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Instant Pot Applesauce

Instant Pot applesauce is life changing!
Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
Total Time 1 hr
Course Snack
Cuisine American
Servings 15 Servings


  • Instant Pot


  • 5-6 lbs Apples, cored
  • 1 tbsp Pumpkin Pie Spice (cinnamon works too)
  • ½ cup Water
  • ¼ tsp Pink Salt
  • 2 tsp Vanilla Extract


  • Put all the ingredients, except for the vanilla extract, into the Instant Pot inner pot.
  • Place the lid on the pot and make sure the steam release handle is switched to “sealing”.
  • Cook on manual/high pressure for 5 minutes.
  • When the timer goes off, do NOT move the steam release handle – just allow the steam to naturally release. Once the float valve drops, take off the lid.
  • Purée the apples – you can make the applesauce as chunky or as smooth you are prefer. I like to leave it in the Instant Pot & use an immersion blender.
  • Stir in 2 teaspoons of vanilla.
  • Serve immediately or store in an air-tight container in the fridge for up to a week.


This recipe is for an 8-quart Instant Pot. If you have a 6-quart Instant Pot, adjust the recipe by about 75%. If your Instant Pot will not come to pressure, add another 1/4 cup of water and try again. Homemade applesauce is a healthy snack or dessert served by itself. You can also drizzle a little heavy cream or milk on top of hot applesauce. For a sweeter treat, top it with a dollop of whipped cream or a scoop of vanilla ice cream.
Keyword Apples, Applesauce, Instant Pot