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Instant Pot Apple Butter

Instant Pot Apple Butter is a delicious spread with notes of orange and honey and fall spices. The Instant Pot cooks the apples to perfection every time.

Instant Pot Apple Butter

Apple Butter Ingredients

To make this homemade apple butter, you will need the following (see the recipe card below for exact amounts and instructions):

  • Apples: I used Gala apples in this recipe. 
  • Apple cider: you can also use water or apple juice.
  • Orange: The orange helps brighten the flavor of the apple butter. Make sure you do not use the orange peel. I have found that it adds a bitter flavor when added.
  • Brown sugar
  • Honey
  • Vanilla extract
  • Spices: Cinnamon, Nutmeg, Cloves
  • Salt

How to make apple butter in an instant pot

How to Make Apple Butter in an Instant Pot

For this recipe, you will need an Instant Pot and a blender

  1. Prepare the apples. Wash apples and prepare by taking out core.
  2. Cook all ingredients in Instant Pot. Place apples into instant pot along with all the other ingredients as listed (apple cider, orange, brown sugar, honey, cinnamon, vanilla, nutmeg, cloves, and salt). Place lid on instant pot and set the valve to the sealing position. Set instant pot to manual pressure and set timer for 15 minutes. Allow pot to naturally release.
  3. Blend the cooked ingredients. When cool enough to handle, pour apples into a blender and blend until apples are pureed.
  4. Serve and enjoy! You can serve warm or cold depending on preference.

Apple butter on a wooden spoon

Tips for Making Apple Butter from Scratch

  • You can use an immersion blender instead of transferring the apple mixture from the instant pot to the blender.
  • You want to use apples that are sweet and soft, unlike the typical cooking apples.

Storage Instructions

Store your apple butter in a sealed, airtight container in the fridge for up to a month. You can also freeze this apple butter after it has cooled. Freeze in an airtight container while leaving an inch at the top for expansion.

Apple Spice Butter in a mason jar

What Can I Put Apple Butter On?

You can use this apple butter as a topping, like jam. It is excellent to eat with homemade bread, pancakes, or waffles. Try it on my Brown Sugar Apple Waffles (instead of syrup), Banana Bread, or Irish Soda Bread.

Instant Pot Apple Butter

What Kind of Apples Should I Use for This Recipe?

There are two types of apples: cooking apples and dessert/eating apples. Cooking apples tend to be more tart and tougher to eat, so they hold up well in different meals.

Dessert/Eating apples can be eaten straight off the tree. For this recipe, it is better to use the softer dessert apples, so that you get the sweeter taste from them.

Instant Pot Apple Butter

Instant Pot Apple Butter

Yield: 6 cups
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes

Instant Pot Apple Butter is a delicious spread with notes of orange and honey and fall spices. The Instant Pot cooks the apples to perfection every time.

Ingredients

  • 2 pounds (~6 small apples), cored with peels remaining
  • 2 Tablespoons apple cider
  • 1 orange, peeled
  • ¾ cup brown sugar
  • 2 Tablespoons honey
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • ½ teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • ½ teaspoon ground cloves
  • ½ teaspoon salt

Instructions

  1. Wash apples and prepare by taking out core.
  2. Place apples into instant pot along with all the other ingredients as listed (apple cider, orange, brown sugar, honey, cinnamon, vanilla, nutmeg, cloves, and salt).
  3. Place lid on instant pot and set the valve to the sealing position.
  4. Set instant pot to manual pressure and set timer for 15 minutes.
  5. Allow pot to naturally release
  6. .When cool enough to handle, pour apples into a blender and blend until apples are pureed.
  7. You can serve warm or cold depending on preference.

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Nutrition Information:
Yield: 48 Serving Size: 2 Tablespoons
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 15Total Fat: 0gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 23mgCarbohydrates: 4gFiber: 0gSugar: 4gProtein: 0g

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