This super easy and versatile applesauce recipe tastes even better after a day or two. It can be enjoyed immediately.
Tip: For added fiber, do not peel the apples or pear prior to cooking. The final result will still be incredibly smooth and creamy after blending.
Prep time: 10 minutes
Active cook time: 4 minutes (+ time to come to pressure)
Natural release: 10 minutes
4 large apples, cored and chopped
2 large pears, cored and chopped
¼ of a cup of water or sugar-free apple juice
2 teaspoon of ground cinnamon
1 tablespoon of fresh lemon juice
Optional: 1-2 tablespoon of honey, preferably local
- Combine apples, pears, water, ground cinnamon, and fresh lemon juice in Instant Pot® and stir to combine. Add lid and lock into place. Switch the vent to “Sealing” and set the “Manual” setting to 4 minutes.
- When cook time is complete, allow pressure to release naturally for 10 minutes, then manually release any remaining pressure.
- Taste and add honey to sweeten, if desired. Carefully transfer mixture to a food processor or high-powered blender and blend until smooth. (For chunkier results, use an immersion blender instead).
- Serve immediately, or transfer to airtight containers and place in the refrigerator until ready to serve. Can be stored in the refrigerator for up to one week.