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Instant Pot Applesauce

Instant Pot Applesauce is a quick and easy recipe for applesauce using your pressure cooker. This applesauce, lightly sweetened with maple syrup, is great as a snack, yogurt topper, oatmeal mix-in, and for baking.

Course Side Dish, Snacks
Cuisine American
Time under pressure 10 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 12 (makes about 6 cups)
Calories 45 kcal
Author Tara Leung


  • 4 pounds apples, any variety, peeled, cored, and chopped (8-10 apples)
  • 1 tablespoon maple syrup
  • juice of 1 lemon
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon


  1. Add all ingredients, plus ¾ cup water, to the Instant Pot or pressure cooker.

  2. Close lid and make sure vent is closed. Set to cook on high pressure for 10 minutes.

  3. When done pressure cooking, wait 10 minutes for a natural pressure release. Then safely open the vent to release remaining pressure. *Be very careful because some apple sauce might spurt out of the vent. I held a paper towel in an oven mitt over the vent.

  4. If you prefer a chunkier sauce, mash apples with a potato masher. If you prefer a smoother sauce, allow sauce to cool a little and then process in a blender or food processor.