Easy No Sugar Added Applesauce

Instant Pot Applesauce

Instant Pot Applesauce is made in less than 30 minutes and is naturally sweetened. This recipe for homemade applesauce is super simple and absolutely delicious!
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Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Instant Pot Applesauce, Pressure Cooker Applesauce
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 12 minutes
Pressure: 10 minutes
Total Time: 17 minutes
Servings: 8
Calories: 73kcal
Author: Kristen Chidsey


  • 3 pounds apples about 12 small apples, 9 medium apples
  • 1 cup apple juice or cider or water


  • Wash and dry your apples. Remove core from apple--I simply, cut around the core, but you can use an apple corer if you'd like. Cut apple into 2 inch chunks.
  • Place apples in inner pot of Pressure Cooker. Pour in 1 cup apple juice or apple cider over apples. 
  • Close lid on pressure cooker and seal vent knob. Cook on high pressure for 12 minutes.
  • Once cook time has elapsed on Applesauce, do a quick release of pressure. (Place a towel over knob and knock with a wooden spoon to protect yourself and your kitchen from the steam.) 
  • Either mash applesauce with potato masher, immersion blender, or transfer to a blender or food processor to blend into smooth.


  • Apples to Use: Golden Delicious, Ambrosia, Fuji or Honeycrisp apples are all good options for homemade applesauce.
  • If you prefer thicker applesauce, only use 1/2 cup apple juice or water for the 6 quart and 3/4 cups for 8 quart models. The apples will give off plenty of liquid you don't need to worry about not having enough liquid in your pressure cooker. 
  • Tart Applesauce: Use granny smith for half the amount of apples and add in 1 teaspoon fresh lemon juice.
  • Sweetened Applesauce: If after making your applesauce you notice that it is not as sweet as you prefer, add in 1-2 tablespoons white or brown sugar.
  • Cinnamon Applesauce:  stir in 1-3 teaspoons ground cinnamon AFTER applesauce is ready. Start by mixing in 1 teaspoon cinnamon and tasting to determine if you need to add more.
  • Store applesauce in the fridge for 5-6 days and freeze for 3-6 months. 
Nutrition Facts
Instant Pot Applesauce
Amount Per Serving
Calories 73
% Daily Value*
Sodium 2mg0%
Potassium 152mg4%
Carbohydrates 19g6%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 14g16%
Vitamin A 60IU1%
Vitamin C 5.5mg7%
Calcium 9mg1%
Iron 0.2mg1%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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