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Instant Pot Cinnamon Apples – Great for Snack, Breakfast, or Dessert!

A few years ago, our oldest ordered cinnamon apples at a restaurant and he was hooked.  They were buttery, cinnamon-ny, and delicious. I wanted to recreate these easily at home, so I made Microwave Cinnamon Apples. (< click for that recipe!) Fast forward a few years and thousands of apples later, I am all about the Instant Pot. While I would still rank the microwave cinnamon apples a little easier with less cleanup, the Instant Pot Cinnamon Apples are pretty awesome, too. And they are good if you are concerned about using a microwave.

First things first, gather your ingredients.  Any kind of apple will work.  I have used Gala, Fuji, Granny Smith, and Honey Crisp. They are all delicious!

In addition to your apples, you will need cinnamon and water, and also your choice of sweetener.  If you are using Honey Crisp apples, you may not even need any sweetener.  You can use coconut sugar, white sugar, stevia, maple syrup, honey, or whatever else you love to use.  Just don’t add the honey until after your apples are cooked.



It is low effort, maximum taste with these instant pot cinnamon apples!

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Instant Pot Cinnamon Apples

Instant Pot Cinnamon Apples

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 3 minutes
Total Time: 13 minutes

Instant Pot cinnamon apples are great for a snack or dessert. Leave the sweetener off and they still taste amazing!


  • 4 medium apples
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/8 cup water
  • 1 TBSP sugar, honey, or other sweetener (totally optional!)


  1. Peel, core, and chop apples into cubes.
  2. Place apples and water into your Instant Pot.
  3. Add cinnamon and sugar and stir well. (If adding honey instead, do that after cooking.)
  4. Stir well to coat apples with sugar and cinnamon.
  5. Place lid on and lock.
  6. Set Instant Pot on Manual for 3 minutes.
  7. When cooking is complete, a quick release or natural release is fine.
  8. Serve apples by themselves or with a scoop of vanilla ice cream or pecans!

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Saturday 27th of October 2018

I love this! If I wanted to do double the apples (I'm not keeping up with my fruit CSA!) would I also double the water or leave as is? I tend to doubt myself on IP liquid amounts and add more than is needed ;)


Tuesday 30th of October 2018

I would add water, a little at a time. Doubling won't hurt, but I wouldn't think you'd need that much. I haven't tried it so I don't want it to backfire on you, though. Good luck!


Friday 28th of September 2018

I added 1 tbsp of butter and a dash of nutmeg and ginger, reduced the time by 1 minute and they came out slightly crisp. Perfect!!


Tuesday 9th of October 2018


LoriAnn Leach

Wednesday 11th of July 2018

These went so well as a sidedish with my Smokey Parmesan Crusted Pork Chops. I did add some vanilla extract to the water prior to cooking. Soooo delicious! Thanks for sharing his recipe.


Thursday 9th of August 2018

I'm so glad you liked them!

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Wednesday 25th of April 2018

It's so fast and easy. Thank you for sharing the recipe!!


Friday 27th of April 2018

So glad you liked it!

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