Perfect for summer or any time you have a surplus of fruit or berries, these 20 Instant Pot pressure cooker recipes will help you use them up in tasty ways.
When summer is in full swing, we know the fruit bounty grows. Peruse the farmer’s market, and you can leave with big bags full of fresh, ripe, sweet berries, peaches, figs, cherries, and more. If you’re growing your own at home, you might be in over your head! Instead of hoarding fruit, it’s best to focus on preserving the beautiful bounty. Fortunately, there are so many delicious ways to enjoy nature’s candy throughout the seasons, even when the berry trees aren’t bursting.
Of course, when it comes to preparing and storing food, the Instant Pot comes in the clutch. From jams and compotes to delectable cheesecakes, we have plenty of fruit recipes to keep you inspired and cooking all summer long – without having to face the heat of turning on the oven!
Blueberries are in their prime during the summer months. The taste and color are different and superior to off-season berries. Take a trip to your local berry farm and get picking. You can jar up batches of this compote to top off yogurt or decadent weekend French toast brunches with. It doubles as a great holiday gift, too, if you’re thinking ahead! Recipe from Pressure Cooking Today
Clafoutis is a French dessert, generally made with cherries. You can use cherries or not. This recipe is versatile and flexible to each season’s produce – the recipe does suggest to keep it small, red, and round though. It’s a mouth-watering way to use up overripe produce. Bon appetite! Recipe from Hip Pressure Cooking.
Rhubarb is a fun fruit, but it’s not exactly easy to use. Recipes are pretty limited, but if you’re growing it or subscribe to a CSA, you know you’re going to have quite the stash to work with! It’s commonly paired with strawberries for a good reason. Skip the pie for lighter fare with this refined sugar-free, paleo-friendly compote instead. Recipe from A Squirrel In The Kitchen.
Chia seeds are loaded with fiber to keep you full and keep digestion good, plus they’re a good source of omega-3 fatty acids. They also swell in liquid, so they make a great choice for jam in place of pectin. This honey-sweetened, three-ingredient jam is far healthier than store-bought with added health benefits. Recipe from Red and Honey.
Yep – you heard that right! Cake for breakfast. Dreams come true. Treat yourself with this beautiful bundt cake bursting with fresh blueberries and a surprising dose of protein to keep you fuelled through the morning from yogurt and ricotta cheese. Recipe from Pressure Cooking Today.
Poached fruit really brings out the best in it. While you can find dried figs all year, their growing season is rather short! They’re delicious raw or served wrapped in prosciutto, but this decadent dessert uses wine for “poaching” in the Instant Pot. It’s served with yogurt – another delicious and easy pressure cooker creation – and toasted pine nuts where the Saute function comes in handy. Recipe from Hip Pressure Cooking.
Naturally, we had to add some savory food to the list! Cherries pair up perfectly with farro in this healthy grain salad. Cherries are a classic summer food; you can probably recall red-stained hands from snacking or pitting them for baking. This simple salad is rich in flavor from some apple cider vinegar and lemon in the mix, plus a glug of olive oil and sprigs of fresh mint. This is the summer side dish! Recipe from Letty’s Kitchen.
Chutney could be described as a savory jam made with fruit, and mango is a pretty common contender… with good reason! Chutney is served with Indian food, British-Indian fusion, and Indian food. If you’re feeling extra inspired, might we recommend homemade dosas? A good chutney spread is best accompanied by Indian pancakes! Recipe from Every Nook & Cranny.
Pears are a bit more seasonal than apples are during the summer months, but they still have that “comfort food” capacity to them. Take this recipe, for example. If we didn’t catch you at “salted caramel sauce,” perhaps you’ll be intrigued by the stuffing, made from oats, walnuts, raisins, and warm spices to cozy up with on those nights with a chill in the air. Recipe from Instantly Delicious.
How fabulous does that strawberry glazed look? Put those juicy, extra-sweet berries to good use. You can see all of our favorite Instant Pot cheesecake recipes here, but this one… well, it takes the cake. Plus, you can feel good about indulging in it! It’s grain-free and refined sugar-free. Recipe from Recipes to Nourish.
There’s a slight problem with having an entire cheesecake just, y’know, hanging out on the counter; it’s tempting! Instead, opt for single-serving cheesecakes. These guys are bursting with summer’s bounty in the form of fresh, tart raspberries, whipped with luscious white chocolate. Bonus: they’re adorable! Recipe from Recipe This.
Cobbler couldn’t be easier. It’s a “dump dessert,” basically, which means you can set it and forget it without much effort. This recipe calls for preserves, so you can make your own, or you can just use fresh peaches instead which cuts back on the sugar in the recipe. Recipe from Southern Family Fun.
Curd is a lovely addition to yogurt or slathered on toast. It’s deliciously sweet and creamier than jam or preserves, thanks to the egg yolk and the butter. If decadence is your thing, then curd is your recipe. Preserve seasonal raspberries with this tasty pressure cooker curd. Recipe from Pressure Cooking Today.
We had stuffed pears on the list, but how about some stuffed peaches? Either way, you go, you’ll get gorgeous results. This filling is grain-free using cassava flour, too, so it’s suitable for those on a paleo diet. These are fantastic for serving with a scoop of vanilla bean ice cream. Now, if only we could get the Instant Pot to make that. Recipe from Recipes to Nourish.
Lemon and coconut are both summer fruits, but they’re a little less “snack-able” than most others. What to do, then? Bake, of course! These lemon pudding cups are perfect for a cool-down in the afternoon, a sweet tooth after dinner, or packing up in lunchboxes for a healthy treat the kids will love. Recipe from Traditional Cooking School.
Passion fruit is an underutilized fruit across the boards. It’s a fun fruit to crack open with a sweet and tart jelly inside. It’s worth experimenting with. Step outside of the box with this beautiful summery slice. It features both a passion fruit filling and a passion fruit coulis. It’s safe to say we’re passionate about this pie! Recipe from Living Sweet Moments.
Pineapple is a sign of summer. It’s a delicious, juicy snack poolside, and it makes a nice addition to a smoothie. It’s also a good option for making Asian cuisine at home. It pairs wonderfully with tender chicken and a sweet and sour sauce, served over rice. Skip takeaway for this highly palatable dinner (and save some for leftovers). Recipe from Zen & Spice.
If you’re playing by the rules, dessert isn’t in the books for breakfast. That is, until you dress up your A.M. bowl of porridge peaches and cream-style. This is a quick and easy way to fuel up right out of bed, and you could also prepare it the night before. Recipe from Instantly Delicious.
Pineapple + citrus = swoon city. This curd is worth making for a stash of summer to tuck into during those long, winter months. It has that tropical feeling that will take you back to the beach in the midst of January. Recipe from Lamberts Lately.
We’ve basically covered all the berries by now besides the blackberry. Don’t underestimate it, though. It makes a lovely cobbler! This recipe is gluten-free, grain-free, refined sugar-free, and all-around paleo-friendly. You get the drift. This is your healthy cobbler go-to, no matter which berry you’re using. Recipe from Food Renegade.
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