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Apple Crisp in small baking dish in front of pressure cooker

Instant Pot Apple Crisp

Instant Pot Apple Crisp is a delicious, easy to make Instant Pot dessert recipe. Tender apples with lots of sweet topping all cooked together in one pot.

Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword pressure cooker apple crisp recipe
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 1 minute
Total Time 28 minutes
Servings 6
Calories 487 kcal
Author Sandy Clifton


  • 7 med Apples (about 9 cups chopped) (I use Granny Smith & Gala)
  • Juice of 1/2 Small Lemon
  • 3 tsp Cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp Nutmeg
  • 1/8 tsp Ground Cloves
  • 1/4 cup Sugar
  • 1/2 tsp Vanilla Extract
  • 3/4 cup Apple Juice, or cider

Crisp Topping

  • 1/2 cup Butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup Flour
  • 1/2 tsp Salt
  • 1/2 cup Brown Sugar, packed
  • 1 1/4 cups Old Fashioned Oats


  1. Wash, peel, and cut the apples into large chunks (about 1 1/2"). Add them to the pot.

  2. Add the lemon juice and toss the apples in it.

  3. Sprinkle the cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves, and sugar over the apples. Toss together.

  4. Add the vanilla and apple juice. Stir.

  5. Add the butter, flour, salt, brown sugar, and oats to a mixing bowl. Use a pastry cutter, or your hands to mix together until combined, and makes small clumps that hold together.

  6. Add the topping mixture to the pot, loosely, covering the apples. Don't stir.

  7. Place the lid on the pot and set the steam release knob to the Sealing position.

  8. Press the Pressure Cook/Manual button or dial, then press the +/- button or dial to select 1 minute. High pressure. The pot will take several minutes to come to pressure.

  9. When the cook time is finished, turn the steam release knob to the Venting position to do a Quick Release of the pressure.

  10. When the pin in the lid drops back down, you can open the lid.

  11. At this point, use oven mitts to remove the inner pot to a heat safe surface. Let the apple crisp stand for a few minutes to cool a bit thicken a little more. You can serve warm with vanilla ice cream or whipped cream.

  12. If you want to crisp up the topping, dish servings into oven safe dishes and broil on 450° for a few minutes. Alternatively you can transfer the entire pot of apple crisp to a baking dish and broil for a few minutes to crisp up the topping.