Instant Pot Applesauce

It’s that time of year…Apples are in and there are so many that who knows what to do with them all!!  With all of my childcare kiddos here I thought applesauce might be a great idea.  I have some wonderfully sweet apples so I wouldn’t even need to add any sugar.  PERFECT idea.

I’ve told you before that I cook without recipes all the time.  Experience and a sense of experimentation take me lots of place that recipe books don’t.  Getting my  Instant Pot Pressure Cooker has also encouraged me to try different things.  This is an  Instant Pot Pressure Cooker but I am sure can be modified.

I put 1 cup of water in the Instant Pot.  I peeled and quartered a pot full of apples.  I sprinkled 1/2 teaspoon of cinnamon over the top.  I set it on manual for 7 minutes.  I did a quick release and opened the pot to find this….


I popped the immersion blender in, mixed and in seconds had applesauce.


It was so easy with the  Instant Pot Pressure Cooker.  I didn’t have it boil over.  I didn’t have the water boil out.  No troubles no mess.  So are you curious as to how much that made?  This much…Two quarts.


This isn’t a good method if you are making 50 quarts but if you only need to used up a couple ice cream buckets of apples, this is perfect.

I did this with the kids and they enjoyed it.  I only had the little-little ones.   We practiced the word and concept of “in”.  They were in charge of putting all of the apples in the good bucket after I peeled them.  Of course they got a sampling of slices as we peeled.  Best part of all they got to eat it fresh out of the pot after it had cooled!! I do my best to turn day to day activities into learning activities.

3 thoughts on “Instant Pot Applesauce”

  1. I really admire how you have the kids help you, with “in” and sampling a fresh peeled apple and then the finished product, apple sauce they all helped to make. The more I read of your “Instant Pot” recipes I think this needs to become a Christmas wish.

  2. Betty from Canada

    those kids will remember you later in life when someone asks them “who taught you that”
    Prime example will be the neighbor girl who you taught to make pancakes.

  3. We love homemade applesauce in my house. Have you ever tried adding red hots to the apples as they cook? Just adds a little “something” to the taste and a nice pink color! For your pot you would only need about 2 tablespoons.

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