Instant-Pot Apple Crisp

Apple crisp in your Instant Pot?! Yes, you can! This easy Instant-Pot apple crisp has a nice balance of flavors from lemon zest and juice, brown sugar and sweet Honeycrisp apples. The whole-wheat flour and pecans add texture to the topping, which remains moist and delicious as it melds with the other flavors. To keep the texture from getting mushy, be sure not to cut the apple pieces too small. One-inch cubes will do the trick!

Instant Pot Apple Crisp
Prep Time:
20 mins
Additional Time:
15 mins
Total Time:
35 mins
4 cups
Nutrition Profile:


Apple Filling

  • 3 pounds Honeycrisp apples (about 7 apples), peeled and cut into 1-inch pieces

  • 1 tablespoon grated lemon zest

  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice

  • 2 tablespoons light brown sugar

  • ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon

  • ¼ teaspoon salt


  • ½ cup old-fashioned rolled oats

  • ½ cup chopped pecans

  • 2 tablespoons whole-wheat flour

  • 2 tablespoons light brown sugar

  • ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon

  • ¼ teaspoon kosher salt

  • ¼ cup cold unsalted butter, cut into 1/4-inch pieces


  1. To prepare filling: Combine apples, lemon zest, lemon juice, brown sugar, cinnamon and salt in a large bowl. Let stand for 10 minutes.

  2. Meanwhile, prepare topping: Combine oats, pecans, flour, brown sugar, cinnamon and kosher salt in a medium bowl. Add butter and, using your hands, rub the butter into the flour mixture until it comes together into large clumps. Set aside.

  3. Transfer the apple mixture to a programmable pressure multicooker (such as Instant Pot; times, instructions and settings may vary according to cooker brand or model). Top with the crumble mixture. Cover the cooker and lock the lid in place. Turn the steam release handle to Sealing position. Select Manual/Pressure Cook setting. Select High pressure for 1 minute. (It will take 12 to 15 minutes for the cooker to come up to pressure before cooking begins.)

  4. When the cooking is finished, carefully turn the steam release handle to Venting position and let steam fully escape (the float valve will drop; this will take 1 to 2 minutes). Remove the lid from the cooker. Serve immediately.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

240 Calories
11g Fat
37g Carbs
2g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 8
Calories 240
% Daily Value *
Total Carbohydrate 37g 13%
Dietary Fiber 6g 20%
Total Sugars 25g
Added Sugars 7g 14%
Protein 2g 4%
Total Fat 11g 15%
Saturated Fat 4g 21%
Cholesterol 15mg 5%
Vitamin A 275IU 5%
Vitamin C 10mg 12%
Folate 11mcg 3%
Sodium 137mg 6%
Calcium 30mg 2%
Iron 1mg 4%
Magnesium 26mg 6%
Potassium 253mg 5%

Nutrition information is calculated by a registered dietitian using an ingredient database but should be considered an estimate.

* Daily Values (DVs) are the recommended amounts of nutrients to consume each day. Percent Daily Value (%DV) found on nutrition labels tells you how much a serving of a particular food or recipe contributes to each of those total recommended amounts. Per the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the daily value is based on a standard 2,000 calorie diet. Depending on your calorie needs or if you have a health condition, you may need more or less of particular nutrients. (For example, it’s recommended that people following a heart-healthy diet eat less sodium on a daily basis compared to those following a standard diet.)

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a special diet for medical reasons, be sure to consult with your primary care provider or a registered dietitian to better understand your personal nutrition needs.

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