Instant Pot Apple Crisp - Salted Caramel Apple Crisp
Sweet, salty delicious and indulgent ooey-gooey treat the ultimate classic fall dessert with an amazing crunchy topping.
Recipe type: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Serves: 4
  • Topping:
  • 6 tablespoons cold butter, diced
  • ½ cup flour
  • ¼ teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • ½ cup rolled oats
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • ½ cup brown sugar
  • Filling:
  • 4 medium-sized Granny Smith apples, peeled, cored and diced
  • 3 tablespoons melted butter
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • ¼ cup brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • ½ teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • Pinch of salt
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1 cup water
  • Sauce:
  • ½ cup unsalted butter
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • ¼ cup milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • ¼ teaspoon coarse salt
  1. Add melted butter to the Instant Pot and swirl to coat the bottom of the pan. Add in the filling ingredients; brown sugar, lemon juice, vanilla extract, nutmeg, cinnamon, salt, and apples. Stir until well combined. Pour water over apples.
  2. Prepare the crumble topping. Mix together all dry ingredients until well combined. Add in the diced butter with a fork, using it to work the butter into the dry mix until combined well with a sand-like texture. Sprinkle the topping over the apple mixture in the pot. Close and lock the Instant Pot lid, and seal the valve.
  3. Select manual high pressure for 1 minute. Once finished cooking, turn the steam valve for a quick release. Remove the lid once the pin has dropped.
  4. While the Apple crumble cooks, prepare your caramel sauce. Place the butter in a small saucepan over medium-high heat. Once the butter has melted, add the milk and sugar. Stir constantly until mixture boils, then continue to boil for 2 minutes. Remove the saucepan from heat and stir in the vanilla extract and salt. Set aside until ready for use.
  5. Serve the apple crisp warm in a bowl and drizzle with the salted caramel sauce. Great with a scoop of vanilla ice cream or dollop of whipped cream.
Leftover sauce can be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator for 1 month.
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