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Applesauce- Ninja Foodi Recipe

It’s just about that time of year!  Apple season is quickly approaching.  There are so many recipes that I want to make and several of them call for applesauce.  So, why not just make my own applesauce and use it in the recipes!

Making homemade applesauce is incredibly easy and it’s great that you can make it just the way that you like it.  You can make it just the right texture and sweetness for your family.

I’ve made applesauce on the stove before and it turned out great!  But, it’s even easier in the Ninja Foodi.  You can literally throw all of the ingredients in the pot and let it cook on its own.  No more watching the pot and constantly stirring it.  :)

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Tips for this recipe:

  1. If you prefer your applesauce a little sweeter, you can add in sugar or brown sugar before pressure cooking.  I added in 1 tablespoon of brown sugar to make it just a little sweeter.
  2. Choose apples that you like!  I used granny smith and honey crisp but you can use any apples that you have on hand or that you buy at the grocery store.  The granny smith apples add a bit of tartness to the applesauce.
  3. For a smoother applesauce, blend once cooked.  I really liked the texture before blending.  It was not too chunky but had a bit of a bite to it.
  4. Don’t waste your time cutting the apples into small pieces.  I sliced the apples into pretty big pieces and they cooked down wonderfully.  No need to spend extra time cutting the apples smaller.

How to make Applesauce in the Ninja Foodi:

  1. Pour water, lemon juice and cinnamon into pot and stir.
  2. Pour in apple slices.
  3. Stir until apple slices are coated in water/lemon juice and cinnamon mixture.
  4. Put on “pressure cooker” lid and move valve to seal position.
  5. Turn Ninja Foodi “on.”
  6. Choose the pressure cooker function and change time to 8 minutes.
  7. Push start.
  8. When timer beeps, allow pressure to naturally release for 5 minutes and then quick release remaining pressure.
  9. Open lid and stir.
    1. If you prefer a chunky applesauce, simply stir.
    2. If you prefer a smoother texture, mash apples with a potato masher.  Be sure to use a plastic masher as a metal masher will scratch the pot.
    3. If you would like an even smoother texture, you can pour contents into a blend and blend until desired texture.
  10. Enjoy your apple sauce!

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Ingredients for Applesauce made in the Ninja Foodi:

  • 4 Large granny smith apples- peeled and sliced
  • 4 Large honey crisp apples- peeled and sliced
  • 1 Tablespoon lemon juice
  • 3/4 Teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 Cup water
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Apple Sauce- Ninja Foodi Recipe

5 from 2 votes
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Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 8 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes
Servings: 10 Cups of Apple Sauce
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Ingredients

  • 4 Large granny smith apples- peeled and sliced
  • 4 Large honey crisp apples- peeled and sliced
  • 1 Tablespoon lemon juice
  • 3/4 Teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 Cup water

Instructions

  • Pour water, lemon juice and cinnamon into pot and stir.
  • Pour in apple slices.
  • Stir until apple slices are coated in water/lemon juice and cinnamon mixture.
  • Put on "pressure cooker" lid and move valve to seal position.
  • Turn Ninja Foodi "on."
  • Choose the pressure cooker function and change time to 8 minutes.
  • Push start.
  • When timer beeps, allow pressure to naturally release for 5 minutes and then quick release remaining pressure.
  • Open lid and stir.
  • If you prefer a chunky apple sauce, simply stir.
  • If you prefer a smoother texture, mash apples with a potato masher.  Be sure to use a plastic masher as a metal masher will scratch the pot.
  • If you would like an even smoother texture, you can pour contents into a blend and blend until desired texture.
  • Enjoy your apple sauce!

Tips for this recipe:

Tips for this recipe:
1. If you prefer your apple sauce a little sweeter, you can add in sugar or brown sugar before pressure cooking.  I added in 1 tablespoon of brown sugar to make it just a little sweeter.
2. Choose apples that you like!  I used granny smith and honey crisp but you can use any apples that you have on hand or that you buy at the grocery store.  The granny smith apples add a bit of tartness to the apple sauce.
3. For a smoother apple sauce, blend once cooked.  I really liked the texture before blending.  It was not too chunky but had a bit of a bite to it.
4. Don't waste your time cutting the apples into small pieces.  I sliced the apples into pretty big pieces and they cooked down wonderfully.  No need to spend extra time cutting the apples smaller.

Nutrition

Serving: 1g
Have you tried this recipe? Let us know how it turned out in a comment below!

 

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3 Comments

  1. 5 stars
    My first attempt at making applesauce and I too am very impressed! I followed the recipe and even added in that brown sugar. This tastes amazing for something so simple!! Thank you for posting!

  2. This is my first attempt at making applesauce and if you don’t give this one a try you are missing out. It is scrumptious, easy and fun!

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