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Apple crisp in two white dishes: one has ice cream on top and there are two fresh apples to the side

Instant Pot Apple Crisp Recipe

With a bright pop of citrus and warm Fall flavors, this Instant Pot Apple Crisp recipe will become one of your new favorite easy desserts!
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword apple crisp recipe, instant pot apple crisp, instant pot desserts, instant pot recipes
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 745kcal
Author Isabel Laessig



For Apple Filling

  • 10 small apples Macoun or McIntosh; slightly peeled, cored, and diced
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1 tsp. cinnamon
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 2 Tbsp. lemon juice
  • 2 cups water Apples need to be under water to cook in Instant Pot
  • ½ cup old-fashioned oats Do not use instant or quick oats!
  • 5 Tbsp. butter melted
  • ½ tsp. cinnamon
  • ½ cup flour
  • ½ cup brown sugar


  • Add sliced apples to your Instant Pot along with cinnamon, vanilla extract, brown sugar, lemon juice, and water.
    Apples in the instant pot
  • Stir together, then place the lid on your pressure cooker. Set the time for 0 to 1 minute. 1 minute will give you softer apples.
    Apples with seasoning in instant pot
  • While your pressure cooker comes to pressure, mix old fashioned oats, cinnamon, melted butter, flour, and brown sugar together in a bowl.
    Mixing the cinnamon oats topping for apple crisp
  • Carefully quick release the pressure from your Instant Pot. Drain most of the liquid, but leave a little left at the bottom of the pot.
    Cooked apples in instant pot
  • Add the crumble topping to the pot and set to “Keep Warm” mode. Place the lid back on and allow the apple crisp to thicken up for 3-5 minutes. Once thick, turn off your Instant Pot and serve. Enjoy!
    Apples after cooking with oat topping in instant pot



  • If you want to mix things up, you can try using the same spices and citrus that we use in our oven-baked Ina Garten Apple Crisp recipe.
  • Make sure not to peel the skin completely off of your apples. It’s best to leave some on.
  • Don’t use instant or quick oats. Only use old-fashioned oats for this recipe.
  • Make sure not to drain all of the liquid from the pot. You want a little bit left when you add the crumble topping to allow it to thicken.


Calories: 745kcal | Carbohydrates: 153g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 16g | Saturated Fat: 10g | Cholesterol: 40mg | Sodium: 36mg | Potassium: 562mg | Fiber: 11g | Sugar: 119g | Vitamin A: 663IU | Vitamin C: 20mg | Calcium: 123mg | Iron: 2mg