Pressure Cooker Applesauce
I love applesauce! But let me tell you how much better it is homemade! Yikes..this stuff is addictive! Pressure cooker applesauce is one of those recipes that once you make it, you wonder why you haven’t been making it all along. I guess I thought making applesauce was hard or complicated. Well..it’s not!
This recipe can be made in less than 20 minutes including the time for the pressure cooker to come up to cook start. Yeah..it’s that fast!
8 to 10 Apples (any kind or mix you like)
1 teaspoon Vanilla (try our recipe and make your own)
1/4 to 1/2 cup of Sugar
1/2 cup Water
1 teaspoon cinnamon
Wide Mouth Mason Jars
Peel, core, and slice apples – I like my slicer unit as it does it all at once but you can also use a manual unit to core and slice easily.
Add the apples, vanilla, sugar, and water in your pressure cooker.
Lock the lid in place making sure to engage the locking pin and set the vent button / knob to seal
Depending on the model of pressure cooker, press manual and set time to five (5) minutes or meat set to min setting.
Wash and keep jars and lids in hot water until ready to use. I like to set a towel on the counter so everything is ready to use when the apples have been cooked.
As soon as the cooking timer alarm sounds, you can turn the pressure cooker off (unplug it too) before opening the quick release valve. You may want to cover the valve with a dish towel to contain spray of water on cabinets. Double check that the pressure pin (located next to the vent knob) has dropped which indicates the unit is safe to open.
If you want smooth applesauce, blend with an immersion blender until the consistency you desire.
If you want a little chunky, remove a scoop or two before blending remaining with an immersion blender.
If you want it chunky, smash it with a potato smasher until the consistency desired.
Add cinnamon if you desire and spoon contents into hot jars.
Secure disk and ring so they are secure but not overly tight.
Once cooled, store in refrigerator or in cabinet until ready to use.
I usually make mine without adding the cinnamon and offer it along with other goodies when we make a serving for a snack. My crew likes to add chopped nuts, cherries, raisins, and chocolate chips on their bowls. Oh and how could I forget the spray can of whipped topping!
This applesauce is delicious and so easy to make that you will not want to have store bought again. Another awesome treat to make with the cooked apples is to spoon out with slotted spoon and break apart with the back of a fork. Store in the fridge to be used over ice cream with hot fudge topping. Oh yeah!