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Instant Pot Applesauce

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Course: Breakfast, Dessert, Snack
Keyword: applesauce, pressure cooker
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Release Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes
Servings: 1 Quart
Author: Chef Abbie Gellman RD


  • pressure cooker


  • 8 large apples mix of sweet and tart, such as gala and granny smith
  • ½ cup water
  • Juice of ½ lemon
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • Optional: 2 tablespoons maple syrup


  • Core apples and cut into large chunks. Place into electric pressure cooker with water, lemon juice, and cinnamon. Mix well.
  • Secure the lid and set to cook on High pressure for 5 minutes. Once done, allow pressure to naturally release for 20 minutes.
  • Uncover and mash, using a potato masher, to chunky consistency. For smoother applesauce, use an immersion blender.
  • Optional: mix in maple syrup.