Instant Pot Applesauce, Apple Tasting, and More During our PNW Homeschool Adventures.
Wyatt’s mom, Danielle, hosted last week’s homeschooling adventure. We started out by showing the kids how to make Instant Pot Applesauce. The day before, Apollo and I stopped by Bellewood Acres after school and grabbed a 25-pound box of Gala apple “seconds”. We took a bunch over to Danielle’s house and let the kids wash and peel them.
Instant Pot Applesauce Recipe
I hesitate to call this a recipe since it is so easy! Here is what you do:
Wash, peel, and core enough apples to fill Instant Pot.
Pour in one cup of water.
Sprinkle in some cinnamon.
Put on lid and cook at high pressure for 8 minutes.
Use quick release to release steam.
Mash with potato masher.
That’s it, my friends, homemade applesauce!
Once the applesauce was cooking we moved over to table where Danielle has set our an array of apples for the kids to sample.
Afterward, Apollo read some quality literature to his little buddies.
Here are some other great resources for hosting your own Apple Unit Study:
As a homeschooling family, we have been reading Gail Gibbons books for years. They have a great mixture of science and storytelling!
How Do Apples Grow is another great book about apples.
I don’t know a single kid who doesn’t enjoy Ten Apples Up on Top.
I love this book which talks about seasons since we live in an area that grows apples. IN fact, we have three apple trees in our front yard!
Gift of Curiosity has a great apple unit study and free printables.
Deep Roots at Home has a more in-depth apple unit study including spelling words and vocabulary.
If you have any great apple crafts or ideas be sure and link in the comments, I’d love to see them!