Make your next apple crisp in your Instant Pot for an even EASIER and more delicious recipe! This is such a great way to use up apples in the fall. Make this for your next gathering or for a low-key weeknight meal!
Is there anyone on the planet who doesn’t love apple crisp? It’s basically the perfect dessert for any season and any type of gathering. Every bite gets devoured and it’s just packed with deliciousness. It’s basically apple pie filling that is swimming in sugars and butter and delicious crumbles. And when it’s served warm with ice cream? YUM.
As you know, I’ve been on an Instant Pot rampage and I also happen to get mildly obsessed with apples in the fall so I decided to combine those two loves. I really had no idea how this would turn out because baking crisps in the oven is obviously the standard route to go. I absolutely could not have been happier with how it turned out. There was this delicious almost caramel-like sauce created and I have never seen or tasted anything like it before. IP magic, people!
HOW TO MAKE INSTANT POT APPLE CRISP
Generously coat the inside of your pot with cooking spray or butter.
Squeeze the lemon juice into a large bowl half full of cool water. Add the apples to the bowl as you work. Strain apples and add to the pot. Add the sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg and apple cider/juice. Give the mixture a stir.
In a large bowl, combine the old fashioned oats, flour, brown sugar, salt and melted butter. Stir until crumbly and pour evenly over the apple mixture.
Place the cover on the pot and set timer to 5 minutes on high pressure (pressure cook setting). It will take the pressure cooker around 12 minutes to build up pressure before it begins cooking.
When cooking time is done, do a quick release. Remove the cover and let the mixture cool for 10 minutes before serving. Serve straight from the pot or transfer to a baking dish. Serve with a scoop of vanilla ice cream!
RECIPE TIPS: HOW TO MAKE APPLE CRISP THE BEST EVER!
For a crispy topping, transfer the crisp to a baking dish after it is finished cooking and place under your oven’s broiler for a few minutes!
To make this recipe a tad healthier, use water instead of apple juice/cider and cut all sugars and the butter in half. Or consider replacing the butter with melted coconut oil.
Definitely stick with old fashioned oats for the best result (no quick oats!).
KEEP YOUR APPLES FROM BROWNING
When chopping and peeling the apples, fill a large bowl about half with cool water and squeeze the juice of 1/2 lemon into it. The lemon juice will keep your apples from getting brown while you get them prepped for the recipe. Use an apple corer/peeler if you have one because they will make this process go super fast. If you don’t have one, use a potato peeler and a knife to get the job done. You’ll need to peel, core and chop the apples. Place them into the water-lemon juice mixture as you work.
WHAT APPLES ARE BEST FOR APPLE CRISP
I recommend using a variety and at the very least, use two kinds of apples: one sweet and one tart. My favorite combo is Granny Smith and Honeycrisp apples.
Sweet/Softer Apple Brands
Tart (or a little Sour) Apple Brands
DOES APPLE CRISP NEED TO BE REFRIGERATED
Fruit crisps can be stored at room temperature for up to 3 days, but will stay fresh for up to 1 week when stored in the refrigerator. Either way, cover tightly!
CAN YOU FREEZE APPLE CRISP
Prepare the crisp as directed and allow it to cool completely. If it is not already in a foil baking dish, transfer it to one and cover tightly with foil. Freeze for 3-4 months. When you are ready to enjoy it, allow it to thaw completely in the fridge overnight. Once defrosted, warm uncovered in a 300-degree oven for 20 minutes, or until heated through.
CAN DOGS EAT APPLES
Apple seeds contain cyanide, so avoid feeding apple cores to dogs. The flesh and skin are safe and even healthy for dogs!
HOW MANY CALORIES IN AN APPLE
One medium apple contains approximately 95 calories.
HOW MANY CARBS IN AN APPLE
One medium apple contains approximately 25 grams of carbohydrates.
BEST INSTANT POT DESSERT RECIPES
Consider making one of these dessert recipes in your pressure cooker, as well!
FALL APPLE RECIPES
Homemade Apple Cider – Make Homemade Apple Cider in your slow cooker! It’ll warm you from the inside out with amazing flavors and it’s so delicious. It’s a must have fall drink and tastes so much better when you make it yourself. Such a great way to use up apples in the fall. Best of all, your house will smell amazing!
Apple Coffee Cake – This is the best Apple Coffee Cake recipe you’ll find. Enjoy as an indulgent breakfast treat or an any-time snack or dessert!
Easy Baked Apples – The smell of baking apples swirled in butter, brown sugar and cinnamon will make your house smell AMAZING. Enjoy the smells as you anticipate a delicious fall treat that is easy to prepare. Great as a warm snack or enjoy as a dessert with vanilla ice cream on the side!
Instant Pot Apple Cider – You have just met your new favorite fall drink! Instant Pot Apple Cider will warm you up on those chilly fall days. It is super easy to make, requiring just a handful of ingredients and minimal effort and cleanup. This is a super way to use up apples from the orchard. Enjoy warm or chilled!
Instant Pot Applesauce – Make your next batch of applesauce in your Instant Pot for an added touch of delicious flavor! This recipe requires only a handful of ingredients and takes just a few minutes to make. It is a great way to use up apples, it is the perfect snack for kids and it never lasts long in my house.
Instant Pot Apple Crisp
- 6 medium apples of varying kinds, cored, peeled and sliced
- 1/2 cup granulated sugar
- 2 teaspoons cinnamon
- 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
- 2/3 cup apple cider apple juice or water
- 1 cup old fashioned oats
- 1 cup all-purpose flour
- 1 cup brown sugar
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 cup salted butter melted
- Generously coat the inside of your pot with cooking spray or butter.
- Squeeze the lemon juice into a large bowl half full of cool water. Add the apples to the bowl as you work. Strain apples and add to the pot. Add the sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg and apple cider/juice. Give the mixture a stir.
- In a large bowl, combine the oats, flour, brown sugar, salt and butter. Stir until crumbly and pour evenly over the apple mixture.
- Place the cover on the pot and set timer to 5 minutes on high pressure (pressure cook setting). It will take the IP around 12 minutes to build up pressure before it begins cooking.
- When cooking time is done, do a quick release. Remove the cover and let the mixture cool for 10 minutes before serving. Serve straight from the pot or transfer to a baking dish. Serve with a scoop of vanilla ice cream!