Who doesn’t love applesauce? With a touch of cinnamon added, this makes a great go-to snack, a side dish or even a dessert!!
Recently, I asked my Facebook followers if they would like to see another Instant Pot recipe or a crockpot recipe here on my blog. The Instant Pot won!! Don’t worry Crockpot lovers, I have a couple recipes coming up for you all very soon 🙂
I’ve been making this applesauce for quite a while now and I still don’t get tired of it! I use my handy dandy Instant Pot for this recipe (just to speed things up a bit)! Now you could use a pot on the stovetop for this, especially if you don’t have an instant pot yet, but I just love throwing everything in the pot, shutting the lid and walking away! Talk about a useful kitchen appliance…it does the work for me.
The cook time is set manually for 6 minutes…WHAT DID YOU SAY??…6 minutes? Yep, that’s it! That’s not counting the few minutes it takes for the pressure to build, but yeah, impressive right?!!?
When it’s done cooking, the only thing I do is drain some of the liquid and pour the apples in my Blendtec blender. I want to mention here that a Blendtec can handle certain amounts of heat so I go ahead and start blending while the apples are very hot. I am still cautious though…I blend for a few seconds, then open the lid and let the steam out, blend a few more seconds and vent again. I do this just to be on the safe side. I’ve heard of blenders breaking because of the heat. I would advise you to allow the apples to cool a bit before blending, especially if you don’t own a high-powered blender.
If you prefer your applesauce with a few chunks, you could always leave out the blender all together and use a potato masher until it is chunky enough for your liking. I love mine very smooth!!!
My boys absolutely love this homemade applesauce. I make a batch and it’s gone in a couple days because they want it in their school lunches, for a bedtime snack, etc. I love eating it with a solid E meal!!
This recipe is extremely simple and probably shouldn’t even be called a “recipe”, but here it is! I hope you try it and enjoy.
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