To date, this is about the easiest recipe I have ever made. Not only in the Instant Pot-but ever! Today I am sharing how to make homemade applesauce in the Instant Pot. Cook time was 2 minutes, and prep time was about 5 minutes. It was the first time I ever used an apple peeler and I seriously don’t know why it has taken me this long to use it. I have an old vintage one I picked up at an antique mall years ago for about 50 cents. I just thought it was cool and had it displayed in our kitchen. I will never peel another apple again without using the peeler. I found this one below on Amazon for you. It is must have.

How to make Homemade applesauce in the Instant Pot

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I only had about 8 apples on hand. Last week when I made homemade stuffing I used a few apples out of my bag. Next time I plan on picking up a few bags and making a lot more homemade applesauce. It tasted like apple pie in a jar without all the calories. I could have been bad and added cool whip on top, but I did not. In this recipe I did not even use sugar. Apples are sweet enough on their own. From what I am told Fuji is the best apple to use for applesauce. I had Gala on hand and one Granny smith.

My mind started swirling in every direction while making the homemade applesauce. I was thinking what cute homemade gifts these make around the holidays. You can pick up a few cases of mason jars just about anywhere. Make your applesauce, add a cute fabric around the lid and a special gift tag for that special someone. Who wouldn’t love homemade applesauce?!

Impress your neighbors and friends this holiday season. They will think you sweated and slaved for hours over a hot stove. I won’t tell them it only took you 10 minutes to make.

While you are sweating and slaving I can tell you one thing, your house will smell AMAZING!~

Pin it, make it, LOVE!!~

Enjoy! Hope to see you back again. See recipe down below.

Home made apple sauce in the Instant Pot

Applesauce in the Instant Pot

Course Side Dish
Cuisine American


  • 10 Apples
  • 2 tsp. Honey
  • 1 tbsp. Ground Cinnamon
  • 2 tsp. Ground cloves
  • 1 dash salt
  • 2 cinnamon sticks
  • 1 cup water


  • First peel and core apples
  • In a mixing bowl, combine, apples, cinnamon, cloves and salt. Mix well
  • Place the cinnamon sticks on the bottom of the Instant Pot. Add apples on top and pour one cup of water over apples.
  • Place lid on top, set to seal, High Pressure for 2 minutes
  • After pot beeps, let natural release for 1 minutes. Then Quick release
  • Add honey and mix well with spurtle or wooden spoon
  • Mash apple with hand masher, immersion blender, or simply with spurtle or wooden spoon. Enjoy.

How to make homemade applesauce in the Instant Pot



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