Instant Pot Apple Pie Filling is delicious, healthy and made in under 25 minutes. Great for breakfast, dessert, or snack. Tastes just like apple pie but without any guilt or effort.
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Apple Pie is one of the ultimate comfort foods. Soft and sweet cinnamon apples encased in buttery and flakey pastry is something I cannot ever pass up. What I can definitely do without is all the calories that come with that treat, as well as the time it takes to make the Apple Pie.
What if I told you, you could enjoy the familiar and comforting flavours of Apple Pie without any guilt or even effort? Amazing, right? This Instant Pot Apple Pie Filling is done in under 25 minutes and that includes the time it takes to peel and cut up the apples.
Instant Pot Cinnamon Apples are absolutely delicious, luscious, and scrumptious! They are gluten-free and can be turned into a sugar-free and dairy-free vegan dessert without sacrificing any flavour.
If you like Apple Pie Flavours but don’t fancy peeling and cutting up all the apples, try my Instant Pot Baked Apples, they are just as delicious but require even less effort.
Ingredients for Apple Pie Filling
- Apples (Gala, Ambrosia, or your favourite variety that is firm and holds shape after cooking)
- Apple pie spices (I use cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves but you can use your favourite blend)
- Lemon juice
- Maple syrup (optional)
- Butter (regular or plant-based)
How to make Apple Pie Filling in Instant Pot
Making Apple Pie Filling in Instant Pot or another electric pressure cooker is actually really easy.
- Peel and dice the apples into 3/4-inch pieces.
- Add all the ingredients except for cornstarch to Instant Pot and cook for 2 minutes on High Pressure.
- Once cooked, do a Quick Pressure Release.
- Add a few teaspoons of cooking liquid from Instant Pot to cornstarch and stir to make a slurry, add it back to Instant Pot and mix. Apple Pie Filling will thicken in a few minutes.
Isn’t it easy?
How to use Instant Pot Apple Pie Filling
Apple Pie Filling is absolutely delicious on its own but here are a few ways to enjoy it.
- Warmed up on its own in a bowl. Mix in some nuts, raisins, and coconut for a delicious treat.
- Topped with yogurt and granola, as a parfait. If you like yogurt parfaits with fruits, try my Caramelized Bananas and Granola Yogurt Parfait.
- Warm Instant Pot Apple Pie Filling with a big scoop of ice cream on top. Try my No Churn Lemon Ice Cream for a great alternative to traditional Vanilla flavour.
- Serve alongside an assortment of cheeses on a cheese board.
- On top of Greek Yogurt Pancakes.
- Use as an actual filling for an Apple Pie!
Modifications for Apple Pie Filling
- I tried this Apple Pie Filling Recipe with Gala and Ambrosia apples, I didn’t taste any difference once they were cooked.
- You can use any of your favourite apples that hold shape after a bit of cooking. You don’t want applesauce.
- Maple Syrup
- I wanted a little bit of sweetness so I used a little bit of Maple Syrup but it is optional.
- You can omit any sweetener for an even healthier Cinnamon Apples.
- You can use more sweetener if you would like the Apple Pie Filling to be more like dessert.
- Feel free to use white sugar, brown sugar, honey, or other sweetener of your choice.
- Lemon Juice
- I like tartness with my apples, so I used juice of half a lemon.
- Feel free to use less lemon juice if you prefer sweeter taste.
- You can add lemon juice after apples are cooked, this way it is exactly to your taste.
- Note: I highly recommend adding at least a little bit of lemon juice as the acidity makes the apple pie filling taste better.
- Feel free to use regular butter or your favourite plant-based butter or margarine for a dairy-free and vegan apple dessert.
- Cooking time
- 2 minutes of cooking time makes slightly al dente apples, not fully soft but definitely cooked through.
- If you prefer softer apples, increase the timing to 3 minutes.
- Try adding raisins, dried cranberries, and nuts to the apples before cooking them in Instant Pot.
More Instant Pot Dessert Recipes
I love making desserts in Instant Pot, it is a great option if you don’t have access to an oven or if you don’t want to wait for the oven to preheat.
- 3 Ingredient Instant Pot Nutella Cake Bites are fudgy, delicious, and really easy make.
- If you have a few extra minutes, then try Flourless Instant Pot Chocolate Peanut Butter Cake Bites.
- Instant Pot Chocolate Caramel Sauce (Chocolate Dulce de Leche) is my guilty pleasure, it’s also a perfect hostess gift.
- And my new favourite is Instant Pot Almond Cherry Cake from my new website, Instantlicious, the cake is scrumptious!
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Instant Pot Apple Pie Filling
Makes about 3 cups of Apple Pie Filling
- 4 medium apples (about 1.75-2 pounds)
- 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
- 1 tablespoon maple syrup (optional)
- 1/2 lemon juice (or less to taste)
- 2 teaspoons cinnamon
- 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
- pinch cloves (optional)
- 1/2 cup water
- 2 teaspoons cornstarch
- Peel and core the apples, you should end up with about 1.5 pounds of apples.
- Dice into 3/4-inch pieces.
- Add all the ingredients except for the cornstarch to your Instant Pot. Mix.
- Close and lock the lid. Turn the vent on the lid to the sealing position.
- Press Manual or Pressure Cooker button (depending on your model) and using the arrow buttons set the cook time to 2 minutes. Use default High Pressure.Depending on your Instant Pot model and how cold the ingredients are, it'll take around 6-8 minutes to come to pressure.
- Once the Instant Pot beeps that 2 minutes of cooking are done, do a Quick Pressure Release. This will take about 1-2 minutes.
- Add 4-5 teaspoons of liquid from Instant Pot to a small bowl with cornstarch. Mix really well until all the cornstarch dissolves. Make sure to scrape all the cornstarch off the spoon also as it'll become pasty there.
- Add the cornstarch slurry back to Instant Pot, scraping all of it from the bowl.
- Press cancel on Instant Pot to stop Keep Warm function from working. Press Sauté button.
- Mix the apple pie filling to evenly distribute the cornstarch slurry and cook on sauté for about 2-3 minutes until the mixture thickens.
- Increase cooking time to 3 minutes for softer apples.
- Use 1-2 extra teaspoons of cornstarch for thicker apple pie filling if desired.
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