Apples are now in season. Homemade applesauce is delicious and can help you preserve those fall apples just a bit longer.
8 medium apples (a combination of Gala and Jazz)
1 tsp fresh lemon juice
5 teaspoons light brown sugar (unpacked)
1 cup apple juice
Peel, core, and slice the apples.
Add the apple juice and brown sugar to instant pot and stir to combine. Add apples and toss to mix
Press Pressure (it should automatically set to HIGH pressure). Set time to 8 minutes. Hit START. When finished do a controlled (carefully allow steam to release in short bursts to make sure nothing spews out) quick release.
If you prefer a chunky apple sauce mash with a hand potato masher and transfer to a bowl. Or transfer the mixture to a blender, blending until smooth. Set aside to cool or serve as a warm apple sauce.
Add all ingredients in a pot and bring to a boil on high heat, then lower the temperature, cover the pot, and maintain a low simmer for 15-20 minutes. Until the apples are very tender. Hand mash or blend for your favorite consistency.
Store leftovers in a lidded container. Store in the fridge for 7-10 days. Or can the applesauce for longer shelflife.