While applesauce is easy on the stovetop, it’s a total SNAP in an Instant Pot. This applesauce (pear applesauce… pearplesauce?) is delicious on its own, but it’s even better added to a bowl of oatmeal or spooned over waffles for breakfast.
- 4 medium apples peeled, cored, and cut into large chunks (I use Fuji and Pink Lady)
- 4 medium pears peeled, cored, and cut into large chunks
- 1 tsp. lemon juice
- 5 tsp. brown sugar
- 1 tsp. cinnamon
- 1 tsp. vanilla extract
- 1/2 tsp. ground ginger
- 1/2 tsp. ground cardamom
- 1/2 tsp. ground cloves
- Combine all ingredients in an Instant Pot. Secure the lid and cook on high pressure for 8 minutes.
- For a chunkier sauce, use a slotted spoon to remove half of the apple and pear chunks. Use an immersion blender to puree the remaining fruit and then stir in reserved fruit chunks (alternately, you can cool the mixture and puree in a blender or food processor). For a thinner sauce, do not remove any fruit before pureeing.