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5 from 4 votes

Instant Pot Applesauce

Instant Pot applesauce is the most hands off way to make it! This recipe is simple, has no added sugar, is loved by my kids, and works great for meal prep.
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time5 mins
pressurizing/depressurizing time50 mins
Course: Snack
Cuisine: American
Servings: 8 cups
Calories: 122kcal


  • 4 lbs apples (see *; peeled, cored & sliced)
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 2 teaspoons cinnamon
  • ¾ cup water (see **)


  • Peel + core apples. Cut into 1 inch pieces and place in the insert of a 6 or 8 quart Instant Pot with the vanilla, cinnamon and water.
  • Place the lid on the Instant Pot, set the valve to 'sealing', and pressure cook on high for 5 minutes.
  • Allow the pot to naturally depressurize (this takes around 35 minutes).
  • Using an immersion blender, blend until smooth.


  • Portion out into ½ pint jars for single serve portions, or a larger container. Store applesauce in a sealed container in the fridge for up to 2 weeks.
  • Freeze for up to 1 year.



* you can use any apples in this recipe, I prefer a mix of varieties and used 2 lbs of ambrosia and 2 lbs of granny smith for this recipe
** use up to 2 cups of water to make the sauce thinner


Serving: 1cup | Calories: 122kcal | Carbohydrates: 32g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 5mg | Potassium: 243mg | Fiber: 6g | Sugar: 24g | Vitamin A: 125IU | Vitamin C: 10.4mg | Calcium: 20mg | Iron: 0.3mg