Ninja Foodi Applesauce

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If you own a Ninja Foodi you have to try making applesauce in it. Fall is approaching fast and soon it will be full swing Apple season! This Ninja Foodi Applesauce is sweet, tart, and downright delicious! 

I wanted to try to create a super easy Ninja Food Applesauce recipe for you all to try. A great beginners recipe if you will. Minimal steps and preps. 

Ninja Foodi Applesauce 

The Ninja Foodi is on of the newer gadgets on the line. It is an Air Fryer and Instant Pot In one. So you can pressure cook food and then air fry for a crispy texture. Or use just the pressure cooker or air fryer. 

Ninja Foodi Applesauce

How does this work? Well it comes with two lids. A simple switch of lids allows you to change up how it cooks. It has been incredible for me! 

Is Making Homemade Applesauce Hard

Making homemade applesauce is really rather easy that’s to the Foodi. No watching and stirring as it breaks down and cooks on the stove. You can easily set and forget and let the Ninja Foodi do its thing. 

Ninja Foodi Applesauce

Which Lid Will You Use For Applesauce 

You will use the pressure cooker lid. This is going to act like the Instant Pot and really pressurize and break down the apples until very tender.

Creative Ways to Serve Applesauce 

  • Scoop of ice cream with warm applesauce
  • Spread on toast, croissants, bagels
  • Pair with yogurt
  • Top Oatmeal or Cream of Wheat with it

There is no wrong way to enjoy this tasty homemade applesauce. 

Meal Prep With Homemade Applesauce 

You can meal prep your lunches with your applesauce. When I go to store this I place the applesauce in small single-serve containers so all I do is grab and toss in lunchbox. 

If I do this we for sure eat all the applesauce, and as a busy mom it saves me so much time. It’s ready to go and I just grab and toss in. 

Ninja Foodi Applesauce

How Long Will Ninja Foodi Applesauce Store

You can store applesauce in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 7-10 days. Use your best judgement in terms of when you feel it is bad and needs to be tossed. Every refrigerator cools slightly different so go with your instinct. 

Can Applesauce Be Frozen 

Yes you can freeze applesauce. If you want to make a large batch and freeze some go for it. Just place in freezer friendly container and leave room for it to expand slightly at top. 

Then toss in the freezer for up to three months. When ready to eat, that in the fridge the night before. 

Best Way To Reheat Homemade Applesauce

Some people love the taste of warm applesauce, and I am included in this! I have found a quick Reheat in the microwave works when in a hurry. Or opt for stovetop. Place some applesauce in pan and warm it up on a low heat setting. Stir often so it doesn’t burn. Once it is warm serve and enjoy! 

Ninja Foodi Applesauce

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Ninja Foodi Applesauce

Ninja Foodi Applesauce

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 8 minutes
Total Time: 13 minutes


  • 8 medium apples (a combination of Gala and Jazz)
  • 1 lemon peel
  • 1 tsp fresh lemon juice
  • 1 -3 inch cinnamon stick
  • 5 teaspoons light brown sugar (unpacked)
  • 1 cup water


    1. Peel, core, and slice the apples.
    2. Using a vegetable peeler, peel 1 slice of lemon peel. Juice the same lemon.
    3. Add the water, cinnamon stick, the lemon peel, fresh lemon juice, and brown sugar to instant pot and stir to combine. Add apples and toss to mix
    4. Close the lid, make sure it’s in the sealing position and turn toggle to seal.
    5. Press Pressure (it should automatically set to HIGH pressure). Set time to 8 minutes. Hit START. When finished do a controlled (carefully allow steam to release in short bursts to make sure nothing spews out) quick release.
    6. Remove the cinnamon stick. If you prefer a chunky apple sauce mash with a hand potato masher and transfer to a bowl. Or transfer the mixture to a blender, blending until smooth. Set aside to cool or serve as a warm apple sauce. Store leftovers in a lidded container. Store in the fridge for 7-10 days.

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 139Total Fat: 0gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 5mgCarbohydrates: 37gFiber: 6gSugar: 28gProtein: 1g

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One Comment

  1. tried to do the short bursts and would never recommend doing this in a pressure cooker again. applesauce everywhere

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