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It's apple season! Grab some fresh apples to make your own Instant Pot Applesauce. Simple to make and you can control the ingredients and sweetness. Super fresh and delicious.

Instant Pot Applesauce

Grab some extra apples this fall to make Instant Pot Applesauce. It's incredibly easy to make and tastes so fresh and delicious.
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Keyword instant pot applesauce
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 4 cups
Author Meg's Everyday Indulgence


  • Instant Pot


  • 3 lbs. apples, cored and chopped into 1-inch chunks If making chunky applesauce, peel your apples
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1 tsp. cinnamon
  • 1 to 2 Tbsp. brown sugar, optional


  • Add apples, water and cinnamon to the instant pot. Stir so apples are evenly coated with cinnamon. Seal and set to cook for on manual high pressure for 5 minutes. Natural release pressure for 20 minutes. After 20 minutes, turn valve to release any remaining pressure.
  • If you want a chunky applesauce, mash with a potato masher until you reach the desired consistency. If you want a smooth applesauce, blend until smooth. Taste applesauce. If you want it sweeter add brown sugar, one tablespoon at a time, until you reach desired sweetness. Store in the refrigerator in an airtight container for up to 10 days. Freeze up to 2 months.