Healthy Instant Pot Applesauce

Instant Pot Applesauce – Easy Homemade Pressure Cooker Applesauce Recipe

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Need to use up some apples? Make this Instant Pot applesauce! Delicious homemade applesauce takes just 5 minutes to make in the Instant Pot, and you don’t even need to peel the apples!

Instant Pot Apple Sauce Recipe

Once you taste this homemade applesauce, you’ll never ever want to eat store-bought!  Homemade applesauce tastes so fresh and full of apple flavor, it’s simply epic! Store-bought applesauce is like a watered-down joke compared to homemade!

Easy Instant Pot Apple Sauce

Instant Pot is the best tool for making applesauce.  All you need to do is put sliced apples and 1/4 cup of water in the Instant Pot, pressure cook them for 5 minutes, then blend with a blender to make your applesauce smooth.  Doesn’t get easier than that!

Apples In The Instant Pot

If you like cinnamon applesauce, feel free to add cinnamon! I love cinnamon in my applesauce! If you are not a fan of cinnamon, just don’t add it – the recipe and cooking method stays exactly the same :)

Cinnamon Apples In Instant Pot Pressure Cooker

Lazy cooks rejoice! You don’t even need to peel apples for the applesauce! Of course you can peel them if you’d like, but it’s just unnecessary work in my opinion :) As you can see on the above picture, I just put sliced unpeeled apples into the Instant Pot and they turned into a smooth delicious applesauce – you can’t taste the peels thanks to a good blender!

Instant Pot Apple Sauce Immersion Blender

You can use the immersion blender right in the pot of the Instant Pot!

When you first open the Instant Pot after cooking the apples for 5 minutes, they will look like this (peels and all, the brown stuff is cinnamon):

Applesauce with peels

Then put in the blender stick and blend until smooth:

Instant Pot Applesauce Blender

Bye-bye apple peels!

Smooth Homemade Applesauce In The Instant Pot

Another great thing about this homemade Instant Pot applesauce is that it’s sugar-free!  Most apples are naturally sweet enough and you really don’t need to add extra sugar into your apple sauce!  The only types of apple that would benefit from extra sweetener are those sour Granny Smith apples :)

Unsweetened Applesauce Recipe In The Instant Pot

When you make the apple sauce, you can taste it and if you think it needs extra sweetness, you can just stir it some honey afterwards! There is a 99% chance you’ll decide it’s already sweet enough!

How To Make Applesauce In A Pressure Cooker

If you like this easy Instant Pot applesauce recipe, you will also love these delicious recipes:

Blueberry Oatmeal Muffins With Applesauce – use some of this freshly made applesauce to make these amazing healthy muffins! This muffin recipe uses 1 cup of applesauce, and the muffins are gluten-free, refined sugar-free, low in fat, low in calories and so delicious! Perfect for a healthy breakfast and snack!

Oatmeal Applesauce Muffins

Instant Pot Lemon Garlic Chicken Drumsticks – the easiest Instant Pot main dish recipe ever, made with a package of frozen chicken legs, cook them in the Instant Pot to perfection directly from frozen!

Instant Pot Frozen Chicken Breasts – got a package of frozen chicken breasts in your freezer? Dinner is ready! This tutorial shows you how to cook frozen chicken breasts in the Instant Pot and gives you tons of ideas what to make with that cooked chicken!

Best Ever Apple Pie Recipe – got more apples that you need to use? Make this epic apple pie! This homemade apple pie will be the best you’ve ever tasted!

Cinnamon Apple Bread – another awesome one-bowl recipe to make with apples! This sweet bread is full of cinnamon and apple flavor and is extremely easy to make – just dump the ingredients in one bowl and bake!

Instant Pot Applesauce - Easy Homemade Pressure Cooker Applesauce Recipe
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Instant Pot applesauce takes just 15 minutes to make and tastes amazing! You don't even need to peel the apples! This is the only Instant Pot applesauce recipe you'll ever need!
Recipe type: Sauce
Cuisine: American
Serves: 8 servings
  • 8 apples, cut into slices
  • ¼ cup water
  • 1 tsp cinnamon (optional)
  1. Put apple slices, water and cinnamon in the Instant Pot.
  2. Close the Instant Pot and turn the valve to Seal.
  3. Select "Pressure Cook" or "Manual" mode and set it for 5 minutes on High pressure.
  4. Allow the steam to release naturally for 10 minutes, then quick release the remaining pressure.
  5. Using the immersion blender, blend the apple sauce until smooth.


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1 reply
  1. Roddy
    Roddy says:

    Hi Melanie,
    Just a short note to say thanks for the recipe idea.
    I made this last week, so simple yet so tasty and an excellent way to consume apples that were getting ready to decompose.
    Thanks again


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