15 Instant Pot Desserts Perfect for Winter Recipes
December 5, 2016
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15 Instant Pot Desserts Perfect for Winter
We love the Instant Pot, but are you using yours to its full potential? You’ve probably already made a variety of savory dishes using this marvelous device. The Instant Pot can pressure cook, sauté, sear, and function as a rice cooker, slow-cooker, and yogurt-maker to boot. For this roundup of delectable desserts, the slow-cooker is the setting most frequently used — with a wonderful pressure cooker crème brûlée thrown in to mix things up!
Baking — an art usually calling for precision and focus — is made simple with a slow-cooker. When made in an Instant Pot or some similar appliance, desserts don’t require much prep time, don’t include as many fussy steps or techniques, and don’t require vigilant supervision, making the entire process from start to finish virtually stress-free. Doesn’t that sound nice? [related]
Slow-cookers are exactly what you need to whip up sweet delights with minimal effort. You just throw all of your ingredients into the pot and let them cook while you worry about more important things — like making dinner or spending time with your family.
Check out this recipe roundup of our best-ever slow-cooker desserts, spanning everything from delicious fruit breads to moist chocolate cakes to decadent fudge. Your friends and family won’t believe how effortlessly these sweet treats were made (and you don't need to tell them)!
This classic banana bread cooks for four hours to create a sweet, moist loaf with a delicate yet dense crumb and a golden, crunchy crust. You can make the recipe even sweeter by adding some chunky chocolate chips. Set your Instant Pot or multi-cooker to slow-cooker mode for this recipe.
This dessert combines crispy, caramelized bananas with chunky walnuts and rum for an unbeatable dessert. Although the fun part of bananas foster usually involves some flambé action, this slow-cooker recipe will still have the bananas melting luxuriously in your mouth. Set your Instant Pot or multi-cooker to slow-cooker mode for this recipe.
Click here for the Bananas Foster recipe.
For a dessert that's restaurant-quality good and Instant Pot easy, try this version of a chocolate cake that will have you feeling like Martha Stuart in no time. Set your Instant Pot or multi-cooker to slow-cooker mode for this recipe.
Chocolate Pudding Cake
This fudgy cake is filled with pudding mix to give it that extra creamy, silky bite we crave in warm chocolate cakes. Scoop up this warm chocolate cake with its pudding-like consistency and top it off with vanilla ice cream for your guests to enjoy. Set your Instant Pot or multi-cooker to slow-cooker mode for this recipe.
Click here for the Chocolate Pudding Cake recipe.
Chocolate Lava Cake
Everyone who tries this dessert falls in love with it. Using an Instant Pot with a liner makes cleanup a breeze. If you like gooey, rich desserts, this one’s for you. Set your Instant Pot or multi-cooker to slow-cooker mode for this recipe.
Coconut-Nutella Pudding Cake
Just when you thought there couldn’t be anything better than Nutella, we added some coconut. This awesome recipe uses thick coconut milk and Nutella to make a sweet, mouth-watering cake. You won’t be able to get enough of this crazy gooey and delicious dessert. Set your Instant Pot or multi-cooker to slow-cooker mode for this recipe.
Find the Coconut-Nutella Pudding Cake recipe here.
This fruity cake is studded with tart cranberries and citrusy orange. When finished, orange and confectioners’ sugar is whisked together to create a glaze that is then drizzled over the cake. Set your Instant Pot or multi-cooker to slow-cooker mode for this recipe.
Click here for the Slow-Cooker Cranberry-Orange Cake recipe.
Peanut Butter Fudge
Peanut butter and chocolate is a match made in heaven. When these two ingredients are combined in the slow-cooker, they melt to form the perfect base for creamy and luscious fudge that’s super simple to make. Set your Instant Pot or multi-cooker to slow-cooker mode for this recipe.
Click here for the Slow-Cooker Peanut Butter Fudge recipe.
Pink Grapefruit Cheesecake
Cheesecake Instant Pot? Give it a try. You'll be amazed at the results. This recipe also offers ingredient variations so you can top your cheesecake with sugared cranberries and chocolate or pecans, as well. Set your Instant Pot or multi-cooker to slow-cooker mode for this recipe. If you don’t have a rack for your Instant Pot or slow-cooker create the “aluminum foil rack” as explained in the recipe.
Click here for the Pink Grapefruit Cheesecake recipe.
Cinnamon, nutmeg, and pecans give this dish fall flavors that we love holding on to even in the depths of winter. Drizzle a sweet glaze over the top to give the bread a little something extra. Set your Instant Pot or multi-cooker to slow-cooker mode for this recipe.
Click here for the Pumpkin Bread recipe.
Pressure Cooker Crème Brûlée
Those who have made crème brûlée from scratch know that baking custard is an art and takes time and precision; but with the help of a pressure cooker the task is incredibly quick and easy. Set your Instant Pot or multi-cooker to high-pressure mode for this recipe. You will also be using the trivet accessory to make this dessert.
Click here for the Pressure Cooker Crème Brûlée recipe.
Pumpkin Swirl Cheesecake
With a graham cracker crust and pumpkin filling, this cheesecake is insanely delicious. It has the added bonus of looking beautiful with white and orange swirls throughout. Set your Instant Pot or multi-cooker to slow-cooker mode for this recipe. You will also be using the trivet or rack. If you don’t have the accessory, follow the instructions in the last paragraph of recipe.
Click here for the Slow-Cooker Pumpkin Swirl Cheesecake recipe.
Turtle Monkey Bread
We're not monkeying around here: You actually make this monkey bread in your slow-cooker. Pop a can of pre-made buttery biscuit dough and cut the dough into one-inch lumps. Toss them in butter and sugar before piling them into the slow-cooker. After about two hours, this monkey bread can then be drizzled with chocolate, scattered with pecans, and kissed with whipped cream. Set your Instant Pot or multi-cooker to slow-cooker mode for this recipe.
Click here for the Slow-Cooker Turtle Monkey Bread recipe.
Walnut, Ginger, and Cranberry-Stuffed Apples
Stuffed with nuts, sweet cranberries, and warming ginger, these baked apples are the healthiest Instant Pot dessert. It’s a great way to use up some old apples too.
Click here for the Walnut, Ginger, and Cranberry-Stuffed Apples recipe.
White Chocolate Pots de Crème
Pot de crème is a classic French dessert that is essentially a smooth white chocolate custard baked in a little ramekin. Though the custard itself is made on the stove and placed into ramekins, the slow-cooker provides the gentle cooking environment that bakes the delicate custards to smooth perfection. Set your Instant Pot or multi-cooker to high-pressure mode for this recipe. You will also be using the trivet accessory to make this dessert. For more Instant Pot recipes check out these 20 Essential Instant Pot Recipes for Beginners.
Click here for the White Chocolate Pots de Crème recipe.