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Instant Pot Spiced Apple Butter

I don't think you are prepared for how simple this recipe is. Basically you just throw everything in the pot at once, stir it up, pop the lid on, and you're set. SO easy. Not to mention, so good too.
Total Time 45 mins
Course Breakfast, Snack
Cuisine American
Servings 4 cups


  • Instant Pot


  • 4 lbs apples, gala & honeycrisp
  • 1 cup apple cider
  • 2 Tbsps maple syrup
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 2 tsps cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp nutmeg
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/8 tsp ground cloves
  • 1/8 tsp allspice


  • Core and chop 4lbs of apples, leaving skins on. Add to instant pot.
  • Add all remaining ingredients and stir until evenly coated.
  • Place lid on and pressure cook for 20 minutes. (Keep in mind, the pressure takes 10 minutes to build, so this will equal out to 30 minutes total) After 20 minutes, release steam.
  • Using a slotted spoon remove apples from pot and transfer to a blender leaving liquid behind. Puree until smooth. Return to the instant pot with 3/4 cup of reserved liquid and cook, uncovered on setting "sauté" for 10-15 minutes, or until slightly thickened. Once finished strain through sieve.
  • Cool and store in airtight containers or glass jars in the refrigerator up to 30 days or freeze.
Keyword Applebutter, Apples, Spread