Instant Pot Applesauce In Just 8 Minutes

Last week we harvested pounds upon pounds of apples and naturally that means applesauce has landed on my to do list!

In the past I’ve prepped this traditional fall snack on the stovetop, but, this year, I decided to put my Instant Pot to work and boy am I happy I did! It was so fast and so delicious! Here’s to another winner Instant Pot recipe!



  • 4 cups of roughly chopped apples, skins on
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • Dash of salt
  • Optional: 3 tablespoons brown sugar


Wash and core your apples. Chop them roughly. This is a great step for kids to join in on because they definitely don’t have to be uniform.

In the Instant Pot bowl, add apples, water, lemon juice, cinnamon, and salt. Gently toss. Secure the lid and set the timer for 8 minutes on high pressure.

applesauce ingredients

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When the timer beeps release the Instant Pot vent and carefully open the lid. Stir and allow allow the applesauce to cool.

From here, you have two options: serve chunky or blend. I’m all about chunky applesauce, it tastes cozier to me. But, if your kids prefer a smooth applesauce, you can blend the applesauce into a puree with a regular or immersion blender.

Gretchen hails from the beautiful Pacific Northwest along with her husband and two young children. Before transitioning to life as a stay at home mom, Gretchen worked in sales and marketing while earning her Masters in Management and Organizational Leadership. Now her days are focused on managing meal plans and nap times while organizing her sewing stash and children's toy bins. My oh my, how life changes in the blink of an eye! Gretchen writes frequently about natural parenting, becoming more environmentally conscience, her affinity for thrifted treasures, and hopes of making it out of yoga pants each day on her blog That Mama Gretchen (


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