Instant Pot Honey and Cinnamon Applesauce Recipe Sugar Free

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by Everything Pretty
4 Cups
35 min

How to make a small batch of cinnamon applesauce in the Instant Pot. This uses honey to sweeten it, so it's sugar free.

You can can or freeze any leftovers. This makes a small batch, so I usually just freeze leftovers since there isn't enough for canning. Applesauce freezes very well!

I have a 6 quart Instant Pot Duo. For my family of 5, it's a great size. I use it at least three times a week and sometimes daily for weeks at a time.

I don't always add honey. If you use a sweet apple, you may not need it. Be sure to taste it before you add any honey or other sweetener. I use raw honey for cooking. You can also add sugar, monk fruit, or stevia if desired.

Instant Pot Honey and Cinnamon Applesauce Recipe Sugar Free
Recipe details
  • 4  Cups
  • Prep time: 15 Minutes Cook time: 20 Minutes Total time: 35 min
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  • 3 lbs (about 5 medium-large) red apples
  • 1 cup of water
  • 1/2 to 1 tablespoons ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 cup raw honey, adjust to taste
  • large pinch of fine sea salt (or regular salt)

Peel and core the apples and cut them into 1 inch cubes. Place the apple pieces into the pressure cooker pot then sprinkle in the cinnamon and salt over them. Pour in the honey and then the water.
Stir until the apple pieces are coated with cinnamon, honey, and sugar. Place the lid on the pressure cooker and set the pressure cooker valve to sealing then pressure cook on high for 5 minutes.
Once the time is up, let the Instant Pot naturally release for 5 minutes. Then turn the valve to vent and quick release the pressure.
Carefully open the lid away from your face. Use a potato masher to mash the applesauce to your desired consistency, or you can also use a stick blender to blend until completely smooth.
If the applesauce is too liquidy for your taste you can set the pressure cooker to sauté and cook it down to your desired thickness.
Taste and adjust honey if desired.
  • You can let it cool slightly and serve warm or allow to cool in the refrigerator until ready to serve. This applesauce will keep fresh in the fridge for about a week—if it lasts you that long.
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