Instant Pot Apple Desserts


If you want to make an Instant Pot Apple Dessert and are still looking for the perfect recipe, look no further. In this guide, we’re going to take you through some of the best desserts that you can make with your Instant Pot. The best part about Instant Pot desserts is that they are super easy to make and barely take 20 minutes to cook!

Instant Pot Apple Cake

Not only is this Instant Pot apple cake really simple, but it is also very tasty. Each piece contains four layers of delicious cake and luscious apples!

Apple Cinnamon Instant Pot Cake

Even though it’s still warm here in Texas, I can already taste fall because a new school year is about to begin. (I would adore it if the weather would agree!)

Even though apples are one of my all-time favorite foods, there’s something about the way warm apples and cinnamon go together that simply screams autumn. I’m eager to test out some of our new fall-themed dishes when it gets cooler outside.

Who doesn’t enjoy meals that you can prepare and then leave alone? This Instant Pot Apple Cake is really simple to prepare. Additionally, because all the moisture is retained as the cake “bakes,” it is extremely moist.

This Instant Pot Apple Cinnamon Cake is something I could eat for breakfast, a snack, dessert, or really any time. It’s incredible stuff!


  • Apples
  • Ground Cinnamon
  • Flour
  • Baking Powder
  • Kosher Salt
  • Oil
  • Sugar
  • Orange Juice
  • Vanilla Extract
  • Large Eggs

What is the Best Type of Apple to Use?

Granny Smith apples complement baking recipes effectively since their tartness counterbalances the overall sweetness of the dish. It won’t be excessively sweet this way.

You may, however, use any variety of apple you choose or have on hand! Gala or Fuji apples are my preferred apple kinds since I enjoy a sweet cake.

Why Use the Instant Pot to Bake a Cake?

The Instant Pot’s ability to maintain a cake’s interior moisture is one of the reasons it works so well for baking. Since nothing saddens me more than spending all that time and energy baking a cake only for it to come out dry!

How does it function? A pressure cooker, the Instant Pot cooks food using steam. The food is kept so moist and cooked evenly thanks to the steaming process.

How to Make Instant Pot Apple Cake

Combine diced apples, cinnamon, and 2 tbsp sugar in a medium mixing bowl and set aside.

TIP: We used Granny Smith Apples (my husband’s favorite), but you can use any variety of apple that you have on hand.

Mix the wet ingredients in a separate basin after combining the dry ingredients in a sizable mixing dish. Once you have a smooth batter, gradually incorporate the dry components into the wet ones.

Spray baking spray with non-stick coating on your springform pan.

Layer half of the chopped apples on top of the cake batter after pouring half of the batter into the springform pan.

To create four layers, spread the remaining batter over the apples and top with the other half of the fruit. Consider the layering procedure as follows:

Wrap the springform pan in foil as follows:

Place the trivet into the IP insert and add 1 cup of water.

Close the lid after placing the springform on the trivet.

Set the timer for 60 minutes of cooking on high manual. Before taking off the lid, let the pressure naturally release.

Before removing the springform, let the cake cool completely once it has been removed from the Instant Pot.

A dollop of vanilla ice cream, some caramel sauce, or even some freshly ground nutmeg look wonderful on top of this cake.

Instant Pot Apple Crisp Recipe [Video]

A delicious way to savor the flavor of apples blended with cinnamon, nutmeg, vanilla, and other sweet ingredients is by making Instant Pot Apple Crisp. When vanilla ice cream is added, this treat, which is already sweet, warm, and delicious, is excellent.

Anything you cook in your instant pot is always simpler and more practical to prepare than baking in the oven.

Instant pot desserts

This dessert recipe is destined to become one of your favorites since it combines the warming flavors of cinnamon and nutmeg with brown sugar, vanilla, and melted butter. The flavors just explode into your mouth at first mouthful thanks to the instant pot’s high-pressure cooking, which quickly combines everything.

Apple Crisp in the Instant Pot

Since selecting the best apples essentially comes down to personal preference, it is not difficult. Granny Smith apples are tart and do well under high pressure, so I usually use those. However, many people use a variety of apples to give it a richer, more potent flavor.

Ingredients needed:

There are not many ingredients in this recipe, but you can get the details if you scroll down the page to the complete recipe. Here are the basic ingredients:

Apple filling ingredients:

  • Apples: Cored, peeled, and cubed or thickly sliced. 
  • Lemon juice: Fresh is great but bottled is fine too. 
  • Brown sugar: Dark or light are both okay.
  • Vanilla: Pure vanilla extract is best. 
  • Spices: Cinnamon and nutmeg.

Topping ingredients:

  • Oats: Old fashioned oats, not instant.
  • Butter: Unsalted and melted.
  • Flour: All-purpose or cake flour.
  • Brown sugar: Either dark or light. 
  • Spices: Cinnamon and nutmeg.

How to make instant pot apple crisp recipe?

  1. Peel: First of all, it is important to only peel your apples halfway or they may get mushy. 
  2. Core and cut: Then, core the apples and cut them into cubes or thick slices. 
  3. Toss: Next, toss in a large bowl with lemon juice until the apples are coated. 
  4. Pot: After, put all the apples into the pot and add the cinnamon, nutmeg, vanilla, brown sugar, and one cup of water. Stir thoroughly. 
  5. Close: Put the lid on the pot and close the steam valve. Set to manual at high pressure for 0 or 1 minute cook time. If you are worried about your apples getting mushy, set it on 0. It will still cook. 
  6. Crisp topping: Meanwhile, make the crisp topping by combining the oats, cinnamon, melted butter, nutmeg, flour, and brown sugar until thoroughly combined. 
  7. Open: Once the cooker is done, do a quick release and then lift the lid. 
  8. Sauté: Turn the pot to sauté and pour the crisp mix into the pot and push it down into the liquid. Let it bubble and thicken for about one minute. 
  9. Stir: Finally, stir gently just a couple of times to let it cook but not too much. 
  10. Transfer: Immediately, turn off the pot so the apples stop cooking and transfer the apple crisp to a cool dish. 

Recipe variations:

  • Add other fruit: Alternatively, add other fruits like pears, apricots, or peaches. 
  • Make it pop: Add some cayenne to your dish to make your apples pop. 
  • Other spices: You can add any spices you like including cloves, sage, mint, or rosemary. 
  • Filling: Use this homemade apple pie filling instead.

How to serve:

Serve warm with a scoop of vanilla ice cream and this easy caramel sauce. Here are some other serving ideas:

  • Use this low-carb caramel sauce to reduce your carb intake.
  • Try chocolate chip blackberry or strawberry ice cream with chocolate chunks in place of vanilla ice cream.
  • Top it with this luscious homemade whipped cream instead of ice cream.
  • Instead, add some sauce to it using this homemade strawberry or blueberry sauce.
  • This dessert can also be enjoyed with a drizzle of the slow cooker chocolate fondue.

Frequently asked questions

Which apples are best for cooking in the instant pot? 

Using firm apples like a honey crisp or granny smith are best for cooking in an instant pot. Other apples that are solid enough for cooking in the pot are Jonagold, fuji, Rome beauty, and Crispin. But you can use more than one kind of apple when you cook. In fact, using several types will add depth and flavor. 

Do i have to peel the apples before using them?

It is up to you whether you want to peel the apples or not. Some people say that leaving the peels on your apples in the instant pot will make them soggy. However, others say that the apples will hold their shape no matter what if you choose the right apples.

How do i keep my apples from getting soggy?

To avoid what is called the osmosis effect when cooking with a pressure cooker, you should add the fruit with the sugar from the beginning.

When you do not add the sugar until after the apples are cooked, osmosis dilutes the sugar water inside the apple cells and the cells burst to break down the apple causing it to be soggy.

How to store leftovers:

  1. Store: Save pressure cooker apple crisp leftovers in the fridge in an airtight container for up to five days.
  2. Freeze: Also, if you are not going to eat it in the next few days, freeze it. Just be sure to make sure it is completely cool before putting it into a freezer bag and it will be good for three months. 
  3. Thaw: Finally, when ready to serve make sure to plan in advance and thaw in the fridge overnight before reheating.
  4. Reheat: This dish tastes just as good cold but you can also reheat it in the microwave.

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