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Instant Pot Applesauce

Rachel Norman
This instant pot applesauce recipe is a great way to use up your in season apples. It's great for canning, for baby food, and for you!
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Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Servings 10
Calories 47 kcal


  • 2 to 3 pounds mixed sweet and tart varieties (Used- Honey Crisp and Granny Smith)
  • 1/2 to 1 cup water


  • Wash apples. Remove core and cut the remaining apple into quarters (four pieces.)
  • Place apples in the electric pressure cooker pot with water. Use more water for a thinner applesauce or less for a chunky sauce. As the apples cook, they will release more moisture
    allowing the electric pressure cooker to reach pressure.
  • Seal the electric pressure cooker with the lid and turn the vent valve to sealing. Program the electric pressure cooker to cook on “manual” or “pressure cook” for 8 minutes. Allow the pressure to release naturally for 5 minutes before quick release.
  • Remove the lid and using a spider strainer, scoop the peels from the applesauce, tapping the strainer against the inside of the pot to allow any applesauce to return to the pot.
  • Store applesauce in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 2 weeks.
  • Variations: For cinnamon applesauce, stir in 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon after the applesauce has cooked. For a sweeter applesauce, use sweeter varieties of apples or stir in 1 tablespoon honey after the applesauce has cooked.


Calories: 47kcalCarbohydrates: 13gProtein: 1gFat: 1gSaturated Fat: 1gSodium: 2mgPotassium: 97mgFiber: 2gSugar: 9gVitamin A: 49IUVitamin C: 4mgCalcium: 5mgIron: 1mg
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