No Sugar Added Cranberry Applesauce

Add fresh cranberries to homemade applesauce for a different type of cranberry sauce. Make it fast by using the Instant Pot.

Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Keyword apples, applesauce, cranberries
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 1 minute
Time to Come to and Release Pressure 10 minutes
Total Time 21 minutes


  • 4 pounds Fuji, Gala, or other sweet apples
  • 1 cup fresh cranberries
  • 1/4 cup apple cider or juice
  • cinnamon optional


  1. Slice the apples. Keep the skins on them if you have a food mill or stick blender. This will add color and nutrients to your sauce. If you don't have either you can then peel the apples.

  2.  Dump your apple slices in your cooking vessel along with the cider and cranberries. If you are using a slow cooker, just let your apples cook until they become mush, it may take a few hours. If you are using a pressure cooker, look on your lid and bring to full pressure and then cook for just 1 minute. 

  3. Process through a food mill or use a stick blender to smooth out.

  4. Serve warm or refrigerate.