Since we’re right in the heart of Fall and apple season, I’m buying up all the apples (Honeycrisp are my favorite) at our local farm stand! My favorite way to get through a lot of apples is to make my 5-minute Instant Pot Applesauce! One thing I love about this recipe is that you only need to quarter the peeled and cored apples. No need to cut them down smaller. During cooking, the apples will become soft enough that simply stirring them will leave you with a great chunky texture. If that’s not your thing, you’re welcome to use a blender or immersion blender to get a smoother texture.

5 minute applesauce

5-Minute Applesauce

A quick applesauce is easy to make in your Instant Pot!
Cook Time5 mins
Course: Staples
Keyword: apple, instant pot
Servings: 5 cups
Author: Suzie Bauer


  • Instant Pot or other electric pressure cooker


  • 5 lb apples (I used Honeycrisp)
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1 pinch fine sea salt


  • Peel and core apples, then cut apples into quarters. Place in the Instant Pot.
  • Add water, cinnamon and salt.
  • Close lid of the Instant Pot and set to manual for 5 minutes. Place valve to "Sealing".
  • When the timer goes off, hit "Cancel". You can manually release the pressure or let the pressure release on its own. The steam will be HOT when release the pressure manually. Be sure to protect yourself.
  • Use a large spoon to stir the apples with the seasoning. This will break up the apples into a chunky consistency.
  • If you like a smoother texture, you can use an immersion blender and place the applesauce in a blender. I recommend letting the applesauce cool down before doing either of these.

Don’t have an Instant Pot yet! I highly recommend them! Make soups, stews, roasts and a whole lot more in a short time!

One of my staple uses for my Instant Pot is my homemade Bone Broth.