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

Awesome Instant Pot Applesauce

Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Keyword applesauce, instant pot, instant pot for beginners
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
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/3 – 1/2 cup granulated sugar or sub apple juice or cider for the water and reduce amount of sugar used
  • 1-2 tsp. vanilla extract


  1. Place water into pressure cooker pot, then add cinnamon, sugar, and apples. Lock lid into place and choose 5 minutes on high pressure.
  2. When timer goes off, use a quick release to release all steam from chamber.
  3. Remove lid and use an immersion blender to blend until smooth. (If you don’t have an immersion blender, a food processor works great too. Or, if you don’t have either of those tools, peel your apples before cooking them and you can use a potato masher on your cooked apples – works great if there’s no peelings involved!)
  4. When applesauce has cooled, stir in vanilla.