Instant Pot® Apple Butter recipe – Instantly Delicious

Instant Pot® Apple Butter -

I recently made apple sauce in my Instant Pot® and shared the easy recipe.  I knew when I made it that I would need to save some of it for this Apple Butter recipe.  My family would have gobbled up all of the apple sauce, because it was so tasty, but the apple butter?  Heavenly. It’s concentrated apple flavor is brimming with fall spices like cinnamon, nutmeg, and allspice (I used pumpkin pie spice.) The apple butter cooks down slowly and your entire house smells amazing. In this recipe, the apple butter cooks once at high pressure, and then the saute function is used to cook it down to the correct consistency.  Patience is key with this recipe.  It takes time to make this delicious fall treat.
Apple Butter is great in so many ways. I love it smeared on toast, stirred into oatmeal, tossed with apples that go into apple pie, or on the side of roast pork. Since it cooks down for so long, you are not left with very much, so make often when apples are in season. It is definitely worth the time and effort to enjoy during the season.
Apple Butter
Makes about 12 ounces


3 cups  apple sauce
1 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice 
1/3 cup brown sugar
1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/4 teaspoon salt

​1. Combine all ingredients and place in Instant Pot®. Lock lid, making sure the valve is in the sealing position. Set to manual-high pressure for 60 minutes.  When finished do a quick pressure release by moving the valve to venting, then remove the lid.

2. Stir the apple butter and set Instant Pot® to saute. Hit the adjust button to change the temperature to low.  Saute for 60 minutes, stirring frequently.  After 30 minutes, you will have to press saute again, to reset the time and temperature. When finished, spoon into jars and store in the refrigerator for up to two weeks.



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