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Instant Pot Applesauce

Instant Pot Applesauce

Use your favorite variety of apples for this and don't bother peeling them. If you like a tangier sauce, Granny Smith is a good bet. For a sweeter sauce, I like the flavor of the PiƱata or Golden Delicious apple.
Course Breakfast, Snack
Prep Time 6 minutes
Cook Time 7 minutes
Total Time 13 minutes
Servings 4 cups of sauce
Calories 106 kcal
Author Katie Morford


  • 3 1/2 pounds apples (about 10 medium apples)
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 3/4 inch-long piece fresh ginger, finely chopped (optional)
  • 1 to 2 tablespoons pure maple syrup (optional)


  1. Cut the apples off the cores and cut into slices that are roughly 1 inch wide. An apple slicer/corer will make quick work of this.
  2. Put the sliced apples, water, cinnamon, and ginger into the Instant Pot and secure the lid. Close the steamer vent. Set the Instant Pot to 7 minutes on Manual High Pressure. Once done, immediately release the steam from the pot (use caution, since that team is hot). Remove the lid and stir.
  3. When the sauce has cooled a bit, taste and add maple sauce as needed for sweetness. If your peels didn't soften enough for your liking, or for a smoother sauce, transfer to a food processor or blender and run until creamy.