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Instant Pot Applesauce

It’s just about that time of year!  Apple season is quickly approaching.  There are so many recipes that I want to make and several of them call for applesauce.  So, why not just make my own applesauce and use it in the recipes!

Making homemade applesauce is incredibly easy and it’s great that you can make it just the way that you like it.  You can make it just the right texture and sweetness for your family.

I’ve made applesauce on the stove before and it turned out great!  But, it’s even easier in the Instant Pot.  You can literally throw all of the ingredients in the pot and let it cook on its own.  No more watching the pot and constantly stirring it.  :)

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Tips for this recipe:

  1. If you prefer your applesauce a little sweeter, you can add in sugar or brown sugar before pressure cooking.  I added in 1 tablespoon of brown sugar to make it just a little sweeter.
  2. Choose apples that you like!  I used granny smith and honey crisp but you can use any apples that you have on hand or that you buy at the grocery store.  The granny smith apples add a bit of tartness to the apple sauce.
  3. For a smoother applesauce, blend once cooked.  I really liked the texture before blending.  It was not too chunky but had a bit of a bite to it.
  4. Don’t waste your time cutting the apples into small pieces.  I sliced the apples into pretty big pieces and they cooked down wonderfully.  No need to spend extra time cutting the apples smaller.

How to make Applesauce in the Instant Pot:

  1. Pour water, lemon juice and cinnamon into pot and stir.
  2. Pour in apple slices.
  3. Stir until apple slices are coated in water/lemon juice and cinnamon mixture.
  4. Put on pressure cooker lid and move valve to seal position.
  5. Turn Instant Pot “on.”
  6. Choose the pressure cooker function and change time to 8 minutes.
  7. When timer beeps, allow pressure to naturally release for 5 minutes and then quick release remaining pressure.
  8. Open lid and stir.
    1. If you prefer a chunky applesauce, simply stir.
    2. If you prefer a smoother texture, mash apples with a potato masher.
    3. If you would like an even smoother texture, you can pour contents into a blend and blend until desired texture.
  9. Enjoy your apple sauce!

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Ingredients for Applesauce made in the Instant Pot:

  • 4 Large granny smith apples- peeled and sliced
  • 4 Large honey crisp apples- peeled and sliced
  • 1 Tablespoon lemon juice
  • 3/4 Teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 Cup water
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Instant Pot Applesauce

5 from 2 votes
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Course: Appetizer, Breakfast, Side Dish, Snack
Cuisine: American
Keyword: apple, apple sauce, instant pot,
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 8 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes
Servings: 10 Cups of Apple Sauce
Calories: 76kcal
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Ingredients

  • 4 Large granny smith apples- peeled and sliced
  • 4 Large honey crisp apples- peeled and sliced
  • 1 Tablespoon lemon juice
  • 3/4 Teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 Cup water

Instructions

  • Pour water, lemon juice and cinnamon into pot and stir.
  • Pour in apple slices.
  • Stir until apple slices are coated in water/lemon juice and cinnamon mixture.
  • Put on pressure cooker lid and move valve to seal position.
  • Turn Instant Pot "on."
  • Choose the pressure cooker function and change time to 8 minutes.
  • When timer beeps, allow pressure to naturally release for 5 minutes and then quick release remaining pressure.
  • Open lid and stir.
  • If you prefer a chunky apple sauce, simply stir.
  • If you prefer a smoother texture, mash apples with a potato masher.  
  • If you would like an even smoother texture, you can pour contents into a blend and blend until desired texture.
  • Enjoy your apple sauce!

Tips for this recipe:

Tips for this recipe:
1. If you prefer your apple sauce a little sweeter, you can add in sugar or brown sugar before pressure cooking.  I added in 1 tablespoon of brown sugar to make it just a little sweeter.
2. Choose apples that you like!  I used granny smith and honey crisp but you can use any apples that you have on hand or that you buy at the grocery store.  The granny smith apples add a bit of tartness to the apple sauce.
3. For a smoother apple sauce, blend once cooked.  I really liked the texture before blending.  It was not too chunky but had a bit of a bite to it.
4. Don't waste your time cutting the apples into small pieces.  I sliced the apples into pretty big pieces and they cooked down wonderfully.  No need to spend extra time cutting the apples smaller.

Nutrition

Serving: 1cup | Calories: 76kcal | Carbohydrates: 20g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 3mg | Potassium: 156mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 15g | Vitamin A: 79IU | Vitamin C: 7mg | Calcium: 10mg | Iron: 1mg
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