Instant Pot Fried Apples

Fried Apple slices topped with cinnamon and sugar on a blue plate

Fried apples are the simple dessert you didn't know you were missing! Why overcomplicate flavor and taste when you can just cook up some fried apples easily right at home?

The cook time is 10 minutes PLUS you just need five simple ingredients to get started. If you're craving apples but don't want to deal with a crust, this is the best way to make that happen!

Fried Apple slices topped with cinnamon and sugar on a blue plate

The next time that the kids are asking for a sweet treat, make them this apple dessert. Every bite has cinnamon and natural sweetness! Plus, when you change up the type of apples that you use, it changes up the flavor every time as well.

Why you'll love this recipe 

Don't forget what they say...An apple a day keeps the doctor away! So that means that eating this will help your tastebuds stay in tip-top shape!

  • It's a refreshing and fast dessert.
  • You can add any toppings that you'd like, from whipped cream to ice cream
  • This is a fun way to use up extra apples that you might have sitting in the pantry

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Recipe Ingredients 

Instant Pot Fried Apples ingredients

Apples - Use any type of apples that you want! For sweet apples, use honeycrip, gala, fuji, or even pink lady apples. If you want apples that are tart, granny smith apples will be best.

Sugar - I like to use white sugar but brown sugar could be used as well.

Unsalted butter - If you have only salted butter, it can be used but it may add an extra salty kick.

Cinnamon - You can also use a combination of cinnamon sugar seasoning that is premixed. I buy this at the store sometimes to save on space and time.

Cooking Spray - This is to keep the apples from sticking in the Instant Pot.

How to make Instant Pot Fried Apples

Since you only need a handful of ingredients, gather them quickly! The sooner you have them, the closer you are to eating and enjoying.

Step One: Grab a mixing bowl and add the slices of peeled apple, butter, sugar, and cinnamon. Combine well.

Instant Pot Fried Apples

Step Two: Place the fryer basket inside of the Instant Pot and spray some nonstick spray inside the basket.

Step Three: Add the apple mixture into the basket.

Instant Pot Fried Apples

Step Four: Add the Air Fryer lid to the Instant Pot and close.

Step Five: Air fry the prepped apples at 390 °F for 6 minutes.

Step Six: Once the time has passed, remove the lid and serve!

Instant Pot Fried Apples

Variations

Add oats - If you want to turn this into more a crumble, you can always add oats to the mixture. It's a great way to add fiber as well.

Change up the fruit - This recipe will work well with peaches as well!

How to serve

There are so many ways that you can enjoy this apple recipe. Some simple options are:

  • To use as a topping on cakes, cupcakes, and other desserts
  • Top with vanilla ice cream
  • Use as a filling for apple pie
  • Add to the top of homemade pancakes or waffles

These can also be served up in a bowl as is. Trust me when I say that these apples are delicious and really need nothing else added to them.

Recipe Tips

  • Try and slice the apples to be the same size so that they cook at the same pace.
  • Once you peel the apples, don't throw away those apple peels! You can actually fry them up on the stove and eat them as well. If you have a fruit dehydrator, you can dehydrate for a healthy snack.
Instant Pot Fried Apples

FAQs

What is the best way to peel apples?

To peel apples quickly, use a veggie peeler! Trust me, it's a super fast and easy way to get rid of those peels.

Can I freeze cooked applies?

Yes, you can add apples that are cooked to the freezer. Just let the cooked apples cool all the way and then store them in a freezer-safe bag.

Are fried apples served cold or hot?

You can serve them at any temperature! Try them both ways and see what you like best.

Why are my cooked apples bitter?

If the apples are not as sweet as you want, you can always sprinkle some extra sugar on top, even after they're cooked.

How do I store leftovers of fried apples?

If you're lucky enough to have leftovers, keep them chilled in the fridge in an airtight container.

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Fried Apple slices topped with cinnamon and sugar on a blue plate

Instant Pot Fried Apples

Instant Pot Fried Apples are a great way to make a healthy treat. All you need is ten minutes of time and simple ingredients.
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Course: Dessert
Cuisine: modern
Keyword: apple, butter, cinnamon, Instant Pot Fried Apples
Prep Time: 4 minutes
Cook Time: 6 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes
Servings: 4
Author: Corrie

Ingredients

  • 4 apples peeled and sliced
  • ½ cup sugar
  • ½ cup unsalted butter melted
  • 2 tablespoon cinnamon ground
  • cooking spray for the basket

Instructions

  • Grab a mixing bowl and add the slices of peeled apple, butter, sugar, and cinnamon. Combine well.
  • Place the fryer basket inside the Instant Pot and spray some nonstick spray inside the basket.
  • Add the apple mixture to the basket.
  • Add the Air Fryer lid to the Instant Pot and close.
  • Air fry the prepped apples at 390 °F for 6 minutes.
  •  Once the time has passed, remove the lid and serve!

Nutrition

Calories: 405kcal Carbohydrates: 53g Protein: 1g Fat: 23g Saturated Fat: 15g Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g Monounsaturated Fat: 6g Trans Fat: 1g Cholesterol: 61mg Sodium: 6mg Potassium: 219mg Fiber: 6g Sugar: 44g Vitamin A: 819IU Vitamin C: 9mg Calcium: 58mg Iron: 1mg

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Notes

  • Try and slice the apples to be the same size so that they cook at the same pace.
  • Once you peel the apples, don't throw away those apple peels! You can actually fry them up on the stove and eat them as well. If you have a fruit dehydrator, you can dehydrate for a healthy snack.
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