Pressure Cooker Cinnamon Applesauce
- 3 pounds sweet apples (such as Fuji or Gala), cored and quartered
- ¼ cup apple juice
- 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1/8 teaspoon salt
- Stir apples, apple juice, cinnamon, and salt together in your pressure cooker.
- Lock pressure cooker lid in place and set steam vent to Sealing.
- Select Pressure Cook (Manual) and cook for 4 minutes on High pressure.
- Once the cooking cycle has completed, allow pressure to release naturally.
- For a chunky blend, simply stir the mixture vigorously to break the biggest pieces. Use an immersion blender directly in the pressure cooker for a smoother applesauce or transfer to a blender and blend until desired consistency is reached.
- Cool completely before storing in airtight containers.
Applesauce can be refrigerated in an airtight container for 1 to 2 weeks. Try using ginger for a bit more of a bite, or a little pinch of cardamom for a more-exotic taste. Once you've made your own applesauce, try replacing cooking oil or butter with applesauce in recipes. It will add moisture and flavor to your baking while cutting fat and calories.
What others are saying
Paige Allison says:
Just made a batch of this and it’s cooling. I used Honey Crisp apples which are a tart and sweet, and instead of apple juice, used 1/4 water and 1 TBL pure maple syrup instead of apple juice. Worked great. I think if I use the same apples next time I’ll add a little more maple syrup but super pleased with how this came out.
Blakely James says:
A pinch of cardamom was the perfect suggestion! I use this applesauce to make vegan pancakes and also muffins. It works great to bind the ingredients together without having to use eggs.
Garcia B says:
I left out the cinnamon to make plain applesauce. So many recipes incorporate added sugar but this is just wholesome and really highlights the natural sweet flavors of apples. Next time I’ll try using a combo of red and green.
Greg Jones says:
Knowing how to make apple sauce is a must in my house. My kids love this recipe and we feel better about giving the this, versus store bought and processed apple sauce. Good enough for adults to eat too!
kat satterfield says:
Took the above suggestion to use light apple juice and am in love with this recipe. I never even thought of making apple sauce before I saw this--nonetheless in a pressure cooker! I added a sprinkle of cinnamon to half the batch and ginger to the other.
Jessica Scott says:
I've made one batch of this applesauce and now I'm obsessed! It's perfect for my kids, and I love that it doesn't have added sugar, with the exception of apple juice. I used light apple juice with no added sugar and it came out great. I will definitely be making this again and again!