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Pumpkin Applesauce in the Instant Pot

You don't have to decide between apples and pumpkins this fall! Enjoy them together with this Pumpkin Pie Applesauce made in the Instant Pot! It's the easiest and quickest applesauce ever, but if you don't have a pressure cooker, it can also be made in a slow cooker or on the stovetop.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Dessert, Side Dish, Snack
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Apples, Pumpkin
Servings: 8 servings
Author: Sues

Ingredients

  • 3 lbs. (about 7) apples of your choice (I used Pink Lady and Granny Smith), peeled and sliced
  • 1 Tbsp pumpkin pie spice
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1 Tbsp honey
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1 cup pumpkin puree

Instructions

  • In the bowl of an Instant Pot or other pressure cooker, combine apples, pumpkin pie spice, cinnamon, salt, honey, and water.
  • Set Instant Pot to manual high pressure for 6 minutes. When time is up, let sit for 2 minutes and then manually release pressure. 
  • Open Instant Pot and stir in pumpkin puree. If you want your applesauce to have a smoother consistency, you can mash it a bit with a potato masher.
  • You can serve the applesauce hot, but it can also be enjoyed cold. Store in a tightly sealed container in the fridge.

Notes

  • To make this pumpkin pie applesauce in a slow cooker, add all ingredients aside from pumpkin puree into slow cooker and cook on high for 4 hours, stirring a few times throughout the cooking process. After 4 hours, turn heat off and stir in pumpkin puree. .If you want a smoother applesauce, gently mash with a potato masher or move to blender and puree.
  • To make this applesauce on the stovetop, add all the ingredients aside from the pumpkin puree into a large pot and place over medium heat. Cook for about 25 minutes, stirring occasionally. Remove pot from heat and stir in pumpkin puree. If you want a smoother applesauce, gently mash with a potato masher or move to blender and puree.
  • When stored in an airtight container, applesauce will stay good in fridge for about a week.