Published Date: September 4, 2020 | Last Updated: March 22, 2023
Did you know applesauce is super easy to make in your Instant Pot or Crockpot?!
bowl of red apples in front of instant pot

Did you know applesauce is super easy to make in your Instant Pot or Crockpot?!


Note about the rubber rings: it would be wise to replace your rubber ring with a rubber ring dedicated to cooking sweet foods, otherwise, your applesauce will taste like tacos. I like to keep two rubber rings, one for savory foods, and one for sweet foods. I don’t put them in the dishwasher because it will absorb the flavor of dish soap- which will leak into the foods so I just clean it with a baking soda scrub. 



Homemade Applesauce

Did you know you can make your own applesauce and it's actually really simple!
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Course: Side Dish
Cook Time: 8 minutes
Servings: 20


  • Instant Pot or Crock Pot


Instant Pot Directions

  • In the lid of your instant pot, pull out the rubber ring, and replace it with a rubber ring that doesn’t smell of savory foods. (See note above.)
  • Peel and roughly chop some apples. I fit about 20 apples (I use red delicious) in my 8-quart instant pot. If you are using a 6-quart instant pot, then try 15 apples. Be careful to stay under the “max” line.Add 1/2 cup of water and 1 teaspoon cinnamon.
  • Put the lid on and twist the steam valve to “sealing”.
  • Cook on manual high pressure for 8 minutes.
  • Let the pressure naturally release for at least ten minutes after the cooking cycle is complete. 
  • Open the lid and with a spoon, gently stir. If you want- you can add sweetener to taste. {I have found that adding sugar isn’t needed}
  • Serve immediately (we love eating warm applesauce with a dollop of whipped cream on top!) or store in the fridge for up to one week.
  • You could fill sterilized quart size mason jars with applesauce, put a lid on, and put in a 40-minute water bath to bottle this applesauce and make it shelf-stable. (Just make sure the top of the lid pops in to ensure it is sealed).

Crock Pot Directions

  • Peel and chop apples (I use red delicious) and fill your crockpot.
  • Add 1 teaspoon cinnamon and 1/2 cup water and put the lid on.
  • Cook on low for 6-8 hours or high for 3-5.
  • Mash applesauce and serve immediately. Refrigerate any leftovers.

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Hi! I'm Amber

I'm obsessed with all things food and a mom to five. Baking bread and using my instant pot are my favorite things to do in the kitchen, and I can't wait to bring all that I have learned to you! Connect with me on Instagram because there's where I basically live these days.