Hey there Instant Potters… I hope you’re all having a fantastic summer so far.
Here’s an easy recipe to make the most of the apples that are already showing up in farmers markets.
Homemade apple sauce is so easy to make, in fact I used to make it a lot when my girls were young, instead of buying it. Since there’s no need to add any sugar, you know you’re getting just pure and delicious apples in sauce form with every spoonful!
I love using this sauce on pancakes and crepes, or over vanilla ice cream. Sometimes…you might, possibly, find me eating it straight up, right out of the jar. It actually makes a deliciously satisfying treat when you’re craving sweets.
I also use it in my baking because it adds wonderful moisture and texture. Did you know that you can replace some (sometimes even all) of the butter in a recipe with apple sauce, to cut down on the calories and fat…tis true…try it!
Here’s the recipe, give it a try and enjoy.
*this recipes makes a small batch of about 3 cups, but you can easily make more just by adding more apples and if you wish it can also be canned (just follow your usual canning process for the jars you are using)
EASY INSTANT POT APPLE SAUCE
Easy Instant Pot Apple Sauce (vegan friendly)
- Instant Pot or other pressure cooker
- 6-8 apples (all varieties work well)
- 1/2 cup water
- 1 tbsp fresh lemon juice
- 1 small dash salt
- 1 small dash each cinnamon + nutmeg optional but just a tiny bit adds excellent flavour
- Wash, peel, core and cut apples into medium slices or cubes
- Add water, lemon juice and salt to Instant Pot, then add apples and, if using, cinnamon and nutmeg. Give it all a good stir.
- Lock on lid and turn pressure valve on lid to SEALING.Choose PRESSURE COOK setting and adjust timer to 7 minutes.
- Once timer is done, allow pot to run on natural release (timer counts up) for 10-15 minutes, until all pressure is released and pin on lid falls back down.
- Open lid, stir and mash apple sauce to your liking with back of spoon, apples will mash very easily. For a super smooth texture you can also use an immersion blender ( I prefer mine slightly chunky, so a spoon is enough).When cool, transfer to a couple of jars and store in fridge (lasts a couple of weeks) or freezer (lasts a few months).
- this recipe makes about 3 cups, depending on size of your apples
- this recipes makes a small batch of about 3 cups, but you can easily make more simply by adding more apples. Do not double the water and other ingredients, only add an extra 1/4-to 1/2 cup max of water
- if you wish to, the apple sauce can also be canned (just follow your usual canning process for the jars you are using)
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