Adapted from cuisinart.com
medium artichokes (about 6 to 7 ounces each)
lemons, cut in half
Place 1 cup of water with the juice of one lemon into the cooking pot of the Cuisinart pressure cooker. Prepare artichokes by cutting the stem off at the base, cut 1/3 off the top, and trim off the outer layers of tough leaves. A further, yet optional step is to open up the leaves at the top and remove the choke (the inner thorny leaves and fuzz) with a melon baller or spoon. Rub the cut parts of the artichoke with the remaining lemon halves. Place them top down into the pot. Lock lid in place. Select High Pressure and set timer for 8 minutes. When audible beep sounds, use Quick Release Method to release all of the steam. When float valve drops, remove lid carefully, tilting away from you to allow steam to disperse. Serve immediately with melted butter or your favorite dipping sauce.