Instant Pot Applesauce

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Do you prefer your applesauce smooth or chunky? This recipe is for lovers of both!

If you’re running out of ideas of what snacks to give your kids, you’ve come to the right place. This recipe will become your favorite as well as theirs! Everyone loves a good applesauce, but how often do we actually try our hand at making it? There’s always a first time, and for your first attempt you’ll love this fail-safe Instant Pot applesauce. With 4 ingredients and 20 minutes, you can accomplish nearly perfect applesauce that your kids will fall in love with. You simply need the Instant Pot in order to cook the apples and soak in the cinnamon and lime juice. Once the apples have cooked, they go straight into a blender and come out as the final product. It’s so easy to do and just as easy to eat. Give it a go, and see how many servings your kids ask for!

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Instant Pot Applesauce

Homemade applesauce is a great snack for adults and kids so fire up that Instant Pot and make some today.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Yield 4 people
Serving Size
Course Side Dish, Snack
Cuisine American
Author SkinnyMs.


  • 6 to 8 apples medium, we recommend a combination of granny smith and gala apples
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  • 2 teaspoons cinnamon optional


  • Peel and cut apples into 2 inch chunks. Place apples and all other ingredients into the Instant Pot.
  • Close Instant Pot lid,ensuring the vent is in the sealed position. Press the "manual" button and adjust to high pressure and set the timer to 8 minutes. The Instant Pot will preheat before beginning the cooking time.
  • Once the timer goes off, let sit for about 2-3 minutes. Turn steam vent to release pressure and carefully release the steam and remove lid.
  • Drain off any excess water. Place cooked apples in a mixture and mix on low until desired applesauce consistency is reached - smooth or chunky! Allow to cool slightly before serving.


NOTE: This recipe can also be used when canning or freezing applesauce!

Nutrition Information

Calories: 177kcal | Carbohydrates: 42g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Sodium: 5mg | Fiber: 9g | Sugar: 22g |
SmartPoints (Freestyle): 8
Keywords Budget-Friendly, dairy-free, Gluten-Free, Instant Pot, Kid-Friendly, Quick and Easy, Vegan

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  1. Thanks so much for Instant Pot recipes ! I just got an IP, and am looking for more recipes than found in their IP recipe booklet. More, please !!

    1. So glad you’re enjoying our Instant Pot recipes, Diana! We have published other recipes for the Instant Pot on our site as well.

  2. no instant pot here…how else would you recommend cooking this applesauce…I am on weight watchers and appreciate zero point recipes. Thanks

  3. So I was looking for the note you left! Do you water bathe and can this recipe. I just got an IP and like to can. Can you can this and other stuff made in the IP?

    1. Hi Pat, you can preserve and can this recipe or any of your other regular recipes made in the Instant Pot just like those made on the stove.

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