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Instant Pot Apple Butter

Apple butter is a favorite of mine year-round, and fall is the best time to make it while apples are in peak season. Use this Instant Pot Apple Butter recipe to create a rich and decadent spread that’s best enjoyed on toast, in oatmeal, or my personal favorite…on biscuits!

I can’t visit Cracker Barrel without asking for apple butter for my biscuits, even if I’m not even ordering breakfast. Apple butter and biscuits just belong together as far as I’m concerned. With this easy apple butter recipe, I now have enough to share!

Apple butter will stay fresh in your fridge for a few weeks but if you can it, you can enjoy the taste of apple butter all year long. Check out the video below to learn how.

How to Can Apple Butter

The bulk of the work from making apple butter (even with a shortcut like the Instant Pot) comes from peeling, coring, and slicing the apples. While you can technically do all this by hand, you’ll want to invest in an apple peeler, corer, spiralizer so you don’t wind up hating your life and swearing to never make apple butter again. Unless you have 5 people in the kitchen helping with your Instant Pot apple butter prep work, trust me that it’s worth it. It also works on potatoes and onions too so you’re likely to get your money’s worth out of it.

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Now that you’ve got the prep work out of the way you can let your Instant Pot work its magic! 

How to Make Apple Butter in the Instant Pot

Instant Pot Apple Butter

Make delicious apple butter the quick and easy way using your Instant Pot
4.50 from 16 votes
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 1 hr
Additional Time 15 mins
Total Time 1 hr 30 mins
Course Recipes
Cuisine Sauce
Servings 6 cups


  • 5 pounds apples peeled, cored, and sliced
  • ½ cup brown sugar
  • ¼ teaspoon ground cloves
  • ½ teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1 Tablespoon cinnamon
  • pinch of salt
  • 2 Tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1 Tablespoon vanilla extract
  • ¼ cup water


  • Add all ingredients to the Instant Pot and stir well until combined
  • Cook on manual for 60 minutes at high pressure
  • Allow a natural release of the steam
  • Blend mixture in a food processor, blender, or immersion blender


You can keep your Instant Pot apple butter fresh in the fridge for a few weeks in tightly sealed containers or pressure can it so enjoy year-round.
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Check out my Crock Pot pear butter recipe while you’re here. 

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