Healthy, homemade applesauce recipe made right in your Instant Pot (or slow cooker). Forget store bought, it’s so easy and incredibly delicious when made at home without sugar & additives, you’ll want to make it again and again!
Prepare the apples:
Store your applesauce in the refrigerator for up to 7 days, or freeze for up to 2 months.
Makes 4 – 4 1/2 cups.
For ultra smooth applesauce, use a blender to puree.
If you prefer more sweetness, add a tad of sugar 1 – 2 teaspoons at a time until desired sweetness.
If you didn’t add cinnamon while cooking, feel free to add some after cooking.
When picking your apples stick with your favorites to start, using all of one type or a combination of 2 – 3 types of apples. Organic is best, especially if cooking with the skins on!
I’ve used all fuji apples which were delicious and on the sweeter side. So if you prefer your applesauce to be very sweet use only fuji.
As for combinations, my favorites are a mix of fuji and granny smith apples or a mix of honey crisp, granny smith and fuji. These combos balance each other out well, having just the right amount of natural sweetness and tartness.
To peel or not to peel your apples?
Keywords: instant pot applesauce, homemade sugar free applesauce, healthy applesauce