If you’ve ever gone apple picking you know how much fun it can be. The added bonus begins with what to use the apples for and how to do it. Making Homemade Applesauce is so easy and beyond delicious. Making Instant Pot Applesauce is incredible.
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I’m so excited to share this recipe with you! Today I’m making a recipe by Amy from House of Nash Eats. It's an Instant Pot Applesauce recipe and if you don’t know who she is, go check her out! She is incredible with hundreds of recipes from desserts to main courses and they are all fantastic. I’ll share more about Amy later. This even is part of Freaky Friday Fall edition
You’ve tasted Applesauce from a jar before, but Homemade Instant Pot Applesauce will leave you saying WOW and here is a little tip, enjoying a warm bowl is heavenly.
This is a simple recipe with only a couple ingredients but I have some tips to help you too. Choose your favorite apple from Honeycrisp, Fuji, Pink Lady, or Granny Smith. They are ALL delicious. In fact, use a variety of apple varieties when making applesauce. It won’t disappoint.
I personally love the tart flavors from a Granny Smith or Honeycrisp Apple so it’s fun to balance out the tartness with a Fuji or another variety. That’s why I suggest using your favorite variety of apples when making this recipe for yourself.
How to make Homemade Applesauce in the Instant Pot
Apples should be peeled and cored and then cut into quarters for best results. I use this apple peeler to remove the skins and then a sharp knife to remove the core. It’s really simple and only takes a few minutes.
You can of course leave the skins on if you wish but I do find the applesauce is smoother without. It’s a personal preference for sure.
Once the apples are peeled and cored simply slice in quarters and toss in the Instant Pot. Add some apple juice or apple cider for added flavor but don’t worry if you don’t have any juice on hand, water will also work just fine too.
Pressure cook for 4 minutes on High and allow a 15 minute Natural Pressure Release. It can be tempting to release the pressure sooner but I promise you that applesauce will come flying out the valve making a huge mess.
Once the pressure is release take a large spoon and stir. Most if not all the apples will fall apart into a beautiful sauce. You can always use an immersion blender to puree if needed. A blender also works well too, just make sure to leave the top ajar when doing so.
How to sweeten Applesauce
Depending on the variety of apples used you may need to sweeten with a little bit of sugar. Start with 1-2 Tablespoons and stir. There is no need to over sweeten. It can also be fun to add a bit of cinnamon too. Start with ¼ teaspoon and stir. You can always add more if needed.
Enjoying Applesauce warm is delicious, trust me here and enjoy a spoonful. Your world will be changed, I promise. But let me share with you a few other ways to enjoy. It’s also wonderful served over Ice Cream. Make sure to try this Homemade Vanilla Ice Cream. It’s also wonderful with toast for breakfast or served on the side of a roasted Pork Loin.
Amy also has a variety of ways to enjoy that I loved. She suggests putting on top of pancakes, or serving with Graham Crackers and enjoying as a dip. WOW, doesn’t that sound good? I think it does.
How to store Applesauce
Applesauce will last 7 to 10 days when stored in a sealed container in the refrigerator. I have frozen applesauce using the Souper Cubes in single serving increments and it’s wonderful. Little Miss is a big fan of Applesauce, and the ½ cup size is perfect. Freeze for up to 2 months.
Amy also shares how easy it can be to make Homemade Applesauce in the Slow Cooker or Crock pot. Follow the recipe and cook on low for 6-8 hours. It may take longer but you will get the same results. There is no excuse to not give this recipe a try!
More about Amy from House of Nash Eats
Okay, let me share with you more about Amy from House of Nash Eats. She has been blogging for 5 years and is a mother of 2 beautiful girls. She loves to travel and loves to enjoy foods from all over the world. Besides being a fantastic chef in the kitchen she is just an amazing person. Always so friendly and welcoming. She has a fun series on her site where she highlights foods from each state in the US called American Eats. Don’t believe me, check it out! Also, she does a super fun Giveaway each month on her Instagram. Each month she invites viewers to make a recipe with a certain ingredient and take a photo and tag her. The prize for the winner is fantastic!
If you aren’t following Amy please do so, I truly am inspired by her and hope to be more like her! This recipe is of course hers that I have made as part of Freaky Friday Fall edition where a group of fellow bloggers get together and make each others recipes. It's so fun to be apart of, so make sure you check out the other recipes in this event below.
But wait, She has some delicious pie recipes on her site that I know you will want to try. As well as recipes for all the Holidays! Amy is not only a fantastic friend and mentor but her recipes are fantastic. Go give one a try, you won't be disappointed.
Take a look at all of our 2021 Freaky Friday Fall Edition Recipes:
- An Affair from the Heart - Pumpkin Pie Bars with Shortbread Crust
- Aunt Bee's Recipes - 30 Minute Skillet Lasagna
- The Carefree Kitchen - Brazilian Cheese Bread
- Devour Dinner - Instant Pot Applesauce
- Fresh April Flours - Instant Pot Garlic Mashed Potatoes
- The Fresh Cooky - Air Fryer Ravioli
- The Foodie Affair - Bacon Wrapped Green Bean Recipe
- Hostess at Heart - Fudgy Chocolate Brownie Cookie Recipe
- House of Nash Eats - Pumpkin Bundt Cake
- Kathryn's Kitchen Blog - Halloween Monster Cookie Recipe
- Life Currents - Loaded Potato Skins
- Life, Love & Good Food - Lemon Chicken Orzo Soup
- The Speckled Palate - Tortellini Butternut Squash Pasta with Pancetta and Spinach
- Sue Bee Homemaker - Overnight Sourdough Bread
- Take Two Tapas - Air Fryer Asparagus Fries
Instant Pot Applesauce
- 9 Apples - Granny Smith, Fuji, Honeycrisp, Pink Lady
- ¾ Cup Apple Juice - or Apple Cider
- 2 Tablespoons Sugar - optional
- ½ teaspoon Cinnamon - option
- Choose apples. I prefer a variety of apples from Granny Smith, Fuji, and Honeycrisp. But there is no wrong variety of apple to use.
- Peel apples removing skins and cut apples into quarters. Then remove core from each apple slice
- Add apples to Instant Pot with Apple Juice or Apple Cider. Water can also be substituted if needed
- Pressure Cook for 4 Minutes on High. Allow a 15 minute Natural Pressure Release before opening pressure valve.
- Stir apples with a large spoon until smooth. You can also use an immersion blender to blend sauce if desired or a blender.
- (optional) Sweeten sauce with 1-2 Tablespoons sugar as desired.
- (optional) Add ¼ to ½ teaspoon cinnamon
- Store in sealed container in refrigerator for 7-10 days or freeze for up to 2 months
- Granny Smith
- Pink Lady
- Golden Delicious
All nutrition values are approximate and calculated by a plugin and are provided as a courtesy. Adding or subtracting ingredients will change the nutritional value.
Michaela from An Affair From The Heart organized this fun Freaky Friday Blog Hop #freakyfridayrecipes and I’m thrilled to be apart of it. It’s a fun opportunity to meet other foodies and share their recipes. So take a look and enjoy some of these other amazing bloggers and their delicious recipes.