My dear father-in-law brought me four boxes of delicious Gloria Mundi apples from his farm. These apples are light in color, very large, and not particularly sweet. The flavor was only improved after cooking and this applesauce turned out fantastic! They also made for great cooking apples because of their size. I love being able to use fruit just as it is off the tree.
I used my instapot to make this applesauce and I couldn’t be happier with the result.
6-8 Large Apples
1 Tablespoons Cinnamon
1 Tablespoon Lemon Juice
1 Cup Water
Peel, core and cut up apples.
Add apples, lemon juice, cinnamon, and water to instapot. Set pot to manual 15 minutes. Quick release pressure. Stir applesauce and enjoy! (Or save for later by canning or freezing.)
In the past I have made applesauce and frozen it. Which works great. However, my goal is to put up as much shelf stable food as I can. This year I used a water bath canning process for my sauce. If you are not familiar with how to use a water bath canner, check out the details here.
My littles were anxious to get in the kitchen and help. They did an awesome job washing and peeling apples. While they were getting the hang of using the apple peeler we ended up with a bit of a backup in our canning assembly line! I used this opportunity to slice up and dry a few apples. The dried apples made for a terrific grab and go snack.
Bonus Recipe: Dried Apple Slices
Dried Apple Slices
Slice up some apples!
Place on a rack and cook on the lowest setting in your oven (mine is 170 degrees) for 3 to 4 hours or until apples are completely dry.