Instant Pot Apple Crisp



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The EASIEST apple crisp ever!! Less than 15 minutes in your Instant Pot for this delicious classic dessert!

Apple season is just around the corner, and I get all giddy with excitement when fall arrives! I love baking with apples and finding all kinds of breakfast and dessert recipes to make. Speaking of breakfast and dessert, I think this apple crisp can pass for either one! Wholesome and simple ingredients, just the right amount of sweetness, but just save the vanilla ice cream for dessert.

I want to tell you just how easy this recipe is. I recently started playing around with my new favorite kitchen appliance: the Instant Pot. It is pretty fabulous for so many reasons. One of the many awesome things about the Instant Pot is that any dish can be ready in just a few minutes. I only cooked this one for 8 minutes, and it was PERFECTION!! Even the top part came out nice and crispy.

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To get this recipe perfect, peel and chop your apples into small pieces. Sprinkle with some cinnamon and nutmeg. You’ll make the crumble/crisp mixture and sprinkle on top. Set your Instant Pot to the manual setting, and pressure cook for 8 minutes. That’s it!!! You’ll get a perfect dessert enough for 3-4 people. Add some vanilla ice cream and serve hot. An apple crisp is my husband’s all-time favorite dessert, and he loves this variation!

To take this Instant Pot Apple Crisp to a whole new level, you absolutely must top it with my homemade caramel. I tell you all about How to make Homemade Caramel here. Enjoy!

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Instant Pot Apple Crisp

The EASIEST apple crisp ever!! Less than 15 minutes in your Instant Pot for this delicious classic dessert!
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 6 minutes


  • 5 apples peeled and chopped into chunks
  • 2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp nutmeg
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1 tbsp maple syrup
  • 4 tbsp butter
  • 3/4 cup old fashioned rolled oats
  • 1/4 cup flour
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 tsp salt


  • Place apples on the bottom of your instant pot. Sprinkle with cinnamon and nutmeg. Top with water and maple syrup.
  • Melt the butter. In a small bowl, mix together the melted butter, oats, flour, brown sugar, and salt. Drop by the spoonful on top of the apples.
  • Secure the lid on the instant pot. Use the manual setting, and cook on high pressure for 8 minutes.
  • Use a natural release. Let sit for a few minutes, the sauce will thicken.
  • Serve warm and top with vanilla ice cream if desired.
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Hi, I’m Ashley & I’m so happy you’re here!

Ashley is the founder of CenterCutCook and a former teacher that now spends her days in the kitchen so that she can share her favorite recipes with you!