Easy Instant Pot Applesauce is sweet snack for everyone! So easy to prepare in the pressure cooker you won’t go back to store bought again. With just a handful of ingredients and a few minutes of time you’ll have a wonderful batch of applesauce for a quick dessert, snack, or meal prep add-on! This would be great to follow-up my Instant Pot Sirloin Beef Tips with Mushroom Gravy or Air Fryer Salmon Patties!
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Fun Facts About Apples
Apples have been a favorite snack for everyone all the way back to the Persian Empire in 300 B.C. to John Glenn taking pureed applesauce in squeezeable packets to space in 1962. Eat them fresh, in a pie, or in a tasty dinner this versatile fruit makes meals extra special.
European settlers brought the popular fruit to America where it was welcomed with open arms from Johnny Appleseed to the phrase ‘as American as Apple Pie’. However you decide to enjoy this year round favorite you won’t be disappointed. You can read more fun facts about apples here at the US Apple Association.
Prep the apples for applesauce
Take about four or five apples peel, core, and slice them. Really any kind of apple will work for this recipe. This is also a great way to use up leftover apples at the end of the week to stretch them a little further. Put the prepped apples into your Instant Pot. Add several drops of lemon juice, the sugar, cinnamon, water, and dash of salt.
Cook the applesauce
Seal the lid on the Instant Pot then cook on high pressure for 5 minutes then follow with a quick release. I give my apples a bit of a mash with a potato masher if you want the applesauce to be a bit finer. Serve immediately, or cool in the fridge then eat. This can be stored in an airtight container for up to one week.
Instant Pot Applesauce
- 5 apples peeled, cored, and sliced
- 1/3 cup sugar
- lemon juice several drops
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- 1 1/2 cups water
- dash of salt
- Peel, core, and slice the apples then put in pressure cooker.
- Add all remaining ingredients to the Instant Pot. Seal the lid, cook on high pressure for 5 minutes then follow with a quick release.
- When finished mash apples if desired. Serve immediately or cool in fridge then serve. Can store in an airtight for up to one week.