Pressure cooker baked apples can be made in your Instant Pot, Crockpot Express or Ninja Foodi machine! A healthy fruit dessert or snack, you’ll love these.
We made these pressure cooker baked apples and OH MY were they good!! This warm and sweet dessert could be breakfast or a snack too. Filled with oats and a bit of butter you don’t need much sugar, just the natural sweetness of the fruit. Find this and more on our long list of Instant Pot recipes.
They are filled with a sweet sugar and cinnamon mixture that seeps into the center while being steamed. At first we baked them in the oven but when we got this “magic pot” we had to try it in that too.
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For reference, this is the pressure cooker I have and use for all recipe creations.
Instant Pot Apples
You can add other things inside too. I mean dried cranberries and/or raisins in the middle would be a great tweak as well. If you have a Foodi you can buy a few more and make other things like air fryer apples as well.
Those are lightly coated with flour and “fried” in hot air. These use hot water to steam them to get softened. Both are fantastic healthier snacks.
Ninja Foodi Baked Apples
Since apples are always pretty inexpensive and you can find them year round, we love this Instant Pot dessert recipe.
- The first thing we made was this Instant Pot apple crisp which was a huge hit!!
Then we made pressure cooker applesauce and haven’t stopped there!
You will first want to cut and scoop out the middle so you can add all the sweet goodness. Then they’ll be transformed into pressure cooker baked apples.
- You can use a knife to cut the top off in a circular motion. Then use a melon baller or spoon to scoop out as much as possible. Just make sure that you don’t scoop too far down and leave a hole for leakage.
Instant Pot baked apples
- Apples – Granny Smith will remain firmer
- Brown sugar
- Oats – not instant
- here are gluten free oats
- Apple pie seasoning
- Trivet with handles
If you have other ideas in mind as far as making your steamed apples, go ahead and try it! 6 medium apples should fit inside snugly. Of course sizes vary and the larger the fruit the more firm it will be when it’s done.
Start by rinsing apples and pat dry with paper towels. Using a small sharp knife make a round cut into the top of the stem. Go down and around in a circle into the core (but not coring all the way through). You want the bottom in tact so filling doesn’t drain out).
Scoop middle of apple and seeds out so there is room for the filling. In a bowl mix oats, apple pie seasoning and brown sugar. Pour melted butter in and stir.
- Fill inside of cored apples with about 2 tbsp of this.
- Pour water into your pressure cooker and place a trivet into the bottom of the pot. Arrange the stuffed apples into your pot.
- Close your pressure cooker lid and steam valve and set to pressure cook high for 5 minutes. Release the pressure quickly when done.
- Carefully use tongs to remove each apple and on to a plate. Can put whipped cream or ice cream on top. Cut and enjoy.
Different apples vary as well. Dark green will be the most firm, where red delicious will be the softest. I prefer Fuji when I can find them.
Don’t have an Instant Pot?? NO problem!! All electric pressure cookers will work for this. I have all of them and the buttons are almost the same. You just need high pressure which I know they all have. The biggest difference are the preprogrammed ones like cake or eggs. I hardly ever use those anyway.
You can make these into Ninja Foodi baked apples too. Just use your pressure cook lid to cook the apples. Press the pressure button after you lock the lid and the vent is in the sealing position.
- Whether you’re making a Instant Pot baked apples recipe or using any other brand you just want to make sure you do a quick release!
If not the fruit will become way too soft and begin to fall apart. The cooking time is quite fast with just 5 minutes to cook and only 1 1/2 cups of water needed to steam them essentially.
I have made a version of this in my slow cooker. The apples have to be sliced for this one. I do really like it though and it’s great if you’re having a group over and want something with fresh fruit.
- Here is our crockpot apple crisp that’s great too. Of course this takes a lot more time but if you want to throw something in early for people enjoy for Christmas brunch this is a great option.
Can you make gluten free baked apples?
Yes, there are gluten free oats you can use. Always look on each package to ensure the other ingredients are registered as GF too but yes this can easily be made for those with Celiac disease.
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- Easy apple strudel
- Apple pie bread pudding is OH SO amazing
- This is how to make pressure cooker apple pie filling
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Pressure Cooker Baked Apples
- Rinse apples, pat dry, and using a pairing knife make a round incision into the top of the stem going down and around in a circle into the core (but not coring all the way through, you want the bottom in tact so filling doesn't drain out).
- Scoop middle of apple and seeds out so there is room for oat/sugar filling.
- In a bowl mix oats, apple pie seasoning and brown sugar. Pour melted butter into this mixture and stir.
- Fill inside of cored apples with about 2 tbsp of oat mixture until it is all gone.
- Pour water into your pressure cooker and place a trivet into the bottom of the pot. Arrange the stuffed apples into your pot so they fit snugly next to one another.
- Close your pressure cooker lid and steam valve and set to pressure cook high for 5 minutes. Do a quick release when done.
- Carefully use tongs to remove each apple and on to a plate. Can put another pat of butter and more cinnamon on top, or a swirl of whipped cream or ice cream on top. Cut and enjoy.