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Wednesday, September 1, 2021

Dessert Apple Slices, made in your pressure cooker!

Do you love homemade apple pie? Maybe short on time to bake one? Never fear, this tasty recipe for Dessert Apple Slices will come in quite handy when the desire for pie strikes!  But the truth is, it is really just a delicious bowl of fruit, healthy and so good!


Personally, I love apple pie, and that is precisely the problem, I do love it, and would eat the whole dang thing! But if I want to keep wearing my current clothes, I really don't need to can't eat that much pie. Just know, however, I would take one for the team, if I needed to…making me just the person you could call upon!

Dessert Apple Slices.

But my husband on the other hand is not a lover of pie, not even apple pie! He is an ice cream guy, all the way. So that created a conundrum for me, how do I get the enjoyment of apple pie without baking an apple pie? One day with enough apples to bake a pie, I played around with the apples, a bit of sugar, and my electric pressure cooker. And while I had doubts being new to pressure cooking, I did create and enjoy Dessert Apple Slices to enjoy after dinner that evening...


The process is simple with a bit of hands-on work peeling the apples, Then you add the sugar and spices and allow the mixture to macerate. During this standing time, the juice from the apples will pool up in the mixing bowl.  Once the apples have stopped releasing their juice, transfer the mixture to the cooking vessel. Secure the lid and cook for a quick 4-minutes. Followed by a 5-minute NPR rest before releasing the valve. 


And with that, you have delicious, tender, perfectly spiced Dessert Apple Slices.
Stir together some honey-sweetened vanilla yogurt or have a bowl of whipped cream ready…because it is dessert time!

Ingredients needed for this recipe:
  • apples
  • sugar
  • cinnamon
  • salt
  • vanilla
You will also need the following:
  • Electric Pressure Cooker/Instant Pot
  • paring knife
  • measuring cups
  • measuring spoons
  • large mixing bowl
  • cutting board
Now we are ready to begin!


Dessert Apple Slices.


Dessert Apple Slices
by the seat of my pants

4 large or 6 smaller apples, washed, peeled, then cut into thick slices
1/3 c sugar
½ - 1 tsp cinnamon – you can decide your preferred cinnamon level
Dash salt
1 t vanilla


Dessert Apple Slices, as delicious as apple pie!

In a large mixing bowl, toss together the apple slices, sugar, cinnamon, and salt. Let the mixture rest in the mixing bowl to allow the sugar to extract the natural juices from the apples (this will be your cooking liquid) for about an hour. Once the liquid has pooled up, stir in the vanilla.

To cook, turn the mixture into the cooking pan/vessel of your electric pressure cooker; securely attach the lid making sure the valve is closed, set cooking time for four minutes.

Note: to be honest, when I developed this recipe I was scared because I am a pressure cooker scaredy-cat concerned that there was not enough liquid to build up steam, but there is. And since the cooking time is only 4 minutes, there is little to no chance of burning. When I opened the cooker after the 5 minute wait time, there was more liquid than when I started because the apples release more juice when cooked…



Important, let rest for 5 minutes only because you want slices, not sauce.

Open the valve, remove the lid when the steam vent has emptied, and gently turn the apple slices into a shallow bowl to finish cooling.

Serve warm or cold with a bit of honey-sweetened vanilla yogurt and a drizzle of whipped cream. 

Storage options for Dessert Apple Slices. Store covered in the refrigerator for up to 3 days. You may freeze Dessert Apple Slices, however, expect some loss of texture. 


UPDATE:  For your convenience, a "copy and paste" version of Dessert Apple Slices has been included below. 
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Printable "copy and paste" version:

Dessert Apple Slices
by the seat of my pants

4 large or 6 smaller apples, washed, peeled, then cut into thick slices
1/3 c sugar
½ - 1 tsp cinnamon – you can decide your preferred cinnamon level
Dash salt
1 t vanilla

In a large mixing bowl, toss together the apple slices, sugar, cinnamon, and salt. Let the mixture rest in the mixing bowl to allow the sugar to extract the natural juices from the apples (this will be your cooking liquid) for about an hour. Once the liquid has pooled up, stir in the vanilla.

To cook, turn the mixture into the cooking pan/vessel of your electric pressure cooker; securely attach the lid making sure the valve is closed, set cooking time for four minutes.

Note: to be honest, when I developed this recipe I was scared because I am a pressure cooker scaredy-cat concerned that there was not enough liquid to build up steam, but there is. And since the cooking time is only 4 minutes, there is little to no chance of burning. When I opened the cooker after the 5 minute wait time, there was more liquid than when I started because the apples release more juice when cooked…

Important, let rest for 5 minutes only because you want slices, not sauce.

Open the valve, remove the lid when the steam vent has emptied, and gently turn the apple slices into a shallow bowl to finish cooling.

Serve warm or cold with a bit of honey-sweetened vanilla yogurt and a drizzle of whipped cream. 

Storage options for Dessert Apple Slices. Store covered in the refrigerator for up to 3 days. You may freeze Dessert Apple Slices, however, expect some loss of texture. 

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  1. Yummy! Thanks so much for linking up with me at #AThemedLinkup 33 for Thanksgiving Recipes.

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  2. Easy and delicious. What a great apple dessert

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    1. I love the easy part, when I want pie, but not the energy to make one...

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  3. It’s surely apple season! We just bought an apple pie as it was a ridiculously low price but I do like making my own.
    Lovely dessert you made.

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  4. I might try this in my pressure cooker!

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    1. It does work well, I hope you enjoy this as much as we did!

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  5. We will love this recipe and it will be perfect for fall! Thanks so much for sharing your awesome post with us at Full Plate Thursday, 552 and come back to see us real soon!
    Miz Helen

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