Allergy-Friendly Apple Cranberry Crisp In The Instant Pot

This apple cranberry crisp made in the Instant Pot highlights all the flavors of a mulled apple cider -- with a holiday twist of cranberries, and a lovely crispy crunchy topping. It's also grain-free, gluten-free, dairy-free, and egg-free, with a nut-free option! Serves 4 to 6.
Course Dessert
Author Haniya Cherry


For the filling:

For the topping:


To make the filling:

  1. Combine cored and cubed apples and pears in the bottom of an 8-inch, 2-quart oven-safe dish, such as this one.
  2. Then add cranberries, lemon juice, sweetener, arrowroot powder, and spices.
  3. Mix until evenly distributed.

To make the topping:

  1. In a separate small mixing bowl, combine coconut flour, chia seeds, coconut, nuts if desired, sweetener, spices, and salt.
  2. Add coconut oil in small chunks.
  3. Then mix gently with a fork until evenly distributed.

To make the apple cranberry crisp:

  1. Layer topping over filling ingredients.
  2. Then make a foil sling to go under the baking dish (see how to make a foil sling here!). And make sure to reinforce your sling with extra pieces of aluminum foil, as this dish becomes too heavy for a single piece of aluminum folded lengthwise.
  3. Add 2 cups of water and a trivet to pressure cooker.
  4. Then, using the foil sling to transport, gently lower baking dish inside cooker.
  5. Put on the lid of your cooker, checking that the seals and all components are in good shape, including being in the sealing position.
  6. If using an electric cooker, set to high for 20 minutes.
  7. If using a stove-top cooker, bring to high pressure and maintain pressure for a cook time of 20 minutes.
  8. Once cycle is complete, if using an electric cooker, hit the Cancel button to turn off the heat.
  9. With a stove-top cooker, remove from heat.
  10. Then place a towel over the pressure release knob and allow pot to do a quick pressure release.
  11. When pressure is released, open lid.
  12. Carefully remove crisp from cooker using foil sling.
  13. For a crisper, crunchier top, place under the broiler in the oven for a few minutes until browned.
  14. Then serve with a dollop of whipped cream or ice cream. Enjoy!