Pressure Cooker Applesauce is a healthy, sweet, delicious snack or dessert. We like to eat it as soon as it’s cool enough to eat, but it’s great at room temperature or even cold straight from the fridge.
Making Apple Sauce in an Instant Pot
An Instant Pot is one of the most popular brands of electric pressure cookers. They are easy to use and your Instant Pot can help you create this Pressure Cooker Apple Sauce!
I’ve been trying to eat healthy desserts. So when my husband brought home a big bag of Jonagold apples I decided to change one of our favorite snacks, Cookin’ Canuck‘s Crockpot Applesauce recipe, into an Insta Pot recipe for a quick and easy dessert.
Since then I’ve made this applesauce numerous times, changing up the apples I use based on what’s on sale or at the farmer’s market. I’m updating this post with a video showing how fun and easy applesauce is to make in the pressure cooker. In the video and new photos, I used a blend of Rome and Golden Delicious apples.
My apple peeler peels, cores and slices the apples all in one easy step. I prefer my applesauce without the skins. But if you prefer, you can leave the skins on the apples and blend the skins into the applesauce.
Or, you can also cook the apples without peeling or coring and use a food mill to remove the skin and the seeds after pressure cooking. Just quarter the apples and toss them in the pressure cooker.
You can blend the applesauce in a blender so it’s completely smooth, but I like to leave it a little chunky. An immersion blender is the perfect tool for making applesauce. You can blend it as much as you like right in the pot.
Homemade appleasauce, whether you make it in the pressure cooker, in the crockpot, or on the stove, is a treat my family loves, and I think yours will too.
- 10 large Jonagold apples*, peeled, cored, and quartered or sliced
- 1/4 cup apple juice or water
- 1/4 cup sugar, optional**
- 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
Place the apple pieces, apple juice, sugar and cinnamon in the pressure cooker and stir to combine. Select High Pressure and set cook time for 4 minutes. (It took about about 10 minutes to come up to pressure.)
After timer beeps, turn off pressure cooker, wait 5 minutes and then use a quick pressure release. Carefully remove the lid. (You could also use a natural pressure release if you prefer less chunky applesauce.)
Stir apples, breaking up large chunks, until you've achieved your desired consistency. (Or you can take the easy way like I did and blend the apples with an immersion blender in the pot.)
Makes approximately 4 cups of applesauce.
Notes: *Substitute any soft apples you like, such as Golden Delicious, Rome or Fuiji**Many apples are sweet enough without adding any extra sugar.
If you use more apples, you'll need to use a longer natural pressure release. If any liquid comes out of the steam release valve, immediately close the valve and do an intermittent pressure release.