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GF Gluten-Free DF Dairy-Free V Vegan VG Vegetarian EF Egg-Free NF Nut-Free

Silky Smooth Instant Pot Apple Butter

Instant Pot Apple Butter is so simple to make in only five steps! Once you make homemade apple butter, you’ll be slathering it on everything!

Prep: 15 minCook: 45 minTotal: 1 hour
Servings: 24 servings 1x


  • 3 lbs. fuji apples (or your favorite kind of apples)
  • 1/2 cup coconut sugar
  • 4 tablespoons agave nectar (honey or maple syrup works)
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves


  1. Use a vegetable peeler and an apple slicer to peel the apples and cut them into pieces.
  2. Place the apple slices, coconut sugar, agave nectar, cinnamon, vanilla, nutmeg, salt, and cloves into the instant pot and place the lid on. Make sure the knob at the top is set to “sealing.”
  3. Pressure cook on high for 15 minutes.
  4. Allow the Instant Pot to naturally release for about 15 minutes before removing the lid.
  5. Use an immersion blender to blend everything into a silky smooth apple butter.

  6. Turn your Instant Pot to the sauté option and sauté the apple butter for 15 – 20 minutes until it reduces and thickens. You want the apple butter to reduce to about 2/3 the original amount.
  7. Transfer the apple butter to containers. Allow the apple butter to come to room temperature and store in the fridge.

Nutrition Info:

  • Serving Size: 2 tablespoons
  • Calories: 41
  • Sugar: 9.6g
  • Sodium: 51mg
  • Fat: 0.1g
  • Saturated Fat: 0g
  • Unsaturated Fat: 0g
  • Trans Fat: 0g
  • Carbohydrates: 10.7g
  • Fiber: 0.8g
  • Protein: 0.1g
  • Cholesterol: 0mg
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