Instant Pot Applesauce

Instant Pot Applesauce Recipe (Pressure Cooker Applesauce) - 5 mins prep + 6 ingredients to make. Imagine a sweet, warm, cinnamon-spiced homemade apple pie filling. Enjoy this smooth applesauce as a side or dessert. Don't just save it for Thanksgiving!

5 mins prep + 6 ingredients to make this Easy Instant Pot Applesauce. Imagine a sweet, warm, cinnamon-spiced homemade apple pie filling. Enjoy this smooth applesauce as a side or dessert. Don’t just save it for Thanksgiving!

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What’s better than welcoming Autumn with Apples picking and delicious homemade apple treats?

I love the comforting and warm smell of apples and cinnamon fill every corner of the house.

Have a bite of fresh-out-of-the-oven apple pie, with a sip of comforting hot apple cider. Maybe some sweet apple crumble with a scoop of vanilla ice-cream. And how can I miss the sweet, smooth & thick applesauce. mmMMmm….

Instant Pot Applesauce Recipe Ingredients

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This thick apple puree is delicious as a condiment or dessert, served warm or cold, as a filling or topping.

I would sneak to the fridge and scoop some when I have some sweets cravings. Keep this between you and me, ok? Jacky doesn’t know about this…hehe~ 😛

Our cinnamon-spiced Instant Pot Applesauce is irresistibly flavorful with a balance of savory, sweet, and slightly tart. Just the way I like my fillings for homemade apple pies.

I couldn’t stop myself from licking the spoon!

And…if you knew how easy it is to make your own Instant Pot Applesauce, you’d probably want to make this a family tradition! 😉

Easy Instant Pot Applesauce - 5 mins prep + 6 ingredients to make. Imagine a sweet, warm, cinnamon-spiced homemade apple pie filling. Enjoy this smooth applesauce as a side or dessert. Don't just save it for Thanksgiving!

Ingredients for Instant Pot Applesauce

  • Your favorite apples (we used Organic Gala Apples because that’s what we had)
  • Cinnamon stick
  • Nutmeg
  • Salt
  • Honey
  • Water

Tips for Instant Pot Applesauce

There are lots of discussions and questions about making Instant Pot Applesauce such as:

  • Best Apples for Applesauce?
  • To Peel or Not to Peel?
  • What Spices to Use for Applesauce?
  • What Sweetener to use for Applesauce?
  • Is Lemon Juice Required for Applesauce?
  • Should I Use Water or Apple Juice?
  • Chunks or Quartered?
  • Natural Release or Quick Release?
  • The Best Way to Blend?

So, we wrote a separate Complete Pressure Cooker Applesauce Guide to discuss these in further detail. 🙂

Watch: How To Make This Instant Pot Applesauce Video

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5 mins prep + 6 ingredients to make this Easy Instant Pot Applesauce. Imagine a sweet, warm, cinnamon-spiced homemade apple pie filling. Enjoy this smooth applesauce as a side or dessert.
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Recipe type: Dessert, Dinner, Lunch, Sauce, Side, Easy
Cuisine: American, European
Serving: ~800 ml
Ingredients
  • 3 pounds (1.36 kg) your favorite apples (we used Organic Gala Apple), quartered, peeled or unpeeled
  • 1 – 2 cinnamon stick(s)
  • ¼ cup (60 ml) water
  • ¼ - ½ teaspoon (0.5 g - 1 g) nutmeg
  • A pinch of salt
  • Honey to taste
Instructions
  1. Pressure Cook the Apples: Place cinnamon stick(s), ½ (1 g) teaspoon of nutmeg, ¼ cup (60 ml) of water and 3 lbs (1.36 kg) quartered apples into the pressure cooker. Close the lid and cook at High Pressure for 5 minutes. Turn off the heat and Natural Release. Open the lid carefully.
  2. Blend & Season: Remove cinnamon stick(s) and blend the applesauce into desired consistency with an immersion blender. Taste the applesauce and add a pinch of salt. Add honey to taste.
Notes
Taste Test & Adjust: Apples vary widely in their texture & flavors, be sure to adjust the sweetness/tartness to your liking.

For More Tips: read our Complete Pressure Cooker Applesauce Guide
Nutrition Information
Serving size: 358g Calories: 233 Fat: 1.7g Saturated fat: 0.1g Trans fat: 0g Carbohydrates: 53.7g Sugar: 45.6g Sodium: 39mg Fiber: 7.6g Protein: 0.7g Cholesterol: 0mg
Easy Instant Pot Applesauce - 5 mins prep + 6 ingredients to make. Imagine a sweet, warm, cinnamon-spiced homemade apple pie filling. Enjoy this smooth applesauce as a side or dessert. Don't just save it for Thanksgiving!

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John
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John

Can i use ground cinnamon instead of the sticks?

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Werra Watson
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Werra Watson

Amy and Jacky your recipes are AMAZING. My friends Apple Tree is in full fruit and she brought me some today. This was so much fun to make. I used and apple core/slicer and that put the apples into 6 pieces instead of Quarters. If I do that in the future would I adjust the cook time? The sauce is thinner then my husband likes it so I have read the other tips you have here on how to make it a little courser. No Vita Mix next time just the hand mixer. I was so excited to make it… Read more »

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Frank Hochman
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Frank Hochman

If you peel the apples first, all you have to do at the end is stir the cooked apples a few times. No immersion blender etc. needed.

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AJ
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AJ

Have you tried it with a food mill after the IP is done with the apples?
thank you
Aj

Kimberley
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Kimberley

Can you make this with a regular blender if you dont have an immersion blender?

Werra Watson
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Werra Watson

I learned the hard way that one better remember to remove the Cinnamon sticks BEFORE you put it in the blender and turn it on. = (

Kimberley Medina
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Kimberley Medina

I used ground cinnamon and my son loved it. And it turned out delicious

Helen
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Helen

What a great way to make applesauce! Second time around I used only 3# apples, `1/4 c water and one cinnamon stick, 5 min high pressure, natural release. We like a coarser texture so I pulled the skins out with some of the flesh and used the immersion blender on them until they were a very smooth sauce then added them back in to as much of the pulp as I could remove from the IP leaving about 1 c liquid behind. Lovely taste, lovely texture thank you Amy and Jacky–I never was able to leave the skins in before… Read more »

Sarah A Spitz
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Sarah A Spitz

Responding to the person with the MINI, you say 1/4 tsp water — is that really true? And how much do we cut the recipe for mini — timing remains the same?

Mattie
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Mattie

This recipe was awesome. And so easy. The only mistake I made was to use my Vitamix to blend. Too powerful. Use an immersion blender instead.

Dr. Deuteron
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Dr. Deuteron

I used an electric hand mixer for about 10 seconds in the instant pot. It worked perfectly.

Michelle
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Michelle

I accidentally added 3/4 cup water instead of 1/4. Hope it will be ok still.

Marnie Harrison
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Marnie Harrison

I look forward to trying this. I have been making applesauce in my crockpot for years, but it takes all day. I do not peel my apples, but once they are cooked and softened, I work the applesauce through a cone shaped food mill, works very well. I then put it in sealer jars and hot water process it for 15 minutes (depending on your altitude and jar size) and it keeps for at least a year in the cupboard.

Wendy
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Wendy

This looks like an easy recipe to try in my instant pot! Has anyone tried freezing applesauce?

Charlotte Menker
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Charlotte Menker

Applesauce freezes well. Just put desired amt in ziplock bags or seal a meal and freeze. After thawing, just cut off a corner of bag and squeeze out. So simple!

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