Easy Instant Pot Fireball Apple Shortcakes

Looking for an Autumn Instant Pot dessert? Look no further – these Instant Pot Fireball apple shortcakes are a winning dish! It’s made with cinnamon apples soaked in Fireball whisky along with premade sponge cake dessert cups. This boozy apple dessert is a great Autumn or Fall recipe. If you love apples and warm, spicy flavours, you will love this Fireball whiskey dessert recipe.

Food blogger, Bella Bucchiotti of xoxoBella, shares a recipe for Instant Pot Fireball apple shortcakes with premade sponge cake dessert cups. You will love this Autumn Instant Pot dessert.

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An Instant Pot makes light work of desserts and of course savoury dishes as well. These machines haven’t been around all that long but they’re like modern crockpots. Although as well as slow cooking, you can do a lot more. Instant Pots have plenty of settings to choose from, making them invaluable in the kitchen. And a modern cook’s best friend!

Food blogger, Bella Bucchiotti of xoxoBella, shares a recipe for Instant Pot Fireball apple shortcakes with premade sponge cake dessert cups. You will love this Autumn Instant Pot dessert.

Anyway, back to this Fireball whiskey dessert recipe!

Food blogger, Bella Bucchiotti of xoxoBella, shares a recipe for Instant Pot Fireball apple shortcakes with premade sponge cake dessert cups. You will love this Autumn Instant Pot dessert.

Ingredients for a Boozy Apple Dessert

So what ingredients do you need for Instant Pot apple shortcakes? Apples are of course the main ingredient. I used Fuji apples which are crunchy and tart. If you want, you could use another kind such as Granny Smith or Red Delicious. The sweetness comes from dark brown as well as white sugar, maple syrup, cinnamon sugar, and honey.

Food blogger, Bella Bucchiotti of xoxoBella, shares a recipe for Instant Pot Fireball apple shortcakes with premade sponge cake dessert cups. You will love this Autumn Instant Pot dessert.

Lemon, Fireball whiskey, star anise, and cinnamon all complement the flavour of the sweet apples. A little maple extract complements the flavour. This gives the flavour of maple syrup without having to use too much maple syrup (which would make it too sweet).

Food blogger, Bella Bucchiotti of xoxoBella, shares a recipe for Instant Pot Fireball apple shortcakes with premade sponge cake dessert cups. You will love this Autumn Instant Pot dessert.

Some cornstarch helps thicken up the apple mixture. To serve, you need premade sponge cake dessert cups or shortcake cups. And finally choose chopped walnuts, caramel sauce, and/or whipped cream. I like to use all three!

Food blogger, Bella Bucchiotti of xoxoBella, shares a recipe for Instant Pot Fireball apple shortcakes with premade sponge cake dessert cups. You will love this Autumn Instant Pot dessert.

How to Make Instant Pot Fireball Apple Shortcakes

Once you have all the ingredients ready you can start making this wonderful Autumn Instant Pot dessert. Peel and slice the apples, then toss them in lemon juice to stop them from turning brown. Next you can mix in the Fireball whiskey, sugar, honey, and maple extract. Add this mixture to your Instant Pot and top with cinnamon sticks and star anise. Finally add the cornstarch slurry to the mixture.

Food blogger, Bella Bucchiotti of xoxoBella, shares a recipe for Instant Pot Fireball apple shortcakes with premade sponge cake dessert cups. You will love this Autumn Instant Pot dessert.

Cook on high pressure for a few minutes then release the pressure. Give the mixture a stir and use it to top the dessert shells. Add whipped cream, caramel sauce and chopped walnuts and serve!

Food blogger, Bella Bucchiotti of xoxoBella, shares a recipe for Instant Pot Fireball apple shortcakes with premade sponge cake dessert cups. You will love this Autumn Instant Pot dessert.

What are Premade Sponge Cake Dessert Cups?

The apple mixture in this recipe is entirely homemade. However I like to use premade sponge cake dessert cups. This means you don’t have to make your own cake dessert cups and saves time. You should be able to find these in the baking aisle at the store.

Food blogger, Bella Bucchiotti of xoxoBella, shares a recipe for Instant Pot Fireball apple shortcakes. You will love these cinnamon apples soaked in Fireball whiskey.

You don’t have to use readymade sponge shells though. Instead you might like to top a plain cheesecake with the spiced apple mixture or serve them with yogurt or vanilla ice cream instead. The apple mixture in this Fireball whiskey dessert recipe is versatile.

Food blogger, Bella Bucchiotti of xoxoBella, shares a recipe for Instant Pot Fireball apple shortcakes. You will love these cinnamon apples soaked in Fireball whiskey.

So if you’re making cinnamon apples soaked in Fireball, consider which way you want to serve them. The same is true if you make extra cinnamon apples soaked in Fireball. You can enjoy them over cake shells one day and with yogurt the next, for example.

Food blogger, Bella Bucchiotti of xoxoBella, shares a recipe for Instant Pot Fireball apple shortcakes. You will love these cinnamon apples soaked in Fireball whiskey.

How to Store this Fireball Whiskey Dessert Recipe

Got leftovers? No problem. You can store the cinnamon apples soaked in Fireball for up to 5 days.

Food blogger, Bella Bucchiotti of xoxoBella, shares a recipe for Instant Pot Fireball apple shortcakes. You will love these cinnamon apples soaked in Fireball whiskey.

Keep them in a covered container in the refrigerator. Then you can enjoy the apple mixture as Instant Pot Fireball apple shortcakes or serve them another way.

Food blogger, Bella Bucchiotti of xoxoBella, shares a recipe for Instant Pot Fireball apple shortcakes. You will love these cinnamon apples soaked in Fireball whiskey.

Can You Freeze this Boozy Apple Dessert?

If you are wondering about freezing this Autumn Instant pot dessert, you can! In fact, the apple mixture will keep for up to 6 months in an airtight container in the freezer. Since the shortcake shells are readymade just freeze the apple mixture by itself.

Food blogger, Bella Bucchiotti of xoxoBella, shares a recipe for Instant Pot Fireball apple shortcakes. You will love these cinnamon apples soaked in Fireball whiskey.

I love making this boozy apple dessert during the fall months. It’s quick and easy thanks to the Instant Pot only taking a few minutes to cook the apples.

Food blogger, Bella Bucchiotti of xoxoBella, shares a recipe for Instant Pot Fireball apple shortcakes. You will love this Fireball whiskey dessert recipe.

The shortcake or sponge cake shells also help cut down the time needed to make Instant Pot Fireball apple shortcakes. Why not serve this dessert with a shot of Fireball whiskey on the side?

Food blogger, Bella Bucchiotti of xoxoBella, shares a recipe for Instant Pot Fireball apple shortcakes. You will love this Fireball whiskey dessert recipe.

For a dessert which is so quick and easy to put together, this Fireball whiskey dessert recipe is really tasty. I just love the flavour in these Instant Pot Fireball apple shortcakes.

Food blogger, Bella Bucchiotti of xoxoBella, shares a recipe for Instant Pot Fireball apple shortcakes. You will love this Fireball whiskey dessert recipe.

If you are a fan of this Instant Pot whiskey dessert recipe, you might also like Toffee Apple Cider Fireball Hot Toddy, Boozy Salted Peanut Butter Hot Chocolate or Apple Pie à la Mode Cocktail with Fireball Whisky and Vanilla Vodka.

Instant Pot Fireball Apple Shortcakes Recipe

Instant Pot Fireball Apple Shortcakes

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: apple, Instant Pot
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 6 minutes
Total Time: 16 minutes
Servings: 12
Calories: 238kcal
Author: Bella
Looking for an Autumn Instant Pot dessert? These Instant Pot Fireball apple shortcakes are a winning dish! It’s made with cinnamon apples soaked in Fireball whisky along with premade sponge cake dessert cups. You will love this Fireball whiskey dessert recipe.
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Ingredients

  • 6 apples Fuji , peeled
  • 1/4 Cup lemon juice
  • 1 Cup brown sugar  dark
  • 2 Tsp. maple extract
  • 1 Tbsp. sugar  cinnamon flavoured
  • 2 Tbsp. granulated sugar
  • 1/4 Cup maple syrup
  • 1/2 Tbsp. honey
  • 1/4 Cup whiskey cinnamon flavoured, such as Fireball
  • 3 star anise
  • 3 cinnamon sticks
  • 1 Cup water
  • 3 Tbsp. cornstarch

For Serving 

  • 12 dessert cups sponge cake or shortcake
  • 1/4 Cup walnuts  chopped
  • 1 Cup whipped cream 
  • 1/4 Cup caramel sauce 

Instructions

  • Peel the apples and slice into ¼” pieces. Place sliced apples into a large mixing bowl. Toss in the lemon juice. This will prevent the apple slices from browning.  
  • Add brown sugar, maple extract, cinnamon, sugar, maple syrup, honey, and fireball whiskey to the bowl with the apples. Stir until well combined. Pour the bowl into the instant pot. Top with star anise and cinnamon sticks.  
  • Make a slurry. Combine water and cornstarch in a small bowl and whisk. Pour into the instant pot and stir well.  
  • Seal the instant pot. Set to manual high pressure for 3 minutes. Once complete, allow natural release for 3 minutes, then quick release the remaining steam
  • Stir the apples, then add ½ cup to each dessert shell.  
  • Top with whipped cream, drizzle with caramel sauce, and sprinkle with chopped walnuts.

Nutrition

Calories: 238kcal | Carbohydrates: 50g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 3g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 4mg | Sodium: 21mg | Potassium: 179mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 39g | Vitamin A: 90IU | Vitamin C: 6mg | Calcium: 54mg | Iron: 1mg

The nutrition information provided are only estimates based on an online nutritional calculator. I am not a certified nutritionist. Please consult a professional nutritionist or doctor for accurate information and any dietary restrictions and concerns you may have.

All those warm spices and different types of sweeteners add warm, earthy sweetness to every bite. This is such a great Autumn dessert on so many levels!

If you are looking for other autumn recipes, you might also like this Tasty Apple Cider Mojito.

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  1. Kerri Olson wrote:

    5 stars
    Saving these to make for dessert soon. Look so good.

    Posted 8.8.21 Reply
  2. Mimi wrote:

    5 stars
    These look so yummy! I can’t wait for cooler weather to start making fall recipes

    Posted 8.12.21 Reply
  3. E Brooks wrote:

    5 stars
    This apple filling is crying out to be a hand pie… I will do it.

    Posted 8.23.21 Reply