10 Easy Desserts You Can Make in Your Instant Pot

updated Dec 13, 2021
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Our beloved Instant Pot is a true dinnertime hero. We use it for everything from creamy mac and cheese to butter chicken to Italian beef sandwiches. But we also love this multitasking machine for making dessert. The Instant Pot can gently steam and bake with ease — and keep you from heating up the oven when you want a sweet treat.

Instant Pot desserts are their own particular brand of delicious — so you don’t want to try taking your favorite cheesecake recipe and throwing it on high pressure for 20 minutes. Pressure cooker dessert recipes are developed with the time, temperature and pressure-cooking abilities of the Instant Pot in mind and they sometimes require special tools for making and baking.

From cheesecake to brownies to crème brûlée, and so much more, here are 10 Instant Pot desserts to try right now.

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Instant Pot Crème Brûlée
You can make perfect Crème Brûlée without wrestling a water bath. This recipe requires just 5-ingredients and very little time, but it does help to have an Instant Pot baking sling to get the ramekins in and out with ease.
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Instant Pot Death by Chocolate Cheesecake
Oh yes, you can totally bake chocolatey desserts in the Instant Pot! Pressure cooker gives these cheesecakes a distinctly creamy texture and density that can't be matched by other baking techniques.
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Easy Instant Pot Cheesecake
If you're going to try just one recipe from this list, please make it this one. I pinkie promise that the Instant Pot will change how you feel about cheesecake forever.
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Instant Pot Fudgy Chocolate Brownies
Want super fudgy brownies? Skip the oven and break out your Instant Pot instead. This recipe also has a smart addition of malted milk powder that makes them taste like a chocolate shake.
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Instant Pot Bourbon Pecan Pie
Chess pies, like pecan pie, bake well in the Instant Pot because of their high ratio of eggs and sugar to other fillings. The pecans in this recipe stay surprisingly crisp thanks to the short time under pressure.
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Instant Pot Applesauce
Instant Pot applesauce isn't just the fastest way to make homemade applesauce — it's also the most delicious. Plus, you only need a few ingredients (and less than an hour).
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Instant Pot Yogurt
Perhaps the best part of making yogurt in your Instant Pot is that you can make it just the way you like it — thin and creamy, thick and Greek-like, and everything in between. Prefer vanilla-flavored or sweetened yogurt? It can do that, too.
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Slow Cooker Cheesecake by Martha Stewart
Remember the slow cooker function on your Instant Pot? Now use it to make this silky simple cheesecake.
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3-Ingredient Slow Cooker Apple Pie
This apple pie dump cake is everything you love about warm apple filling with a gooey, cake-like topping, and it comes together with 3 ingredients.
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Instant Pot Berry Upside-Down Cake
This four-ingredient recipe uses up fresh summer berries that are just past their peak freshness. It's fast, it's easy, and thanks to the pressure cooker, it's ultra moist and tender.
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