I don’t know about you, but I love homemade applesauce. There are so many variations depending on your tastes- cinnamon, pumpkin, pear, cranberry…the list goes on and on. However, today I am sharing a recipe for Instant Pot Pumpkin Cinnamon Applesauce. Pumpkin and cinnamon are my two favorite add-ins, and combined together they taste amazing!
Normally, when I make applesauce it takes forever with the peeling, chopping, simmering, mashing, cooling, and jarring. However, this applesauce is made in an Instant Pot and cooks in about 10 minutes. I simply whisk the finished product, and it has a perfect consistency.- smooth with a feel small apple chunks. Rich from the pumpkin, sweet from a touch of brown sugar, and a touch of spicy cinnamon. This is not an applesauce to miss.
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I am still so thrilled that I can make this applesauce so quickly. I like to make a lot of our sauces at home and freeze them, but sometimes the time commitment can feel a little daunting. The Instant Pot is certainly a time saver for me, and I love that it improves my cooking speed, and clean-up is a breeze too.
Normally, the kiddos will gobble this from bowls, but we have a few reusable pouches and I like to put some of this applesauce in the pouches for an on the go snack. I really like Little Green Pouch, but I know there are lots of different brands out there. Speaking of reusable bags, have you tried Stasher bags for snacks? This summer, I felt that we were using so many plastic bags for camp snacks and lunches. I got to the point that I really couldn’t stand the waste, and a friend of mine recommended Stasher bags because they switched from plastic baggies in their house for school snacks and lunches. I gave them a try, and am really liking them. They come in different cute colors, and the boys are enjoying having them in their lunch. I have also found they can seal the bags themselves a little easier than before. My main worry for not switching before was because I was afriad that they would accidently toss the bags and, the con of the bags, are a little expensive. Thankfully, we haven’t had any issues so far, and I have been feeling better about our consumption.
School is going well for Kellen, Rowan, and I. My classes are going well, and I am enjoying the semester. Rowan is still crying at drop off every morning, but I am hoping it gets better. It is so hard to leave the room when he is sad, but I remember when Kellen did this around this age and I know it will pass. Kellen is making more friends everyday, and I am so proud of him. I went to my first parent organization meeting tonight, and am so excited to get more involved in the classroom and school. One of the perks of returning to school was a chance to work more with the school and Kellen’s class. My previous job, while I liked it, didn’t provide the flexibility and I am so thankful to have it.
Tonight, we are meeting some friends for dinner, and hopefully spending a little time outside. We had a burst for cool fall weather, and now have a little heatwave this week. This time of year in my area always keeps us guess because it could be 50 degrees or it could be 80 degrees within a short time….it likes to keep us guessing.
I am keeping up with my goal to read more. I know I talked about it last month, but so far so good. I recently finished Michelle McNamara’s book, “I’ll Be Gone In The Dark”, and it was excellent. I am currently reading two different books, “And Grandma Said….Iroquois Teachings”, and “The Night Lives On” which is a second part to the book, “A Night To Remember”. Have you read anything good lately?
Instant Pot Pumpkin Cinnamon Applesauce
- 2 1/2 lbs apples
- 2/3 cup pumpkin puree
- 1 1/2 tsp cinnamon
- 2 1/2 tbsp brown sugar
- 2/3 cup water
Peel apples and chop into quarters. Place in Instant Pot.
Add pumpkin, cinnamon, sugar, and water to Instant Pot.
Place lid on pot and seal. Cook on high pressure for 5 minutes. Allow pressure to manually release for 5 minutes and finish the rest of the release manually, if needed.
Transfer into jars and cool. Store in the fridge.