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Strawberry Beet Instant Pot Applesauce

This easy Strawberry Beet Instant Pot Applesauce is delicious, has no added sugar and gets its amazing color from beets! Kid-friendly and the perfect way to get veggies in at breakfast, lunch, snack or whenever!
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time18 mins
Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Keyword: beet recipe for kids, homemade applesauce, pressure cooker applesauce, veggie-loaded applesauce
Servings: 6 servings
Calories: 132kcal


  • Instant Pot


  • 6 apples, cored and roughly chopped (I left the skins on for extra fiber, but feel free to peel) (use your favorite sweet variety, but I like Pink Lady, Gala or Honeycrisp)
  • 1 medium red beet (or two small) About 5 ounces washed, peeled and roughly chopped
  • 16 ounces fresh strawberries about 4 cups whole. Frozen berries are okay too.
  • juice of 1/2 a lemon
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1 cup water


  • Combine all prepped ingredients in your Instant Pot.
  • Place the lid on your Instant Pot and lock it into place. Make sure the valve on top is switched to sealing.
  • Cook on HIGH pressure for 8 minutes. It will take your Instant Pot about 10 minutes to get up to pressure before it starts cooking.
  • Once cook time is up, quick release the pressure.
  • Carefully remove the lid of your Instant Pot. Using an immersion blender, puree the sauce to your desired consistency. If you don’t have an immersion blender, you can let the sauce cool a bit and then transfer it to a blender to puree.
  • Sauce may seem thin when warm. It thickens up as it cools. Enjoy or let it cool completely before storing in an air tight container in fridge for up to a week or in your freezer for months.


Serving: 0.5cup | Calories: 132kcal | Carbohydrates: 34g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 27mg | Potassium: 402mg | Fiber: 7g | Sugar: 25g | Vitamin A: 117IU | Vitamin C: 54mg | Calcium: 31mg | Iron: 1mg