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

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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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!

Instant Pot Applesauce

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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Prep Time: 25 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Total: 30 minutes
Calories: 233kcal
Author: Amy + Jacky

Ingredients

  • 3 pounds (1.36kg) your favorite apples (we used Organic Gala Apple) , quartered, peeled or unpeeled
  • 1 - 2 cinnamon sticks
  • ¼ cup (60ml) cold water
  • ¼ - ½ teaspoon (0.5g - 1g) nutmeg
  • A pinch salt
  • Honey to taste

Instructions

  • Pressure Cook Apples: Place cinnamon stick(s), ½ (1g) tsp nutmeg, ¼ cup (60ml) cold water and 3 lbs (1.36kg) quartered apples in Instant Pot Pressure Cooker.
    With Venting Knob in Venting Position, close the lid, then turn Venting Knob to Sealing Position. Pressure Cook at High Pressure for 5 minutes + Natural Release. Open the lid carefully.
  • Blend & Season Applesauce: 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. Serve applesauce & enjoy~
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Recipe 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
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Nutrition:

Serving: 358g | Calories: 233kcal | Carbohydrates: 53.7g | Protein: 0.7g | Fat: 1.7g | Saturated Fat: 0.1g | Sodium: 39mg | Fiber: 7.6g | Sugar: 45.6g
Course: Dessert, Dinner, Lunch, Sauce, Side
Cuisine: American, European
Keyword: applesauce instant pot, instant pot applesauce, pressure cooker applesauce
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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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Iis

Followed the recipe exactly and the apples were so lovely and soft that I didn’t need to use the immersion blender. Great instructions and flavour. Good way to use up extra apples. Thank you 🙂5 stars

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Tracey

Making applesauce is so easy. I pick a variety of apples (4 lbs.) that just smell amazing like Envy, Autumn Glory, Black Arkansas, Cameo, etc. I only add 2 cinnamon sticks and water; yummy apples shouldn’t need any sugar. After they’re done, I like to mash with a potato masher, and then sauté on low for 30 minutes. It adds a whole new depth of flavor.

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Bonnie

Love your recipes! I was wondering, do I need to change the cooking time for 6 pounds of apples? Thank you and happy holidays!

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Bonnie

Thank you! It was perfect 🙂5 stars

Kathy Eubank

I have some locally made Apple Cider Syrup (like pancake syrup). Could I use that instead of honey? Love your recipes! I have an IP Ultra 60.

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Carolyn

I used Honey Crisp apples this time and after they cool, I put them in the Vitamix. I didn’t use honey since I’m diabetic and I had to add much more than a pinch of salt, probably closer to 1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon. Without the honey, it was more tart than sweet but the extra salt solved the problem (a suggestion from my 93 yr old mother who was an excellent cook when younger). Go figure! I have an 8qt Instant Pot Ultra

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Angela Chason

Deliciousness! 5 Stars. Did about 2 lbs honey crisp and 1 lb granny smith peeled, cored and sliced apples with 1/2 cup water. Perfect! No honey or salt added. No blender needed.5 stars

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L L

Would this recipe work with Asian pears?

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Tanya

How long can you store it for??

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John

Can i use ground cinnamon instead of the sticks?

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Valerie

Still pretty new to IPing. I followed the recipe exactly- even weighed my apples. My IP said “burn”. Any suggestions?

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