Pressure-Cooker Homemade Chunky Applesauce

Total Time

Prep: 10 min. Cook: 5 min. + releasing


5 cups

Updated: Dec. 01, 2023
This homemade applesauce is simple and down-home delicious. My family loves the things I make from scratch, and it's so nice knowing exactly what I'm putting in the dishes! —Marilee Cardinal, Burlington, New Jersey
Pressure-Cooker Homemade Chunky Applesauce Recipe photo by Taste of Home


  • 7 medium McIntosh, Empire or other apples (about 3 pounds)
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1/4 teaspoon almond or vanilla extract


  1. Peel, core and cut each apple into 8 wedges. Cut each wedge crosswise in half; place in a 6-qt. electric pressure cooker. Add remaining ingredients.
  2. Lock lid; close pressure-release valve. Adjust to pressure-cook on high for 3 minutes. Let pressure release naturally. Mash apples with a potato masher. Select saute setting and adjust for low heat. Simmer, stirring occasionally, until desired consistency.

Nutrition Facts

3/4 cup: 139 calories, 0 fat (0 saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 0 sodium, 36g carbohydrate (33g sugars, 2g fiber), 0 protein.