Instant Pot Apple Crisp is the perfect dessert for the holidays, made with sweet granny smith apples, brown sugar, gluten free oats, and ready in under 15 minutes!

I love when fall comes around, because the grocery stores are filled with big bags of apples. And right about now is when my kitchen starts filling with the wonderful aromas of my Instant Pot Apple Butter, Homemade Apple Pie Filling, Cinnamon Baked Apples, and Slow Cooker Apple Crisp!

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Instant Pot Apple Crisp – Gluten Free!

Instant Pot Apple Crisp is a really quick and easy homemade dessert recipe, made with apples, oats, brown sugar, and spices, and ready in under 15 minutes! When the instant pot is done, you can also put this under the broiler to get a really crispy topping, which is what I do if I’m serving this at a party. But when it’s just me at home, all bets are off! Remember if you are gluten free to use certified gluten free oats, because of cross contamination issues. You can also leave the topping off entirely and just enjoy the filling if you want to avoid oats altogether!

Apple Crisp Instant Pot

What is the difference between apple crisp and apple crumble?

Apple crisp is a sweet apple base topped with a combination of oats, butter, and sugar to make a crispy topping. Apple crumble is a sweet apple base topped with a more dough-like topping, usually without oats.

Which apples are best for apple crisp?

Apple crisp works best with apples that are slightly sweet and slightly tart, like granny smith apples, honeycrisp, or golden delicious apples. You can use other varieties, but they may become too soft or not add enough sweetness to the dish.

Tips for How to Make Instant Pot Apple Crisp

  • Add a handful of almonds or pecans to add some extra flavor and crunch!
  • Make caramel apple crisp by stirring in melted caramel candies (just check to make sure they are gluten free!)
  • Make this recipe using blueberries for a blueberry crisp. Or, add other berries to the apples for a fruit crisp!
  • You can peel the apples, or leave the peel on. I prefer to leave the peels on when it’s just me. But I go the extra mile and take them off for company.
  • If you want your apples to hold up better, leave the skin on the apples. I like my instant pot apple crisp to have softer apples, so I peel them.
  • You can use this same recipe in a baking dish in the oven, or in the slow cooker if you don’t want to use the instant pot. But the oven will take about 30 minutes, and the slow cooker will take 3-4 hours on high.
  • If your apples released too much moisture and you want a thicker sauce on the apples, take the lid off of the instant pot and turn on saute mode for 2-3 minutes, using a spoon to move the apples around a little bit (without disturbing the topping too much).

Gluten Free apple crisp

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Instant Pot Apple Crisp - Gluten Free!

Instant Pot Apple Crisp is the perfect dessert for the holidays, made with sweet granny smith apples, brown sugar, gluten free oats, and ready in under 15 minutes!
Prep Time: 10 mins
Cook Time: 5 mins
Total Time: 15 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Author: Dishing Delish
Yield: 8 servings

Ingredients
 
 

For the Apples

  • 5 large Granny Smith Apples, peeled, cored, and cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice
  • 1/4 cup white sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 cup apple cider

For the Topping

  • 1/2 cup rolled oats, certified gluten free
  • 1/2 cup gluten free cup-for-cup all-purpose flour
  • 8 tbsp unsalted butter, softened
  • 3/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup white sugar
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp nutmeg
  • 1/4 tsp salt

Equipment

  • Instant Pot

Instructions
 

  • Add apples to the instant pot. Add lemon juice, cinnamon, white sugar, baking powder, apple cider, and vanilla extract. Stir until apples are evenly coated.
  • In a medium mixing bowl whisk together oats, flour, brown sugar, white sugar, and spices. Add butter and work into mixture using hands, until everything looks wet like a dough.
  • Crumble oat mixture on top of apples evenly. Close the lid to the instant pot and seal the pressure valve. Set on manual setting on high for 1 minute. When the time is up, release the pressure valve before opening the lid.
  • If you want a crispy topping, transfer to a baking dish and broil in the oven for 2-3 minutes. Serve warm and top with vanilla ice cream if desired.

Notes

Click on the time in the instructions to start a timer!
If your apples released too much moisture and you want a thicker sauce on the apples, take the lid off of the instant pot and turn on saute mode for 2-3 minutes, using a spoon to move the apples around a little bit (without disturbing the topping too much).

Nutrition

Calories: 356kcal (18%)Carbohydrates: 63g (21%)Protein: 2g (4%)Fat: 12g (18%)Saturated Fat: 7g (44%)Cholesterol: 31mg (10%)Sodium: 83mg (4%)Potassium: 241mg (7%)Fiber: 5g (21%)Sugar: 49g (54%)Vitamin A: 430IU (9%)Vitamin C: 7mg (8%)Calcium: 57mg (6%)Iron: 1mg (6%)
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