If you’re looking for an easy and healthy dessert, try this Instant Pot Applesauce recipe with no sugar! It’s a one-pot treat that both kids and adults love. Sweet apples and raisins add enough natural sugar to make this a delicious snack or dessert.

instant pot cinnamon raisin applesauce topped with raisins

You might be wondering why you would make applesauce in an Instant Pot pressure cooker? I wondered the same thing, especially since I’ve been making Crockpot Applesauce for years. Don’t get me wrong, I still love making applesauce in my slow cooker. But, I’m thrilled that there is a much faster alternative now in the Instant Pot!

Not only is this Instant Pot cinnamon raisin applesauce recipe faster than any other one I’ve ever made, it is just as delicious. It is the perfect low-sugar, healthy dessert for both kids and adults.

You can serve your applesauce chunk or smooth. I find that kiddos usually prefer a smooth applesauce, and adults like the chunky applesauce version.

fuji apples in a colander to be washed

Ingredients

The ingredients for this easy, no-sugar added dessert are very simple. All you need are (scroll to the end of the post for the recipe card with exact measurements):

  • apples
  • ground cinnamon
  • raisins
  • and water

As long as you use a reasonably sweet red apple like a Fuji or Honeycrisp, there is absolutely no need to add extra added sugar to applesauce. It is sweet on its own, and only gets sweeter once the applesauce is refrigerated.

And, in case you were wondering, you don’t need to peel the apples either! The peel goes right into the pot and literally just gets blended into the final product.

Recipe Steps

Step One

First, wash your apples. You’ll need about two pounds or 8-10 small apples.

Step Two

Next, roughly chop the apples, removing both the core, stem, and seeds. Place the chopped apples in the base of a 6-quart Instant Pot pressure cooker.

Step Three

Add the raisins, water, and cinnamon, and set to high pressure for 10 minutes.

Step Four

When the cooking time it up, let the pressure come down naturally for about 10 minutes. Use the quick release to open the lid. Then, use a hand immersion blender or a potato masher to get the desired texture of the applesauce.

instant pot cinnamon raisin applesauce ingredients

Recipe Tips & Substitutions

  • Use Ceylon cinnamon for the best flavor. You can find it in most grocery stores in the spice section.
  • While I recommend using sweet red apples for this recipe, you can use a variety of apples. Use organic apples, if you can.
  • Use a hand immersion blender or a potato masher to get the desired texture of the applesauce.
  • You can easily double or triple this Instant Pot Cinnamon Raisin Applesauce recipe. Just make sure you don’t fill the pressure cooker past the “max” line.
  • Feel free to substitute pears in this recipe to make homemade pear sauce.
instant pot cinnamon raisin applesauce in a jar with raisins

FAQs

How long does applesauce last?

Cooked applesauce will last up to a week when stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator. You can also freeze cooked applesauce for up to 2 months.

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instant pot cinnamon raisin applesauce in a jar

Instant Pot Cinnamon Applesauce No Sugar


Description

If you’re looking for an easy and healthy dessert, try this Instant Pot Applesauce recipe with no sugar! It’s a one-pot treat that both kids and adults love. Sweet apples and raisins add enough natural sugar to make this a delicious snack or dessert.


Ingredients

Units Scale
  • 2 pounds sweet red apples
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/3 cup raisins
  • 3/4 cup filtered water

Instructions

  1. Wash the apples and cut them into large chunks. 
  2. Place the apples, cinnamon, raisins, and water in the base of a 6-quart Instant Pot pressure cooker.
  3. Lock on the lid and set the time to 10 minutes at high pressure. 
  4. When the cooking time is complete, let the pressure come down naturally for 10 minutes, then release any remaining pressure.
  5. Remove the lid and stir. If you want a smooth texture to the applesauce, use a hand immersion blender to create the desired texture.

Notes

  1. Ceylon cinnamon is the best kind of cinnamon. Look for it in most grocery stores. 
  2. Store any leftovers in a tightly-sealed container in the refrigerator for up to a week. Or, place any leftovers in a freezer-safe container and freeze for up to 2 months. 
  3. You can easily double or triple this recipe. Just make sure you don’t fill the pressure cooker past the “max” line.
  4. Feel free to substitute pears in this recipe to make homemade pear sauce.
  • Category: Dessert
  • Method: Instant Pot pressure cooker
  • Cuisine: Healthy

Keywords: healthy applesauce, no peel applesauce, pressure cooker applesauce

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