Instant Pot Applesauce

Do you have kids who love applesauce?

My boys love applesauce! Especially with my instant pot banana bread by This Old Gal called Pressure Cooker Grandma Mill’s Banana Nut Bread. They ask for it all of the time for their after school snack.

So what do I do? Of course make it for them! Yes not all the time because then this would be the only thing they would be eating but every few weeks I will make a batch and a batch will last week or so.  Thank goodness it is so simple to make! I especially made a ton of applesauce during apple picking season.

Instant Pot Applesauce

If your family loves applesauce then this is a great recipe because it is simple and made quickly.

  • 10-15 mixed apples using sweet and tart apples I like to use granny smith and gala apples
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon You can use cinnamon sticks if you have them on hand
  • 1 teaspoon ginger
  • 1/2 cup water
  • sugar to taste
  1. 1. Core and cut the need to peel unless you want chunky applesauce

    2. Add apples to inner liner making sure your apples do not go past the max line.

    3. Add 1/2 cup of water

    4. Close the lid, turn valve to seal and set to manual 5 minutes and natural pressure release.

    5. Once pressure is released, if you have an immersion blender handy, use that or you can use a spatula or kitchen spoon and stir until you have the consistency you desire.

Recipe Notes

If the applesauce is too watery for you, you can put your Instant Pot into sauté mode until you get a thicker sauce.

Looking for an immersion blender? I have this Kitchenaid hand blender that works well and I can take it apart easily and throw it into the dishwasher.  

Once you blend the apples, it looks like this…


I then put them in mason jars and put them in the fridge along with the banana bread for them to enjoy the next day!