Liz Andra Shaw

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Loving my Instant Pot!

August 16th, 2016
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I got a 7 in 1 Instant Pot for Prime Day on Amazon. I’ve had an electric pressure cooker for years, and loved using it. The Instant Pot is all that and so much more. Since I got it, I’ve made beef curry, yogurt (in bottles and not in bottles), barbecue chicken, and corn on the cob. It’s quite different from my old pressure cooker, mostly because it has so many more features. I’m starting to get the hang of it, so I wanted to try some things I’ve never made in my pressure cooker before.

Today I had an unexpected root canal, so I’m home with ice on my face and a craving for something soft and sweet that will fit with my diet. I decided on baked apples! You could certainly add brown sugar, honey, or maple syrup to this recipe, but I was keeping it low cal. It’s plenty sweet without them.

First, I halved the apples and removed the cores. I placed them skin down in the Instant Pot liner pan and poured PomWonderful pomegranate juice over them. Then I sprinkled with cinnamon, raisins, and walnut pieces.

baked apples1

I put on the lid and set the thingamabob to Sealing. Then I plugged the pot in and pressed the Manual button. It automatically set as High, which is what I wanted. I then adjusted the time to 10 minutes and let it start.

baked-apples2

Once it beeped that it was done, I allowed the natural pressure release to happen. It took about 20 minutes. When I opened the pot, the fantastic smell overwhelmed me! I could hardly wait to dig in! Yum! A perfect treat for a not-so-good day.

baked apples4

Here’s the exact ingredients¬†I used:

  • 6 small gala apples
  • 1 cup PomWonderful Pomegranate juice
  • 1/4 cup raisins
  • 1/4 cup walnut pieces
  • 1 tbsp cinnamon

My Fitness Pal tells me that a half-apple serving is just 101 calories, but it tastes like it’s going to break your diet. Try it!

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Liz Andra Shaw

Journey into the Creative Mind of a Writing Reader