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Instant Pot Applesauce

Instant Pot Applesauce is the best way to make homemade applesauce! 15 minutes, apples & spices are all you need to make yummy pressure cooker applesauce! Also easily made on the slow cooker or stovetop, this applesauce recipe is one that everyone will love.
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Keyword instant pot applesauce, pressure cooker applesauce
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 7 minutes
Instant Pot Coming to Pressure 3 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 8 people
Calories 60kcal
Zero
WW Freestyle Points Zero

Ingredients

  • 2 lbs apples about 8 large apples, or 8 cups, chopped
  • 1 cup water
  • ½ teaspoon cinnamon
  • ½ teaspoon ginger
  • ¼ teaspoon nutmeg

Instructions

Instant Pot Instructions

  • Peel, core and roughly chop apples into ½ inch cubes.
  • Add water, apples, and spices to the instant pot. Stir to combine.
  • Cover instant pot and set it to sealing. Set instant pot to manual, high pressure for 7 minutes.
  • When the instant pot is finished cooking, quick release. You can mash the apples with a fork or pulse in a blender if you prefer a smoother consistency.
  • Allow applesauce to cool completely + store in glass container for up to a week.

Crockpot Instructions:

  • Peel, core and roughly chop apples into ½ inch cubes.
  • Add water, apples, and spices to the crockpot. Stir to combine.
  • Cover crockpot and set to low for 6-8 hours or high for 4-5 hours.
  • When the applesauce is finished cooking, you can mash the apples with a fork or pulse in a blender if you prefer a smoother consistency.
  • Allow applesauce to cool completely + store in glass container for up to a week.

Stove Top Instructions

  • Peel, core and roughly chop apples into ½ inch cubes.
  • Add water, apples, and spices to the crockpot. Stir to combine.
  • Bring pot to a boil, reduce heat and simmer for 30 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  • When the applesauce is finished cooking, you can mash the apples with a fork or pulse in a blender if you prefer a smoother consistency.
  • Allow applesauce to cool completely + store in glass container for up to a week.

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Notes

Substitutions for this instant pot applesauce
  • Can you add other fruit to this recipe? Sure! Feel free to add strawberries, pears or even peaches to this recipe. I’d be cautious about adding things like blueberries/raspberries to this recipe though because of the seeds.
  • Spices -Once this has cooked you can add more spices if you’d like. I LOVE cinnamon so will usually add more. Ginger, nutmeg, and cloves can all add more flavor if you’d like.
  • Lemon Juice- some people add lemon juice to their applesauce to balance out the sweetness. You can add in 1/2 tablespoon of fresh squeezed lemon juice if you'd like, but it's not necessary.

Nutrition Facts

Nutrition Facts
Instant Pot Applesauce
Amount Per Serving (0.5 cup)
Calories 60 Calories from Fat 9
% Daily Value*
Fat 1g2%
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Sodium 3mg0%
Potassium 121mg3%
Carbohydrates 16g5%
Fiber 3g13%
Sugar 12g13%
Protein 1g2%
Vitamin A 61IU1%
Vitamin C 5mg6%
Calcium 7mg1%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. This is an estimate and can vary pending your ingredients
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