Apple Crisp Recipe

Easy Instant Pot Apple Crisp is made in minutes! Caramelized apples with a sweet, crisp topping is the perfect fall dessert recipe!

Instant Pot apple crisp spooned out of the pressure cooker

Fall desserts are the ultimate comfort food in my opinion.

The warmth of cinnamon and apples or pumpkin desserts, while wrapped in a cozy blanket by a fireplace are what movies are made of.

In an attempt to bring that delicious comfort food to your table quickly, this easy Instant Pot Apple Crisp recipe will be in your mouth in minutes!

Seriously.

Apple Crisps and Apple Crumble recipes are quite similar. Some people will argue about the differences, but in my mind it doesn’t matter. Whatever you call them, they are delicious!

How to Make Apple Crisp in Instant Pot

STEP 1: Peel and cube apples into large chunks or slices. Combine with cinnamon, nutmeg, almond extrac and brown sugar in the Instant Pot. Add water.

STEP 2. Make the topping in a bowl by combining melted butter with oats, flour, brown sugar, kosher salt, and cinnamon. Sprinkle on TOP of the apples, but do not stir.

STEP 3: Lock the lid in place and select HIGH PRESSURE for a cook time of 3 minutes. When done cooking, do a quick release.

Serve warm!

What apples are best for apple crisp?

I love the taste and texture of Granny Smith apples. They are tart without being overly sweet (you’ll get the sweetness from the brown sugar in this recipe)!

You can also choose Fuji, Gala, or Golden Delicious if you prefer. 

Ingredients for Apple Crisp

APPLES. Of course choosing the right apple for your taste buds is the first step. You may also wonder, should I peel the apples? In this case, I say yes. 

OATS. Use old fashioned oats in today’s Old Fashioned Apple Crisp recipe! Quick oats will get too soggy, and steel cut won’t cook completely.

BROWN SUGAR. A must. As it cooks it caramelizes and cooks into a thick sauce.

TOPPINGS. Whether you choose to top your apple crisp with ice cream or whipped cream is totally your call. But don’t skip the caramel sauce! Worth every extra calorie.

Tips for making Apple Crisp

  • In the instant pot, apples cook very quickly. To prevent making applesauce, chop your apples into large chunks or slices. If you want your apples firmer, cook for only 1 minute, for much softer apples cook up to 5 minutes.
  • Want the crispy oat topping that doesn’t happen in an Instant pot? Spoon Apple Crisp into oven safe bowls and broil for 1-2 minutes.
  • Leftovers are delicious. Warm in microwave for one minutes and enjoy!
  • I prepared today’s recipe in a 6qt Instant Pot. Prep time does not include the time it takes the Instant Pot to come to pressure.

Can Apple Crisp be made in oven?

Absolutely. Assemble apple crisp the same way as the instant pot except SKIP the water! Prepare in a 9-inch square baking dish and bake in 375 degree oven for 30-35 minutes (uncovered).

Serve and enjoy!

Variations of Apple Crisp

  • Gluten Free Apple Crisp can be made by choosing gluten free flour and gluten free oats. 
  • Add chopped pecans to the struesel topping for a nutty flavor.
  • Swap out apples for zucchini! Yes, it will taste amazing and chances are nobody will even know you used zucchini. 
  • Pears are another great fruit to use in a crisp or crumble. Peel and chop just like you would the apples.

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Yield: 8 servings

Instant Pot Apple Crisp

Instant Pot Apple Crisp
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 3 minutes
Total Time 13 minutes

Easy Instant Pot Apple Crisp is made in minutes! Caramelized apples with a sweet, crisp topping is the perfect fall dessert recipe!

Ingredients

For the apples:

  • 6 large Granny Smith apples, peeled and cubed
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp nutmeg
  • 1/2 tsp almond extract
  • 1/4 cup light brown sugar, packed
  • 1/2 cup water

For the crisp topping:

  • 4 Tbsp unsalted butter, melted
  • 1/2 cup old fashioned oats
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup light brown sugar, packed
  • pinch of kosher salt
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon

Instructions

  1. Peel and cube apples into large chunks or slices. Combine with cinnamon, nutmeg, almond extract and brown sugar in the Instant Pot. Add water. Stir until combined.
  2. Make the topping in a bowl by combining melted butter with oats, flour, brown sugar, kosher salt, and cinnamon. Sprinkle on TOP of the apples, but do not stir.
  3. Lock the lid in place and select HIGH PRESSURE for a cook time of 3 minutes. When done cooking, do a quick release.
  4. Serve warm with ice cream and caramel sauce!

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Nutrition Information:

Yield:

8

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 241 Total Fat: 6g Saturated Fat: 4g Trans Fat: 0g Unsaturated Fat: 2g Cholesterol: 15mg Sodium: 25mg Carbohydrates: 45g Net Carbohydrates: 0g Fiber: 5g Sugar: 32g Sugar Alcohols: 0g Protein: 2g
*Nutrition facts are an estimate and not guaranteed to be accurate. Please see a registered dietitian for special diet advice.

Easy Instant Pot Apple Crisp is made in minutes! Caramelized apples with a sweet, crisp topping is the perfect fall dessert recipe!

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12 comments on “Apple Crisp Recipe”

  1. Deborah Evans

    Have you had any problems with your Insta Pot? I was looking at them on Amazon and there were several bad reviews. Can you give me your opinion?
    Thank you,
    deb

    • Carol

      Hi Deb,
      I have a Breville Fast Slow Pro Cooker and I love it , easy to use and eliminates my slow cooker and pressure cooker giving me more space in the kitchen.
      Hope this helps,
      Carol

  2. April

    Apple crisp is one of my favorite fall desserts! I love that I can make it easily in my IP. Delicious!

  3. Melissa

    I love having a gluten free options for dessert! Using my IP makes it even better!

  4. Natasha

    Amazing this can be made in the instant pot! Great for large parties and minimal work!!

  5. Valerie

    I love cooking with an electric pressure cooker! I use one 3-5 times a week. This is a great recipe for a busy fall night.

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  8. Suzanne

    Hmm. Not sure why, but 3 mins in Instant Pot turned apples to mush. I cut large chunks. I would also wait and put crumbles on after it was cooked and use my crisp lid to brown up. Thank you for lovely recipe..I would use less water as well. My Granny Smith apples may have been so fresh that they had more moisture 🥰

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