15 Instant Pot Holiday Desserts that Will be a Hit at Your Next Party

These easy treats are full of seasonal flavor.

The holidays are here and you've got a million things to do. If you've signed up to bring a homemade treat to your next holiday potluck or family dinner, there's good news: The Instant Pot makes desserts too! All you have to do is a bit of prep work. Then, just let your pressure cooker do the rest. The pot is actually perfect for making smooth cheesecakes and moist breads, and you'll be oh-so-thankful for a few extra minutes of free time to wrap gifts or nurse a glass of wine. Here are 15 of our favorite holiday desserts you can make in your pressure cooker:

Pumpkin Pie With Graham Cracker Crust

Free up space in your oven for the ham and sides by making pumpkin pie in your Instant Pot. Multitasking at its tastiest! Via Life, Family & Fun

Peppermint Bark Cheesecake

Peppermint bark is a perfect holiday treat, but it takes a lot of hands-on effort. Peppermint bark cheesecake is equally delicious, but easy to whip up in your Instant Pot. It’s a Christmas miracle. Via The Foodie Eats

Cinnamon Apples

If you want a sweet treat but you’re counting calories, these simple baked apples are a seasonal delight that take just 13 minutes to prepare. Via Ginger Casa

Eggnog Bundt Cake

The eggnog cream cheese icing on top of this moist and dreamy bundt cake will be the star of your holiday party. Via Margin Making Mom

Apple Crisp

Fruit crisps are an extremely underrated dessert—they’re delicious and also extremely low pressure. Just toss in the ingredients, and let your Instant Pot do the rest. Via 5 Minutes for Mom

Better Than Sex Lava Cake

Not only is this one full of ooey gooey chocolate, you can make it in just 11 minutes. Via Adventures of a Nurse

Firecracker Candied Pecans

Maple syrup and a hint of sriracha help make these candied pecans an addictive treat with a gourmet look—perfect for parties or gifting. Via Amy + Jacky Pressure Cook Recipes

Apple Cider

Sipping cider by the fire is practically a holiday requirement, and this easy Instant Pot version is the perfect way to indulge. Via Six Sisters’ Stuff

Gingerbread Cheesecake

Sure, gingerbread cookies are cute, but good luck getting your kids to eat them. Use your leftover cookies to make a yummy crust for this simple cheesecake. Via The Foodie Eats

Apple Bread With Salted Caramel Icing

Tired of apple pie? This decadent bread will satisfy your apple cravings, but takes far less effort than rolling dough. Via Adventures of a Nurse

Red Velvet Cheesecake

Combine the Christmas color of red velvet with rich cheesecake for a dessert that will definitely impress your friends and family. Via Upstate Ramblings

Sweet Potato Pie

This Southern alternative to pumpkin pie is perfect for the Instant Pot. Via Melanie Cooks

White Chocolate Cheesecake with Cranberries

What's better than a white chocolate cheesecake with a vanilla Oreo crust? A white chocolate cheesecake with a vanilla Oreo crust and sugared cranberries. Via You Can Live Rich on Less

Eggnog—Perfectly Pasteurized

The Instant Pot is actually the perfect place to make eggnog—this method uses a water bath to help prevent the eggs from scrambling. Via The Foodie Eats

Salted Caramel Cheesecake

With a crust made of buttery Ritz crackers and a salted caramel topping, the best part about this divine cheesecake might be the fact you can store it in the fridge for up to five days. Via Cookies & Cups

Written by Audrey Goodson Kingo for Working Mother and legally licensed through the Matcha publisher network. Please direct all licensing questions to legal@getmatcha.com.


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