Instant Pot Easy Cinnamon Applesauce Recipe

Warm and delicious, filled with the bold cinnamon and brown sugar flavors, this Instant Pot easy cinnamon applesauce is sure to be a recipe made over and over again!

I am always on the lookout for great and affordable recipe ideas to try! This Instant Pot cinnamon applesauce is cheap and easy to make and has the added benefit of being ridiculously delicious.

You can make this with your kids if you are wanting to teach them how to cook the food they like to eat.

My kids could eat applesauce all the time! You’ll even catch me eating this right alongside them. It’s so good that sometimes I have a hard time waiting to eat it and end up almost burning my mouth.

Caution: it will be HOT when it’s finished! Haha.

If you picked up a bag of apples and are looking for some other fantastic recipes to use them in, then make sure to check out our outrageously tasty Caramel Apple Jello Salad, or this out of this world Overnight Apple French Toast recipe, and of course this simple yet amazing while still being healthy, Baked Cinnamon Apple Crisps recipe!

Related Recipe: How to make Homemade Strawberry Jam in the Instant Pot (only 30 minutes from start to finish!)



Instant Pot Applesauce ingredients

Take a look at what you will need to make this Instant Pot applesauce with brown sugar:

  1. Granny Smith apples
  2. Water
  3. Ground cinnamon
  4. Brown sugar
  5. Salt

You can also use Golden Delicious apples as well if you don’t have Granny Smith apples available.

Be sure to have these on hand for this quick and easy recipe:

  • Peeler (THIS one is awesome and speeds up the process)
  • Knife
  • Instant Pot
  • Air-tight container (you will want something like THIS for storage it)

If you are anything like me and have been doing a lot of extra baking, you might have run out of brown sugar and totally forgot to get more when you went to the store last. Well, that’s okay! Did you know you can make your own brown sugar and that it is super simple? Take a look at this recipe to make your own brown sugar from The Spruce Eats.


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Instructions on how to make Instant Pot applesauce without lemon:

To begin, make sure that you peel and core all of the apples before you start. While some apple sauce recipes keep the peel, we are not for this one. Then chop the apple into small little bite-sized chunks.

Once that is all set, get out your handy dandy Instant Pot, plug it in and let’s get ready!

In the inner pot of the Instant Pot, place all of the ingredients. The chopped up granny smith apples, water, ground cinnamon, brown sugar, and a dash of salt.

Then using a spoon, gently stir everything together to make sure that all of the apples are coated in the brown sugar and cinnamon.

Now, after everything is mixed together, place the lid back on top of the Instant Pot, and turn the knob on top to the “SEALING” position.

Next, to get everything started, press the “MANUAL” or “PRESSURE COOK” or “HIGH PRESSURE” button (yours might vary depending on the model you have) and set the timer for 5 minutes.

After the time runs out, you are going to let the Instant Pot do a natural release for 10 minutes. What that means if you do not have to do anything actually. Just leave the Instant Pot as it is for 10 more minutes.

Then after those 10 minutes are up, you can now move the knob from “SEALING” to the “VENTING” position to allow it to a quick release of the remaining pressure in the Instant Pot.

Once the pin on the top drops down, then you know all of the pressure has been released and it is safe for you to take the lid off of the Instant Pot and then stir everything together another time.

You can serve the cinnamon apple sauce warm, or you can store it in the refrigerator in an air-tight container for 5-7 days.

If you are feeling really fancy, you could even get those reusable pouches like THESE and serve them to the kids in those (after it has cooled down of course). 



Watch and make this 3 ingredient dessert!

If you didn’t we have an amazing YouTube channel where we post our fan favorites and picky eater, tried and true recipes and have you make it along with us! One of our easiest, yet extremely tasty desserts is our Instant Pot Apple Dump Cake. It has only 3 ingredients and can be made in minutes. Give it a try!


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Serves: 6-8

Instant Pot Easy Cinnamon Applesauce Recipe

Warm and delicious, filled with the bold cinnamon and brown sugar flavors, this Instant Pot easy cinnamon applesauce is sure to be a recipe made over and over again!

5 minPrep Time

5 minCook Time

10 minTotal Time

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  • 3 pounds Granny Smith* apples (peeled, cored, and cut into small chunks)
  • 3/4 cup water
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 1/2 Tablespoons brown sugar
  • Dash of salt


  1. In the insert of the Instant Pot, add all of the ingredients. Stir to mix them together and to roughly coat the apples in the cinnamon and brown sugar.
  2. Place the lid on the Instant Pot and turn the valve to SEALING. Press MANUAL or PRESSURE COOK on HIGH PRESSURE and set timer for 5 minutes.
  3. When the timer is finished, let the Instant Pot sit for 10 minutes and do a NATURAL RELEASE, then move the valve to VENTING to quick release any of the remaining pressure.
  4. Remove the lid and stir, then serve warm.
  5. Store leftovers in the fridge in an air-tight container for 5-7 days.


*Golden Delicious apples are also great for this recipe. Total time does not account for the time that it takes to come to pressure and the natural release of pressure after it is done cooking.


Instant Pot
Pressure Cooking
lacto vegetarian
ovo vegetarian
gluten free
dairy free
egg free
soy free
wheat free
seafood free
treenut free
sesame free
mustard free



805 cal


211 g


6 g
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7 Responses to “Instant Pot Easy Cinnamon Applesauce Recipe”

  1. Actually, I don't use any sugar at all and only half as much cinnamon. I also go with 5 Fuji apples and 4 Granny Smith for the perfect amount of sweetness. I love homemade applesauce. I did buy one of those apple peeler/corers to speed the process. I'll never buy commerical apple sause again. :-)

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