Instant Pot Applesauce

Apple sauce in a small bowl and in a jar with red apples on side

This Instant Pot Applesauce recipe is an easy and quick option to diversify your breakfast.

Make it in only 8 minute and enjoy a wonderful dish 🙂

Apple sauce in a small bowl and in a jar with red apples on side

It’s only slightly sweetened with a hint of honey and seasoned with a bit of cinnamon. Delicious!

One of the best things about this recipe is that it’s so versatile! You can eat it as it is or use it as a sauce. It also works great with pancakes and even for replacing the eggs in a cake recipe.

You can also use it as a substitute for a store bought applesauce.

Just like the Instant Pot pear sauce, it's a great healthy option when you’re looking for something sweet.

What Type of Apples Work Best?

It’s best to use apple varieties that soften when they are cooked down such as Golden Delicious, McIntosh and Fuji.

I also like to use a mix of different varieties for different flavors. For example, I’ll use half McIntosh apples for their texture and sweetness and half Granny Smith apples for a tart flavor to balance it out.

I also love using Pink Lady apples for their subtle color, and they also have a nice soft texture when baked.

When it comes down to it though, you can make apple sauce using any type of apple! Just use whatever you have, or whatever you pick from the orchard, and I’m sure it will turn out great.

Do You Need to Peel the Apples?

Yes. For a silky-smooth applesauce, you should peel the apples and cut them into quarters before adding to your pressure cooker.

If you have a high-power blender, you may be able to get away without peeling the apples. Apple skins have a lot of nutritional value. They are full of vitamins and antioxidants, so I understand the appeal (ha!) of wanting to use the skins.

However, if your apples have pretty thick skins or your blender isn’t powerful enough, it will probably just end up in chunks in the sauce, which is definitely not what you’re looking for.

Can You Use a Regular Blender?

Yes. If you don’t have an immersion blender, you can transfer the contents of the Instant Pot to a blender and blend until smooth. You may need to do this in multiple batches, depending on the size capacity of your blender bowl.

How Long is Applesauce Good For?

This Instant Pot Applesauce will keep in your refrigerator for 7-10 days.

This recipe also freezes well! You can keep it in your freezer it for up to 2 months.

Can I Use Sugar Instead of Honey?

Yes, you can, but I prefer honey because I love the way it complements the taste of the apples and cinnamon. Plus, honey is typically more natural and less processed than granulated sugar.

If you’re looking for a lower sugar content, you can leave the honey or sugar out altogether. Especially if your apples are particularly sweet!

How to serve?

Serve with pancakes or add to Instant Pot Oatmeal or Instant Pot yogurt.

You can also serve along with this Instant Pot French Toast recipe.

More Instant Pot apple recipes

So of course you have the obvious Instant Pot Apple Butter and Instant Pot Apple jam.

If you are into desserts, you can try this Instant Pot apple crisp or this Instant Pot apple bread. Both are great apple dessert options you can make using your Instant Pot pressure cooker!

You can also try this Instant Pot apple pie (crustless version) or this Instant Pot apple cider.

Apple sauce in a small bowl and in a jar with red apples on side

Instant Pot Applesauce

After tasting this homemade applesauce, you might never use the store-bought kind!
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Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Apple Sauce, cinnamon, honey
Prep Time: 2 minutes
Cook Time: 8 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes
Servings: 6
Author: Corrie


  • 8 apples peeled
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • ¼ cup water
  • pinch salt
  • 3 tablespoon honey


  • Place apples, cinnamon, honey and water in the Instant Pot.
  • Close the lid and cook at high pressure for 5 minutes.
  • When cooking time ends, to a quick pressure release.
  • With a immersion blender, mix everything until you obtain the texture of your choice. .
  • Add salt, mix a bit and enjoy!


Calories: 159kcal Carbohydrates: 42g Protein: 1g Fat: 1g Saturated Fat: 1g Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g Monounsaturated Fat: 1g Sodium: 3mg Potassium: 267mg Fiber: 6g Sugar: 34g Vitamin A: 132IU Vitamin C: 11mg Calcium: 19mg Iron: 1mg
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10 thoughts on “Instant Pot Applesauce

  1. This recipe is so easy. It came out great. I use a potato masher to mash the cooked apples. I like the lumpy texture. Reminds me of my mothers applesauce. Thanks for the recipe.

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