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instant pot applesauce with fresh apples

Easy Instant Pot 4 Ingredient Homemade Applesauce

Easy Instant Pot 4 Ingredient Homemade Applesauce is a simple, quick pressure cooker recipe that takes less than 15 minutes to cook from start to finish! This applesauce is free of refined sugar and is kid-friendly, adults will love it, too! Load up on this for fall and back to school!
Course Breakfast, Dessert, Side Dish, Snack
Cuisine American
Keyword easy instant pot applesauce, homemade applesauce, instant pot applesauce
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 8 minutes
Instant Pot come to pressure and manual release of steam 10 minutes
Total Time 28 minutes
Servings 6
Calories 109kcal



  • 8 apples peeled and cored I used 4 honey crisp and 4 Granny Smith
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 lemon (juice of)


  • Add all of the ingredients to the Instant Pot and stir.
  • Cook for 8 minutes on Manual > High-Pressure Cooking.
  • When the Instant Pot indicates it has finished, allow the steam to release naturally for at least 5 minutes. (Instead of quick release)
  • Open the pot and mash the applesauce with a potato masher. I didn't have to do this for very long. The texture was almost perfect when I removed the lid.
  • Cool before serving.



Serving: 1serving | Calories: 109kcal | Carbohydrates: 29g | Protein: 1g