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Instantpot apple sauce

Instantpot Apple Sauce

  • Author: Simone Miller
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 5 minutes
  • Total Time: 20 minutes
  • Yield: 12 servings
  • Category: condiment, Side Dish
  • Cuisine: American


Apple sauce is easier to make than ever when made in an Instantpot! 


  • 4 pounds apples (about 12, peeled, cored and roughly chopped)
  • 1/4 cup apple juice (apple cider, or water)
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • optional:
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 4 cardamom pods or a dash of ground cardamom
  • you can also add in any spices to taste after it cooks


  1. Add all the ingredients to the insert of your Instantpot and lock on the lid. Set the valve to sealing.
  2. Cook at high pressure for 5 minutes. (The display will read “ON” until it comes up to pressure, at which point the 5 minutes will start).
  3. Once the time is up, hit the off button and allow the pressure to release naturally for 10-15 minutes before turning the valve to venting. Once the pressure nozzle drops, open the lid. (Smells so good, right?!)
  4. Puree with a blender or immersion blender for smooth apple sauce, or mash with a potato masher for chunky if it hasn’t mashed itself while cooking.
  5. Allow to cool slightly before transferring to jars and storing in the fridge.


Use within one week. You can also freeze or can the apple sauce.