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Instant Pot Applesauce

  • Author: Iosune
  • Prep: 5 mins
  • Cook: 25 mins
  • Total: 30 mins
  • 8
  • How to, Dessert
  • American
  • Vegan

Servings 8

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Instant Pot applesauce, the best easy way of making this delicious dessert. It is ready in just 30 minutes with only 6 ingredients!


  • 3 pounds apples (1,360 g), peeled, cored, and chopped
  • ⅓ cup water (80 ml)
  • ¼ cup brown sugar (50 g), optional
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon


  1. Add all the ingredients into the Instant Pot and stir.
  2. Place the lid on your Instant Pot, set the valve to the “sealing” position, press the “pressure cook” or “manual” button, and set the pressure to high. Then cook for 5 minutes
  3. Natural release for 10-15 minutes and then carefully move the valve to the “venting” position to let the pressure release completely.
  4. Remove the lid from the Instant Pot and use a potato masher to break up the applesauce or if you want really smooth applesauce you can puree the applesauce with an immersion blender.
  5. Serve your Instant Pot applesauce immediately over some slices of vegan bread or gluten-free bread or even use it as an egg substitute in baking recipes like vegan donuts or vegan oatmeal cookies. A regular egg would be 1/4 cup of applesauce (1 tbsp).
  6. Keep the leftovers in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 1 week or in the freezer for up to 6 months. Thaw overnight in the fridge.


  • Feel free to customize your Instant Pot applesauce recipe with your favorite type of apples (gala, granny smith, honey crisp, golden delicious, fuji, etc). You can either peel them or not, it’s up to you!
  • Brown sugar is an optional ingredient, but I prefer to add some sugar to my applesauce. Any type of sugar will do.
  • Cooking time also includes the time it takes for the Instant Pot to heat up (about 8 minutes).


  • Serving Size: 1/8 of the recipe
  • Calories: 62
  • Sugar: 13.2 g
  • Sodium: 3 mg
  • Fat: 0.2 g
  • Carbohydrates: 16.3 g
  • Fiber: 2.2 g
  • Protein: 0.3 g