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Ground cinnamon or apple pie spice is added to this homemade applesauce recipe.
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Instant Pot Applesauce

Easily make the BEST Instant Pot Applesauce with this 15 minute recipe! Sprinkle some cinnamon on this no sugar-added applesauce just before serving and enjoy!

Course Breakfast, Snack
Cuisine American
Prep Time 3 minutes
Cook Time 12 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 8 servings
Calories 90 kcal
London Brazil


  • 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.

Recipe Video

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.