Pressure Cooker Apple Crisp

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Rated 3.5 based on 15 customer reviews
Pressure Cooker Apple Crisp
Pressure Cooker Apple Crisp


For best results, we recommend using:


Mealthy Tip

Use any apple variety you fancy, but always seek out those with firmer flesh to stand up to the cooking process. I like to use a mixture of sweet and tart apples to balance out flavors best, combining half Granny Smith and half Fuji for my crisps.

Arrowroot powder is a natural powdered root starch and is used as a thickening agent in this recipe. It is used as a substitute for cornstarch, which is highly processed and difficult to source in non-GMO varieties.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 335 calories; 14g fat; 52.0g carbohydrates; 3g protein; 0mg cholesterol; 101mg sodium.

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Nutrition Facts

Serving Per Container 6

Amount Per Serving
Calories 335 Calories from Fat124
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 14g 21%
Saturated Fat2g 10%
Trans Fat0.0g
Polyunsaturated Fat1.9g
Monounsaturated Fat9.2g
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 101mg 4%
Total Carbohydrate 52.0g 17%
Dietary Fiber4g 18%
Protein 3g
Vitamin A1% Vitamin C29%
Calcium3% Iron7%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs:

Calories: 2,000 2,500
Total Fat Less than 65g 80g
Saturated Fat Less than 20g 25g
Cholesterol Less than 300mg 300 mg
Sodium Less than 2,400mg 2,400mg
Total Carbohydrate 300g 375g
Dietary Fiber 25g 30g

Calories per gram:

Fat 9 • Carbohydrate 4 • Protein 4


3.5out of 5 Stars

(15 Reviews)

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Randall Hauk says:

I didn't need to know how easy it is to make a really tasty crisp in my pressure cooker. This could be bad, but apples are reasonable good for you, right? Usually, I find people use too much sugar in fruit desserts. This one wasn't that sweet, which was perfect for me. My boys plowed theirs with piles of vanilla ice cream on them after playing soccer in the cold drizzle for a few hours & chased with hot chocolate. Dad of the year!

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Jen the Mighty says:

I used Pink Lady apples with Granny Smith, because I like tart apple crisp to pair with vanilla ice cream. On point, and so good. This one's a keeper.

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Sam Dalton says:

I tried a similar recipe last year using the oven, but this is way better! The pressure cooker is a no-hassle way to make this dish. I used Fuji apples, and next time I will either try Granny Smith, or a combination of the two, as recommended.

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Laura Griffin says:

When I saw this recipe I immediately went to the store to get all the ingredients! I used a mixture of Granny Smith, Fuji, and Gala apples. It was so good! I especially love it topped with vanilla ice cream. Such a treat and inexpensive to make.

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Greg Jones says:

Very good apple crisp recipe, in fact I am making the second batch as I type this review. I made a similar recipe from a different website last year but without the rolled oats and they weren't as good. This is the perfect dessert recipe for fall.

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Betty Currie says:

Bad recipe......can't get away from burn warning. Stopped and put mixture in a conventional over to cook!!!!

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Cathy Thomas says:

I also got the "burn" warning. Added more apple juice (1/2 c) and tried to ease the burn up, reset the cooker. Got the "burn" warning again. I am embarrassed to say, I tried again for the 3rd time. Same results. Not willing to give up, cleaned the burn out again, added water and the trivet to the pot and put the apple mixture in a small ceramic dish. Fingers are crossed for success!

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Leslie Van Steen-Leonard says:

Is there a step missing here? For example, should I add water to the bottom of the pan first, and then place the apples and crumbs in another pan on top of a trivet? I followed the instructions exactly as stated (apples and crumb mixture added directly to pan and set on pressure cooking for 10 minutes) but the InstantPot gave me a ‘burn’ warning. My guess is this happened because there was no water in the bottom of the pan (no steam/pressure).

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Wendy Spencer says:

Made this several times and everybody has seemed to have loved it. I have always made this in a separate pot/dish that fists in the liner. Prepare recipe as stated but use separate pan. Use a trivet, add I cup of water to inner pot, place pot or pan on trivet. I believe 7 in round will fit in 6 quart.

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Dona O'Gorman says:

Has anyone tried this recipe with the crisp lid? Shouldn't the topping be crispy as it would be if made in the oven?

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Lori Bendett says:

I get a burn warning as well. Any suggestions?

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Melissa Vigil says:

Does anyone have a response to the "burn warning" issue?

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Connie Renkiewicz says:

I haven’t tried this recipe yet, I like to read reviews first before making a recipe. I see many comments about getting the burn message in your pressure cooker so I had to respond. You need to put the ingredients in a steel inner pot or a suitable container that can withstand the heat and pressure, and add water to the pressure cooker!

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Melissa Frost says:

Same here! Burn warning twice ... any advice? My hubby was really looking forward to this tonight. After trying to stir up the mixture to avoid the burn warning, I transferred it to a baking dish, made a new crumble for the topping and baked in the oven.

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Grace Alston says:

Delicious! I did get the burn error, but I just let it release the pressure naturally and it was cooked perfectly when I took it out. I used red delicious, Fuji, and Granny Smith apples. I added an extra half cup of apple juice, used cornstarch instead, and used regular flour instead of oat flour. I really enjoyed this recipe and will make it again regardless of getting a burn warning.