💭 Why the Instant Pot
I’m sure the first question you are all asking yourselves is why make Applesauce in the Instant Pot versus the old school way. Well, I used the Instant Pot for a couple of reasons. First I wanted to see how easy it would be to make applesauce in the Instant Pot and secondly, I wanted to see how it would taste.
🍎 What kind of Apples
Given how few ingredients are in this recipe, the type of Apple you use will affect the taste. Some apples are naturally sweeter than others so depending on what kind of apple you use, you might need to add some brown sugar or honey to sweeten it up a bit. I’ve used both Fuji and Granny Smith apples with great success.
To Peel or not to Peel?
This decision boils down to personal preference. I personally don’t like apple peel in my applesauce, so I usually peel them. If it’s easier on you and you don’t mind the peel, then leave it on. Most of it will get incorporated once you put the mixture through the blending process.
If you like the way this Applesauce made in the Instant Pot turned out, you must my Blueberry Compote which is also made in the Instant Pot.
💭 Instant Pot Pressure Cooker
The Instant Pot is a combination pressure cooker, slow cooker, rice cooker, steamer with a few other capabilities. With an Instant Pot, you can make some recipes in minutes compared to hours the traditional way. While not always the case, it's a very handy appliance if you are always on the run.
The Instant Pot comes with several safety features. If you happen to encounter an error message on the display of your IP, I suggest you visit Instant Pot's Official Customer Care Center.
If you frequently use your Instant Pot Pressure Cooker, you've probably experienced a "smelly" lid. Here's a simple way to get rid of the smell. Fill the Instant Pot with 2 Cups of White Vinegar. Seal the lid. Use the steam setting for 2 minutes. Remove the rubber ring from the lid and let dry completely before using it.
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📋 What Ingredients do I need
You will need the following ingredients to make this applesauce recipe in your instant pot pressure cooker (see recipe card for quantities): Apples, Unsalted Butter, Lemon juice, Cinnamon Sticks and Water.
🥣 How to make Applesauce
Cut the cored apples into pieces.
Add butter, apples, lemon juice, cinnamon stick and water to the Instant Pot. Mix well.
Start the Instant Pot on manual at high pressure for 4 minutes. Once the pressure cooker beeps, let the pressure release naturally.
Remove Cinnamon stick from the pot. Use an immersion blender to smooth the applesauce mixture to the desired consistency.
Let the applesauce cool before serving. Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator.
Instant Pot Applesauce
- 5 Medium Apples, Peeled & Cored
- 1 tablespoon Unsalted Butter, Melted
- 1 tablespoon Fresh Lemon Juice
- 1 Cinnamon Stick
- ⅛ Cup Water
- Cut the apples into pieces. Discard the core, stem and seeds.
- Add butter, apples, lemon juice, cinnamon stick and water to the Instant Pot. Mix well.
- Start the Instant Pot on manual at high pressure for 4 minutes. Once done, let the pressure release naturally.
- Remove Cinnamon stick from the pot. Use an immersion blender to smooth the applesauce mixture to the desired consistency.
- Let the applesauce cool before serving. Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator.
Nutritional information provided for this recipe is based on 1 serving. This information is an estimate and may vary based on several factors. If nutritional information is important to you and your diet, please verify this recipe with a Registered Dietitian.