Instant Pot Cinnamon Roll Apple Galette

Instant Pot Cinnamon Roll Apple Galette

Apple pies have kind of been my Achille’s heel in the kitchen as long as I can remember. Even after following recipes and directions perfectly, or shopping for the perfect type of apple they usually turned out pretty disappointing. After many years of soggy pies or undercooked filling I finally mastered my nemesis and turned out a perfect apple pie. With a few desserts in the Instant Pot under my belt I decided I would try my luck with this Instant Pot Cinnamon Roll Apple Galette. Please don’t forget to PIN this recipe for later! 🙂

I thought I would share my first picture of a successful apple pie that I made. The picture was taken a long time ago, but I’m still quite proud of it. 

baked apple pie in the oven on a rack

To make this easy I decided to make my Instant Pot Cinnamon Roll Apple Galette with a premade pie crust dough. 

Prep the pastry for the apple galette:

Melt the butter, and let cool for just a few minutes. We don’t want soggy pastry, if it’s to warm it will make it difficult to work with and will have to be chilled for a longer period of time prior to cooking. 

Roll the premade pie crust pastry out on a wooden board with a light dusting of flour. Take a pastry brush to brush one side of the pie crust with butter until covered. Sprinkle the sugar and cinnamon onto it. If needed you can smooth the cinnamon around evenly with the pastry brush or your fingertips. 

Pie crust rolled out with butter, sugar, and cinnamon in a swirled pattern

Take the pie crust and roll it into a log, and refrigerate for 10 minutes. After that cut the log into pieces of 1/3-inch but no larger than 1/2-inch pieces.

cinnamon roll pinwheel pie pastry sitting on a counter in a group of three

Arrange the pieces in a rough circle on a board that has a piece of parchment paper on it that is lightly dusted. Place another piece on top and roll out the crust into a circle. 

small cinnamon rolls made from pastry and rolled flat into a pie crust

Roll this into a roll and put in the fridge in parchment paper while you prepare the pie filling. 

Prep the filling for the apple galette:

Take 2-3 apples then peel, core, and slice thinly. I happened to use McIntosh apples but you can use really any other kind that you would normally have on hand for eating. These would include Golden Delicious, Roma, Honey Crisp, or Red Delicious. I did not test this with Granny Smith as I find them a little tart, and usually I have the others on hand. 

Combine in a medium bowl the sliced apples, dark brown sugar, white sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg, and cornstarch. Toss together gently until well combined then set aside. 

Prepare the apple galette for cooking:

Take the prepared cinnamon roll pie crust from the refrigerator, and place into the springform pan. Add the filling to the galette by laying the coated apple slices in the prepared pastry, and then wrap the edges over the top of the apple galette. 

prepped apple galette

Cooking the apple galette:

Cover the springform pan completely with foil. Add 1 1/2 cups of water to the Instant Pot, and gently lower the covered springform pan into the pot on the rack. Close and seal the lid according to your manufacturers instructions. Cook on high pressure for 38 minutes, and then perform a 10 minute natural pressure release. 

Remove the springform pan from the Instant Pot, and remove the foil. The crust will look a little soggy, but don’t fret. Put in the oven, and broil for 8 minutes or until the crust is lightly browned. Remove, and cool for 5 minutes. 

Drizzle with caramel and dark chocolate syrup. Add chocolate whipped topping or ice cream as desired. To make the chocolate whipped topping combine the whipped topping and a couple tablespoons of dark chocolate syrup in a bowl.

Serve immediately, or store in an airtight container for up to three days. 

If you enjoyed this recipe you may like Instant Pot Golden Oreo Chocolate Chip Cheesecake, Instant Pot Monkey Crack Bread, or Grandma’s Christmas Sugar Cookies

apple galette with cinnamon roll pie pastry on a white plate drizzled with caramel and chocolate syrup topped with chocolate whipped topping
apple galette with cinnamon roll pie pastry on a white plate drizzled with caramel and chocolate syrup topped with chocolate whipped topping

Instant Pot Cinnamon Roll Apple Galette

A delicious Instant Pot Apple Galette with a cinnamon roll pie pastry that is simple to make. Perfect for a dessert for the holidays, or even a Christmas breakfast that can be made the night before or while you open the gifts under the tree. #mondayismeatloaf #instantpotapples #instantpotappledessert #applegallette
5 from 13 votes
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Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: apple galette, instant pot apple recipe, instant pot dessert
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 56 minutes
Resting Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 16 minutes
Servings: 8 pieces
Calories: 259kcal
Author: Tina


  • 1 refrigerated pie crust pastry
  • 1/2 tbsp sugar
  • 1/4 tsp cinnamon
  • 2 tbsp unsalted butter
  • 2-3 cups apples peeled and thinly sliced
  • 1/8 cup dark brown sugar
  • 1/8 cup white sugar
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp nutmeg
  • 1 tbsp cornstarch
  • 1 1/2 cup water for Instant Pot cooking only
  • 2 tbsp caramel syrup for drizzling
  • 2 tbsp dark chocolate syrup for drizzling
  • 1 cup whipped topping
  • 2 tbsp dark chocolate syrup


  • Melt the butter. Roll out the pie pastry, and brush with butter. Sprinkle with cinnamon and sugar. Roll pastry into a log, and put in the refrigerator for 10 minutes.
  • Peel the apples and slice thinly then place in bowl. Add the dark brown sugar, white sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg, and cornstarch to the bowl. Stir gently to coat apples. 
  • Take the pie pastry out of the refrigerator, and slice the log into roughly 1/2-inch pieces. Arrange the pieces in a circle on a piece of lightly floured parchment paper, and then lay a second piece on top. Roll out the pastry in a circle. 
  • Take a springform pan and place the pastry inside being sure the excess goes up the sides of the pan. 
  • Arrange or pour the prepared apple slices into the springform pan. Take the excess pastry and fold over the edges to form the “crust”.
  • Cover the springform pan with aluminum foil completely. Put 1 1/2 cups of water into the Instant Pot. Place the rack inside the Instant Pot with the covered springform pan on top. Close the lid, and cook on high pressure for 38 minutes. Once done peform a 10 minute natural pressure release according to the manufacturers instructions. 
  • Remove the foil, and broil in the oven for 8 minutes to brown the crust. Rest for 5 minutes prior to serving. 
  • Combine the whipped topping and 2 tablespoons of dark chocolate syrup together in a bowl. 
  • Drizzle caramel and dark chocolate syrup on the apple galette. Top with prepared whipped topping. 
  • Serve immediately or store in an airtight container for up to three days.


Serving: 1piece | Calories: 259kcal | Carbohydrates: 41g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 7mg | Sodium: 129mg | Potassium: 111mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 22g | Vitamin A: 115IU | Vitamin C: 1.4mg | Calcium: 24mg | Iron: 1mg
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22 thoughts on “Instant Pot Cinnamon Roll Apple Galette”

  • 5 stars
    WOW…I don’t even know where to start on HOW delicious this recipe sounds. So many wonderful flavours. Perfect for dessert, as an afternoon treat…and I would certainly eat this for breakfast with my morning coffee.

  • 5 stars
    I’ve often wondered how you could bake in the instant pot without ending up with a soggy mess. Duh — stick it in the oven! Genius. You really wowed me with that cinnamon-swirl crust, too. I’ve never seen that trick before, but I want to try it. I’m not certain which I’d prefer more, this apple galette or your first apple pie that you’re (rightly) proud of.

  • 5 stars
    What a great looking apple pie!! Pies are tough for me too – my husband’s the baker in our house. So I LOVE that you can make this in the Instant Pot!! That’s PERFECT for me! So easy – thank you so much!

  • 5 stars
    The cinnamon roll crust makes this apple galette so unique! I love it! And so easy to make too. This galette would be the perfect way to end a Christmas dinner (I would have it for breakfast the next day too!) 🙂

  • 5 stars
    Oh my goodness, I have no discipline when I’m around a dessert like this! I love baked apples and cinnamon and this recipe is so unique. I absolutely love the method for the pinwheel crust…it’s simple and so elegant. The fact that you can turn everyday ingredients into an extraordinary dessert is always a win in my book. Thanks for the recipe!

  • 5 stars
    I wish I saw this earlier!! Im a sucker for an apple dessert and would have loved to had made this today. I’ll have to bookmark this for later. Such a delicious way to use an IP for the holidays.

  • 5 stars
    What an amazing recipe!! This could be a dessert, and afternoon treat, or a great way to start the morning with your coffee. Now, I’m beginning to think that an Instant Pot rates right on up there with Alexa!! It can do just about everything you tell it (program it) to do. AMAZING! And your pinwheel crust is more interesting than a plain crust.

    • Alexa is wonderful, but she doesn’t cook like this! LOL I love the pinwheel crust it really is a great flavor addition to this dish!

  • 5 stars
    I simply cannot get over the amount of things that can be done in the Instant Pot. I’ve stuck to savory dishes in mine, but I clearly need to step out of my confined little savory recipe box and have a go at something sweet. Starting with this glorious galette. It’s got everything going for it: apples, a crust, and cinnamon roll goodness <3

    • Thanks, I’m glad you’re excited to try it. The Instant Pot is definitely a versatile kitchen tool. Great for sweet and savory dishes alike as you say. Please enjoy!

  • 5 stars
    That cinnamon roll crust is absolute genius! I definitely haven’t used my Instant Pot enough, as I’ve only made savory things in it so far. This just sounds too good NOT to try. YUM!

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