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Instant Pot Applesauce:

The easiest Instant pot unsweetened applesauce to make at home. I needed some applesauce for some baking I was doing this weekend. And when I realized I didn’t have any applesauce, I figured why not make my own with apples that needed to be used up? And so I made some in my Instant pot and I will never buy store bought again!

Ingredients you will need:

  1. Apples
  2. Water
  3. Nutmeg
  4. Cinnamon

How to prepare applesauce:

I first slice my apples, then place in my Instant pot. And then I add the water, cinnamon, nutmeg, and mix. Close the Instant pot, seal valve, set to manual high pressure for 25 minutes. And once it is done, quick release the pressure, and carefully open.

Blend it up:

Before blending it up, I drain the water. And then with my immersion blender, I blend it up until I get my desired consistency. But if you like it thinner, only drain half the water, and mix. And if you don’t have an immersion blender, use the back of a spoon, or a potato masher to mash it all up.


I like to store mine in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 7 days.

What can I use the applesauce for?

There are so many options to use up this homemade applesauce in. And here are a few I use mine for.

  1. Baked goodies: cookies, breads, cupcakes
  2. On top of pork chops
  3. For snacking on
  4. In smoothies
What if I don’t have an Instant pot?

Don’t worry this can still be prepared without an Instant pot. Add sliced apples to a pot with water and cook until the apples are fork tender. And carefully drain the water, add seasonings, and with an immersion blender mash it all up. Or transfer it all to blender and blend it up.

Instant Pot Unsweetened AppleSauce:

Makes about 3 cups


  • 9 small apples of your choice
  • 1 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp nutmeg
  • 1 cup water



  • Slice your apples
  • Add to Instant pot
  • Add in water, cinnamon, nutmeg, and mix
  • Close the Instant pot, seal valve, set to manual, high pressure for 25 minutes
  • Once done quick release of pressure and carefully open
  • If you like a thin consistency, drain some of the water, if you like it more chunky, drain all of the water
  • With an immersion blender or potato masher, mash up the apples until you get your desired consistency
  • Store in an airtight container for up to 7 days