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Four Baked Apples in a pot inside of a pressure cooker

Instant Pot Baked Apples

Instant Pot Baked Apples are a delicious sweet treat for Fall! These pressure cooker baked apples are flavored with a tasty cinnamon butter, brown sugar. They only take minutes to cook.

Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword pressure cooker baked apples recipe
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 12 minutes
Total Time 37 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 381 kcal
Author Sandy Clifton


  • 1 1/2 cups Water (for the pressure cooker)
  • 4 Apples (about 7-8 oz ea)
  • 1/2 cup Butter, softened
  • 1/4 tsp Vanilla
  • 1 Tbsp Cinnamon
  • 2 Tbsp Brown Sugar
  • 1/3 cup Chopped Pecans (optional)


  1. Pour 1 1/2 cups of water in the inner liner of the pressure cooker.

  2. Wash and core the apples, leaving some of the bottom intact to hold the filling in. Use a melon baller or similar spoon-type utensil to scoop out a bit of the flesh. Not too much!

  3. Mix the butter, vanilla, cinnamon, brown sugar, and pecans together and fill the apples wth the mixture.

  4. Put the apples in a pan that is 7" in diameter and set on the trivet/rack and put it in the pressure cooker.

  5. Put the lid on the pot and set the steam release knob to the Sealing position.

  6. Press the Pressure Cook or Manual button or dial, and then the +/- button or dial to select 11 minutes (9 minutes for a firmer result, 14 minutes for a softer result). Size and type of apple makes a difference. High Pressure.

  7. When the cook cycle is finished, let the pot sit undisturbed for 5 minutes (5 minute natural release). Then turn the steam release knob to the Venting position to manually release the remaining steam/pressure.

  8. When the pin in the lid drops down, open the lid and use tongs to remove the apples.

  9. Serve with some vanilla ice cream for a decadent dessert!