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 is my obsession and I love to bring all I have learned to YOU.


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