Instant Pot Applesauce

Homemade Instant Pot Applesauce made with apples, water, lemon juice, and no added sugar is ready in under 30 minutes. There is no stirring at the stove, just dump the apples, peeled or not, add the water and the pressure cooker does the work!

Apples Water Lemon juice Sweetener and cinnamon, optional

Ingredients You Need

Peel or do not peel apples – for store bought texture and colour applesauce I recommend to peel. Core and cut apples in quarters. Add to 6 or 8 quart Instant Pot along with water.


Close the lid, set pressure release valve to Sealing and press Pressure Cook on High or Manual for 8 minutes. After release pressure right away – called Quick Release.


Open the lid. More likely you won't even have to mash cooked apples – I didn't. But if you still see chunks, mash with a potato masher. With unpeeled apples, use an immersion blender.


Add lemon juice, stir, taste and season to your taste with sweetener and cinnamon, if necessary.



Refrigerate in an airtight container for up to 7 days. Freeze in any containers, silicone bags or jars leaving some room for expansion for up to 3 months. Thaw on counter for 6-8 hours and enjoy!

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