Behold an Instant Pot apple bread that is loaded full of fresh apples, apple pie spice, and topped with a salted caramel icing that is sinfully sweet. This Instant Pot apple bread with salted caramel icing is so moist and flavorful it makes for a perfect fall-inspired dessert. I love the flavor of a caramel apple, so that is where I found inspiration for this sweet bread. I love the tender slices of apples in every single bite, and the salted caramel icing brings out a whole new element of flavors.
I make this bread so much during the fall and winter months. It has such a comforting flavor and texture, and the apple pie seasoning screams fall to me. Our family gobbles this right up. Plus, it is excellent for taking to guests for dinner parties and holiday events. You are welcome to use whatever type of apple you would like. There are a few different baking apples that will work great for this recipe. It is entirely whatever flavor you prefer. I also recommend peeling the skins off, it gives a smoother texture when you eat the bread. I use a sharp peeler and then core out the centers of my apples and slice away. Nothing fancy, and it goes pretty quick once you do a few apples.
My Top 5 Apples for Baking
You walk into the store and see tons of different types of apples. How on earth do you know which apples would be good for baking in bread or pie? Let me help give you some tips on what apples work best for baking, so you can have the most successful recipe you can. Some apples break down too much during the cooking process, so having an apple that can hold its shape is a must.
Granny Smith apples are very popular when it comes to baking. They offer that mild tart factor that you can pair with some sweet for the perfect amount of tart and sweet. Since their skin is thicker, it is recommended to peel the apples before cooking.
Pink Lady apples offer a mix of sweet and tart, so if you are wanting something to have that mild tartness but still have a functional element of sweet, give this apple a try.
If you want a very sweet and juicy apple, reach for Honeycrisps. They are great to eat by themselves, dip in peanut butter, and of course bake in your favorite apple dish. They are pretty versatile and are withstand their shape while cooking rather well.
This apple works terrific for baking, but they go bad pretty quick. So if you purchase some use them up pretty quick or you will end up with rotten apples. They hold up beautifully while they bake.
I like this brand as it is a very crisp apple that gives you that tender factor once it bakes down in your pie, cake, or muffins. They offer a juicy element but don’t get too mushy.
There are many other brands of apples on the market you can buy to use for baking; these are just my top picks.
What is your favorite apple for baking?
Instant Pot Apple Bread with Salted Caramel Icing
- 3 cups apples Peeled Cored, and cubed
- 1 cup sugar
- 2 eggs
- 1 tbs vanilla
- 1 tbs apple pie spice
- 2 cups flour
- 1 stick butter
- 1 tbs baking powder
- For the topping:
- 1 stick salted butter
- 2 cups brown sugar
- 1 cup heavy cream
- 2 cups powdered sugar
- In your mixer cream together eggs, butter, apple pie spice, and sugar until creamy and smooth.
Stir in your apples. In another bowl mix flour and baking powder. Add your flour mix to your wet mix. I added half of my mix at a time.
- The batter was thick. Pour into your 7" springform pan.
- Place your trivet in the bottom of your Instant pot and one cup of water.
- Place your pan on the trivet.
- Put on manual high pressure for 70 minutes.
- Do a quick release. Remove and top with Icing.
Icing Directions: Melt butter in a small saucepan add brown sugar and let come to a boil continue cooking for 3 minutes or until sugar is melted. Stir in heavy cream. continue cooking for 2-3 minutes. until slightly thickens. Remove from heat and let completely cool. Mix in powdered sugar with a whisk until creamy with no lumps.