Homemade Applesauce
By :Chop Secrets
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Votes: 11
Rating: 4.82
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Course Snack
Cuisine Modern
Difficulty Easy
Duration 30-60 min
Cooking Technique Pressure Cook
Main Ingredient Apples, Butter, Cinnamon
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Servings
3 - 4 cups
Ingredients
  • 12 apples peeled, cored and quartered (Fuji apples are delicious)
  • 2 tbsp butter
  • 1 tbsp cinnamon
  • 1 tbsp honey
  • 3 tbsp lemon juice
  • 1/4 tsp kosher salt
  • 3/4 cup Water
  • cinnamon and/or cinnamon sticks for garnish (Additional option)
Course Snack
Cuisine Modern
Difficulty Easy
Duration 30-60 min
Cooking Technique Pressure Cook
Main Ingredient Apples, Butter, Cinnamon
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Servings
3 - 4 cups
Ingredients
  • 12 apples peeled, cored and quartered (Fuji apples are delicious)
  • 2 tbsp butter
  • 1 tbsp cinnamon
  • 1 tbsp honey
  • 3 tbsp lemon juice
  • 1/4 tsp kosher salt
  • 3/4 cup Water
  • cinnamon and/or cinnamon sticks for garnish (Additional option)
Votes: 11
Rating: 4.82
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Instructions
  1. Put peeled and quartered apples in the Instant Pot. Add all remaining ingredients, then secure the lid, making sure the vent is closed.
  2. Using the display panel select the MANUAL or PRESSURE COOK function*. Use the +/- keys and program the Instant Pot for 3 minutes.
  3. When the time is up, let the pressure naturally release for 15 minutes, then quick-release the remaining pressure.
  4. Use a slotted spoon to transfer cooked apples to a large-capacity blender or food processor.
  5. Process until smooth and uniform. Add additional pot juices 1/4 cup at a time to achieve desired consistency.
  6. Serve warm or cold with additional cinnamon and/or cinnamon sticks for garnish.
Recipe Notes

*The MANUAL and PRESSURE COOK buttons are interchangeable.

10 replies
  1. BlueBlue
    BlueBlue says:

    Hi Angela. I have a 6 quart instant pot. I used 12 gala apples in mine more than enough room. The apples will reduce while cooking. What size is yours?

  2. StephanieG
    StephanieG says:

    The easiest recipe for applesauce. It comes out the perfect consistency and chunky like we prefer. I do not add the butter. It’s perfect.

  3. jcimba
    jcimba says:

    Very easy to prepare and fast to cook without heating up the kitchen using the Instant Pot. I have made 3 batches so far, once using 12 Galas, then another using 10 Galas and 2 Granny Smiths, and next using 10 Red MacIntosh and 2 Galas. All batches came out perfectly with an impecible taste. Others should note to reduce the amount of lemon juice used to your particular taste. Will certainly continue using this recipe at least once weekly during the season as we go through applesauce.

  4. Ironweaver
    Ironweaver says:

    Ermahgerd. Perfect consistency, absolutely delicious on a winter day. Never buying applesauce again. I do note, however, the extra juice has an unfortunate side effect of evaporating. At least that’s what I’m told happened.

  5. obtusata
    obtusata says:

    I’m not sure why butter is needed (I omitted it) and I didn’t add the honey as I prefer the natural sweetness or tartness of apples. It tasted just as good as my usually stove top applesauce with the benefit of taking significantly less time. My preferred apples are Macintosh apples.

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