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Ground cinnamon or apple pie spice is added to this homemade applesauce recipe.
5 from 2 votes

Instant Pot Applesauce

Instant Pot Applesauce is so easy to make with numerous apple varieties and a bit of cinnamon and spice.  You won't need any additional sugar in this recipe since the apples are naturally sweet on their own.  Simply peel and core the apples, pop them into the pressure cooker, and then watch as your homemade applesauce is magically ready in less than 15 minutes!  

Course Breakfast, Snack
Cuisine American
Servings 8 servings
Calories 90 kcal
Author London


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


  1. Peel the apples using a vegetable peeler.

  2. Core and cut the apples into large 2-inch chunks.
  3. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. 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.

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Recipe Notes

  • You can also use ¾ teaspoon of apple pie spice instead of the cinnamon and nutmeg or leave the spices out completely.
  • A mixture of Granny Smith, Honeycrisp, and Gala apples is recommended.
  • Add 1-4 tablespoons of sweetener (honey, maple syrup, sugar) if you would like to sweeten the applesauce.
  • One serving is ~½ cup of applesauce.
Nutrition Facts
Instant Pot Applesauce
Amount Per Serving
Calories 90 Calories from Fat 9
% Daily Value*
Fat 1g2%
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Sodium 2mg0%
Potassium 182mg5%
Carbohydrates 24g8%
Fiber 4g17%
Sugar 18g20%
Protein 1g2%
Vitamin A 92IU2%
Vitamin C 9mg11%
Calcium 13mg1%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.