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Instant Pot Baked Apples

This Instant Pot Baked Apples recipe is a delicious, healthy dessert that is perfect for autumn. You only need 30 minutes and five simple ingredients. This recipe is naturally vegan, vegetarian, and gluten-free.

  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: 4 1x

Ingredients

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  • 4 sweet red apples
  • 2 teaspoons coconut sugar or brown sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 2 tablespoons raisins
  • 2 tablespoons chopped almonds, pecans, or walnuts
  • 1 cup water

Instructions

  1. Wash and core the apples, using a spoon or melon baller to make sure you remove all of the apple seeds. You’ll need to remove about 1/3 of the inner apple to allow enough room for the filling. Be careful not to poke a hole in the bottom of the apples.
  2. In a small bowl, combine the sugar, cinnamon, raisins, and chopped nuts. Stir to combine.
  3. Then, use a spoon to divide the mixture between the apples, carefully filling the hole of each apple.
  4. Place the trivet into the bottom of a 6-quart Instant Pot. Add the water into the bottom of the pot.
  5. Place the apples onto the trivet and lock on the lid.
  6. Set the time to 5 minutes at high pressure.
  7. When the cooking time is complete, let the pressure come down naturally for 5 minutes, and then use the quick-release to unlock the lid.
  8. Use tongs to remove the apples to a serving platter or bowl. You can use a serving spoon to pour some of the liquid from the bottom of the pot onto the apples.
  9. Serve the apples warm or at room temperature.

Notes

  1. Feel free to serve your apples as is, or with a scoop of ice cream or a side of whipped cream. Use dairy-free versions of either, if necessary.
  2. The best types of apples for this recipe are sweet red apples such as Fuji, Honeycrisp, Gala, or Pink Lady.
  3. Use chopped pumpkin seeds if you need to make this recipe nut-free.
  4. If you are on a low-sugar diet, you can cut the amount of sugar in half.
  5. If you don’t like raisins, you can use dried cranberries instead. Or, just leave them out.
  6. The total cooking time includes 10 minutes for the Instant Pot to come up to pressure.
  7. Store any leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 4 days.

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