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Instant Pot Applesauce

This Instant Pot Applesauce recipe laced with cinnamon and brown sugar, and makes for a fantastic kid-friendly recipe.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time5 mins
Pressurizing/Depressurizing Time25 mins
Total Time40 mins
Course: Snack
Cuisine: American
Keyword: applesauce recipe, homemade applesauce
Servings: 2 - 3 pints
Calories: 431kcal

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 lbs sweet apples (such as Gala, Fuji, Golden delicious, honeycrisp, etc)
  • 1 1/2 lbs tart apples (such as granny smith, pink lady or braeburn)
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 2-3 Tbsp lemon juice (juice from approximately 1 lemon)
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 cup light brown sugar

Instructions

PREP APPLES

  • Peel and core apples, then slice into large chunks.

ADD TO INSTANT POT

  • Add apple pieces to inner pot of an Instant Pot. Add water, lemon juice and cinnamon and stir.

PRESSURE COOK

  • Secure lid and set the valve to “sealing”. Set to pressure cook on high for 5 minutes.
  • When pressure cooking is finished, let pressure release on it’s own for 15-20 minutes, releasing any remaining pressure after that amount of time.

BLEND

  • Remove lid. Use an immersion blender (or transfer to a regular blender/food processor) to puree until smooth.

TASTE AND COOL

  • Taste applesauce, and if not sweet enough, stir in additional brown sugar.
  • Let cool, then place in airtight containers, seal, and refrigerate for up to 2 weeks.

Notes

** 1 1/2 lbs of apples is about 4 medium to large apples**
 

SLOW COOKER APPLESAUCE

  1. Add all ingredients to a slow cooker, stir, cover and cook on LOW for 6 hours.
  2. Blend to desired texture.

 

STOVETOP APPLESAUCE

  1. Add all ingredients to a pot, stir, and heat over MED/MED HIGH heat.  Cover and cook for 20-25 minutes, or until soft.
  2. Blend to desired texture.

Nutrition

Calories: 431kcal | Carbohydrates: 114g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 21mg | Potassium: 652mg | Fiber: 13g | Sugar: 94g | Vitamin A: 282IU | Vitamin C: 25mg | Calcium: 70mg | Iron: 1mg