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Make the best, healthy instant pot applesauce with just 5 ingredients under 15 minutes.
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Instant Pot Applesauce Recipe

Instant Pot Applesauce is so quick to make, and absolutely DELICIOUS even without any added sugar! Simply combine peeled and cored apples along with cinnamon and spices and let the pressure cooker do all of the work for you.
Prep Time3 minutes
Cook Time12 minutes
Total Time15 minutes
Course: Breakfast, Snack
Cuisine: American
Servings: 8 servings


  • 3 lbs. apples mixed variety, about 5-6 large apples
  • cup water
  • ½ tsp. cinnamon
  • ¼ tsp. nutmeg
  • 1 tsp. lemon juice optional


  • Peel the apples using a vegetable peeler.
  • Core and cut the apples into large 2-inch chunks.
  • Add cut apples to a 6-quart Instant Pot along with the water and spice(s). 
Cover the Instant Pot with a lid and ensure the pressure release valve is sealed.

  • Using the manual mode, set the Instant Pot to High pressure and cook for 7 minutes.
 Quick release the pressure valve as soon as the timer goes off.

  • Mash applesauce using a potato masher until it is to your desired consistency. Mix in lemon juice and serve immediately or store in the refrigerator for up to 7-10 days.



Meal Prep and Storage

  • To Prep-Ahead: Make a big batch and enjoy all week long.
  • To Store: Place in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 7-10 days.
  • To Freeze: Add applesauce to a freezer-safe container and freeze for up to 4-6 months.
  • To Reheat: Warm defrosted applesauce in the microwave or on the stovetop.


Calories: 90kcal | Carbohydrates: 24g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 2mg | Potassium: 182mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 18g | Vitamin A: 92IU | Vitamin C: 9mg | Calcium: 13mg | Iron: 1mg