Easy Instant Pot Apple Butter

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Have you ever tried apple butter? For the longest time, I thought that it actually contained butter. Newsflash: it does not.  It is rich and creamy like butter but no butter is involved.

This instant pot apple butter recipe takes less than one hour to make. Super easy and super delicious.

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I’m trying desperately to get into the fall spirit here. It never really gets cool enough here for me to consider it real fall.

Fall here means 80 degrees.

It means 20-30 degrees cooler than summer.

It means people bundle up in their skinny jeans, long sleeves, scarves and boots. And sweat because it’s still 80 degrees.

You think I’m kidding but I’m not. 

It’s still way too hot for me to be donning any scarf but I can get my fall on by making our home smell all fall-like. That’s why I made this  Instant Pot Apple Butter the other day. The smells that wafts through the house  when this is cooking is just absolutely divine.

This instant pot apple butter recipe takes less than one hour to make. Super easy and super delicious.

I have a confession to make. I have only used my Instant Pot once since I got it last Christmas. And by used it, I mean my husband made a meal in it. I don’t know why I haven’t used it much because it is truly amazing. 

There have been so many times when I have a slow cooker meal planned and then I forget to put it in the slow cooker in the morning and then I’m scrambling for dinner plans. The instant pot eliminates all of this. I see a lot more Instant Pot meals in my future. But today I’m not making an entire meal, just delicious apple butter

Easy Instant Pot Apple Butter

Author Kelly


  • 2.5 lbs. apples cored and quartered (leave skin on)
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1/4 tsp. cinnamon
  • Pinch of nutmeg
  • Pinch of ground cloves
  • Sugar optional I used a few tablespoons


  1. Core and quarter the apples. Leave the skins on
  2. Add apples and water to Instant Pot
  3. Cook on high pressure for 20 minutes
  4. Release pressure and place mixture into blender. Blend until smooth and return to Instant Pot
  5. Add spices and sugar and sautee on low uncovered for 15-45 minutes, dpending upon how thick you want it.
  6. The longer it cooks, the thicker it will get
  7. Store in fridge in airtight jar for up to a week.
  8. This recipe fills approximately 3 small jelly jars.

This apple butter is so silky creamy and delicious. My kids have found a new favorite condiment and are begging for apple butter toast. This apple butter would also be great on some crackers. 

This recipe fills approximately 3 small jelly jars and will keep in the fridge for about a week. You can also freeze it. This would be a great holiday gift!


This instant pot apple butter recipe takes less than one hour to make. Super easy and super delicious.

But don’t give all of it away! Be sure to keep some for yourself to enjoy.

Want more delicious fall recipes? Make sure to check these out:

10 Crockpot Meals for Busy Weeknights

And here’s more instant pot recipes:

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    1. Hi Cheryl… sugar is completely optional. You don’t have to use it if you don’t want to. I’m not familiar with diabetic sugar so I can’t answer your question fully.

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