An Instant Pot Basic: Making Homemade Applesauce

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If you’re new to Instant Pot/Electric Pressure Cooking, then Chef Alli’s Pressure Cooking Basics is a great place to start. In this recipe: Awesome Instant Pot Applesauce. Instant Pot applesauce is amazingly easy… you don’t even have to peel the apples! #instantpot #electricpressurecooking #basicrecipes

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Instant Pot Basics: Awesome Applesauce is so easy in the Instant Pot. No peeling required!Printable Recipe for Awesome Instant Pot Applesauce:

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Awesome Instant Pot Applesauce

If you’re new to Instant Pot cooking, applesauce is one of the very first things you'll want to make - it's amazingly simple, and you don’t even have to peel the apples!
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Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Approx. Time Needed for Instant Pot to Pressurize:: 5 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes
Servings: 6 servings
Calories: 238kcal
Author: Chef Alli


  • 8 apples, quartered and seeds removed (I like to use a blend of Granny Smith and Jonathon and I leave my peelings on)
  • 1 tsp. cinnamon, or 1-2 cinnamon sticks
  • 1/2 cup water, or sub apple juice or cider for the water and reduce amount of sugar used
  • 1/3 - 1/2 cup granulated sugar, depending on how sweet you prefer your applesauce
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract


  • Place the water into Instant Pot; add the cinnamon, sugar, and apples. Lock the lid into place choosing the High Pressure setting for 5 minutes; bring the Instant Pot up to full pressure.
  • When timer sounds, perform a quick release to remove all the pressure from the Instant Pot. Unlock and carefully remove the Instant Pot lid.
  • Using an immersion blender, blend the contents of the Instant Pot until smooth.
    *If you don’t have an immersion blender, a food processor works great too. Or, if you prefer not to use either of these kitchen appliances, peel your apples before pressure cooking them. This way you can use a potato masher or mixer to process your cooked apples until smooth.
  • When applesauce has cooled a bit, stir in the vanilla and serve at once!
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: instant pot


Calories: 238kcal | Carbohydrates: 62g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 3mg | Potassium: 260mg | Fiber: 6g | Sugar: 53g | Vitamin A: 131IU | Vitamin C: 11mg | Calcium: 23mg | Iron: 1mg

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