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How to Make Applesauce in the Instant Pot

Have you fallen in love with your Instant Pot yet? If you haven’t, you probably need a few amazing recipes up your sleeves, like this super simple homemade applesauce. Once I discovered how to make applesauce in the Instant Pot, I’m never going back to store-bought.

This recipe is so easy. You can have homemade applesauce on the table in almost no time at all. As a work at home mom, I love finding quick and easy recipes that help me enjoy homemade treats, especially during the fall when everything is so busy.

How to Make Applesauce in the Instant Pot | This is such an easy recipe and the perfect fall treat!

Applesauce is probably something you are used to picking up at the store. There’s nothing like the smell of homemade applesauce cooking though and once you try this recipe and realize how easy it is to make homemade applesauce in the Instant Pot, you’ll never want to make it from scratch every time.

I am obsessed with my Instant Pot. I even had to buy a second one so I could make sides or desserts while my main course was cooking and they BOTH get used almost every day. I use my Instant Pot to cook everything from hard boiled eggs to all my favorite fall soups.

Instant Pot Applesauce


I have the Instant Pot 7-in-1 and the Instant Pot 6-in-1 and honestly, I love them both equally. The 7-in-1 has a yogurt setting that I have never used so each pot gets equal use around my house. If you are interested in making yogurt, go for the 7-in-1. If not, you can save a few bucks going with the 6-in-1.

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If you haven’t discovered how easy it is to make all your favorite recipes in an Instant Pot yet, you need to grab one. Not only does it save me a huge amount of time, but it also saves me money because we eat out far less often knowing that a great dinner is just 20 minutes away.

Instant Pot Applesauce Ingredients

  • 8-10 apples, any variety you like
  • 1 Tbsp. Cinnamon
  • 1/2 cup water

Instant Pot Applesauce Instructions

Cut your apples in large chunks. I left the skin on for a bit of extra fiber but you could peel them if you want. It saved on prep time too, which didn’t hurt.

Making homemade applesauce

Pour a 1/2 cup of water into your Instant Pot.

Sprinkle the top of your apples with cinnamon. You could go as heavy or as light as you want. I didn’t measure this but I ended up using about 1 Tbsp. It’s really just personal preference.

Making Homemade Applesauce

Set your Instant Pot to 7 or 8 minutes on Manual. I did 8 minutes because I knew I was aiming for a smooth applesauce but if you want it a bit chunkier you could go for 7 minutes.

how to make homemade applesauce

After the 8 minutes is up, let it sit for a few minutes then manually release the steam.

You’ll have some gorgeous, cooked apples in there but not quite applesauce yet.

homemade applesauce in the Instant Pot

For chunkier applesauce, use a mashed potato masher and smash it until you get the consistency you wanted. This works better if you have peeled your apples.

For smooth applesauce, pull out your immersion blender (I like this one for the price).

You can blend this right in your Instant Pot. Blend until you get the consistency you want.

homemade applesauce in the Instant Pot

Carefully scoop your homemade applesauce into mason jars (or I really like these Wreck Jars).

This will last about 1-2 weeks in the fridge, although it never makes it that long in my house.

Instant Pot Applesauce

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Homemade Instant Pot Applesauce

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Homemade Instant Pot Applesauce

Instant Pot Applesauce

This recipe is so easy. You can have homemade applesauce on the table in almost no time at all.

Ingredients

  • 8-10 apples, any variety you like
  • 1 Tbsp. Cinnamon
  • 1/2 cup water

Instructions

    Cut your apples in large chunks. I left the skin on for a bit of extra fiber but you could peel them if you want. It saved on prep time too, which didn’t hurt.

    Pour a 1/2 cup of water into your Instant Pot.

    Sprinkle the top of your apples with cinnamon. You could go as heavy or as light as you want. I didn’t measure this but I ended up using about 1 Tbsp. It’s really just personal preference.

    Set your Instant Pot to 7 or 8 minutes on Manual. I did 8 minutes because I knew I was aiming for a smooth applesauce but if you want it a bit chunkier you could go for 7 minutes.

    After the 8 minutes is up, let it sit for a few minutes then manually release the steam.

    For chunkier applesauce, use a mashed potato masher and smash it until you get the consistency you wanted. This works better if you have peeled your apples.

    For smooth applesauce, pull out your immersion blender.

    You can blend this right in your Instant Pot. Blend until you get the consistency you want.

    Store in jars. Keeps for 1-2 weeks in the fridge.

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Debby

Thursday 29th of August 2019

After you’v made this applesauce and put it in the jars can you freeze it?

Debby

Wednesday 28th of August 2019

I’m fixing to make the applesauce in just a few minutes. It looks delicious. Thanks for posting this

Elaine

Saturday 25th of August 2018

Is it possible that you meant 1 teaspoon instead of 1 tablespoon of cinnamon? We found the cinnamon taste much too strong and it made the applesauce very dark brown. The next time I make this I will cut way back on the cinnamon. However, this method in the instant pot worked great.

Penny

Saturday 27th of January 2018

I hope you see this...do you have to refrigerate the apples sauce or can you mason jar it, and store in the pantry, or freeze it?

Susan Schroeder

Friday 12th of January 2018

Just finished making this, it is now cooloing in the refrigerator, can hardly wait! Smells so good. I love applesauce!

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