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Instant Pot Applesauce

This Instant Pot Applesauce recipe is made using only 2 main ingredients and takes less than 10 minutes preparation time to make a big batch of Applesauce at home. Using a pressure cooker ( Instant Pot ) makes it a hands off quick process resulting into creamy , thick and store bought consistency of Applesauce. Moreover this homemade Applesauce does not require peeling apples or add any extra sugar .
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Cooling time15 mins
Total Time20 mins
Course: Snack
Cuisine: American
Servings: 7
Calories: 29kcal
Author: Khushboo

Ingredients

  • 1 lb organic apples 6 appox , see notes
  • 1/3 cup water
  • 2 teaspoon lemon juice see notes
  • ¼ teaspoon cinnamon see notes
  • Pinch of salt see notes

Instructions

  • Wash apples thoroughly under cold water.
  • Chop them roughly into 1” cubes with the skin on. Discard the core.
  • Switch on the Instant Pot .
  • To the inner pot add in all the ingredients mentioned above.
  • Secure the lid with the black knob on sealing position.
  • Press Manual HIGH 6 minutes .
  • Once the Pot beeps let the pressure release naturally (NPR)
  • It will take around 15 minutes for the pressure to come down .
  • As the pin drops, open the pot carefully.
  • Test the apples with back of a spoon , it should smash without resistance.
  • At this point you may blend the Applesauce with an immersion blender or wait it to cool down and blend in a pot blender.

Notes

I have used a mix of Organic Red Granny Smith and Organic Fuji apples. Use your favorite ones.
It just comes down to two main ingredients for Applesauce that are Organic Apples and water.
Lemon juice is added to reduce color change and to cut the sweetness from Apples . ( So completely optional ).
Using a pinch or salt or Cinnamon or spice mix or vanilla or cardamom just takes the applesauce to entire new level taste wise. Again not everyone likes it this way so flavoring is completely optional too.
Storage method and other possible questions are answered above. Please go through the post.
This recipe makes approx 3.5 cups applesauce.
Nutrition information for homemade applesauce mentioned below.
Recipes using Applesauce that you might like-
Healthy vegan brownies.
Instant Pot vegan brownie cake.
Apple Pie Sparkler  Mocktail .
 

Nutrition

Calories: 29kcal | Carbohydrates: 7g | Sodium: 1mg | Potassium: 60mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 30IU | Vitamin C: 3.1mg | Calcium: 3mg | Iron: 0.1mg