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Homemade Applesauce in 5 Minutes Using the Instant Pot

Homemade Instant Pot Applesauce

yield: 8 SERVINGS

prep time: 10 MINUTES

cook time: 5 MINUTES

total time: 15 MINUTES

Ingredients

  • 3 pounds honey crisp apples
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • 3/4 cup water

Directions

1

Peel, core, and chop apples.

2

Add apples, cinnamon, brown sugar, and water to the Instant Pot.

3

Close lid and set for 5 minutes on manual (high).

4

Quick-release pressure and mash using an immersion blender or hand masher.

5

Let cool and serve. Makes 4 cups. 

Nutritional Information

Yield: 4 cups,
Amount Per Serving:

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holding ladle filled with Instant Pot applesauce

Here’s an easy and delicious Instant Pot Idea!

I recently tried making my own Instant Pot applesauce, and I’m happy to report that it’s so incredibly easy! I wish I would have tried this much earlier. I love that all you need is just a few ingredients to make the best homemade applesauce.

homemade applesauce on spoon with Instant Pot and apples in the background

If you have some apples that are older and about to turn, this is a perfect way to utilize them and make yummy applesauce for your family to enjoy. The best part is these have just a 5 minute cook time, and are pretty much hands-off. Even though it usually takes my Instant Pot about 15 minutes to come to pressure, I still prefer using it to make applesauce.

ingredients for homemade applesauce on counter

Hip Recipe Tips: 

    • I have used honey crisp apples, but you can use a different variety or even a mixture of apples. Next time I’d like to experiment with adding a pear, peach, or strawberries- yum!
    • I used a little brown sugar, but you can either omit or use another sweetener like honey or agave. It’s really up to you, and another great reason to make your own applesauce!
    • Homemade Instant Pot applesauce should last up to ten days in the fridge when stored in jars with lids or other air-tight storage containers. It can be frozen or canned for long term storage if desired.
    • Slow Cooker Applesauce Instructions: Place all ingredients inside the slow cooker, cover, and cook on HIGH for 4-6 hours, or LOW for 8-10 hours until apples are completely tender. If possible, stir once in a while.
    • Stovetop Applesauce Instructions: Cook all ingredients in a pot on the stove over medium heat for about 25 minutes or until apples are cooked and tender.

sliced up apples in bowl, about to put in Instant Pot

apples with cinnamon and brown sugar in Instant Pot
using immersion blender to make applesauce

Large ladle with applesauce in the Instant Pot


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Homemade Instant Pot Applesauce

yield: 8 SERVINGS

prep time: 10 MINUTES

cook time: 5 MINUTES

total time: 15 MINUTES

Fresh cinnamon applesauce is so easy to make using the Instant Pot, you'll never want to buy it from the store again!

Ingredients

  • 3 pounds honey crisp apples
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • 3/4 cup water

Directions

1

Peel, core, and chop apples.

2

Add apples, cinnamon, brown sugar, and water to the Instant Pot.

3

Close lid and set for 5 minutes on manual (high).

4

Quick-release pressure and mash using an immersion blender or hand masher.

5

Let cool and serve. Makes 4 cups. 

Nutritional Information

Yield: 4 cups,
Amount Per Serving:

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jars of homemade applesauce

My family loves this applesauce!

It’s so nice to have for a snack or fresh side to enjoy with lunch or dinner. I love the cinnamon apple combo and it’s so delicious in oatmeal as a sweetener – Yum!

 pot with applesauce in jars next to it


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Comments 13

  1. Laure

    Please use organic apples. Apples are on the dirty dozen list.

    • Heather

      Not everyone can afford organic, Karen.

      • Kathleen

        I think she’s saying to use organic if possible, because some people don’t realize how contaminated with pesticides a lot of produce is…

      • kirstanmarkovitch

        The PROPER response to this is as follows: For those of you who cannot afford to buy all organic or who are in food deserts, please consider thoroughly soaking/washing your fruit to limit the amount of pesticides on your fruit. Let’s not be rude.

      • Luciana

        The use of terms like “Karen” or “Becky” to refer to women as stereotypes is sexist.

        Please be more polite than that.

    • Kathleen

      💯👍

  2. ImThatJennay

    Sounds yummy! EWG is junk “science”.

    • Laure

      Ok enjoy your pesticides

      • kirstanmarkovitch

        Although I realize some people are being rude on here, I just posted a proper response. Kill them with kindness. Some of us cannot afford organic or live in rural areas in food deserts. Stop. The. RUDENESS. And let people live how they want/within their means. This should be a no judgement zone.

    • Katie

      Yikes. I love the research and science provided for free to the everyday people from EWG.com!! I’ve learned so much about the ingredients in my products and can make informed decisions for my family!

  3. klemetson101

    Some like organic, others don’t or can’t afford it. Whatever your belief system is we all have one thing in common…we all need toilet paper. Let’s focus on that. #TPSolidarity

    • Mags

      😂😂😂

  4. sarah

    I had a sticky mess when I used quick release the time I tried this. Lots of spitting of goo…it was early in my IP days though, so who knows what I did wrong. Anyway, maybe consider natural release?

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