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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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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Recipe type: Dessert, Dinner, Lunch, Sauce, Side, Easy
Cuisine: American, European  
  Prep:  |  Cook:  |  Total:
  Serving: ~800 ml
  Rated 5.0/5 from 2 reviews
 
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.

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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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