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Instant Pot Applesauce

Instant Pot Applesauce is the easiest, fastest way to get homemade applesauce! You can make it as smooth or chunky as you want and the flavors are amazing.

Course Snack
Cuisine American
Keywords easy, Instant Pot
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 8
Calories 89 kcal


  • 3 lbs apples, peeled, seeded, and chopped (I use Granny Smith and Honeycrisp)
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • Pinch of salt


  1. Add the chopped apples, water, lemon juice, cinnamon, and a pinch of salt to the Instant Pot. Stir to combine. Put the lid on the Instant Pot, make sure the pressure knob is in the sealing position. Select the Manual function and high pressure and adjust time to 5 minutes.

  2. When it beeps, let the steam release naturally for 5 minutes, then carefully use the quick release valve to release the remaining pressure. Use caution, the steam is hot!
  3. Remove the lid and stir the applesauce with a wooden spoon.
  4. You can use a potato masher to break up the applesauce or if you want really smooth applesauce you can puree the applesauce with an immersion blender or blender.

Recipe Notes

The applesauce can be stored in a jar or container in the refrigerator for 7 to 10 days. Freeze for up to 3 months.