place the apple crisp on top of the steamer basket/trivet.
  • Secure the lid, press the Manual or Pressure Cook button and set the cook time to 8 minutes on High Pressure. Double check to make sure the sealing knob is in the “Sealing” position.
  • When the pot beeps, release the pressure manually and carefully remove the lid trying to not drop the condensation down onto the crisp.
  • Using a towel, carefully lift the apple crisp out of the pressure cooker. If using the steamer, lift the handles up and place it down on the counter. If using a trivet, remove the glass pan alone. The handles are too flimsy to lift out the crisp in the pan.
  • Set on a wire rack and allow to cool for at least 10 minutes before serving. Top with a scoop of vanilla ice cream or whipped cream if desired.

Notes

  • For even softer apples, increase cooking time by one or two minutes.
  • I cooked this Instant Pot dessert in a baking dish to avoid the dreaded ‘Burn’ notice that seems to happen with sticky recipes.
  • If you are not happy with how done the apples are, add more water, seal the lid and cook for a few more minutes.
  • For a crispy topping, you will need to move your crisp to a boiler proof dish and place under the broiler.
  • Honey Crisp apples are an excellent option for this recipe. They are sweeter and juicier than Granny Smith, but any apples will work.
  • For a non-oat topping: omit the oats and add an additional .25 to .33 cup of flour.

Nutrition

Calories: 355kcal | Carbohydrates: 50g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 18g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Cholesterol: 27mg | Sodium: 10mg | Potassium: 195mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 33g | Vitamin A: 360IU | Vitamin C: 4mg | Calcium: 41mg | Iron: 1mg

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