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instant pot applesauce no sugar recipe

Instant Pot Applesauce With Cinnamon No Sugar Recipe

This easy, delicious instant pot applesauce is sugar free (other than the natural sugars from the apples used) and its flavored with cinnamon and pumpkin spice!
Course Side Dish, Snack
Cuisine American
Keyword instant pot applesauce, instant pot applesauce no sugar recipe
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 8 minutes
pressure build up and release time 20 minutes
Total Time 33 minutes
Servings 2 Cups
Calories 290kcal


  • 6 apples
  • ½ cup water
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • 2 bay leaves optional
  • ¼ teaspoon cinnamon powder
  • teaspoon nutmeg powder optional
  • teaspoon pumpkin spice powder


  • Wash, peel and core the apples. Slice the apples in wedges or slightly thick pieces.
  • Transfer the sliced apples to the instant pot.
  • Also add the water, cinnamon stick and bay leaves to the instant pot.
  • Close the instant pot with lid in sealing position and cook for 7 minutes in high pressure. Wait for a natural pressure release once the cooking is finished.
  • Once the cooking is done and the pressure is all released naturally, open the pot carefully.
  • Remove the bay leaves and cinnamon stick from the instant pot using tongs.
  • Using a potato masher, gently mash the contents, the cooked apples will easily mash up as they are very soft at this time.
  • Add all the spice powders - cinnamon, nutmeg and pumpkin spice powder, mix well and simmer for another 1 minute so the spices will blend with the applesauce. Stir and mash the applesauce as needed.
  • Allow the applesauce to cool down and transfer to clean and dry glass jars. I stored this in refrigerator for one week.



If you do not have cinnamon stick, add the cinnamon powder before you cook the apples. Also, you may add little more cinnamon at the end if needed.
If you prefer a very smooth consistency, you can use a hand immersion blender or once the contents are cooled, you can run it through a blender if desired.
Also, the flavors and spices may be adjusted but adding more amount of spices may leave a very strong flavor.


Calories: 290kcal | Carbohydrates: 77g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 9mg | Potassium: 584mg | Fiber: 14g | Sugar: 57g | Vitamin A: 295IU | Vitamin C: 25mg | Calcium: 50mg | Iron: 1mg