Instant Pot Strawberry Applesauce

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Instant Pot Strawberry Applesauce is a delicious dessert, side dish or snack to give to your family. It is fresh with no hidden ingredients and you can feel good about serving it.
Prep: 10 minutes
Cook: 6 minutes
Pressurizing: 8 minutes
Total: 24 minutes
Masjon jar filled with strawberry applesauce with a black and white check napkin.

Instant Pot Strawberry Applesauce is a delicious dessert, side dish or snack to give to your family. It is fresh with no hidden ingredients and you can feel good about serving it.

Masjon jar filled with strawberry applesauce with a black and white check napkin.

This Instant Pot Strawberry Applesauce recipe is the perfect snack. It is the perfect way to use up the over abundance of fresh ingredients that we have in the summer and utilize them all year round.

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What makes this recipe great? You get nice fresh produce, throw it in a pot and make something healthy and good for your family. Here are some tricks to upgrade your applesauce.

  • 30 Minute: This recipe is quick and easy. A great way to get kids to help in the kitchen.
  • Easy Ingredients: Only a few ingredients and super easy.
  • Family Friendly: It is a sweet treat that they will all love. Plus the color is cool.
  • Adaptable: Can make it with other sweeteners or spices.
  • Makes Great Leftovers: Great for freezing or canning.
Front view of a mason jar with strawberry applesauce with an instant pot in the background.

What You Need to Make Strawberry Applesauce

Ingredients

  • gala apples or apples of choice
  • strawberries
  • honey
Apples and strawberries with water.

Equipment

How to Make Instant Pot Applesauce- Step by Step

Strawberries in instant pot, next to apples in instant pot and finally the finished product.
  • Prepare fruit: First, peel and slice apples into wedges and place fruit into the instant pot.
  • Cover: Second, add water until fruit is submerged. Then add honey to taste if desired results are sweetened.
  • Cook: Next, seal the instant pot and pressure valve and cook on high pressure for 6 minutes and let naturally release pressure when done.
  • Blend: Finally, once done, pour into blender and blend for 1 minute.

Common Questions About Instant Pot Strawberry Applesauce

WHAT APPLES MAKE THE BEST APPLESAUCE?

Gala are used for this recipe. However you can use many different varieties. For example:
>Granny Smith
> McIntosh
>Cortland
> Honey Crisp

CAN I SUBSTITUTE DIFFERENT FRUITS FOR THE STRAWBERRIES?

Pineapple, Blueberries, Cranberries or Mango are all great choices.

RECIPE BE DOUBLED OR HALVED?

Of course, this recipe is great to can or freeze so make as little or as much as you need.

IS IT POSSIBLE TO FREEZE THIS RECIPE?

Indeed, freeze in an airtight container for up to three months.

ARE YOU CAPABLE OF OVERCOOKING APPLES FOR APPLESAUCE?

Yes, you can burn applesauce or cook all of the flavor out of them. Therefore, just cook until soft so you can retain the flavor.

Top shot of strawberry applesauce surrounded by whole strawberries.

Expert Tips for Making Fruit Sauce

  • Add Different sweetener or no sweetener: If making this recipe for baby food do not add honey for children under the age of one years old. Alternatively, if you like it sweet, add brown sugar, Stevia or any other sweetener that you enjoy.
  • Short cut tip: Feel free to use frozen berries for this recipe.
  • Variation tip: Chunky is great too. If you like a little chunk of fruit in your applesauce,there is no need to blend.
  • Alternate cooking method tip: Feel free to make on the stove top or in a slow cooker if you desire.

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Masjon jar filled with strawberry applesauce with a black and white check napkin.

Instant Pot Strawberry Applesauce

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Instant Pot Strawberry Applesauce is a delicious dessert, side dish or snack to give to your family. It is fresh with no hidden ingredients and you can feel good about serving it.
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Servings: 10 servings
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 6 minutes
Pressurizing: 8 minutes
Total Time: 24 minutes

Ingredients

  • 5 gala apples
  • 4 cups strawberries
  • 1-3 tablespoons honey

Instructions

  • Peel and slice apples into wedges and place fruit into the instant pot.
  • Add water until fruit is submerged. Add honey to taste if desired results are sweetened.
  • Seal the instant pot and pressure valve and cook on high pressure for 6 minutes and let naturally release pressure.
  • Once done, pour into blender and blend for 1 minute.
  • Let cool and serve.

Expert Tips

  • Add Different sweetener or no sweetener: If making this recipe for baby food do not add honey for children under the age of one years old. Alternatively, if you like it sweet, add brown sugar, Stevia or any other sweetener that you enjoy.
  • Short cut tip: Feel free to use frozen berries for this recipe.
  • Variation tip: Chunky is great too. If you like a little chunk of fruit in your applesauce,there is no need to blend.
  • Alternate cooking method tip: Feel free to make on the stove top or in a slow cooker if you desire.
 

Estimated Nutritional Information

Calories: 72kcal | Carbohydrates: 19g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 2mg | Potassium: 187mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 14g | Vitamin A: 56IU | Vitamin C: 38mg | Calcium: 15mg | Iron: 1mg

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