Instant Pot Applesauce is a sweet snack or side dish made with your favorite apples. The pressure cooker makes this a quick recipe and a great way to create a homemade, healthy applesauce.
INSTANT POT APPLESAUCE
Every fall we go apple picking.
It is one of my favorite things to do when the weather starts to cool off and the leaves start changing.
My kids love climbing the trees, picking the apples and sometimes eating one or two along the way.
Once we get home I always have a huge bag of apples.
Now of course my kids can snack on apples throughout the week but I am always looking for other ways to use the apples.
Todays Instant Pot Applesauce is a quick and easy recipe to use up those apples.
WHAT INGREDIENTS ARE IN PRESSURE COOKER APPLESAUCE?
This recipe uses a few simple ingredients.
APPLES: Apples are the star of the show in this applesauce recipe.
You can use your favorite otherwise the best apples for making applesauce are Fuji, Gala, Honeycrisp and Golden Delicious.
WATER: You will need to add some water to the instant pot in order to pressure cook the apples and create the applesauce.
LEMON JUICE: Lemon juice helps to add a slightly sweet flavor and also adds some acidity to the applesauce. It also helps to keep the apples from browning.
CINNAMON: Cinnamon adds a great addition to applesauce. It adds warmth and flavor.
If you want to add more I suggest waiting until the end and tasting the applesauce before adding more.
HOW DO YOU MAKE APPLESAUCE IN THE INSTANT POT?
Place all ingredients into the Instant Pot and stir to combine.
Close the lid and valve and set on manual high pressure for 9 minutes.
Manually release steam and open the valve and lid. With the help of a potato masher, mash the apples until your desired consistency.
Serve warm or put in an airtight container and store in the refrigerator.
WAYS TO MODIFY THIS APPLESAUCE:
Instead of using sugar you can sweeten applesauce with maple syrup, honey or splenda.
Spices can add a lot of flavor to applesauce. Try using cinnamon, cloves, allspices, pumpkin pie spice or five spice.
If you like spice in your applesauce add cayenne pepper or cinnamon red hots for a fun twist.
If you want a less chunky applesauce you can use a potato masher or a handheld blender to turned into a more smooth applesauce.
HOW TO FREEZE APPLESAUCE
To freeze homemade applesauce- wait until it has cooled completely and then put into gallon sized freezer bags.
Put the applesauce in the freezer and store it for up to 2 months.
HOW LONG CAN YOU STORE APPLESAUCE IN THE FRIDGE
You can refrigerate applesauce for up to 2 weeks in an airtight container.
OTHER APPLE RECIPES YOU MIGHT LIKE
- 6 Apples, peeled and quartered
- ⅓ Cup water
- 1 Tablespoons lemon juice
- ¼ Tablespoons of cinnamon
- Place all ingredients into the Instant Pot and stir to combine.
- Close the lid and valve and set on manual high pressure for 9 minutes.
- Manually release steam and open the valve and lid. With the help of a potato masher, mash the apples until your desired consistency.
- Serve warm or put in an airtight container and store in the refrigerator.
Once you are finished wiht your applesauce you can add more or less cinnamon depending on your tastes.
If you like a smoother applesauce you can use a handheld blender to puree or a regular blender.