Do you love fresh applesauce? This Zero Point Unsweetened Instant Pot Applesauce recipe is so easy to make you will never go back to the jarred stuff.
The smooth decadent texture and the sweet all natural apple crisp flavor will have you craving for more than one dish of this easy homemade applesauce.
Once you start up your Instant Pot you will also get the bonus of the Aroma of Apple Cinnamon filling your house. The amazing smell will give you that comforting warm feel good memory of your grandmother baking an apple pie.
If you are lucky enough to live near an apple orchard take the family out for a road trip and pick your own apples. But don't worry you can get amazing apples at the supermarket to make your easy instant pot applesauce.
If you love a snack with low Weight Watcher points make sure you check out these fun recipes - 3 Ingredient Muffins, Wendy's Copycat Frosty, Air Fryer Beignets, Mini Dash Chaffles and another zero point favorite the Baked Apple Crisp Chips.
Why make this recipe?
You don't want to miss out on this healthy homemade unsweetened applesauce recipe!
Weight Watcher Friendly - This tasty low point Weight Watcher snack is Zero points on the WW plan. Just plug the ingredients into your WW app to determine your exact points - they should be zero as well.
Easy to make - Requires only 6 simple ingredients to prepare this Instant Pot Applesauce with no sugar recipe.
Kid Friendly - Healthy snacks that kids love are not easy to find, this one is a winner!
Budget Friendly - Costs less than $20.00 to prepare.
Aroma - Your house will smell amazing when these apples are cooking in the instant pot.
Peeling the apple is not necessary to make applesauce. The skins will make the applesauce color beautiful and ruddy, and the skins will soften enough in the cooking process to not be tough. Exception: You'll want to peel tough-skinned Granny Smith or Red Delicious apples.
Sometimes apples produce more juice than anticipated. You can easily thicken your homemade applesauce by letting it cook just a bit longer.
Homemade applesauce should be stored in the refrigerator in an air tight container. It should be good for 8-10 days if refrigerated.
Your applesauce may separate in the jars after canning. This is totally safe as long as the jars are sealed. This happens when using apples with a high water content. Store in a cool dry place for up to one year.
How many Calories are in Unsweetened Applesauce?
A cup of homemade unsweetened Applesauce contains about 100 calories making it a perfect healthy snack.
Is Classic Homemade Applesauce Healthy?
Oh yes it is! Apples are a good source of Vitamin C and are antioxidant rich. Did you know applesauce is great for your digestion and promotes the growth of probiotics.
What exactly is a Probiotic?
Probiotics are live microorganisms that have been known to help, prevent and treat illnesses. They promote a healthy digestive tract and a healthy immune system. They are commonly known as a friendly, good and healthy bacteria. Another reason to eat homemade applesauce.
What are the Best Apples for Homemade Applesauce in the Instant Pot?
For this recipe I used Granny Smith Apples but you can use a variety of different apples like Mcintosh, Gala, Golden Delicious Apples or Fuji Apples.
What can I do with my Homemade Applesauce?
- Make Homemade Apple Cinnamon Muffins
- Top your Pork Chops or Sausage with Warm Applesauce
- Spoon it over some Low Fat Vanilla Ice Cream
- Top your Hot Cereal like Oat Meal , Cream of Wheat, Cream of Rice or Barley with your applesauce in place of sugar.
- Top your Pancakes with applesauce instead of syrup.
- Potato Latkes are delicious topped with homemade applesauce.
- Applesauce can be used as an excellent WW swap - 1:1 replacement for oil or melted butter in all of your baked goods recipes.
- Mix it with Granola and Yogurt
- If you are having a party treat your guests to an Apple Pie Bellini.
- Add applesauce to your morning smoothie.
- Use it as a Zero Point Weight Watcher Salad dressing
- Serve as a dessert - it is the perfect zero point snack
- And don't forget babies love it too.
Does Fresh Homemade Applesauce need to be Refrigerated?
Yes it does. Place your leftover homemade applesauce in an airtight container in the refrigerator. Your fresh applesauce should last a week to 10 days in the refrigerator.
Does Homemade Applesauce Freeze Well?
Yes it does. You can freeze portions in Freezer Zip Lock Bags for up to a year. When you are ready to eat just take out a baggie and place it in the refrigerator to thaw.
What Kitchen Tools do I need for this Healthy Homemade Applesauce Recipe?
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Are you a Weight Watcher?
If you follow my Blog you probably already know that I am a Lifetime Member of Weight Watchers. I like their program because you can eat anything, but it keeps you aware of portions.
I try to point all of my recipes with the WW point system and unsweetened Applesauce is Zero Points for ½ cup on my plan.
This Homemade Applesauce Recipe is about 1 point for ½ cup serving since I used Unsweetened Apple Juice as the base liquid. Want to see the 0 point WW Food List just click here.
Weight Watchers has a new individualized program right now to make it easier to enjoy the foods you love and still lose weight.
Just plug the ingredients into your WW app to confirm the points for your individual program.
I used to go back and forth between the Purple Plan and the Blue Plan prior to the new program and whenever I hit a plateau I did my own 30 Day Low Carb Meal Plan which jumpstarted the Fat Burning again, so if you feel stuck try it!
Make sure check out my Newbie WW Tips and Tricks Guide if you are just getting started.
- 3 Lbs of Tart Apples - I used Granny Smith - Peeled, Cored and Chopped
- 1 Cup of Unsweetened Apple Juice - ***Note if you like a thicker Applesauce use only ½ or ¾ Cup of Apple Juice
- 1 Tablespoon of Fresh Lemon Juice
- ½ Teaspoon of Ground Cinnamon
- ¼ Teaspoon of Grated Nutmeg
- ¼ Teaspoon of Salt
1: Place all of your Ingredients in the Instant Pot and Mix Well.
2: Place the lid on your Instant Pot and Lock the Lid and then place the Vent to the Sealed Position. Pressure Cook on High for 6 Minutes and turn off the keep warm setting.
3: Once the cooking is complete let the pressure release naturally for about 25 minutes, then you can release any remaining pressure.
4: Unlock the lid once the pressure is released.
5: Use your Potato Masher to pulverize the apples into a sauce right in the Instant Pot.
6: Remove and serve warm or chill in the fridge.
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