Super Easy Instant Pot Apple Butter

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Apples are plentiful at the store this time of year and at your local orchards. If you’re looking for a fantastic way to use up some of the apples you have on hand, I am going to share with you the best apple butter recipe ever!

And, the best part? It cooks in minutes in the Instant Pot.

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When we first started homeschooling, way back in 2011, I took the boys to a local apple orchard as a field trip. You could pick apples and take them home, but they also sold homemade apple butter using apples from their orchard.  I brought it home and smothered the apple butter on pork chops that I cooked in the slow cooker all day long.

I am so excited to make apple butter myself now.

The best part?

It can be done quickly in an electric pressure cooker.

Let me show you just how easy it is. It is such a simple recipe. 

Ingredients for Making Easy Homemade Apple Butter 

  • 16-20 apples (red or granny smith apples)
  • 1/4 C molasses
  • 1/2 C sugar
  • 1/2 C brown sugar
  • 1/4 C room temperature water
  • 2 tbsp. apple pie spice
  • 1 tsp fresh lemon juice
  • 1 tsp vanilla

 

Directions:

Peel, core and chop up your apples into small squares.

Place them in your Instant Pot.

Next, add the water, both sugars, the molasses, spice, lemon juice and vanilla over the apples.

Mix it together until well combined.

Pop you lid on the Instant pot and press Manual.

Set the time to 15 minutes.

You want to let the pressure cooker do a natural release for this one.

Grab a potato masher and puree or mash the apples in the Instant Pot.

You can serve it up now on toast or biscuits, marinate your favorite chicken or pork with it, or just eat it as it is.

Once it is cool you can also freeze it for up to three months in a freezer friendly container such as sterilized jars. 

How simple was that?

Enjoy!!!

What Can I Make with Apple Butter?

We love making these apple butter crescent rolls. They are the PERFECT fall dessert!

 

These are the slow cooker apple butter pork chops we love.

 

Fall Dessert Ideas

Looking for some dessert ideas using apples and pumpkins? Check out our instant download that has 30 dessert recipes perfect for Fall

This Instant Pot Apple Butter recipe is included in the pack. Print and have spiral bound and you have an instant cookbook! 

Also….

Did you know it’s easy to make applesauce homemade too? It is. We love to make it in the Crock Pot. Here is our slow cooker applesauce recipe.

 

Super Easy Instant Pot Apple Butter

Super Easy Instant Pot Apple Butter

Yield: 24

Ingredients

  • 16-20 apples
  • ¼ C molasses
  • ½ C sugar
  • ½ C brown sugar
  • ¼ C room temperature water
  • 2 tbsp. apple pie spice
  • 1 tsp fresh lemon juice
  • 1 tsp vanilla

Instructions

  1. Peel, core and chop up your apples into small squares.
  2. Place them in your Instant Pot.
  3. Next, add the water, both sugars, the molasses, spice, lemon juice and vanilla over the apples.
  4. Mix it together until well combined.
  5. Pop you lid on the Instant pot and press Manual.
  6. Set the time to 15 minutes.
  7. You want to let the pressure cooker do a natural release for this one.
  8. Grab a potato masher and puree or mash the apples in the Instant Pot.
  9. You can serve it up now on toast or biscuits, marinate your favorite chicken or pork with it, or just eat it as it is.
  10. Once it is cool you can also freeze it for up to three months in a freezer friendly container.
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 24 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 123Total Fat: 0gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 6mgCarbohydrates: 32gFiber: 4gSugar: 26gProtein: 0g

6 Comments

  1. Mother of 3 says:

    I have never had apple butter but I keep hearing about it and am so intrigued with the idea. I bet we’d use it up in no time. Thanks for the recipe and some ideas of what to do with it. Pinned.

  2. It is sure apple butter time and this is a great recipe, it looks delicious! Thanks so much for sharing with us at Full Plate Thursday, we sure enjoyed your post!
    Miz Helen

  3. Jann Olson says:

    My daughter has an instant pot, but I haven’t bought one. Thanks for sharing with SYC.
    hugs,
    Jann

  4. donna michalski says:

    What is a instant pot ?

    1. It is an electric pressure cooker.

      There is a link to it up in the post if you want to see what it looks like. You can buy them on Amazon.

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