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Applesauce in a bowl.

Easy Instant Pot Applesauce

  • Author: Lindsay
  • Total Time: 10 minutes
  • Yield: 5-6 servings (usually gone in 24 hours in our house) 1x


My go-to method for homemade applesauce! Just apples, water, and cinnamon. A perfect kid recipe for an afternoon snack!


Units Scale
  • 78 apples (any kind works! I like Honeycrisp, of course)
  • 2 cinnamon sticks
  • 1/2 cup water


  1. Cut your apples into chunks, discarding the cores. Place apples in the Instant Pot.
  2. Add cinnamon sticks and water; cook on high pressure for 5 minutes.
  3. Let it rest for 10 minutes before releasing the steam. Stick an immersion blender into the Instant Pot and give it a few whizzes, alternating with some gentle mashing, to get the texture that you want.
  4. You’re done! Enjoy your homemade applesauce!


Too much blending creates more of a puree, which isn’t my favorite. I like some texture with this. So I just blend enough to break apart any larger pieces of the peel, and then mash it the rest of the way. You don’t *have* to blend it – you could just mash it up and leave those chunks of peel intact! (Or peel the apples ahead of time if that bothers you.) Lots of options!

  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 5 minutes
  • Category: Snack
  • Method: Instant Pot
  • Cuisine: American

Keywords: applesauce, instant pot applesauce, healthy snack, homemade applesauce