Instant Pot Apple Crumble Cobbler


Is there any dessert that’s more All-American than the Apple Pie/Crumble/Cobbler/Crisp?  Not really. 

So in honor of Independence day (and as a GREAT dessert pairing to the Baby Back RibsFireworks Chicken and Macaroni Salad and Mac & Cheese), I give you the most delicious and satisfying Apple Crumble you’ll put in your mouth!  And the best part?  It’s super set-it-and-forget-it in the Instant Pot

It’s like the best pie filling you ever had, but even more intense with that delicious oat topping which you’ll go nuts for. 

By the time this is done, you’ll be waving an American Flag and petting Bald Eagles. 

Here’s How I Made It:

 I got a few beautiful Granny Smith apples (the green ones and the best kind for an apple crumble)… 

 …and I peeled them and chopped them into chunks and put them in my Instant Pot. 

 Next, I added some cinnamon, nutmeg, maple syrup, caramel sauce… 

 …and water and stirred everything up together nicely. 

 Now it’s time to make that wonderful apple crumble topping!  To a mixing bowl, I added some melted butter, brown sugar, flour and sea salt… 

 …and some old fashioned oats.  And I mixed those up together as well. 

Then, I plopped the topping on top of the apple mixture, secured the lid and cooked everything on high pressure. 

 Quick release when done. 

 So I spooned some of it into a bowl, topped with some vanilla ice cream and some more of that amazing caramel sauce. 


Instant Pot Apple Crumble
Yield: 6

Instant Pot Apple Crumble Cobbler

Instant Pot Apple Crumble Cobbler

Feautred on Good Morning America with yours truly and Micahel Strahan helping me make it, is there anything more classic American than Apple Crumble Cobbler? Well, maybe Apple Pie. But this is basically the same thing with a fraction of the work!

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 8 minutes
Total Time 13 minutes


  • 5 Granny Smith apples, peeled and cut into cubed chunks
  • 1/2 tsp of ground nutmeg
  • 2 tsp of ground cinnamon
  • 2 tbsp of maple syrup
  • 2 tbsp of caramel syrup (plus more for topping at the end)
  • 1/2 cup of water
  • 1/2 stick (4 tbsp) of salted butter, melted
  • 1/4 cup of flour
  • 1/3 cup of light brown sugar
  • 1/2 tsp of sea salt
  • 3/4 cup of old fashioned oats
  • Vanilla ice cream, scooped


  1. Add the apples to the Instant Pot and top with the nutmeg, cinnamon, maple syrup, caramel sauce and water. Stir well.
  2. Create the topping! In a microwave safe bowl, melt the butter and then add in the brown sugar, flour, salt and oats.  Mix well and add the the topping over the apple mixture.
  3. Secure the lid and hit “Manual” or “Pressure Cook” High Pressure for 2 minutes (NOTE: this is different from video as I tweaked it since). Allow a full natural release when done (if you quick release, it will become a chunky applesauce consistency).
  4. Serve right out of the pot and top with vanilla ice cream and some more caramel sauce.
  5. Enjoy!

Jeffrey's Tips

Want EXTRA of that amazing topping?  Double the butter, flour, brown sugar, salt and oats!

While nothing is better than topping this off with some vanilla ice cream and caramel sauce, you can also used whipped cream/Cool Whip if you desire instead!

Eat it warm OR cold!  Especially if you have leftovers – just pop it in the fridge and feel free to eat it cold right out of the bowl the next day and top it off however you wish!

Reader Interactions


  1. julie cook

    Made this last night. Was super easy. Used what apples I had. We are dairy free so made my own caramel sauce. Delicious!

  2. Gary

    We doubled the recipe and enjoyed it. However, prep time was a lot closer to 45 minutes or an hour than 5 minutes. Coring, peeling and chopping apples takes a long time. Natural release was about 25 minutes and should also be listed in the recipe.

  3. Judy

    I made this exactly as the recipe.
    I let it NR for 10 min. ( How do I know when “ full natural release” is?
    The dessert was delicious, however there was no evidence of apple, only the taste.
    So next time I will leave the apple chunks larger but still unsure about NR time.

    • Brenda

      I believe “full natural release” would be to leave it until the pin drops, rather than turning the knob to release any steam (as you would after the 10 minutes in your example). Hope this helps.

  4. Sherri

    Just made this tonight after a day at the orchard and boy was it good! I would take your tip next time and double the crumble. Served with homemade whipped cream. Thank you for another great recipe.

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