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An overhead photo of a large white bowl filled with freshly made Instant Pot Applesauce

Instant Pot Applesauce Recipe

  • Author: Arlene Mobley - Flour On My Face
  • Prep Time: 20 Minutes
  • Cook Time: 20 Minutes
  • Total Time: 40 minutes
  • Yield: 16 Servings 1x
  • Category: Instant Pot Recipes
  • Method: Pressure Cooker
  • Cuisine: American


Instant Pot Applesauce Recipe

Instant Pot Applesauce can be made in 20 minutes.  You can use just about any variety of apple you have on hand. Each apple variety will yield a slightly sweeter or tarter applesauce flavor.

Save this Instant Pot apple recipe for when you are craving the sweet tart flavors of homemade applesauce. It is especially delicious serve it as a side dish with a favorite pork dinner. 



  • 10 Apples, peeled, cored and chopped (about 9 cups chopped diced apple)
  • 2 to 3 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1/3 cup water
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon


  1. Prepare the apples by scrubbing them under cold running water. Peel, core and chop 2 to three apples at a time.
  2. Add the chopped apple pieces to a large bowl and add the lemon juice. Toss the apple pieces to coat with lemon juice to prevent them from browning.
  3. As you peel, core and chop the apples and add the chopped apple pieces to the bowl and toss the apple pieces to coat all sides of the apple pieces with the lemon juice.
  4. Once all of the apples are chopped and added to the bowl of lemon juice pour the apple pieces into the Instant Pot.
  5. Add the water and ground cinnamon to the Instant Pot. Use a large wooden spoon to toss the apples pieces and coat with the cinnamon.
  6. Place the lid on the Instant Pot. Lock it into the sealed position. Make sure the pressure valve is turned to the sealing position.
  7. Press the manual button and set the timer to 5 minutes. 
  8. When the Instant Pot beeps notifying you that it has finished the pressure cooking cycle allow the steam to naturally release for 15 minutes.
  9. After fifteen minutes open the Instant Pot. Use a potato masher or immersion blender to break up the cooked apples. If you like a chunky apple sauce only mash or blend a few times. For a smoother baby food like apple sauce you can use a blender or a stick blender to get the smoothest applesauce consistency.
  10. Makes about 2 quarts of apple sauce.
  11. Refrigerate the Instant Pot Applesauce and use within a week.


IMPORTANT NOTE: Different models of electric pressure cookers may have a more sensitive BURN notification. If your IP is sensitive you may need to increase the amount of water used in this recipe. You may have to increase the amount of water slowly by adding about 1/4 of a cup or less until you find the right water ratio. This will yield a thinner applesauce.

Different apple varieties will also play a hand in this. A juicier apple will release more liquids while cooking. It is best to start with a smaller amount of water and add more as needed.


  • Serving Size: 1/2 cup
  • Calories: 31
  • Sugar: 6.3g
  • Carbohydrates: 8.4g
  • Fiber: 1g
  • Protein: 0.2g

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