Pressure Cooker Baked Apples (with oven option)

As American as apple pie, only healthier! This is one of the quickest and healthiest desserts I’ve ever made. There’s just a few ingredients – that you probably already have on hand – and it’s all done in your Instant Pot in just 8 minutes! Everyone will love Pressure Cooker Baked Apples; the perfect end to a healthy meal!

Pressure Cooker Baked Apples

Seems like I’m the last to the pressure cooker party, but I finally got my hands on Pampered Chef’s Quick Cooker! It has a 6 quart capacity, so as long as your pressure cooker it the same size, this recipe won’t need modified.

How to make Pressure Cooker Baked Apples

I used a melon baller to scoop out the apple core. If you have an apple corer, of course that probably works better. I found it worked great to go through the bottom of the apples, and place them in the pot upside down for more stability. Be careful not to cut through the top of the apple, or your filling won’t stay in! I just left the stems on for quicker prep.

Then the raisins get a quick spice dusting before filling the apples. Set your pressure cooker to 8 minutes on high. When it’s done, manually release the pressure to stop the cooking. DONE!

To make these in the oven, follow steps 1 and 2 as written, then, put the apples and water or apple cider into an oven-proof baking dish. Bake at 350 degrees for about 45 minutes.

Pressure Cooker Baked Apples

If you love healthy desserts, you might also like to try Cinnamon Baked Pears or Chocolate Covered Strawberry Chia Pudding!

I want to hear from you! If you make this recipe, let me know in the comments!

Pressure Cooker Baked Apples
5 from 3 votes

Pressure Cooker Baked Apples

Quick and healthy dessert that's sweet enough with no added sugar! The apples, raisins, and spices may make it perfect for Fall evenings, but these ingredients are available and delicious year round!

Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 8 minutes
Total Time 18 minutes
Servings 7
Calories 126 kcal
Author Laura Yautz


  • 7 Apples
  • 1/2 cup Raisins (more or less depending on the size of your apples)
  • 1/2 cup Apple Cider or water
  • 1/2 tsp Cinnamon
  • A sprinkle of ground Cloves
  • Toasted walnuts to garnish, if desired


  1. Core the apples.

  2. In a small bowl, combine raisins, cinnamon, and clove. Fill each apple with raisin and spice mixture.

  3. Pour 1/2 cup water, or apple cider, into the pressure cooker pot, and arrange apples inside.

  4. Cook for 8 minutes at high pressure. If you have very large apples, add and minute or two.

  5. Manually release the pressure. Garnish with toasted walnuts, if desired.

Recipe Notes

If you want to bake these in the oven, bake in a dish at 350 degrees F for about 45 minutes.

3 thoughts on “Pressure Cooker Baked Apples (with oven option)

  • November 6, 2018 at 10:53 pm

    5 stars
    Pressure cooker apples were great!!!!

  • November 6, 2018 at 10:49 pm

    5 stars
    We had the apples tonight and they were great!!

  • November 3, 2018 at 5:12 pm

    5 stars
    Copied the pressure cooker baked apples.


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