Instant Pot Praline Pecan Cobbler–a gooey, caramelly praline pecan cobbler dessert that will blow your socks off. With a scoop of vanilla ice cream or whipped cream it tastes like heaven in your mouth.
Get the SLOW COOKER Praline Pecan Cobbler recipe here
Instant Pot Praline Pecan Cobbler
A few weeks ago my husband and I visited Nashville, Tennessee for a few days. We were told by friends that we must eat at a restaurant called Puckett’s and order the skillet pecan cobbler. We did as we were told and have been dreaming of that dessert ever since.
Let me get one thing straight. I would choose a dark chocolate brownie and ice cream over any non-chocolate dessert about 99% of the time. But after trying the pecan cobbler at Puckett’s I was blown away. I’m not a nut fan and I’m not even a pecan pie fan but this dessert was to die for.
So of course I had to come home and try to recreate it to the best of my ability. And I must say that it turned out pretty darn good. My husband said, “this is just as good as what we ordered at the restaurant!” I agreed. My version was a little more moist, like a bread pudding. The restaurant’s version was more of a traditional cobbler. But both were good. However since we don’t have a Puckett’s in our neighborhood we will have to live with the homemade version until we can visit Nashville again.
I would love to know if you like this dessert as much as we did! Please try it soon and let me know what you think.
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What Equipment Did You Use?
To make Instant Pot Praline Pecan Cobbler I used my 6 quart Instant Pot Duo 60 7 in 1*. I love this Instant Pot because it has the yogurt making function which I use almost weekly. It has two pressure settings (high and low), and there are also little slots in the handles so that you can rest the lid there instead of putting it down on your counter-top. You can also use an 8 quart Instant Pot to make this recipe.
I used an OXO sling/trivet* to lower my pan into the pot and to get it out. This sling is so handy for so many recipes. For example I used it for Instant Pot Taco Meatloaf the other night.
The cobbler was baked in a 7 inch by 3 inch Fat Daddios cake pan*. You can also use a bundt cake pan for this recipe.Print
Instant Pot Praline Pecan Cobbler
- Prep Time: 20 minutes
- Cook Time: 28 minutes
- Total Time: 1 hour
- Yield: 6 servings 1x
A gooey, caramelly praline pecan cobbler dessert that will blow your socks off. With a scoop of vanilla ice cream or whipped cream it tastes like heaven in your mouth.
- 4 Tbsp melted butter
- 1 1/4 cup praline pecans (divided) see note below
- 1 cup all purpose flour
- 1 1/2 tsp baking powder
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1 cup white sugar
- 1/2 cup milk
- 1/2 tsp vanilla
- 1/4 cup brown sugar
- 1 cup boiling water
- For serving: whipped cream or vanilla ice cream
- Pour the melted butter in the bottom of a 7 inch cake pan*. Sprinkle 1 cup of the pecans evenly over the butter.
- In a medium bowl mix flour, baking powder, salt, sugar, milk and vanilla. Stir to combine, but don’t over-mix. Scrape the batter out of the bowl and spread it evenly over the pecans.
- Sprinkle the brown sugar over the top of the batter.
- Pour boiling water over the top of the brown sugar. Don’t stir.
- Pour 1 ½ cups of water into the bottom of your Instant Pot. Loosely top the pan with a square of foil to prevent drippage on the top of the cobbler. Lower the cake pan into the bottom of your Instant Pot with a trivet or sling*.
- Cover your Instant Pot and secure the lid. Make sure the valve is set to sealing. Set the manual/pressure cook button to 28 minutes on high pressure. When the time is up perform a quick release or let it sit for 5 minutes and then perform a quick release.
- Optional: remove the foil and place the cobbler under your oven’s broiler for 3 minutes to brown up the top of the cake a little.
- Top the cobbler with the rest of your pecans. Scoop servings out and top with whipped cream or vanilla ice cream.
Praline Pecans are pecans that are coated in a sweet and crunchy coating. I found a can of praline pecans are Smith’s (Kroger). They were with the other jarred nuts and were the Private Selection brand. They are super tasty!
- Category: Dessert
- Method: Instant Pot
- Cuisine: Southern
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Haven’t real all the comments, but I don’t see peaches in the list or the instructions.
This one is pecan cobbler, not peach cobbler 🙂
Theresa Fisher says
This looks awesome. What if I can’t find praline pecans?
Did you look with the other jarred nuts? that’s where I found mine
Theresa Fisher says
I have not looked yet. I just wanted another option in case I can’t find them.
If I read correctly, you used a 6qt IP duo with a 7″ pan, is that correct?
I have the 8qt duo only what size pan should I use?
Also, I want to make yogurt and need the specifics including what containers you recommend.
I have now taken my IP out of the box, think it is time I learn how to use it. I still remember the pressure cookers from times gone by and have hesitated getting started.
Your assistance is greatly appreciated.
This is SAM, I have the 6QT NOVA PLUS, not the 8Qt. so please disregard the question regarding the 8Qt.
Kim B. says
I used the old pressure cookers all my adult life & had an IP in the box for a year UNTIL I found Karen!! You stick with her & you’ll be a pro in no time with your IP. Try the sausage, beans & potatoes and the cabbage roll soup & you’ll be hooked. Good luck!
Ahhh, that’s so nice. Thanks Kim!
The 7 inch pans fit inside the 6 quart pots. And for the yogurt you can follow along with my recipe here: https://www.365daysofcrockpot.com/instant-pot-greek-yogurt/
I just made this. Followed your directions. Is the crust supposed to be firm? Mine was gooey. It tasted fine but I was thinking the crust should be like a pie crust. Mine was on the verge of being runny. Any suggestions?
It will by spongy and soft, not crispy like crust.
I would love to know what I did that was different than the other reviewers here did. The flavor was great, but the cake part was tough and rubbery. It was actually hard to get a serving spoon through it. ☹️
I have no idea! that is so strange!
I’d like to make this for a dinner party. Do you think I could double the recipe in a deeper dish? How would that change cooking time or the amount of water at the bottom of a 6 quart instant pot?
I would be nervous to try it for a dinner party in a deeper dish the first time. What if it doesn’t turn out? that would be a sad day. I would increase the time by 10-15 minutes.
Every once in awhile, guests will “just pop in”. when this happens, can I use a cake mix and canned frosting?
Hi Barb, are you asking on how to make a cake mix in the Instant Pot? I haven’t tried that yet and to tell you the truth I bet the oven would be just as fast.
Just made this today exactly by your recipe..came out perfect..it’s delicious..I love it and so easy to make..thanks for sharing!
So glad you enjoyed it Judith! We love this one too 🙂
Grace Salvagno says
Any idea why mine failed? When I removed the foil, tons of water remained floating on top. I poured 1 cup water over the brown sugar. I poured 1.5 cups of water into the bottom of IP. So disappointed it failed, as pecans are expensive. After 28 minutes, it was only half cooked.
What type of pan did you use?
I followed the recipe exactly.mine also came out wet and dough-y in the middle. I used a glass bowl. Any suggestions??
From what I’ve experienced glass takes longer. I would increase the cooking time to 40 minutes.
Luann Zwiefelhofer says
I have made this at least 4 times in the last 2 weeks! So easy, and SO good!! The investment of Instant Pot accessories is worth every penny for this dessert, and the cheesecake. I love Karen and Greg’s recipes. So family friendly.
Wow Thanks so much LuAnn!!!
Trina Perkins says
I have a 3 qt .. how could I modify the recipe?
do you have a pan that will work for pot in pot cooking?
I made this today and it was delicious!
Glad to hear! I love it.
This receipe looks devine!
I have a Duo 8qt Instant Pot and I am wanting to purchase the Fat Daddio’s 8 x 3 cake pan…Would the cooking time or amount of ingredients change? I’m also wondering if I could use this pan for cheese cake. I don’t mind if the crust isn’t perfect.
I bet you would be fine. I would just increase the water in the bottom of the pot to 2 cups. The pot will take longer to come to pressure but it should be fine. Let me know how it goes.
Hello I have read your recipe for instant pot and slow cooker . Do you have just plain oveninstructions. I look forward to reading other recipes on your site .
No I don’t but you could make it in the oven at 350 for 30-35 minutes. Let me know how it works out!
I just made one of these and baked it in the oven, after making it in the instant pot last week. The oven version was as good as the instant pot one!
Hooray! I’ve made one in the oven too. They are different but both are tasty.
Marti Tucker says
I tried this right away and OMG….I couldn’t believe how delicious it was!! It was my first time trying a ‘dessert food’ in my Instant Pot. The only thing I did different was I added some ground cinnamon in the melted butter and also in the flour mixture. It was perfect!!!
Marti Tucker says
Also wanted to add… I had all the ingredients on hand except I only had fresh pecans instead of praline pecans. But I easily found a quick and perfect recipe for ‘Toffee Pecans’ and made my own. I’m so glad I made extra because the kiddos and DH devoured them! Lol
um yes…those things are so good! like candy!
I was thinking that cinnamon would be good to add!
Can you make it in a crock pot???
yes! here’s the slow cooker version: https://www.365daysofcrockpot.com/slow-cooker-praline-pecan-cobbler/
I would love a version of this recipe for the oven or slowcooker. I do not have a instapot.
Here’s the slow cooker version: https://www.365daysofcrockpot.com/slow-cooker-praline-pecan-cobbler/
Earl Gerz says
I love your blog. I have done many of your recipes. Just wondering why you don’t use a ninja foodie.. It would crisp the top without putting it in the oven.
I just have Instant Pots. I’m not familiar with ninja version. I’ll have to check it out.
Earl Gerz says
Check it out!! Ninja foodie Pressure cooks. air fry ,saute,dehydrates, bakes, broil,steams and slow cooks. I passed on a instant pot to get this four months ago and i love it.
thanks! maybe I will!
I wonder how it would change the outcome if I used yellow cake mix as a topping or perhaps store bought biscuits or polenta (I have a chickpea polenta in the fridge ). I’d like to cut back on the white sugar.
the cake mix might work but I’m not sure about the other ideas.
This sounds out of this world delicious!! Just wondering—is ‘cobber’ just a typo or one of those words your kiddos make up and it just sticks?? 🙂
oh my gosh I seriously typed out cobber like 50 times and it was supposed to be cobbler. I need a nap!