Instant Pot Apple Crisp


If your kids love apple pie, here’s another apple recipe that will surely make them happy! This pressure cooker Apple Crisp recipe is delicious, healthy, and it only takes a few minutes to throw together.

Since the ingredients in this recipe are naturally sweet, the only added sweetener is a little bit of maple syrup, which happens to be a good source of many nutrients and antioxidants including zinc, magnesium, and calcium.

Instant Pot Apple Crisp is a warm and flavorful dessert, perfect for any cold winter night! Try serving with vanilla ice cream for an extra indulgent treat.

What Kind of Apples Should I Use?

You can make this Instant Pot apple crisp recipe using Granny Smith, McIntosh, and Honeycrisp, which are all great varieties for baking.

Granny Smith and Honeycrisp hold their shape well when cooked. McIntosh tend to break down a little more but it still has an amazing taste.

Try a combination for best results!

Is it Gluten-Free?

This Instapot apple crisp recipe contains some flour, so it is not gluten-free. However, it can easily be made gluten-free by substituting a gluten-free flour and making sure oats are certified gluten-free.


Apple crisp is delicious on its own, but it also goes very well over a scoop of vanilla ice cream, or yogurt for a healthier alternative.

If you serve it with yogurt, it would even make for a nutritious and delicious breakfast that the kids are sure to love!

If you like the recipe, you should try this Instant Pot Apple Pie or this Instant Pot Oatmeal.

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Instant pot Apple Crisp
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Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: apple, Apple Crisp, butter
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 8 minutes
Total Time: 13 minutes
Servings: 6
  • 3 tbsp water
  • 8 apples peeled and chopped
  • 2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tsp nutmeg
  • A few drops of vanilla extract
  • 3 tbsp maple syrup
  • 1 cup oats
  • 3 tbsp melted butter
  • 3 tbsp flour
  • ½ cup water
  • In a round dish that fit the instant pot place chopped apples and add cinnamon, nutmeg and vanilla extract.
  • Stir to combine everything, then add maple syrup and water mix again.
  • In another bowl mix oatmeal, flour and butter, pour on top of the apples
  • Place the dish in the instant onto the trivet and add ½ cup of water at the bottom of the instant pot.
  • Cook at high pressure for 8 minutes, then quickly release the steam.
  • Serve hot or warm.
Calories: 272kcal Carbohydrates: 53g Protein: 3g Fat: 7g Saturated Fat: 4g Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g Monounsaturated Fat: 2g Trans Fat: 1g Cholesterol: 15mg Sodium: 56mg Potassium: 341mg Fiber: 8g Sugar: 31g Vitamin A: 308IU Vitamin C: 11mg Calcium: 43mg Iron: 1mg


This recipe is part of our 1001 Instant Pot recipes project, a huge collection of free, easy and delicious recipes.

    Reader Interactions

  1. Hides

    I’m assuming the 1 cup of Nutmeg is supposed to be oats?? I definitely was half asleep and added half a cup of nutmeg ‍♀️‍♀️ My whole soul... I was able to absorb quite a bit of it with a went paper towel don’t bake at 3 am. Not a wise choice.

    • Corrie CooksCorrie Cooks

      1 cup of oats are used in this recipe. 1 cup nutmeg is just a typo.

  2. K Smothets

    I'm not sure if I made an error in the recipe (as it seems to have quite a few mistakes)... But this did not turn out well at all. It did not look good, I was hoping the taste would save it... It did not.

    • Corrie CooksCorrie Cooks

      1 cup of oats are used in this recipe. 1 cup nutmeg is just a typo.

  3. Kim

    Are the Oats suppose to be quick oats or regular oats?

    • Corrie CooksCorrie Cooks

      Regular oats are used in this recipe.

  4. Renee Pearman

    I love apple crisp and as soon as the Cortlands are available, I'll try this.
    I don't quite see where to ask this question but with the air fryer lid, how do I rewarm garlic bread?? A microwave always hardens breads into a rock.

  5. Janelle

    This did not turn out for me at all...tastes really bad...

  6. Dolores

    Do I have to peel the apples, the picture shows that the apples were not peeled. I buy only organic to avoid having to peel fruit & veggies, just wash them before eating them. The skin of an apple holds lots of nutrients as most skins do. BTW thanks for all the education on the instant pot & wonderful recipes.

    • Corrie CooksCorrie Cooks

      Nope, you don't have to peel the apples especially if they're organic. It's a personal preference-- I like the taste and texture of peeled apples but you're right, the skin does add nutrients and a nice color to it too. And thanks, I'm glad you like the recipes 🙂

  7. Roberta

    Would it be a mistake to cover the pan with foil prior to starting the pressure? Otherwise, the oats will not be crisp. Am I right?

    • Corrie CooksCorrie Cooks

      Whether you cover the pan or not, the oats will not be super crisp, due to the moist cooking environment that the Instant Pot creates. If you like the crisp the top more after cooking, you can transfer to the oven, or get a compatible Crisp Lid.

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