We are lucky enough to have an apple tree in our backyard. It was there when we bought our house and somehow we have not killed it. If you knew our track record with plants and gardens, then you would know that this is quite an accomplishment for us. Each year, our tree produces a ton of apples, more than we can ever eat. So we find some create ways to use them. In the past we have made Apple Muffins, and this time I decided to make some easy Instant Pot Applesauce. When I say easy, I am not kidding. It is practically no work. So if you love your Instant Pot like I do, and want to taste the best applesauce ever, read on.
Instant Pot Applesauce
What I love about this Instant Pot Applesauce is that you can use many different varieties of apples. We used Fuji apples, but Granny Smith, Jonagold, Gala and Honey Crisp would also work well.
Place the apple slices, water, sugar, lemon juice and cinnamon into the Instant Pot. Stir to combine. Close the lid and cook on high pressure for 8 minutes.
Do a natural release and mash up the apples with a potato masher until they reach your desired consistency.
If the applesauce is too thick, you can always stir in some water, a little at a time, to make it less chunky. It all depends on your personal taste. I prefer a thicker applesauce.
I like to sprinkle some additional cinnamon on top of the applesauce.
This applesauce is wonderful when it is still warm. It would make a fabulous topping for vanilla ice cream. You can also store any remaining applesauce in a sealed container in the refrigerator for 7 days.
- 10 apples peeled, cored, and sliced (we used Fuji apples, but other varieties will work as well)
- ½ cup water
- ¼ cup brown sugar
- 1 tablespoon lemon juice
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- Place the apple slices, water, sugar, lemon juice and cinnamon into the Instant Pot. Stir to combine. Close the lid and cook on high pressure for 8 minutes.
- Do a natural release and mash up the apples with a potato masher until they reach your desired consistency.
- Store in the refrigerator.