My strawberry applesauce recipe is an easy and delicious way to upgrade your homemade applesauce game! It's a guilt-free indulgence.
Cook time DOES NOT reflect the 20 minutes or so it takes for the Instant Pot to come to pressure.
9 mixed apples, cored and peeled, then chopped into similar-sized pieces
1 pound strawberries, tops removed, quartered.
1/4 cup granulated sugar
1/4 cup water
1 tablespoon vanilla extract
a small pinch of coarse kosher salt
In the insert of an Instant Pot, combine the apples, strawberries, sugar, water, vanilla, and salt. Stir to combine.
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.