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Instant Pot Disney Caramel Apple Pie

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  • Author: 365 Days of Slow and Pressure Cooking
  • Prep Time: 25 minutes
  • Cook Time: 22 minutes (plus 10 minute baking)
  • Total Time: 47 minutes
  • Yield: 6 servings 1x


A fall favorite! You’ll love the sugar cookie dough crust with apple pie filling, salted caramel sauce and crumble topping. Don’t forget a scoop of vanilla ice cream on top! 


Units Scale

Dough for crust:

  • 5 Tbsp melted butter
  • 5 Tbsp white sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 1/2 tsp vanilla
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp cream of tartar
  • 1 cup all purpose flour


  • 3 medium apples (like granny smith or gala)
  • 2 Tbsp white sugar
  • 1 Tbsp flour
  • 3/4 tsp apple pie spice or cinnamon
  • 1/2 cup salted caramel ice cream topping


  • 1/2 cup all purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup white sugar
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla
  • 1/4 cup softened butter


  1. Make the dough: In a medium bowl whisk together the butter, sugar, egg and vanilla. Then stir in the salt, baking soda, cream of tartar and flour.
  2. Press into pan: Spray a 7 inch springform pan with non-stick cooking spray. Press the dough into the bottom and up the sides of the pan (about an inch). 
  3. Prepare apple filling: Peel and slice the apples. In a medium bowl toss the apples together with the sugar, flour and apple pie spice. Add the apples into the prepared pan. 
  4. Pressure cook: Place a paper towel over the top of the pan and secure it into place with foil. Pour 1 ½ cups water into the bottom of Instant Pot. Place the pan on top of a trivet/sling with handles and lower into the bottom of the Instant Pot. Cover Instant Pot and secure the lid. Make sure valve is set to sealing. Set the manual/pressure cook time to 22 minutes. When time is up move valve to venting and remove the lid. Carefully remove the pan from the Instant Pot. 
  5. Make the topping: In a medium bowl add the flour, brown sugar, white sugar, salt, vanilla and softened butter. Use a pastry blender to cut the butter into the mixture until it is crumbly. Drizzle the caramel sauce over the top on the apples. Sprinkle the crumble topping on top of the apples. 
  6. Bake in oven or use air fryer lid: If you have an air fryer lid dump out water in the bottom of your Instant Pot and dry out the pot. Then lower the apple pan into the Instant Pot. Cover with the air fryer lid and set to BAKE (not air fry) at 350 degrees for 10 minutes. You can also bake in the oven at 350 degrees F for 10-20 minutes or until topping is browned and crispy.
  7. Serve: Let cool and serve like a pie or dig in with a spoon and serve like apple crisp. Vanilla ice cream is a must!


Recipe adapted from Six Sisters Stuff

  • Category: Dessert
  • Method: Instant Pot/Air fryer lid