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recipe instant pot applesauce no sugar

Instant Pot Applesauce

Simple assortment of apples and spices make the perfect applesauce, eat it as an afternoon snack or use as a base for muffins or cakes.
Course Side Dish, Snack
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes


  • 1-2 lbs apples Use any variety that is your favorite- or a mix!
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tsp nutmeg
  • 1/2 tsp ginger
  • 1 tblsp lemon juice preserves color


  • Peel and core apples- using a johnny apple peeler makes this step super easy!
  • Add water and lemon to Instant Pot. (Apples release water so you do not need the usual amount of 1 cup. 1/2 is plenty.
  • Add apples and spices. Toss to mix.
  • Cook on HIGH pressure for 5 minutes. Release naturally for 10 minutes, then switch to quick release.
  • Mash the apples with a potato masher or blend with an immersion blender for a smoother consistency.
  • Serve warm or allow to cool.
  • Store in the fridge for 7-10 days or freeze for 2-3 months.


This applesauce is naturally sweet, but you can sweeten with sugar if you like.  Spices can also be omitted or added based on your family's preferences.