You will love how easy it is to make these Instant Pot Cinnamon Apples for breakfast or dessert.
Instant Pot Cinnamon Apples are cooked with butter, cinnamon, and sugar for a sweet and delightful breakfast side or dessert option.
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Breakfast lovers can rejoice. There is no need to wait in long lines in a crowded restaurant to get a bowl of warm, sweet apples with your breakfast.
These copycat Cracker Barrel cinnamon apples are even better because they are so easy to make at home in your instant pot.
Making fried apples in a pressure cooker saves you time and burner space. You can throw everything into the Instant Pot while you prepare the rest of your meal, and these will be ready when you are.
These Instant Pot cinnamon apples are perfect for serving in the fall, but honestly, we love them all year round, and my husband could single-handedly eat the whole batch.
A heaping spoonful of fried apples poured over a plate of my homemade fluffy pancakes is a big hit on Saturday mornings.
But don’t limit these tasty apples to breakfast. They can be served as a side dish for dinner (like Cracker Barrel does!).
They also make a wonderful dessert topping. I can barely contain my excitement as I imagine these warm apples poured over melty vanilla ice cream!
More Instant Pot Apple Recipes You Won’t Want to Miss:
- Instant Pot Apple Butter
- Instant Pot Apple Crisp
- Easy Instant Pot Apple Cake
- Instant Pot Apple Dump Cake
- Instant Pot Applesauce
- Instant Pot Apple Butter with Maple Syrup
- Instant Pot Pumpkin Apple Butter
- Instant Pot Apple Butter Bundt Cake
Pressure Cooker Cinnamon Apples
It doesn’t matter if you’re serving this as part of a meal or with breakfast; everyone will love the nostalgia of southern fried apples.
And while a cast-iron skillet may be the most traditional way of making them, a pressure cooker speeds up the process and leaves you with a delicious bowl of cinnamon sugar apples that taste like they’ve been stewed for hours.
More Homestyle Side Dish Ideas:
- Copycat Cracker Barrel Mac and Cheese
- How to Make Jiffy Cornbread Taste Better
- Homemade Dinner Rolls
- Southern Style Green Beans
I’ll let you in on a little secret. I don’t even peel the apples!
I just use my corer/slicer gadget to make quick work of prepping the apples, and everything is ready to go. If you prefer to remove the peels, you certainly can.
What it boils down to is that these Instant Pot cooked apples are easy to make, taste great, and your whole family will love them.
How to Make Instant Pot Baked Apples
It’s effortless to make this recipe with your favorite apples and ingredients you already have in your pantry.
Ingredients You’ll Need:
- Brown sugar
- Unsalted butter
How to Make It:
(Full printable recipe is available below)
Make the sugar mixture. First, you’ll want to combine the sugar, spices, and cornstarch in a small bowl to mix well.
Core, Slice, and Coat the Apples. Next, you’ll want to core and slice the apples and place them in a large bowl.
Sprinkle the apples with the sugar mixture and gently stir to coat them well. Then pour the melted butter over everything and toss to combine.
Prepare the Instant Pot. Then you’ll add 3/4 cup of water to the Instant Pot and pour in your apples. Do not stir them. Close the lid and seal.
Pressure Cook the Apples. Cook at high pressure for 10 minutes, then perform a quick release. When the valve has dropped, stir the apples and let them cool a bit before serving.
Notes and Adaptations:
- Any variety of apple will work, but Granny Smith and Honey Crisp are my apples of choice for this recipe. I think they provide the best flavor and texture.
- Try combining several different types of apples for a varied flavor profile.
- To save time, don’t peel the apples, or better yet, use an apple peeler, slicer, corer.
- These Instant Pot Cinnamon apples are divine served on their own in a bowl, but they can also be used as a topping for pancakes, pound cake, or poured over a bowl of ice cream.
- Need something extra special for Thanksgiving? Use these Instant Pot fried apples as a pie filling! (You’re welcome!)
- Instant Pot (I have the DUO60 model) or other electric pressure cooker
- Apple corer and slicer – Seriously, this is money well spent with this gadget. I use it all the time!
Instant Pot Cinnamon Apples
These cinnamon apples cook up in the Instant Pot for an easy homestyle treat--perfect for breakfast or a side dish!
- 10 medium-large apples, cored and sliced (I leave peels on)
- 1/2 cup brown sugar
- 1 cup granulated sugar
- 3 TBSP ground cinnamon
- 1/2 tsp ground nutmeg
- 1/8 tsp ground cloves
- 1/4 tsp ground ginger
- 2 TBSP cornstarch
- 3/4 cup unsalted butter, melted
- 3/4 cup water
- Put all apple slices in a large mixing bowl.
- In a separate smaller mixing bowl, whisk together brown and white sugars, cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves, ginger, and cornstarch. Sprinkle over the apples and toss to combine.
- Pour melted butter over the apples, tossing to combine.
- In the insert pot of the Instant Pot, add 3/4 cup water.
- Pour the apple mixture into the insert pot of the Instant Pot, but do not stir.
- Close lid and set vent to the sealed position. Select a cook time of 10 minutes at high pressure.
- When the cook time is complete, perform a quick release (or you can allow a natural release instead).
- After the pressure has released and the valve has dropped, carefully remove the lid. Stir the apples. Serve warm or allow to cool (sauce will thicken as it cools).
- While you can technically use any variety of apple in this recipe, I personally find that Granny Smith or honeycrisp apples give the best flavor and texture. But feel free to use what you have, or use a variety of different apples!
- I use this handy device to core and slice the apples- you can set it to leave the peel on or to peel the apples.
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 341Total Fat: 14gSaturated Fat: 9gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 5gCholesterol: 37mgSodium: 8mgCarbohydrates: 58gFiber: 6gSugar: 48gProtein: 1g
Nutrition information is automatically calculated and is not guaranteed for accuracy.
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