No Peel Instant Pot Apple Butter

Make this creamy and rich instant pot apple butter in under an hour! We show you how easy it is to make this special fall treat with our no-peel method! Make sure you check out our full list of instant pot apple dessert recipes!

Three jars of instant pot apple butter in front of a pressure cooker.

We love our apple recipes around here! We have also shared recipes for Apple Cinnamon Muffins, Apple Cinnamon French Toast Bake, Caramel Apple Milkshake, instant pot apple dumplings, and instant pot apple crisp.

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How to make apple butter in the instant pot?

  1. Start with sliced and cored apples (no need to peel). 
  2. Combine apples with spices, brown sugar, and water. Apples, spices, brown sugar, and water inside instant pot,
  3. Cook on high pressure for 20 minutes. A finger setting the instant pot to 20 minutes.
  4. Natural pressure release for 10 minutes. Apples and spices after being cooked in instant pot for apple butter.
  5. Puree apple butter until smooth. Apple butter getting pureed by an immersion blender.
  6. Bring apple butter to a simmer using the saute setting. 
  7. Let simmer 10 minutes. Apple butter being stirred in instant pot after being cooked.
  8. Refrigerate and then enjoy.
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What is the difference between applesauce and apple butter?

Making apple butter in the instant pot is similar to making instant pot applesauce. The biggest difference is the cooking time. We cook apple butter in the pressure cooker for longer, puree, and then let it simmer again to really let it deepen the flavors.

How long does homemade instant pot apple butter last?

Homemade apple butter can be stored in the refrigerator for up to 1 month and the freezer up to 6 months.

A spoonful of instant pot apple butter with jars of it I the background.

What do you put apple butter on?

We love apple butter on English muffins, toast, biscuits, fruit, and oatmeal!

Does homemade apple butter need to be refrigerated?

Yes. This recipe requires refrigeration.

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Instant Pot Apple Butter

Yield: 3 cups
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Additional Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 55 minutes

Make this creamy and rich instant pot apple butter in under an hour! We show you how easy it is to make this special fall treat with our no-peel method!

Ingredients

  • 6 small gala apples
  • 2 medium granny smith apples
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon

Instructions

  1. Core and slice apples, leaving the skins on.
  2. Combine apples, water, brown sugar, and cinnamon inside apple sauce.
  3. Close lid and set pressure release valve to sealing.
  4. Press manual or pressure cook button and set to 20 minutes.
  5. Natural pressure release for 10 minutes. Quick release remaining pressure.
  6. Remove lid and puree instant pot apple butter using an immersion blender or standing blender.
  7. Press saute button and let simmer, stirring occasionally, for 10 minutes.
  8. Turn instant pot off.
  9. Cool to room temperature and then refrigerate.
  10. Serve on toast, buscuits, or oatmeal.
Nutrition Information
Yield 24 Serving Size 2 tablespoons
Amount Per Serving Calories 34Total Fat 0gSaturated Fat 0gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 0gCholesterol 0mgSodium 1mgCarbohydrates 8gNet Carbohydrates 0gFiber 1gSugar 6gSugar Alcohols 0gProtein 0g

Nutrition information is an estimate.

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