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Instant Pot Applesauce Recipe: Simple & Delicious Instant Pot Applesauce Recipe: Simple & Delicious


Instant Pot Applesauce Recipe: Simple & Delicious

Written by: Lucas Johnson

Whipped up this instant pot applesauce recipe yesterday. Easy peasy! Just tossed in apples, water, sugar, and spices, cooked for 5 minutes, mashed it up, and voila! Delicious, homemade applesauce. Yum!

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Ever had a hankering for homemade applesauce? I've perfected my recipe, and it's easier than you might think. It's got the right amount of sweet, a hint of spice, and a whole lot of apple goodness. Making it in my trusty Instant Pot not only cuts down on the mess, but it's also done in a flash! It'll be like having fall in a bowl, anytime you want. Trust me, once you've had this, you'll ditch the store-bought stuff for good.

Ingredients for Homemade Applesauce

  • Apples: Sweet and juicy base for the applesauce, providing natural sweetness and a soft texture when cooked.
  • Water: Essential for creating steam in the instant pot to cook the apples and prevent burning or sticking.

Essential Tools for Making Applesauce in the Instant Pot

  • Instant Pot: Speeds up cooking process by using high pressure to quickly cook the apples into applesauce.

Instant Pot Applesauce Recipe: Simple & Delicious

This Instant Pot Applesauce recipe is simple, quick, and delicious. Perfect for a healthy snack or a side dish!
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 5 mins
Total Time 15 mins
Course Side Dish, Snack
Cuisine American
Servings 6 people
Calories 120 kcal


  • Instant Pot


  • 8 apples peeled, cored, and chopped
  • 0.5 cup water
  • 0.25 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 0.25 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice


  • Place apples, water, sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg, and lemon juice in the Instant Pot.
  • Close the lid and set the valve to sealing. Cook on high pressure for 5 minutes.
  • Quick release the pressure and carefully open the lid.
  • Mash the apples with a potato masher or blend with an immersion blender until desired consistency is reached.
  • Serve warm or chilled. Enjoy!

Nutrition value:

Calories: 120kcalCarbohydrates: 32gProtein: 1gSodium: 2mgPotassium: 200mgFiber: 5gSugar: 25gVitamin A: 50IUVitamin C: 8mgCalcium: 20mgIron: 0.5mg


Keyword Applesauce, Easy Recipe, Instant Pot
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Tips for Storing and Freezing Applesauce

Make Ahead Instructions

  • Cook the applesauce as directed in the recipe.
  • Let it cool completely.
  • Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 5 days.

Freezing Instructions

  • Allow the applesauce to cool completely.
  • Transfer to freezer-safe containers or bags, leaving some space for expansion.
  • Label with the date and freeze for up to 3 months.

Applesauce can be used as a substitute for oil or butter in baking recipes to reduce fat content and add natural sweetness.

Common Questions About Making Applesauce in the Instant Pot

Can I use any type of apples for this recipe?
Yes, you can use any type of apples you prefer. Some popular choices include Granny Smith, Honeycrisp, or Fuji apples.
How long can I store the applesauce?
You can store the applesauce in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to one week.
Can I adjust the sweetness of the applesauce?
Absolutely! Feel free to adjust the amount of sugar to suit your taste preferences.
Is it necessary to peel the apples before cooking?
Peeling the apples is recommended for a smoother applesauce, but you can leave the peels on if you prefer a more rustic texture.
Can I freeze the applesauce?
Yes, you can freeze the applesauce in a freezer-safe container for up to 6 months. Just thaw it in the refrigerator before serving.

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