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Pressure Cooker Apple Butter Recipe

Written by: Lucas Johnson

This apple butter recipe is my fall favorite! I love how the pressure cooker makes the apples super tender. The spices blend perfectly, creating a rich, velvety spread. It's pure autumn joy in a jar!

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I've been perfecting apple butter for years, and this pressure cooker version is my secret weapon. Imagine rich, velvety smoothness bursting with autumn flavors, ready in a fraction of traditional cooking time. My family goes wild for this stuff! Spread on toast, swirled into yogurt, or eaten straight from spoon - you'll find endless ways to enjoy this homemade treat. Trust me, once you try this method, you'll never go back to store-bought. Let's dive in and create some apple magic together!

Ingredients for Delicious Apple Butter

  • Apples: Sweet and provide the base flavor and texture for the apple butter, creating a rich and fruity spread.
  • Brown sugar: Adds sweetness and caramel notes to the apple butter, enhancing the overall flavor and depth of the spread.
  • Cinnamon: Infuses warm and aromatic spice that complements the sweetness of the apples, adding a cozy flavor to the butter.
  • Nutmeg: Offers a warm and nutty flavor that pairs well with the apples, enhancing the overall spiciness of the butter.
  • Cloves: Provide a strong, aromatic flavor that adds depth and complexity to the apple butter, creating a warm and rich taste.

Essential Tools for Making Apple Butter in a Pressure Cooker

  • Pressure cooker: Essential for cooking the apples quickly under pressure to create a smooth apple butter texture.
  • Immersion blender: Needed to blend the cooked apples into a smooth consistency for the apple butter.

Pressure Cooker Apple Butter Recipe

This Pressure Cooker Apple Butter Recipe is a quick and easy way to make delicious apple butter using your pressure cooker. Perfect for spreading on toast or using in recipes.
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
Total Time 45 mins
Course Dessert, Spread
Cuisine American
Servings 8 servings
Calories 210 kcal


  • Pressure Cooker
  • Immersion Blender
  • Jars


Main Ingredients

  • 5 lbs apples peeled, cored, and sliced
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 0.5 tsp nutmeg
  • 0.25 tsp cloves
  • 0.25 tsp salt
  • 0.25 cup water


  • Place all ingredients in the pressure cooker.
  • Close the lid and set the pressure cooker to high pressure for 10 minutes.
  • Once done, allow natural pressure release for 10 minutes, then quick release.
  • Use an immersion blender to blend the mixture until smooth.
  • Cook on sauté mode, stirring frequently, until the apple butter thickens.
  • Let it cool before transferring to jars and refrigerating.


For a smoother texture, you can strain the apple butter through a fine mesh sieve after blending.

Nutrition value:

Calories: 210kcalCarbohydrates: 55gProtein: 1gSodium: 75mgPotassium: 260mgFiber: 6gSugar: 46gVitamin A: 50IUVitamin C: 8mgCalcium: 30mgIron: 0.5mg


Keyword Apple Butter, Fall Recipes, Instant Pot, Pressure Cooker
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Can You Make Apple Butter Ahead of Time or Freeze It?

Make Ahead Instructions

  • Prepare the apple butter as instructed.
  • Let it cool completely.
  • Store in airtight containers in the refrigerator for up to 2 weeks.

Freezing Instructions

  • Allow the apple butter to cool completely.
  • Transfer to freezer-safe containers or bags.
  • Label with the date and store in the freezer for up to 6 months.

When making this pressure cooker apple butter recipe, try adding a splash of apple cider vinegar for a subtle tangy flavor that enhances the overall taste of the apple butter.

Common Questions About Making Apple Butter in a Pressure Cooker

Can I use any type of apples for this recipe?
Yes, you can use any type of apples you prefer. Some people like to mix different varieties for a more complex flavor.
How long can I store the apple butter?
You can store the apple butter in the refrigerator for up to 2 weeks. If you want to keep it longer, you can freeze it for up to 6 months.
Can I reduce the amount of sugar in this recipe?
Yes, you can adjust the amount of sugar to suit your taste. You can start with less sugar and add more if needed during the cooking process.
Do I need to peel the apples?
Yes, it's recommended to peel the apples for a smoother apple butter consistency. However, if you prefer a chunkier texture, you can leave the peels on.
Can I double the recipe?
It's possible to double the recipe if your pressure cooker can accommodate the increased volume. Just make sure not to fill the pressure cooker past its maximum capacity line.

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