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Instant Pot Apple Butter

Instant Pot Apple Butter is full of Fall flavors and can be used in many ways. It's an easy recipe that everyone will love and makes a delicious gift from the kitchen.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Pressure Release Time15 mins
Total Time45 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: easy apple butter recipe, how to make apple butter, pressure cooker apple butter
Servings: 32 servings
Calories: 57kcal
Author: Lori @ A Reinvented Mom

Ingredients

  • 4 pounds apples any combination of Granny Smith, Braeburn, Gala or Fuji
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1/3 cup molasses
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 1/3 cup light brown sugar lightly packed
  • 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon allspice
  • 1/2 Tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla

Instructions

  • Peel and quarter the apples, removing the cores. Place peeled apples in the Instant Pot inner liner.
  • Add remaining ingredients and stir.
  • Set the valve to Sealing. Cook on High pressure for 20 minutes. Allow the pressure to release naturally (this will take 15-20 minutes).
  • After the pressure is released, carefully open the lid and give it a stir.
  • Pour contents into a blender jar and blend until smooth (make sure you follow manufacturer instructions for blending hot foods). Or use an immersion blender right in the pot. You can leave it a little chunky if you prefer.
  • If you like a thicker sauce, continue cooking on the Slow Cooker function on Low. Cook for an additional 30 minutes - 2 hours, until you reach desired thickness.
  • Place in jars and allow to cool before refrigerating.

Notes

  • You can leave the peels on the apples if you prefer more texture.
  • Keeps in the refrigerator for 1-2 weeks inĀ airtight jars.
  • Can be frozen up to 3 months in freezer-safe containers.

Nutrition

Serving: 2ounces | Calories: 57kcal | Carbohydrates: 15g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 3mg | Potassium: 116mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 13g | Vitamin A: 31IU | Vitamin C: 3mg | Calcium: 14mg | Iron: 1mg