Pressure Cooker 365 Recipe #37: Apple Pie Steel Cut Oats | Scavenged Pressure Cooker Accessories
On November 17, 2012 I married the love of my life and met a new love: My pressure cooker!
To spread the love I’m using my pressure cooker every day and sharing the recipes on my blog.
You wouldn’t believe it now but I used to be very afraid of pressure cookers. The shaking and hissing was just too much to bear- I was sure it would blow up! After watching my Mom use hers a few times and tasting some delicious beans I put one on my wedding registry. I’m so happy I got over my fear!
Now it’s my mom’s turn to try something new. I think a lot of people are in her boat: They are comfortable with pressure cookers for roasts and beans but get nervous with bells-and-whistles. Some of my recipes like cheesecake and oats call for a “Pressure Cooker Safe” container. This does not mean you have to order some new accessories from Amazon. You have all of the supplies you need in your kitchen.
A pressure cooker-safe container is an oven-safe container. You can put glass in your pressure cooker as long as it is sturdy like Pyrex or a ramekin. Be sure that glass does not touch the bottom of the cooker, just like you wouldn’t use Pyrex dishware on your stove top. You can prevent this by using the trivet that came with your cooker or improvising. Any metal is safe to use in your cooker: Mixing bowls, prep bowls, tin cans, etc. Aluminum foil is a standard covering used in pressure cooking.
I mixed today’s recipe in a 1 quart Pyrex Cinderella casserole that I purchased at Goodwill for ~$3. Cinderella Bake-Serve-Store dishes are are excellent for your pressure cooker because of their characteristic handles. They may be referred to as “400” series bowls. They are easy to find at thrift shops and garage sales.
I covered the bowl with aluminum foil secured with a rubber band from asparagus.
For a trivet I used an apple corer. Anything metal that keeps the glass off the bottom will work. Other ideas include a biscuit cutter, criss-crossed knifes, or measuring cups.
Ready to give it a try?
Apple Pie Oatmeal
- 1/2 C applesauce
- 1/2 C steel cut oats
- 1 C water
- 1 T brown sugar
- 1/4 t cinnamon
- 1/2 C chopped walnuts
- 2 t butter
- Mix ingredients in pressure cooker safe container.
- Cover bowl tightly with aluminum foil.
- Pour 1 C water into pressure cooker. Put container on rack in pressure cooker.
- Cook at full (15 lb) pressure for 10 minutes. Allow pressure to drop naturally.
- Serve with milk or more nuts if desired.