This Instant Pot apple butter has all the flavors of Autumn in a jar. It's sweet, smooth, and filled with apple spice and brown sugar flavors. And the best part, it takes under 25 minutes to make!
THE BEST INSTANT POT APPLE BUTTER
It's officially apple picking season, and that means putting all of those delicious apples you picked to good use. Well, you're in luck because there is no better way to do that than making this Instant Pot apple butter.
If you've never made apple butter during the Fall before, you're in for a seasonal treat. And if this is the first time you've heard of apple butter, it is like a thick, smooth, and rich apple sauce with an elevated apple flavor.
The crisp apples cook down in the Instant Pot and caramelize in all of the best cinnamon apple spice flavors with an added brown sugar finish.
It goes so well on biscuits, crackers, and a bunch of other things that I'll go over later on. But my favorite way to eat this pressure cooker apple butter is right out of the jar with a spoon!
Best of all, the entire process takes under 25 minutes, and all you have to do is add everything to the Instant Pot, and it takes care of the rest.
Another thing to love about this Instant Pot apple butter recipe is you only need a few pantry staples. And if you have the apples, then I can almost guarantee you'll have everything else you'll need to make it.
Here's everything you'll need:
- 4 Apples, peeled, seeded, and chopped
- 2 tbsp. Butter
- 1 tbsp. Brown Sugar
- 1 tsp. Ground Cinnamon
- 1 tsp. Ground Nutmeg
- 1 tsp. Ground Ginger
- ¼ tsp. Ground Cloves
Now, you can use any kind of apples you want to make this apple butter, so feel free to use your favorite type or a mix!
And if you have all of these ingredients already, you have almost everything you need to make this vegan apple pie, so you should definitely try making that next!
HOW TO MAKE APPLE BUTTER
As I mentioned earlier, making this apple butter in the Instant Pot is super quick, easy, and requires little to no effort.
And if you went apple picking with your family, this is super fun to make with them too. Everyone can help prepare the apples and mash them after they cook!
So, if you're ready for Fall in a jar, gather your ingredients, and let's get cooking!
STEP 1: COOKING THE APPLES
First, peel your apples, take out all of the seeds, and chop the apples into small pieces.
Then, get out your Instant Pot, and place the apples, butter, brown sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger, and cloves in it.
Next, close the lid and set the Instant Pot to cook at low pressure for 8 minutes.
STEP 2: MAKING THE APPLE BUTTER
When 8 minutes is up, let the pressure cooker naturally release steam for 15 minutes. Then when 15 minutes is up, turn the dial from the sealed to vent position with an oven mitt to release any more steam. And when it is safe to do so, remove the lid.
Next, if you want chunks of apple in your apple butter, transfer everything to a bowl and mash the apples with a fork until it reaches your desired consistency.
And if you want smooth apple butter, puree the mixture with an immersion blender in the Instant Pot or in a standing blender until it is soft and creamy.
Then, transfer the apple butter to a sealable glass jar or airtight container and refrigerate for at least 2 hours.
Once it's chilled, spread it on whatever you want and enjoy!
WHAT TO PUT APPLE BUTTER ON
As I mentioned, my favorite way to eat this Instant Pot apple butter is right out of the jar with a spoon, but it is so good on a variety of things.
Here are some of my favorite ways to eat it:
- Spread on pancakes and waffles
- Spread on a bagel and bread
- Stirred into oatmeal
- Put on top of ice cream
- Swirled into yogurt or frosting
- Put in a bowl and serve with cheese and crackers
The possibilities are pretty much endless, and I'm sure you'll think of other ways to enjoy this apple butter!
STORING APPLE BUTTER
This Instant Pot apple butter recipe will make about one jar - or a pint - of apple butter.
Since it makes such a great gift during the holiday season and is a treat to have on hand, you might want to double or triple this recipe to fill up a few jars.
And don't worry about making too much - you can store your leftover apple butter in the airtight containers in the refrigerator for up to 3 weeks.
Then if you want to keep it for longer, you can freeze it for up to a year! And to thaw your apple butter when you're ready to enjoy it, just put it in the fridge overnight, and keep it in the fridge once it is thawed.
WRAPPING IT ALL UP
Making apple butter Instant Pot "style" is such a quick and easy way to cook up this delicious spread, and I'm sure you'll be hooked on making it if you try it. I mean, everyone I've shared this with has loved it, so I'm confident you will too.
By the way, I highly recommend giving it as a little gift if you want to brighten someone's day. It's a hit everytime, and makes an easy holiday present.
Anyway, I hope you enjoy it as much as I do!
If you make it, let me know what you ate it with by leaving a comment below.
INSTANT POT RECIPES
If you're a fan of Instant Pot recipes and want to give more a try, we have a variety of them on the blog!
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Instant Pot Apple Butter With The Best Apple Spice Flavors
This Instant Pot apple butter has all the flavors of Autumn in a jar. It is sweet, smooth, and filled with apple spice and brown sugar flavors. And the best part, it takes under 10 minutes to make!
- Prep Time: 5 minutes
- Cook Time: 20 minutes
- Total Time: 25 minutes
- Yield: 20 servings 1x
- Category: Spread
- Method: Instant Pot
- Cuisine: Apples
- Peel apples, take out seeds and chop in to small pieces.
- Add apples, butter, brown sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger, and cloves to Instant Pot.
- Close lid and set Instant Pot to cook at low pressure for 8 minutes.
- Naturally release steam for 15 minutes, then turn the dial from sealed to vent position and release any more steam.
- Remove lid when it is safe to do so.
- For smooth apple butter, puree mixture in Instant Pot with an immersion blender (or transfer to a blender) until soft and creamy.
- For apple butter with chunks, transfer everything from Instant Pot to a bowl and mash the apples with a fork until it reaches your desired consistency.
- Put the apple butter in a sealable glass jar or airtight container and refrigerate for at least 2 hours.
- Serving Size: 1 tbsp
- Calories: 32
- Fat: 1.3
- Carbohydrates: 5.6
- Fiber: 0.8
- Protein: 0
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