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Warm and comforting Apple Crisp done in MINUTES! The perfect treat to end any meal.
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Instant Pot Apple Crisp

Easy week night dessert made with the instant pot
Course Dessert
Keyword apple, apple crisp, crisp, instant pot, instant pot apple, instant pot apple crisp, instant pot crisp, IP apple crisp, IP crisp
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Author Karli Bitner


  • 2 cups apples peeled and chopped, small
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1/4 tsp corn starch

Crumb Topping

  • 2 tbsp butter room temp
  • 1/3 cup flour
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 2 pinches salt


  • Combine the peeled and chopped apples with the cinnamon, brown sugar, vanilla and corn starch. 
  • Use the pot in pot method to pressure cook the apples for 4 minutes. I like my apples with a little bite, not too mushy. If you prefer yours to be softer, I'd recommend pressure cooking for a minute or two longer. **See notes for more details about pot in pot.**
  • While the apples are in the Instant Pot, use a fork and cut the ingredients for the crumb topping together.
  • Quick release the pressure when the time has expired. Transfer to a larger dish, if desired. Top with the crumb topping.
  • Broil on the middle rack for 5-10 minutes, or until the topping is golden brown.
  • Serve with ice cream, whipped cream, or some vanilla icing. 


Pot in pot method- This refers to when an item is pressure cooked in an oven safe container, in the instant pot. To do this, put 1 cup of water in the bottom of the Instant Pot then the trivet (it's the metal thing that came with your instant pot! If you don't have one, you can find one here.) Then put the oven safe dish on top of the trivet and pressure cook as usual.
When using the PIP method, you will want to place a paper towel over the glass dish (to soak up any liquid that might seep in) and then cover tightly with aluminum foil prior to putting in the instant pot unless recipe states otherwise.
It is also very important to note that thick glass dishes may take a minute or two longer in the instant pot verses an oven safe metal dish. Adjust time accordingly.