3poundssweet or tart appleslike Granny Smith, Rome, Honeycrisp, Jonagold
1tablespoonfresh lemon juice
1tablespoonbrown sugar or granulated sugaroptional
Peel, core and roughly chop apples.
To the instant pot, add water, lemon juice and cinnamon. Stir to combine, add apples and stir again to coat completely.
Secure lid and cook on manual (high pressure) for 8 minutes. Do a controlled quick release or allow the pressure to naturally release.
Mash the apples with a potato masher or for a smoother texture, pulse in the blender. Use caution when placing hot ingredients in the blender.
Transfer applesauce to a serving bowl to cool completely. Taste and add sugar and more cinnamon or sugar as desired.
Enjoy warm or cold. Store in a sealed container in the fridge for up to 7-10 days.
Choose the variety of apples based on your desired flavor (ie sweet or tart). Check out the guide in this post for our apple suggestions.The sugar in this recipe is optional. Taste the cooked applesauce, then add sugar as desired.Allow applesauce to cool completely before storing. Store in an airtight container or jar in the refrigerator for to 7-10 days or in the freezer for up to 6 months. This recipe will make roughly 1 quart of applesauce, or about 4 cups. A serving is about half a cup.