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Easy Instant Pot Applesauce

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Description

This easy cinnamon spiced Instant Pot Applesauce will be your new favorite side dish to eat with everything!


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Ingredients

  • 3 pounds your favorite apples (I used gala, fuji, honey crisp and granny smith) – (peeled or not peeled)
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon allspice
  • Pinch of salt
  • juice from half a lemon
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar (optional)

Instructions

Instant Pot Instructions

  1. If peeling the apples, do this first. Then chop the apples into a large dice.
  2. Place the apples, water, cinnamon, allspice, salt, lemon juice and brown sugar into the Instant Pot. Close the lid and cook on manual high pressure for 5 minutes. 
  3. Natural release and using an immersion blender, ricer or potato masher, blend the applesauce to your desired consistency. Serve warm, room temperate or cold. The flavors will change slightly as it cools, so adjust to taste as needed. 

Slow Cooker Instructions

  1. If peeling the apples, do this first. Then chop the apples into a large dice.
  2. Place the apples, water, cinnamon, allspice, salt, lemon juice and brown sugar into the slow cooker. Cook on low for 7-8 hours or on high for 4-5 hours. 
  3. Using an immersion blender, ricer or potato masher, blend the applesauce to your desired consistency. Serve warm, room temperate or cold. The flavors will change slightly as it cools, so adjust to taste as needed.