Instant Pot Unsweetened Applesauce
Servings: 4 cups
This Instant Pot applesauce is the easiest way to make homemade applesauce. In this tart unsweetened applesauce, the apple flavor really shines. That's why it makes a perfect ingredient in apple flavored desserts, like apple caramel tart.
- 3.5 lbs Granny Smith apples or any variety of apples
- 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
- ½ cup water
- ¼-½ teaspoon ground cinnamon optional
Wash and cut the apples into quarters. Remove the seeds.
Place the cored apples in the inner pot of your Instant Pot.
Add water and lemon juice.
Cover and make sure the valve is set to sealing.
Set the Instant Pot to Pressure Cook/Manual for 5 minutes on high. (NOTE: It took about 10 minutes for my IP to come to pressure.)
Let the pressure naturally release, which means just let the IP sit until the pin drops, about 25 minutes.
Turn the valve to venting, and carefully open the lid.
Remove the apple skins before blending everything in a blender, or using an immersion blender, until smooth.
Stir in cinnamon or other sweetener, if desired.