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Instant Pot Fireball Apple Shortcakes

5 from 6 votes
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 Bucchiotti
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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  • 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 


  • 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.


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
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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.