instant pot cranberry applesauce
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Instant Pot Cranberry Applesauce

This Instant Pot cranberry applesauce is a great Thanksgiving or Christmas side dish or snack throughout the year. It's a great sweet homemade treat. 
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time9 mins
Total Time24 mins
Course: Appetizer, Breakfast, Dessert, Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: apples, applesauce, cranberry sauce, instant pot, pressure cooker
Servings: 10
Calories: 151kcal
Author: The Typical Mom


  • 8 large apples we used fuji, granny smith are good too
  • 1/3 c apple cider
  • 2 tbsp maple syrup
  • 3/4 c cranberries fresh, whole
  • 2 tbsp butter melted
  • 1/4 c brown sugar 1/3 cup if you want it sweeter


  • Core and skin all apples (sometimes I leave half the skin on for texture). Cut into thick slices and put into your Instant Pot.
  • Pour your apple cider in, drizzle on top your maple syrup, pour melted butter on top, put in cranberries (can increase to 1 cup if desired), and sprinkle your brown sugar on top.
  • Close lid and steam valve and set to high for 9 minutes.
  • Do a quick release when done.
  • Use an emersion blender to smooth applesauce or if you want it chunkier (like we do) just use a whisk inside your pot to break down apples but leave it as thick of a consistency as you'd like.
  • Serve!


Serving: 3oz | Calories: 151kcal | Carbohydrates: 34g | Fat: 2g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 6mg | Sodium: 24mg | Potassium: 221mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 27g | Vitamin A: 165IU | Vitamin C: 9.2mg | Calcium: 20mg | Iron: 0.3mg