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Instant Pot apple crisp recipe

Instant Pot Apple Crisp

This Instant Pot apple crisp is a delicious gluten-free, vegan dessert recipe.
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword Apple
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 1 minute
Pressure Time 14 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 8
Calories 406kcal
Cost $1 per serving


Apple Filling

  • ¾ cup water
  • 3 lbs apples peeled, cored, and chopped into large chunks
  • 1 tbs gluten-free flour
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/2 cup pure maple syrup

Crisp Topping

  • 1 1/2 cups rolled oats
  • 1/2 cup finely ground whole grain cornmeal (or shredded unsweetened coconut)
  • 1/2 cup diced walnuts
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/2 cup maple syrup
  • 1/3 cup melted coconut oil


  • Pour 3/4 cup of water into the Instant Pot.
  • Chop the peeled apples into 1-inch cubes, and place them in a large bowl. Sprinkle the apples with the flour, cinnamon, and salt. Stir to coat evenly, then stir in maple syrup.
  • Transfer the apples to the inner pot of the Instant Pot that has the 3/4 cup water in it. Using the same bowl, prepare the topping by stirring together the oats, cornmeal, walnuts, cinnamon, and salt. Add the maple syrup and coconut oil. Stir together.
  • Spoon the topping evenly over the apples. Cover the Instant Pot, turn the knob to Sealing, and set the pot to cook for 1 minute at manual high pressure. Once the cook time is done, do a quick release. It will be very hot at this point, so let it cool a bit before serving. This can be served warm, or you can refrigerate it until ready to serve. This apple crisp will keep for several days in an airtight container in the refrigerator. It can be eaten cold, or you can reheat it in the oven.



If you want the topping to be crispier, you can transfer the mixture to an oven-safe dish and put it under the broiler for about 4 minutes, keeping a close watch on it.
I've made this recipe several times, using between 1/2 cup water and 1 cup water. Occasionally the pot doesn't fully come to pressure, but the apple crisp still cooks while the pot tries to come to pressure.


Calories: 406kcal