Instant Pot Apple Dumplings are ready in under 30 minutes! This easy apple dumpling recipe uses crescent rolls and a brown sugar, cinnamon, apple cider syrup to make a quick dessert that tastes like fall.
Instant Pot Easy Apple Dumplings
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Have you gotten an Instant Pot yet? They’re the newest craze in cooking that everyone is talking about. I have personally had an Instant Pot for about a year and a half, but I’ll be honest. For most of those 18 months, the pressure cooker was sitting in my garage, only being pulled out every now and then to cook rice or hardboiled eggs, both of which it does beautifully.
Why did I not touch it much? The Instant Pot intimidated me. For this busy mom, I didn’t have time to learn all of those buttons. High pressure, low pressure, saute, poultry….if I even wanted to try making dinner in the Instant Pot, I just didn’t know how to go about doing it. It was like learning to cook all over again and I didn’t really have the time to learn a new method.
When I opened this Instant Pot® cookbook, I found approachable recipes that the whole family could enjoy for every meal:
Apple and Cinnamon Oatmeal, Corn Pudding, Mexican Style Brown Rice, Sunday Pot Roast, Mac ‘n Cheese…and to finish off? Desserts. I had heard you could make desserts in the Instant Pot but had never tried it. When I saw these Instant Pot Apple Dumplings, I knew this had to be the first recipe I made!
Crescent Roll Apple Dumplings
You may have already known how you can make apple dumplings with crescent rolls, but we’re changing the game today and showing how you can make these easy apple dumplings even faster…in the Instant Pot.
Let’s do this.
- Hit the Saute button on the Instant Pot. You can use this button without having the top on the pressure cooker. I use this when I want to get the pot heated up quickly, or for melting butter to make this delicious apple cider syrup! Let the Instant Pot heat up while you are preparing the apples.
- Simply take a large apple (we recommend Granny Smith), peel, core and cut it into 8 wedges. Then wrap each apple wedge in a crescent roll.
- Hit the Off button on the Instant Pot. Add the butter, brown sugar, vanilla, cinnamon, and a dash of nutmeg to the butter to the heated Instant pot and stir until it is melted.
- Place the wrapped apples in the syrup and pour the apple cider around the dumplings. Close the Instant Pot, making sure the vent is set to seal and cook the apple dumplings on high pressure for 10 minutes.
- Allow the Instant Pot to naturally release for 10 minutes, then open the vent to release any extra pressure.
Open the pot and you’re ready to serve the apple dumplings, with a scoop of ice cream, of course! This dessert was so simple and tasted amazing. We may have made it three times in three days. But don’t tell anyone, K? What I love about this recipe is that it makes a small batch and is ready in 30 minutes. Dangerously easy, right? 🙂
Instant Pot Apple Dumplings
- 8 ounces crescent rolls 1 can
- 1 large Granny Smith apple cored, peeled and cut into 8 wedges
- 4 tablespoons butter
- 1/2 cup brown sugar
- 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- pinch ground nutmeg
- 3/4 cup apple cider (NOT vinegar! Apple Cider Juice only)
- Preheat the Instant Pot by selecting Saute.
- Open the can of crescent rolls and roll the dough out flat. Roll each wedge of apple in 1 crescent roll.
- Add the butter to the Instant Pot and select Cancel. Add the sugar, vanilla, cinnamon, and nutmeg and stir until melted.
- Place the dumplings side by side in the Instant Pot. Drizzle the apple cider along the edges. Secure the lid.
- Select Manual and cook at high pressure for 10 minutes.
- Once cooking is complete, use a natural release. Let it cool for a few minutes and serve warm, drizzled with the sugar and cider syrup.