Pressure Cooker Homemade Apple Sauce



Of all the delicious things there are to eat in the world, I’m pretty sure that warm, homemade apple sauce is near the top of the list.  You must give this recipe a try soon!

This is the pressure cooker version of my slow cooker apple sauce recipe.  The slow cooker makes great apple sauce, but it does take a while.  That’s fine if it works for your day, but if you decide at dinner time that you’d like homemade apple sauce, you’ll want to use the pressure cooker.

The total time for this recipe to cook is about 20 minutes.  You’ll program the pressure cooker for just 5 minutes, but it will take some time for the pot to come to full pressure.  Still, this is totally doable for a weeknight meal, especially if you have help peeling and slicing apples.  Once you’ve got everything in the pot, it’s all hands-off, leaving you free for other things.


I happened to be out of cinnamon the night I took these photos, so I used apple pie spice instead.  That worked great.  Never be afraid to substitute if you need to.

Homemade Apple Sauce makes a perfect side dish with chicken or pork.  It’s also really good with breakfast, brunch or breakfast-for-dinner meals.  If you’re lucky enough to have leftovers, they reheat really well in the microwave.

And once you see how easy homemade apple sauce is, you’ll want to check out my 10 Best Instant Pot Accessories to see what other things you can whip up with your Instant Pot. You’ll be amazed!

Pressure Cooker Homemade Apple Sauce

Serves: 6-8 servings

  • 7-8 large apples, peeled, cored and sliced
  • juice of 1 lemon
  • 1 tsp. cinnamon
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • 3 Tbs. brown sugar
  • ½ cup apple juice
  1. Place all ingredients in pressure cooker.
  2. Set timer for 5 minutes of cooking time.
  3. Release pressure with a quick release.
  4. Stir apples until they begin to break apart. This should only take a little stirring, as the apples will be very soft.
  5. Serve warm


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  1. Oh how Awesome! I’m right there with you in my love for homemade applesauce. Must try this I the pressure cooker!! So glad you shared!!

  2. twocatsmama says:

    I don’t have an instant pot, just an older pressure cooker. What PSI do I need to bring it to and do I still just do 5 mins once at pressure?

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