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Instant Pot Applesauce

Fast and easy, this applesauce is the perfect blend of spices and apples. Naturally vegan and gluten free. The best part? No added sugar!
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Total Time 15 mins
Servings 6 servings


  • Instant pot


  • 8-10 large apples (peeled, cored and quartered) a mixed variety of apples works best here
  • ¼ cup water
  • 1 lemon, juiced
  • 2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • ½ tsp ground ginger
  • ½ tsp ground nutmeg


  • Add all the ingredients to your Instant Pot, stirring until combined.
  • Put the lid on, and set the manual pressure cook time to 10 minutes.
  • Once the 10 minutes are up, set the Instant Pot to release immediately.
  • Transfer the cooked apples to a high-speed blender, and blend until smooth.
  • Serve warm or refrigerate for up to 1 week.


You can leave the apples unpeeled, and then either remove the peels once they're cooked in the Instant Pot, or blend them with the peel and strain it later. I've tested each of these methods, and the results are about the same. My kids prefer it strained, though, to remove any fibers from the apple peels before eating.
Original recipe by La Casa de Sweets