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Instant Pot Applesauce

You open your fruit bin in the refrigerator and you find apples. 
Many apples that you intended to eat, but never did.
Some have soft spots, or the skin might be wrinkled, and there's no way you want to munch on these. 
Don't waste those apples, instead turn them into easy-to-make applesauce. 
As I am more natural and simple when it comes to my cooking style, you will note how easy this is to make. 
Really, this is ideal for anyone who wants natural tasting food with no additives. 
I've delivered that to your digital doorstep with this fantastic applesauce recipe that is natural and yummy. 
Create this recipe in an Instant Pot, Slow Cooker, Dutch Oven or a covered pot on the stove. 
The fastest and most efficient process for this applesauce is in the Instant Pot. 
For those of you who have not tried your Instant Pot, crack it out of the box, this is your starter recipe. 
Now, it's time to use those apples and make Instant Pot Applesauce. 

Apples & Applesauce 

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Course: Recipes
Cuisine: side dish
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 3 minutes
Additional Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 33 minutes
Servings: 7 cups
Calories: 112kcal
Author: dana vento


  • 8 Apples Up 10 apples
  • 1 Tablespoon Cinnamon up to 2 Tablespoons
  • Cinnamon Stick
  • 4 Tablespoons water
  • Up to 3/4 Tsp Xanthan Gum optional


  • Rinse Apples
  • Peel Apples
  • Rinse Apples again.
  • Cut apples
  • Add 2 -3 Tablespoons of water to Instant Pot Liner
  • Place cut apples in Instant Pot
  • Snug cut apples around the cinnamon stick (center)
  • Sprinkle apples with cinnamon
  • Add a tablespoon more of water.
  • Seal Instant Pot
  • Program Manual, High and 3 minutes.
  • Once the cooking cycle is complete, press Cancel and allow it to cool between 20 & 30 minutes.
  • Natural release lid at 30 minutes.
  • Remove contents to blender, emulsifier or into bowl and blend.
  • If you are adding in Xanthan Gum*, do so in the blender so it does not clump.
  • Be frugal with your Xanthan Gum, adding the least amount possible or your texture will be terrible.
  • You can add additional cinnamon into the Applesauce at this point as well.
  • Serve or refrigerate


*Tip* you can add 1/4 cup into a blender, or emulsifier instead of the whole batch and then mix it back into the main batch to shortcut this process. You can then blend by hand if you prefer, which is what I do, to keep some chunks through that.


Serving: 1g | Calories: 112kcal | Carbohydrates: 30g | Protein: 1g | Sodium: 3mg | Fiber: 6g | Sugar: 22g
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