Instant Pot Apple Butter

Sweet and tangy instant pot apple butter made quicker than it’ll take you to run to the store to grab some.

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instant pot apple butter in jars with apples and instant pot

I am starting to forget I am northern born with all the southern home cooking I have been doing lately.

I remember when I was up north and would buy Apple butter from the Amish or when I had breakfast at Cracker Barrel, friends would be like what is that???

I’d have to explain to them, the fact that they didn’t know meant they were completely missing their blessings.

Apple butter, while not buttery in the least,  and doesn’t even have a drop of butter in it, is so good on biscuits, toast, muffins and more.

I particularly love it on any biscuit I make.

As a matter of fact, it was the first thing I ventured to make when I got my instant pot.

I gave away all but our one jar and my family was not happy because it did not last long.

I’m thinking your family will feel the same. So let’s make Apple butter shall we??

apples and instant pot

Ingredients Needed For Instant Pot Apple Butter

  • medium apples
  • water
  • sugar
  • brown sugar
  • cinnamon
  • cloves
  • nutmeg

How To Make Apple Butter In The Instant Pot

Start by washing the apples off.  Then slice the apples to remove the core, leaving the peel on.

slicing apples for apple butter

I do this with my apple core thing. Which makes it really simple and easy.

Put the water and all the apple slices in the instant pot and cook on high pressure for 20 minutes.  I use the steam function on mine. But all models have different functionality.

Do a ten-minute natural release and then release the remaining steam if any is left after that.

Add in the nutmeg, cinnamon, and cloves and puree them together with apples using a hand mixer until it’s smooth.

If you don't have a hand mixer, you could put the apples and seasoning into your blender and pulse it.

If the mixture is too thin, you can switch it to the sauté function (or add it back in the instant pot if you used your blender) on low, stirring occasionally until it’s thick enough to your liking.

That it’s. Put it in jars, and gift it, store it, eat it.

What can I eat apple butter on?

apple butter in jelly jars

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finished instant pot apple butter with apples and apple cores

Instant Pot Apple Butter

Yield: 32 ounces
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Additional Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes

Sweet and tangy apple butter made quicker than it’ll take you to run to the store to grab some. 


  • 8 medium apples
  • ½ cup water
  • ⅓ c white sugar
  • ⅓ c light brown sugar
  • ½ tsp cinnamon
  • ⅛ tsp cloves
  • ⅛ tsp nutmeg


  1. Wash the apples of then slice to remove the core and leaving the peel on.
  2. Cook on high pressure in the Instant Pot for 20 minutes.  I use the Stan function on mine. But all models have different functionality. 
  3. Do a 10 minute natural release and release the remaining steam. 
  4. Add in seasonings and puree together with apples. 
  5. If the mixture is too thin, you can switch to the sauté function on low, stirring occasionally until it’s thick enough to your liking. 

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Nutrition Information:
Yield: 16 Serving Size: 1 tablespoon
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 78Total Fat: 0gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 2mgCarbohydrates: 20gFiber: 2gSugar: 17gProtein: 0g

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