Instant Pot Applesauce – No Peel!

applesauce in white cups with apples and cinnamon sticks in the background

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Instant Pot Applesauce made in minutes in the pressure cooker.  Peeling is totally optional!




  1. Peel the apples – Note: skip this step if you are going to blend the finished apple sauce until smooth
  2. Core the apples and cut into large chunks (about 2 pieces).
  3. Add apples, apple juice, cinnamon, vanilla pod and seeds (or vanilla extract) to the pressure cooker pot and stir to combine.  Stir in sweetener of choice, if using.  
  4. Secure the lid and turn pressure release knob to a sealed position.  Cook at high pressure for 4 minutes.
  5. When cooking is complete, use a natural release for 5 minutes and then release any remaining pressure.  
  6. For a thicker applesauce, use the sauté feature to simmer until desired consistency is achieved.
  7. Remove vanilla bean pod.  Simply stir for a chunky applesauce or for a very smooth sauce, blend in pot with an immersion blender (or transfer to a high speed blender in batches).


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