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Instant Pot Applesauce

Applesauce is a favorite in our household! We used to spend so much money buying organic, clean, and allergy friendly versions for my daughter Eloise for her to eat each day.  We use the applesauce to add her supplements and probiotics too, we like to alternate between applesauce and smoothies.  What I absolutely love about the recipe is that it is able to be adjusted and tailored to your families taste buds.  We are huge fans of ginger and LOVE how much it helps your digestive system, inflammation, nausea, etc.  It is such a powerful root and can be found in different forms (powered, whole, spice, juice, etc).

You will need to start by washing your apples and pulling the stems off.  Next you will need to cut them up and remove the cores.  If you have a powerful blender like a Vitamix I would assume you could leave the cores and seeds with you apple chunks because it will be blended down so fine in the blender.  I have heard that the seeds tend to have the most nutrients.  This time I removed the cores and seeds and cut the apples up in large chunks.  Don’t worry about size to much since they will become mush once you have cooked them.

Next step: you will need to place all of the apple chunks into your instant pot bowl and add your water.  This time I used approx. 3 cups of water so that the apples get mushy enough while cooking. You may not end up using all of the water once you go to blend or it might be a little to watery, but never the less we can handle that situation later :).

After you have added the water add your ginger and cinnamon to taste and stir around mixing all of the flavors together.  Once you have finished place the bowl into the instant pot and lock the lid.  Make sure your release valve is in the seal position and not the vent.  If you have it on the vent position the pot will not pressurize and will make angry noises at you!  Set the manual button to 15 mins and let it do its magic!

Once the timer beeps you can do a quick release of the pot rather than let it release on its own, that could take awhile.  Release the pot and pour all of the contents into a large bowl.  I let it sit and cool down for a short period of time so that I don’t ruin the blender container with the heat.  The Vitamix can withstand quite a bit but I don’t want to take the chance since I love that thing so much!

Now that everything has cooled a bit, place it all into your blender or Vitamix and add some of the water that you cooked the apples in since this holds a lot of the flavor you added.  I used a little over half of the liquid, but start off with a little and add as you go so that you can figure out what consistency you like the best.

If you like it chunky don’t blend it too much, if you like it smooth blend away.  I use this when baking or for Eloise’s supplements or just a nice treat!  Look at this!  Doesn’t it look yummy… It sure tasted yummy!

If you are in need of purchasing an Instant Pot check it out HERE.  Its one of my favorite things!!  It has seriously changed my life… Message me if you would like to know more.

Instant Pot Applesauce

Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time25 mins
Total Time40 mins
Course: Sides
Servings: 4 2 large mason jars

Ingredients

  • 12 each Apples You can use a variety of different apples for taste
  • 3 cups Water
  • 1 tsp Ground Ginger Adjust to your taste
  • 1 tsp Cinnamon Adjust to your taste

Instructions

  • Wash and slice your apples. Next you will need to cut them up and remove the cores.
  • Place all of the apple chunks into your instant pot bowl and add your water.
  • Add your ginger and cinnamon (or any spices you would like to add) to taste and stir around mixing all of the flavors together.
  • Once you have finished place the bowl into the instant pot and lock the lid. Make sure your release valve is in the seal position and not the vent. If you have it on the vent position the pot will not pressurize and will make angry noises at you! Set the manual button to 15 mins and let it do its magic!
  • Once the timer beeps you can do a quick release of the pot rather than let it release on its own. Release the pot and pour all of the contents into a large bowl. Let it sit and cool down for a short period of time.
  • Now that everything has cooled a bit, place it all into your blender or Vitamix and add some of the water that you cooked the apples in since this holds a lot of the flavor you added. Use a little over half of the liquid and add more as you go for desired consistency.

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