Instant Pot Applesauce

Fresh cooked Instant Pot Applesauce is rich with natural flavors and has a soft delicate creamy texture that is refreshingly smooth. Spread this delicious sauce over a warm piece of bread for a mid morning personal reward or as an easy to make snack with a glass of milk any time of the day. Instant pot applesauce is a buttery cinnamon laced way to distract yourself from the demands of a daily routine and is a delight to share with others. Return to the practices from long ago by making your own apple sauce but use a modern method for simple and easy pressure cooking. A time tested recipe using the instant pot enhanced techniques is a great way to make your own homemade applesauce. I have made this a few times and it never lasts very long.

Watch the video and follow the detailed instructions below to make this life simple pleasure today. Don’t forget to hit the subscribe button and feel free to browse my growing catalog of menu items for more eatfoodlicious meal inspirations. Today’s recipe, IP Applesauce, is a nutritious kid friendly offering that everyone in the home will enjoy. This did not last a week in my house due to my family eating every last bite but it keeps well when refrigerated and is good cold but is best enjoyed warm (in my opinion). You may never buy jared and processed Applesauce again once you try this user friendly fun to make recipe.

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Add apples

Honey, salt, lemon juice, cinnamon and water to the cooker.

Place the lid on. Pressure cook on high for 8 minutes, followed by a natural release (approx. 10 minutes).  Follow the manufacture instructions for releasing the pressure. Remove the lid. 

Use a potato masher or forks to smash the apples until almost smooth. Optional: use a hand held blender and mix until smooth.

Serve warm or cold. Garnish with ground cinnamon.

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Instant Pot Applesauce

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Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 8 mins
Natural Release 10 mins
Total Time 28 mins
Course Breakfast, Brunch
Cuisine American
Servings 6
Calories

Equipment

  • Pressure Cooker / Instant Pot

Ingredients
  

  • 5 lbs apples (Gala, Fuji, Jonagold, Honeycrisp, Red Delicious or Golden Delicious) peeled & cored
  • ½ cup water
  • cup honey
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • ¼ tsp ground cinnamon

Instructions
 

  • Add apples, honey, salt, lemon juice, cinnamon and water to the cooker.
  • Place the lid on. Pressure cook on high for 8 minutes, followed by a natural release (approx. 10 minutes).  Follow the manufacture instructions for releasing the pressure. Remove the lid. 
  • Use a potato masher or forks to smash the apples until almost smooth. Optional: use a hand held blender and mix until smooth.

Serve warm or cold. Garnish with ground cinnamon.

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    Slow Cooker Salted Caramel Hot Chocolate

    This simple dump and go recipe slowly emits the aroma of childhood memories like a hidden mist floating through the air. With your heart skipping a beat in anticipation, the gentle salty notes smothered with buttery rich after flavors will warm your soul like a soothing elixir inviting the impulses of an enthusiastic kid that normally remains hidden within us all. This sweet hot delight will be a success among the young and the young at heart.

    What better way to start the fall season than a cup of hot chocolate that is overflowing with rich salt laced caramel covered whip cream and is bursting with the sweet richness of fresh melted chocolate.  Watch the video and follow the instructions below to have this treat on the menu rotation and in the slow cooker. Like and share this or any of the recipes you may find interesting in my growing catalogue of eatfoodlicious meal ideas and serving arrangement demonstrations. Happy Fall y’all!

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    Slow Cooker Salted Caramel Hot Chocolate

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    Cook Time 4 hrs
    Total Time 4 hrs
    Course Drinks, Holiday
    Cuisine American
    Servings 4
    Calories

    Equipment

    • Slow Cooker

    Ingredients
      

    • 4 cups whole milk
    • 1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
    • ¼ cup caramel sauce
    • ½ tsp salt

    Instructions
     

    • Place all the ingredients in the slow cooker. Slow cook on low for 4 hours or high for 2 hours.
    • Mix and serve. Garmish with whip cream, caramel sauce & sprinkle salt.

    Enjoy!

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      Air Fryer Homemade Biscuits

      Pass the biscuits please! Follow this recipe for 8 minute biscuits. Thats right, you will have traditional style biscuits in as little as 8 minutes using the air fryer convention technique. If you do not have an oven handy, have plans to be on the road or live in a dorm you will definitely enjoy having fresh made biscuits that your grandma would love anytime anywhere. I have worked over time to make a recipe for biscuits that my very traditional southern husband loves to eat. I have tweaked that method a bit to fit the air fryer and it works. In the south making a good biscuit can make you a legend in your own family. Soft filling comfort food that is great served with honey, butter or my kids favorite, with sausage gravy. If you have never had a good homemade biscuit, you should watch the video and follow the detailed instructions below to find out for your self what all the fuss is about.

      Traditional food from the different regions of the world are largely based on what type of ingredients are available there and what the culture is like. Soft fluffy southern style biscuits are no exception as flour is used heavily in southern style foods from fried food to gravy, you will likely find flour somewhere near the cooking area as an enhancement to the food experience. No better way to experience what flour can do than having a delicious warm biscuit with some eggs and bacon to fill the eat. My favorite way to enjoy a fresh made biscuit is to cover it with some local honey and butter, it goes great with morning coffee or as a standalone snack. Like and share this or any of my recipes you find interesting from my daily growing catalogue of meal ideas and presentation suggestions.

      Fluffy homemade biscuits

      In a large bowl: combine flour, salt, sugar, baking powder and COLD butter. Use a pastry cutter or your hand to mix until it begins to form coarse crumbs.

      Add milk and knead the dough in the bowl for a few minutes. The dough will be sticky at first but once you knead everything it will be fine. If the dough is still sticky add 1 tbsp of flour and knead until it is no longer sticky.

      Transfer the dough to a floured surface. Pat the dough out to ¾” to 1″ thick.

      Use a biscuit cutter or glass to shape the biscuits. You should have 9-10 biscuits.

      Preheat the air fryer to 380°F.

      Place the biscuits in the air fryer basket and cook for 8 mintues or until golden brown on top. (Depending on the size of your air fryer: repeat this step as necessary).

      Optional: brush melted butter or honey over the top of the biscuits. Serve immediately and enjoy!

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      Air Fryer Homemade Biscuits

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      Prep Time 15 mins
      Cook Time 8 mins
      Total Time 23 mins
      Course Baked Goods, Breakfast, Brunch
      Cuisine American
      Servings 10
      Calories

      Equipment

      • Air Fryer

      Ingredients
        

      • 2 cups all-purpose flour sifted
      • ¾ cup cold milk whole or reduced fat
      • 8 tbsp cold unsalted-butter
      • 1 tbsp baking powder
      • 1 tbsp granulated sugar
      • 1 tsp salt

      Instructions
       

      • Dice the butter into ¼" by ¼" and refrigerate until ready to use.
      • In a large bowl: combine flour, salt, sugar, baking powder and COLD butter. Use a pastry cutter or your hand to mix until it begins to form coarse crumbs.
      • Add milk and knead the dough in the bowl for a few minutes. The dough will be sticky at first but once you knead everything it will be fine. If the dough is still sticky add 1 tbsp of flour and knead until it is no longer sticky.
      • Preheat the air fryer to 380°F.
      • Transfer the dough to a floured surface. Pat the dough out to ¾" to 1" thick. Use a biscuit cutter or glass to shape the biscuits. You should have 9-10 biscuits.
      • Place the biscuits in the air fryer basket and cook for 8 mintues or until golden brown on top. (Depending on the size of your air fryer: repeat this step as necessary).
      • Optional: brush melted butter or honey over the top of the biscuits.

      Serve immediately and enjoy!

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        Instant Pot Sausage Gravy

        Delicious, thick juicy sausage with homemade luscious southern style gravy are now available to you by simply following this method of preparation. This rich sausage laced indulgence goes great with anything homemade biscuits and is the perfect addition to any morning meal. The old fashioned aromas of sausage gravy from your grandmas kitchen will sing through the house like a symphony of well trained musicians playing from the heart to bring back memories of good times, full bellies and great flavors. 

        I took my homemade sausage-gravy recipe and tweaked it a bit to get it working from the Instant Pot. Watch the video, follow the instructions below and you will be able to create a gravy that is of a restaurant quality but is so simple, why not make it at home? Enjoy this eatfoodlicious experience at your convenience and with the satisfaction that you now have a great gravy recipe added to your homecoming menu. 

        If you live on the road or do not have a stove top available, you can make this sausage-gravy recipe on a countertop in a dorm or hotel with ease. Not having a stove top can limit the types of items that are available to enjoy as far as a good quality meal goes. Eating out may not always be an option, so why not learn a new recipe that will have you able to enjoy a homemade tasting good old fashioned sausage-gravy that goes great with poached eggs, toast, grits or you name it. I love using my instant pot sometimes just because the mess is less.  Like and share this or any of my recipes you find interesting. Don’t forget to leave a comment if you want to let me know your thoughts or if you just want to talk about food.

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        Add sausage to the cooker.

        Break the sausage into small bite size pieces.

        Cook for 5-8 minutes or until no longer pink.

        Add butter

        Wait until it has completely melted.

        Sprinkle 2 tbsp flour and mix until the meat absorbs all the flour. Repeat with the rest of the flour (~2 tbsp).

        Pour ½ cup of milk at a time into the flour mixture and stir constantly.

        Make sure to follow this step to prevent clumps forming in the gravy.

        Stir the gravy frequently as you cook for 8-10 minutes or until it thickens to your desired consistency. Season with salt and pepper to taste. (If the gravy gets to thick: quickly add another ½ cup milk and repeat this step as needed).

        Pour sausage gravy over warm biscuits and enjoy!

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        Instant Pot Sausage Gravy

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        Cook Time 20 mins
        Total Time 20 mins
        Course Breakfast
        Cuisine American
        Servings 6
        Calories

        Equipment

        • Pressure Cooker / Instant Pot

        Ingredients
          

        • 1 lb breakfast sausage mild, regular or hot
        • 2 ½ cups milk preferably whole or low fat
        • 4 tbsp all-purpose flour
        • 4 tbsp butter
        • salt & pepper to taste

        Instructions
         

        • Set to sauté high.
        • Add sausage to the cooker. Break the sausage into small bite size pieces. Cook for 5-8 minutes or until no longer pink.
        • Add butter and wait until it has completely melted.
        • Sprinkle 2 tbsp flour and mix until the meat absorbs all the flour. Repeat with the rest of the flour (~2 tbsp).
        • Pour ½ cup of milk at a time into the flour mixture and stir constantly (make sure to follow this step to prevent clumps forming in the gravy).
        • Stir the gravy frequently as you cook for 8-10 minutes or until it thickens to your desired consistency. Season with salt and pepper to taste. (If the gravy gets to thick: quickly add another ½ cup milk and repeat this step as needed).

        Pour sausage gravy over warm biscuits and enjoy!

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          Ham & Cheese Scones

          Soft fluffy delicious ham and cheese scones are a throw back to a good old fashioned biscuit. If you live in an area where a good cook is measured by the quality of their biscuits you will enjoy the experience of these scones. If you have never had a good ole biscuit you should give this recipe a try and see what all the fuss is about. Fresh from the oven these scones will be filled with steaming ham bits. When you take the first buttery bite your tastebuds will explode form the richness and harmony of the ingredients as cheesy tracers string from the scone.

          Watch the video then follow the instructions below to have a grab and go hearty treat ready for family consumption. I love testing and tweaking recipes in my home laboratory (kitchen) to provide them for your consideration almost daily.  Share this or any of the recipes you find interesting from my growing catalogue. Tune in again soon for new and different eatfoodlicious suggestions.

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          Ingredients

          In a large bowl: combine flour, salt, pepper, baking powder, baking soda, onion, garlic, sugar and mix.

          Add chunks of butter into the bowl.

          Use a dough blender, your fingers or a fork to blend the flour mixture and butter together.

          Until pea size crumbs.

          Add chopped ham, shredded cheese, chopped green onions & mix.

          Pour heavy cream into the mix and combine until everything comes together.

          Coat the cutting board or counter with 2-3 tsp of flour. Place the mixture on the board and shape into a round ball.

          Use a dough roller or palm of your hand to flatten to about 1″ thick.

          Cut them into 8 triangles and place on a baking sheet.

          Cut them into 8 triangles and place on a baking sheet.

          Bake for 18-20 minutes or until gold brown.

          Serve immediately and enjoy!

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          Ham & Cheese Scones

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          Prep Time 10 mins
          Cook Time 20 mins
          Total Time 30 mins
          Course Baked Goods, Breakfast, Brunch
          Cuisine American
          Servings 8
          Calories

          Equipment

          • baking sheet 17" x 13" or larger

          Ingredients
            

          • 2 cups all-purpose flour
          • 1 cup heavy whipping cream
          • 1 cup cooked ham chopped
          • 1 cup cheddar cheese shredded
          • ¼ cup green onions chopped
          • 8 tbsp cold unsalted butter 1 stick cut into chunks
          • 1 tbsp granulated sugar
          • 1 tbsp baking powder
          • ½ tsp salt
          • ½ tsp black pepper
          • ½ tsp onion powder
          • ½ tsp garlic powder
          • ½ tsp baking soda

          Instructions
           

          • Preheat the oven to 425°F (218°C).
          • In a large bowl: combine flour, salt, pepper, baking powder, baking soda, onion, garlic, sugar and mix.
          • Add chunks of butter into the bowl. Use a dough blender, your fingers or a fork to blend the flour mixture and butter together until pea size crumbs.
          • Add chopped ham, shredded cheese, chopped green onions and mix.
          • Pour heavy cream into the mix and combine until everything comes together.
          • Coat the cutting board or counter with 2-3 tsp of flour. Place the mixture on the board and shape into a round ball. Use a dough roller or palm of your hand to flatten to about 1" thick. Cut them into 8 triangles and place on a baking sheet. Watch the video for reference.
          • Bake for 18-20 minutes or until gold brown.

          Serve immediately and enjoy!

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            Instant Pot Chinese Sausage & Chicken with Rice

            Shitake mushrooms and Chinese sausage embedded in tasty moist rice to create an effortless spin on fried rice straight from the instant pot. Garnish with fresh cut green onions and fried shallots to add multiple dimensions to a satisfying and affordable meal. Notes of traditional fried rice flavors make this instant pot shortcut a good option for meal preps. This meal stores great in the refrigerator and tastes great heated back up later.

            Watch the video and follow the instructions below to add this cost effective meal to your menu. Let the rice stand for a bit prior to serving as the additional moisture is soaked up and evaporates shortly (5 minutes) after opening. Share this or any of the recipes from my growing catalogue of recipes. All food should be delicious and affordable and that is what the eatfoodlicious mission is to create on a daily basis.

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            Ingredients

            Soak the shiitake mushrooms in boiled water for 30 minutes (make sure to fully cover).

            Once complete; rinse, squeeze and clean the mushrooms at least 2-3 times. Cut/slice and remove the stems.

            Slice the sausages and set aside. Optional: Remove the casing of the chinese sausage.

            Slice the chicken thighs and place them in a bowl.

            Add grated ginger, cornstarch, dark soy sauce, soy sauce, shaoxing cooking wine, garlic, oyster sauce and mix until evenly coated.

            Marinate for 15 mintues.

            Add marinate chicken and cook for 3-5 minutes or until no longer pink.

            Add sliced mushrooms, sausage and cook for 1-2 minutes.

            Pour water into the cooker. Use a wooden spoon to (deglaze) scrape the bottom of the cooker. Place rice on top of the chicken.

            Meanwhile- in a small bowl, add all the sauce ingredients together (sesame oil, oyster sauce, sugar, soy sauce) and mix. Set aside until ready to use.

            Pour the sauce mixture over the cooked rice. Mix/stir the rice and chicken until evenly coated with the sauce.

            Garnish with chopped green onions and fried shallots.

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            Instant Pot Chinese Sausage & Chicken with Rice

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            Prep Time 10 mins
            Cook Time 8 mins
            Total Time 18 mins
            Course Main Course
            Cuisine Asian, Chinese
            Servings 6
            Calories

            Equipment

            • Pressure Cooker / Instant Pot

            Ingredients
              

            • 2 cups white jasmine rice
            • 2 ¼ cups water
            • 6 dried shiitake mushrooms
            • 2 chinese sausages remove the casing

            Marinate

            • 1 lb boneless skinless chicken thighs
            • 1 tbsp ginger grated
            • 1 tbsp soy sauce
            • 1 tbsp shaoxing cooking wine or dry sherry
            • 1 tbsp cornstarch
            • 1 tbsp oyster sauce
            • 1 tsp dark soy sauce
            • 3 garlic grated or minced

            Sauce

            • 1 tbsp soy sauce
            • 1 tbsp oyster sauce
            • 2 tsp sesame oil
            • 2 tsp granulated sugar

            Instructions
             

            • Soak the shiitake mushrooms in boiled water for 30 minutes (make sure to fully cover). Once complete; rinse, squeeze and clean the mushrooms at least 2-3 times. Cut/slice and remove the stems.
            • Slice the chicken thighs and place them in a bowl.
            • Add grated ginger, cornstarch, dark soy sauce, soy sauce, shaxoxing cooking wine, garlic, oyster sauce and mix until evenly coated. Marinate for 15 mintues.
            • Slice the sausages and set aside. Optional: Remove the casing of the chinese sausage.
            • Wash/clean and rinse the rice at least twice until the water runs clear.
            • Set to sauté high.
            • Add marinate chicken and cook for 3-5 minutes or until no longer pink.
            • Add sliced mushrooms, sausage and cook for 1-2 minutes.
            • Pour water into the cooker. Use a wooden spoon to (deglaze) scrape the bottom of the cooker.
            • Place rice on top of the chicken. Gently level the rice and do not stir. Watch the video for reference.
            • Place the lid on. Pressure cook on high for 8 minutes and natural release for 10 minutes.
            • Meanwhile- in a small bowl, add all the sauce ingredients together (sesame oil, oyster sauce, sugar, soy sauce) and mix. Set aside until ready to use.
            • Follow the manufacture instructions for releasing the pressure. Remove lid.
            • Pour the sauce mixture over the cooked rice. Mix/stir the rice and chicken until evenly coated with the sauce.
            • Garnish with chopped green onions and fried shallots.

            Serve and Enjoy!

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