Instant Pot Applesauce – Simple & Yummy – No Added Sugar

Instant Pot Applesauce Youmakeitsimple.com

One of the many things I enjoy about the fall season, are the beautiful golden apples that come off our apple tree. I just couldn’t let all those apples go to waste, so I decided to make some applesauce. Using the Instant Pot to cook the apples made the process sooooooooo much easier. Seriously, there is no end to what this appliance can do.

This applesauce recipe is SIMPLE, quick and so yummy. There is not even any sugar added.

Here is a quick video tutorial to show how easy it is.

Here is the detailed low down.

Instant pot applesauce youmakeitsimple.com

Items needed

Applesauce ingredients

  •  Apples – approximately 10 cups sliced apples ( 20-25 apples)
  •  1 teaspoon Cinnamon
  •  3/4 cup Water
  •  1 Tablespoon Lemon juice (optional) if canning be sure to use lemon juice

Applesauce Instructions

Instant pot applesauce youmakeitsimple.com

Fill the sink full of water and wash all of the apples

This little gadget makes making applesauce a breeze. It is also great for dehydrating apples, or whenever you want a bunch of apples sliced evenly for salads or snacking. You can do without it, however it does make things much easier! It PEELS, SLICES and CORES the apples all at once.

Slice, core and peel the apples.

You can leave the skin on if you choose. If you don’t have a slicer, just cut up the apples into 1 inch chunks. The apple skins are a nice addition to the compost pile, if you have one.

instant pot applesauce sliced apples

Fill the Instant Pot with apples. Don’t go over the max line.

Add 1 Tablespoon of lemon juice.

If you are eating the applesauce right away, you can get away with not putting the lemon juice in it. If you are going to can or freeze it, I recommenced using the lemon juice to help preserve and help with acid balance. I don’t think it alters the taste either way.

Instant pot applesauce youmakeitsimple.com

Add 3/4 cup water and the cinnamon.

Place the lid on the Instant Pot and flip valve for pressure.

Click “MANUAL” high pressure

Adjust time to 5 minutes

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‘NATURAL RELEASE” After the timer goes off let the pressure release naturally for approximately 24 minutes.

Remove lid. Take an immersion blender and blend until it is the consistency that you like.

Immersion blenders work like a charm and do it quickly. You can also use a blender or potato masher.

Instant pot applesauce youmakeitsimple.com

Ladle into glass jars.

If canning, be sure to leave 1/2 inch headspace at the top of the jar!

You can eat it right away, freeze, or can the applesauce. Soooooooo yummy!

Canning instructions

Instant pot applesauce youmakeitsimple.com

Place jars in a hot water bath and process 20 minutes.

Start timing when the water is at a rapid boil.

Remove jars and place them on a dishcloth.

Let them sit for 24 hours to make sure it seals. They will usually seal within minutes.

Instant Pot Applesauce – Simple & Yummy – No Added Sugar

Instant Pot Applesauce Youmakeitsimple.com

A simple, delicious applesauce.  Quick and easy to make using the Instant Pot. No sugar is needed! Sweet with a hint of cinnamon, you’re going to love it!

  • Prep Time20 min
  • Cook Time40 min
  • Total Time1 hr

Ingredients

    • 20-25 apples (approximately 10 cups sliced apples)
    • 1 teaspoon Cinnamon
    • 3/4 Cup water
    • 1 Teaspoon Lemon juice

INSTUCTIONS

1

Fill the sink full of water and wash all of the apples

 
2

Slice, core and peel the apples. Some say you really don’t need to peel the apples, but I do. It would add extra fiber, but not sure what the texture would be.

3

If you don’t have a slicer, just cut up the apples into 1 inch chunks.

4

Fill the Instant Pot with apples. Don’t go over the max line.

5

Add 1 Tablespoon of lemon juice.

6

Add 3/4 cup water

7

Place the lid on the Instant Pot and flip valve for pressure.

8

Click “MANUAL” high pressure

9

Adjust time to 5 minutes

10

‘NATURAL RELEASE” After timer goes off let pressure release naturally for approximately 24 minutes.

11

Remove lid. Take an immersion blender and blend until it is the consistency that you like.

12

Ladle into glass jars.

Canning Instructions

13

Place jars in hot water bath and process 20 minutes. Start timing when the water is at a rapid boil.

14

Remove jars and place on dish cloth. Let them sit for 24 hours to make sure it seals. They will usually seal within minutes.

Instant pot applesauce youmakeitsimple.com

There you have it! Go find some beautiful apples and make some yummy applesauce!

Check out these other Instant Pot Recipes.

Happy Autumn!

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My intention for this website is to share tips and tutorials that I have found on my journey of life that has brought me joy, improved health, and peace, in hopes that it will do the same for you. I hope you'll join me on this journey!

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