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Jar of Instant Pot Apple Butter with tied with Jute Ribbon
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5 from 9 votes

Instant Pot Apple Butter

Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time8 mins
Natural Release15 mins
Total Time13 mins
Course: Dessert, Jam
Cuisine: American
Author: Nikki


  • 5 to 6 apples (About 5 lbs)
  • 1/4 cup apple cider
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 tsp all spice
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp nutmeg
  • 2 sticks cinnamon
  • 1 tsp vanilla


  • Core and slice each apple into about  8 slices. 
  • Place all the ingredients into the Instant Pot and stir to coat apples.
  • Using the manual setting set at high pressure for 8 minutes with the valve sealed. When cooking time is complete, turn off and allow for natural pressure release. This will take about 10 to 15 minutes.
  • Take off the lid and remove cinnamon sticks.
  • Use an immersion blender until mixture becomes smooth. You can also use a food processor or a blender. Be sure not to fill the blender more than half full.
  • Turn Instant Pot to sauté and push the adjust button to LESS. While Stirring simmer until thickened to desired consistency – up to 15 minutes.
  • Turn off and let apple butter cool completely.
  • Store in an airtight container and refrigerate for up to 3 weeks or freeze up to 6 months.