Earlier this month, I rode up to Ellijay, Georgia. If you are from Jawja, Ellijay is the place for apples in the fall.
I picked up some Jonagold apples. I was told by the nice man at Panorama Orchards that this was his sweetest apple and I would not need sugar.
I did some research. I spoke to some friends. I commenced to applesauce making.
The first thing I did was de-seed and quarter the apples. Then, I washed them and put them in my Instant Pot. I added 2 cups of water. I set the IP on low pressure for 4 hours…and I walked away.
I am currently questioning my lack of lemon or orange juice in the applesauce. I was completely out. This may come out super brown.
After it is done cooking, I will mix the sauce with an immersion blender. I’ll update as soon as this gets done.
Edit: There was a TON of controversy stirred up in the IP group over this recipe. I cooked the apples for about 1.5 hours. It’s dang good applesauce and I plan to make some baked goods with this sauce.
This is the finished sauce. Applesauce is ridiculously easy. Don’t let IP snobs steer you away or make you question your skill. You CAN do this. And health wise, it is so much better for you!