Instant Pot Apple Crisp

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This instant pot apple crisp is so good! It’s a quick and easy instant pot apple dessert recipe that tastes amazing! 

I love a good apple crisp. I make at least one each year and have made this cinnamon apple crisp in the years past. I love the tender apples, chewy-crisp topping, and flavorful juice from the apples, sugar, and spices. 

We love our apple desserts around here. Make sure you check out our recipes for Instant Pot Applesauce Apple Cinnamon Muffinsinstant pot apple dumplingsApple Cinnamon French Toast Bake, and Caramel Apple Milkshakes.

White bowl filled with pressure cooker apple crisp next to a push pan filled with apple crisp.
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Turning a family favorite apple dessert into an instant pot recipe

I decided it was time I convert my favorite recipe to an instant pot recipe. Instant Pot Apple Crisp is great because it doesn’t claim your oven for anything. It’s easy to make and makes a slightly smaller batch than the oven-baked version. Which means it is perfect for my family of 5 – without leftovers.

The best part? It cooks in just 8 minutes! That makes it easy to whip up a batch of instant pot apple crisp for an ordinary Saturday night without much planning ahead. Those leftovers always get me in trouble. I am a total leave the fork in the dessert and come back for bites all night kind of a person.

This instant pot dessert just screams fall. As much as I love baking with pumpkin, apple desserts will always be my favorite. I always have apples on hand in fall and now that we’ve moved, we have a giant Granny Smith apple tree in our backyard.

Sadly, it’s not the healthiest tree this year. I’m hoping next year we will have it in better health and won’t have to buy apples for the season.

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A bowl full of instant pot apple crisp and vanilla ice cream on top of a blue and brown patterned table cloth.

What pan do I need to Make Instant Pot Apple Crisp?

I use a 7 inch by 3-inch fat daddio push pan and a 6 quart Instant Pot Duo.

I also use a foil sling to lower the apple crisp into the pressure cooker. You can read full directions (with pictures) on how to make a foil sling in this post for instant pot banana bread.

Can you bake with Gala apples?

Yes. This recipe for instant pot apple crisp is made with all gala apples. It has a mild, sweet flavor that we love!

Which apples are best for apple crisp?

Traditionally, a tart apple like granny smith is often used in apple desserts. In this pressure cooker apple crisp recipe, I used all gala apples for this recipe, but you can really use whatever variety you have on hand. Because it is not baking as long as an apple pie, the apples will not fall apart, even when using a less hardy apple variety. Just use whatever apples you like to eat!

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Bowl of instant pot apple crisp served with a scoop of vanilla ice cream.

How long is apple crisp good for?

Apple crisp will last up to 3 days in the refrigerator and 3 months (or longer) in the freezer. 

Should I refrigerate apple crisp?

Yes, you will want to refrigerate your apple crisp. If left out at room temperature, the baked apples and crisp topping can grow harmful bacteria that could make you sick. It can be eaten cold or reheated in the microwave or oven before eating.

What can I do with lots of apples?

White bowl filled with pressure cooker apple crisp next to a push pan filled with apple crisp.

Instant Pot Apple Crisp

Aileen Clark
Want to make a delicious apple dessert with all of the fresh apples you have on hand? Try this easy and delicious recipe for instant pot apple crisp!
4.75 from 8 votes
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 8 minutes
Additional Time 10 minutes
Total Time 28 minutes
Course Dessert Recipes
Cuisine American
Servings 4 servings
Calories 292 kcal


  • 3 apples peeled, cored, and sliced
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon​ cinnamon
  • 1/3 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/3 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/3 cup rolled oats
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 tbsp unsalted​ butter melted


  • Fill your instant pot with 1 cup of water. 
  • Place a trivet inside of the instant pot.
  • Grease a 7-inch push pan with cooking spray and set aside.
  • In a medium bowl, toss together the sliced apples, granulated sugar, lemon juice, and cinnamon. 
  • Pour sugared apples into the greased push pan.
  • Using the same bowl, mix together the brown sugar, flour, rolled oats, and salt.
  • Pour in the melted butter and mix together with a fork until the ingredients are wet. 
  • Pour the oat mixture over the sugared apples. 
  • Create a foil sling by folding a 2-foot piece of aluminum foil into thirds lengthwise. 
  • Cover the push pan with a paper towel and a piece of foil. (this is to absorb any access moisture. Crimp the foil around the edges of the pan to create a seal.
  • Place the covered push pan on to the center of the foil sling and carefully lower into the instant pot. Fold the ends of the foil sling over the top of the covered push pan.
  • Close the lid and set the pressure release valve to sealing.
  • Press the manual or pressure cook button and set it to 8 minutes. 
  • Quick release pressure and remove lid.
  • Carefully remove pan using foil sling and remove foil lid and paper towel.
  • Enjoy immediately.


Serving: 1gCalories: 292kcalCarbohydrates: 59gProtein: 2gFat: 7gSaturated Fat: 4gPolyunsaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 15mgSodium: 140mgFiber: 4gSugar: 41g
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We love a great apple dessert and this instant pot apple crisp is the perfect way to celebrate fall!

4.75 from 8 votes (8 ratings without comment)

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