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Instant Pot Applesauce

Deliciously sweet Instant Pot Applesauce is fast and easy with no sugar needed! Cooks in 9 minutes.
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Keyword instant pot applesauce
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 9 minutes
Total Time 24 minutes
Servings 10 1/2 cup servings (total yield: 5 cups)
Calories 76kcal
Author Toni Dash

Ingredients

  • 8 medium-large Apples peeled, cored and cut into 1/8s
  • 1 cup Water
  • 1 ½ teaspoons lemon juice
  • ¼ teaspoon ground Cinnamon

Instructions

  • Place all ingredients into the Instant Pot and stir to combine.
  • Close the lid and valve and set on HIGH PRESSURE for 9 minutes.
    When the cooking cycle completes, perform a QUICK RELEASE and remove the lid.
  • BLENDING THE APPLESAUCE: For smooth applesauce use an immersion blender or puree in batches in a regular blender. For a chunkier consistency use a potato masher.
    Blend the batch until desired consistency is achieved.
  • Store in a sealed jar or container in the refrigerator. The applesauce will thicken slightly as it chills.

Notes

Note on Blending
The cooked ingredients will be hot. If using an immersion blender (or a regular blender) take care to avoid splattering the hot liquid. Keep the head of the blender below the surface of the applesauce.
Slow Cooker option
If you want to cook in the slow cooker, add ingredients, close the lid and cook on HIGH for 4 hours. Process as noted in the recipe above.

Nutrition

Calories: 76kcal | Carbohydrates: 20g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 3mg | Potassium: 156mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 15g | Vitamin A: 79IU | Vitamin C: 7mg | Calcium: 9mg | Iron: 1mg