Instant Pot Applesauce

My family loves homemade applesauce, it’s a staple in our home.  I typically homemade applesauce on the stovetop but yesterday I whipped up a batch of Instant Pot applesauce and it was a hit!  This applesauce is easy to make and absolutely delicious.

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Homemade applesauce has more flavor than store-bought applesauce.  We enjoy the texture of homemade applesauce as well, it is more smooth and less gritty.   Instant Pot applesauce stores in the refrigerator for a week to 10 days so feel free to whip up a big batch.

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Instant Pot Applesauce

Instant Pot Applesauce

Instant Pot applesauce is easy to make.  You need apples and an Instant Pot, easy peasy!  I used golden delicious and fuji apples for this batch of applesauce.   McIntosh apples make tasty applesauce as well.

I chose organic apples.  I buy organic because apples are at the very top of the Dirty Dozen list for being a highly contaminated crop.  Organic apples taste better too!

There is a printable recipe at the bottom of this post if you are in a hurry.  🙂

First, you will core, peel, and chop 8 large apples and toss them into your Instant Pot.

Instant Pot Applesauce

Next, add a cup of water, ground cinnamon, and if you want to add sugar feel free although it really isn’t necessary.  You can also add honey once the apples have cooked.  Pour a cup of water and stir them up.

Then, put the lid on your pot and set the timer to cook at high pressure for 8 minutes.  Once the timer beeps and cooking is complete let them sit for 4 minute before releasing the pressure.

Finally, decide if you want chunky or smooth applesauce.  If you like chunky you can leave it as it is.  If you prefer smooth I recommend using an immersion hand blender to achieve a nice consistency.

Enjoy it now…..

Instant Pot Applesauce


Or save it for later……

Instant Pot applesauce can be stored in your refrigerator for 7 to 10 days, it also freezes well.  You can always can it too.

 Instant Pot Applesauce

Printable recipe…

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Instant Pot Applesauce
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Serves: 32 oz
Instant Pot Applesauce is easy to make, you just need apples and an Instant Pot. The result is a delicious creamy applesauce that stores well.
  • 8 large apples - peeled, cored and chopped
  • 1 cup of water
  • ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • sweetener (optional) - ½ cup of sugar or honey
  1. Place all ingredients in the bowl of an Instant Pot
  2. Set to cook at high pressure for 8 minutes
  3. Once the Instant Pot has completed cooking, allow to sit for 4 minutes
  4. Release the pressure and remove lid
  5. Stir to combine, blend if desired
  6. Serve or store in a container in the refrigerator


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