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Instant Pot Apple Crisp – A Delicious Dessert Made In Minutes

Instant Pot Apple Crisp

Move over cheesecake, Instant Pot Apple Crisp is here!

When you search Instant Pot dessert recipes you will be sure to find a page filled with various cheesecake recipes.

Instant Pot Apple Crisp

Delicious Instant Pot Apple Crisp – made and served in individual ramekins.

From traditional cheesecake to even our famous Oreo Cheesecake recipe, there are many recipes to choose from.

If you look a little deeper, you might even find a chocolate lava cake recipe. Cooked in individual ramekins, this chocolate dessert is filled with a gooey ganache in the inside.

But if you are looking for something a little lighter, and healthier, than Instant Pot Apple Crisp is the dessert for you!

I love apple crisp any time of the year. You can’t beat the taste of tart apples topped with a sweet crisp oat mixture.

What I don’t love is when you want to make apple crisp in the oven and it is the middle of summer. The last thing I want to do is heat up the kitchen!

instant pot apple crisp

The crumb topping that will go on top of the apples.

That is where the Instant Pot Apple Crisp comes to the rescue. Not only can you eliminate the need to turn on your stove, you can also have it on the table in half of the time!

You can save additional time if you don’t peel your apples! And if you want to make things easy on yourself (who doesn’t want that?) use an apple corer/slicer to make cutting the apples a breeze!

I prefer to make this recipe in individual ramekins rather than directly in the liner of the Instant Pot. Just be sure to use oven safe ramekins.

Once the cooking time expires just pull them out and they are ready to be served!

And best part of all, if you have any leftovers, you just cover and place the ramekin in the refrigerator. No extra dishes required!

Instant Pot Apple Crisp

Save yourself time and effort by using an apple corer/slicer to cut your apples!

However, if you want to make it directly in the liner of the pot, it is easy to do so. Just add 1/2 cup of water to the apple mixture so the pot can come to pressure.

This eliminates the need for the cup of water when using the trivet to hold the ramekins. The apples will be a little more soggy since they are cooked in the water, but they are still delicious!

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Instant Pot Apple Crisp

Instant Pot Apple Crisp

Classic apple crisp dessert made in the instant pot in half of the time that it takes to bake in the oven.


  • 4 cups diced apples, peel if you prefer
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp ground nutmeg
  • 2 tsp honey, or maple syrup


  • 2/3 cup old fashioned oats
  • 1/3 cup flour
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp nutmeg
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 4 TBSP butter, room temperature


  1. In a medium bowl add the diced apples. Add the cinnamon, nutmeg and honey and toss until well coated.
  2. Transfer apples to ramekins.
  3. In the same medium size bowl add topping ingredients and mix until well incorporated. Top apples with the mixture, covering the apples completely.
  4. Add 1 cup of water into the insert of the Instant Pot.
  5. Add trivet and stack ramekins on the trivet.
  6. Close the lid and set the valve in the sealing position. Pressure cook/manual setting for 7 minutes. Quick release the pressure after the time expires.
  7. Let it sit for 5 minutes before serving.


Options – top with ice cream or whipped cream. Recipe provided by Make Your Meals

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:

1 grams

Amount Per Serving: Unsaturated Fat: 0g

Barb B.

Monday 26th of November 2018

I’m in the process of making this. It was really undone at the time specified. I did not put it in ramekins. I put it in a glass bowl on a rack that would hold all of it. I put it back in for 5 min. And let the pressure come down for 7 minutes and released it. It still wasn’t done. The apples are probably half undone. I’m using a 6 qt. Now the timer is set for 7 minutes. I have been using high pressure. Everything else has turned out really good. This time I let the pressure go down for 11 minutes and released the rest. It’s done, but not juicy at all.


Monday 26th of November 2018

Hi Barb. I am sorry that the apples didn't get cooked enough for you, but I would have to imagine that it was because they were all cooked in the same pot rather than in individual ramekins. Another reason may be the size of your diced apples. I dice them pretty small (so they fit in the ramekins). You are definitely using the right pressure (High), and I also made them in the 6 quart Instant Pot. Because of the quick cooking time (as when compared to oven baking apple crisp) there is less time for the apples to get juicy. If you like your apple crisp juicy you can add a little apple juice inside your dish. I am glad you have enjoyed our other recipes!

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