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4 pounds mixed apples, cored, peeled if desired, and chopped
3/4 cup fresh apple cider, apple juice, or water
2 tablespoons light brown sugar, packed
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/8 teaspoon coarse kosher salt
Prep the apples and set aside.
In the insert of an Instant Pot combine the apple cider, brown sugar, cinnamon, and salt. Whisk to combine. Add apples and toss to coat.
Lock the lid onto the Instant Pot and set the knob to “sealing”. Press the “manual” or “pressure cook” button and the “+” or “-” until the display reads 5 minutes.
When the cook time is over, allow the pressure to release naturally for 10 minutes, then follow the manufacturer’s instructions to perform a quick release for the remaining steam.
Remove the lid, stir or mash with a potato masher for chunky applesauce or use a blender or immersion blender for silky smooth applesauce.
Cook time DOES NOT reflect the 20 minutes or so it takes for the Instant Pot to come to pressure.
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