2 Ingredient Strawberry Instant Pot Applesauce
I love when apples go on sale and you can buy a surplus to have for our favorite recipes like apple pie, turnovers, and of course this strawberry applesauce. This strawberry Instant Pot applesauce is as simple as it gets. 2 ingredients gives you this perfectly sweet and smooth applesauce with a hint of tartness.
What I love about using the Instant Pot for this recipe is it breaks down the apples without having to even mess with them. You simply core and slice them up, toss it in the pot with the other ingredients, select your setting and the Instant Pot does all the work. If you like a more chunky applesauce you won’t have to do much, if you prefer a bit more smooth, then blend it till it meets the right consistency.
Back before the Instant Pot was around, I would make this in the slow cooker or even on the stove top. We didn’t make it that often just for the fact of it being a long process of letting the apples and strawberries cook down, it just took time. Now with prep and 9 minute cook time on your Instant Pot you can have this snack ready to be served up in no time flat. We love the first taste of the applesauce when it is still a little warm, it makes for a decadent treat. This sauce is even better the next day, as the apples and strawberries blend their flavors more, and it has even more of a marrying of flavors.
3 Surprising Facts About Applesauce
Applesauce was so popular to stuff into our lunches when I was little or be used as an after-school snack. Now applesauce has even become more popular as many are taking applesauce and using in recipes in replace of oil. I thought it would be fun to share a few surprising facts about applesauce you might not know!
Substitute for Baking
You can use applesauce to replace butter and oil in recipes. This is a great way to make the recipe a bit more healthy and offers a new texture and flavor to your recipe. I love using applesauce for muffins and quick bread.
Applesauce is great for a healthy digestion. It is loaded with pectin which helps regulate digestion and gets rid of waste. It also naturally helps promote the growth of probiotics in our system which helps us have a healthy immunity and digestive system. And can really help make your tummy work the right way.
First Apple Orchard 1625
The first apple orchard was planted all the way back in 1625. Since then apples have become one of the top five most popular fruits. Who would have thought that orchard would be the start of something so amazing?
You can get the containers here.
Looking for more great Instant Pot Recipes:
- 7 apples your favorite variety
- 10 Strawberries
- 3/4 cup water
- 1/4 c Splenda or sugar
Core and slice all apples
Put them in your pot
Slice strawberries and add to apples
Add water and lock on lid
Press manual for 9 minutes
When you hear the beep allow to NR for 10 minutes
QR remaining steam
Using a blender (I used a hand blender, right in the pot) mix apples and strawberries till smooth
Allow to cool and store in airtight containers, I like to make mine single serves. See post for the containers I use