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Pressure-Cooker Homemade Chunky Applesauce

This applesauce is so easy. My family loves the things I make from scratch, and it's good knowing exactly what I'm putting in it! —Marilee Cardinal, Burlington, NJ
  • Total Time
    Prep: 10 min. Cook: 5 min. + releasing
  • Makes
    5 cups


  • 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


  • 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.
  • 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 or use an immersion blender until desired consistency is reached.
Nutrition Facts
3/4 cup: 139 calories, 0 fat (0 saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 0 sodium, 36g carbohydrate (33g sugars, 2g fiber), 0 protein.

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  • K
    Sep 6, 2020

    Dead simple. Turned out great, but doesn't need much sugar in my opinion. I knew I could add it later if necessary. So, I used 6 large apples (5 Jazz, and 1 tart granny smith), only 1 teaspoon of Manuka honey and 1 teaspoon of brown sugar as the sweetener, 1/4 teaspoon of vanilla extract, and just a sprinkle of cinnamon (not much at all). My house smelled like Apple Pie within 1-2 minutes. I like chunky, so after removing the lid, I only had to drag my wooden spoon through the mixture a few times to have some soft sauce, some chunky sauce. It's excellent. No need for me to add any more sugar/honey than I did.