If you have been afraid to take your new electric pressure cooker out of the box, today is the day to do it! Here is an easy, fail-proof recipe that will make you so proud and happy that you finally made something with your Instant Pot!
First of all, this is a great recipe, and apples are abundant right now, and reasonably priced. Second, you cannot mess this up! I promise!
I used 10-12 medium sized apples, half Macintosh and half Ginger Gold. You can Cortland, Empire, or whatever combo you like.
Wash all of your apples to get any residue off them, and then simply cut around the core to get four big pieces, or, use one of those cool sectioned choppers. You do not need to peel these apples.
Place 1/4 cup of water and the cut apples in the liner of the cooker, and then throw in three cinnamon sticks, if you’d like that little hint of cinnamon.
Place the lid on the cooker and place the toggle to sealing. Use manual setting, 8 minutes. Let the pot natural pressure release for 15 minutes, and then release any other steam.
Remove the cinnamon sticks and then puree the sauce with an immersion blender, or, carefully ladle the hot sauce into a blender to whirr a couple of times. You could also just use a smasher to get a little more chunky applesauce. This sauce was perfectly sweet and did not need anything else added to it.
Cook’s Hint: if applesauce ever tastes bland, use a teaspoon of real vanilla, and stir in. Sometimes the vanilla is all that is needed to bring out the taste of the apples, not sugar.
We ate ours with some fresh donuts from the farm where I got the apples.
See? This is so easy, anyone with an Instant Pot can make this applesauce – the scent of the cooked apples will perfume your house, and the warm yummy sauce will delight everyone that gets to taste it! Success!!
Here is our Quick and Carry Kitchen show about this recipe: