Apple Sauce in an Instant Pot


·       12 - 15 organic apples, cored and quartered {I used Fuji apples and enough apples to fill the pot minus about 1.5 inches to the top}

·       ¼ C lemon juice

·       ¾ C cranberry juice (no sugar added kind); you can use water instead

·       1 tablespoon cinnamon

·       ¼ teaspoon ground cloves

·       ¼ teaspoon ground cardamom

·       ¼ teaspoon ground nutmeg

·       ¼ teaspoon sea salt

Optional: fresh cranberries 1/2 - 1 C (depending on how tart you like it)

Cook for 5 min (manual)

Turn off/unplug

Allow natural pressure release

Mash or puree with immersion blender

** Note, this is a little soupier than our normal applesauce becuase of the liquid required in instant pot recipes. If you want to pour off some of the liquid before pureeing feel free to do so (it is great cider) but just know you are also pouring off the spices.  I just leave the lid off the instant pot overnight to let some of the liquid evaporate before I mash it up.