Fall is here, and apples are in season. But, while there’s nothing like biting into a delicious, crisp apple, you may get a bit too excited at the apple orchard and come back with more than you can eat plain.
Thankfully, there are so many great recipes to choose from. This Instant Pot Stuffed Apples recipe is so easy to make and incorporates some wonderful fall flavors. It’s the perfect thing for a cool fall evening.
Which apples are best for baked apples?
You absolutely can’t go wrong with Granny Smith apples. Granny Smith apples have the tart flavor that works with the other flavors in this recipe, and they have a crisp texture that holds up to being baked. You want to avoid apples that have a mealy texture as they turn to mush when baked. Other great options are Honeycrisp, Mutsu, and Pink Lady.
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How do you hollow out an apple?
Use a knife to cut off the top, and then scoop out the seeds and core using a spoon. Careful not to be breakthrough the sides or bottom of the apples.
Are baked apples good for you?
When it comes to fall treats, baked apples are certainly better for you than cookies or cake. While this recipe uses butter and brown sugar, the amounts are spread into four servings. Honestly, these aren’t a bad option for those wanting something sweet that doesn’t go to their waistline.
What are the ingredients to make Instant Pot Stuffed Apples?
To make this Instant Pot Stuffed Apple recipe, you are going to need the following ingredients:
- Brown sugar
- Ground clove and ground star anise
How to make Instant Pot Stuffed Apples
Now that you have gathered your ingredients, it is time to make Instant Pot Stuffed Apples. All you have to do is follow the steps below:
Using a sharp knife or an ice cream, scoop the core of the apples. Once the core is out and using a spoon take out the extra seeds and pieces. Make sure to not break through the sides or bottom of the apples, or all your ingredients will leak out.
In a bowl, beat the butter with the brown sugar and spices until you have a thick paste. Add the oats and stir to combine.
Spoon the filling into each apple until full. Don’t overpack the apples, or the ingredients won’t cook properly.
Place the trivet into the Instant Pot. Add the apples and close the lid and valve.
Set on high pressure for 3 minutes.
Manually release steam. Open the valve and lid and spoon the apples onto plates. Be careful when removing from the Instant Pot. The apples will be really soft. Top with whipped cream, ice cream, caramel, etc. Or enjoy plain.
Your Instant Pot Stuffed Apples are ready to serve!
Instant Pot Stuffed Apples Recipe
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- 4 Apples
- ¼ Cup butter, softened
- ¼ Cup brown sugar
- ¼ Cup + 1 tbsp oats
- 1 Tsp cinnamon
- Pinch of ground clove and pinch of ground star anise
- 1 ½ Cups of water (for the Instant Pot)
- Using a sharp knife or an ice cream scoop the core of the apples. Once the core is out and using a spoon take out the extra seeds and pieces.
- In a bowl, beat the butter with the brown sugar and spices until you have a thick paste. Add the oats and stir to combine.
- Spoon the filling into each apple until full.
- Place the trivet into the Instant Pot. Add the water and apples and close the lid and valve.
- Set on high pressure for 3 minutes.
- Manually release steam. Open the valve and lid and spoon the apples onto plates.
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Nutrition Information:Yield: 4 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 246Total Fat: 12gSaturated Fat: 7gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 4gCholesterol: 31mgSodium: 100mgCarbohydrates: 38gFiber: 5gSugar: 30gProtein: 1g
These nutritional calculations might not be accurate. Please speak with a licensed nutritionist to assist you.