A Kilner jar of Instant Pot apple butter

Instant Pot Apple Butter

Making apple butter is a total breeze with the Instant Pot - you don't even have to peel the apples! 
Course preserves, Snack
Cuisine American
Keyword Instant Pot apple butter
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 2 jars
Author Nickki Thompson


  • 1 kg eating apples washed, cored and chopped
  • 100 g soft light brown sugar
  • 2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp ground nutmeg
  • 1/2 tsp ground allspice
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 tbsp Apple cider vinegar
  • 120 ml 1/2 cup water


  • Place all the ingredients in the Instant Pot. Close the lid, set the pot to "sealing." Select manual mode and set to 10 minutes.  When the timer is done, you can choose to either "quick release" or let the pressure release on its own.  It doesn't really make much difference to this recipe, so do whatever it easiest for you.  I was busy doing other stuff at the time of making this, so I left it for about 10 minutes.  
    When you're ready, carefully turn the vent to "venting" to release any extra pressure.  Open the lid of the Instant Pot.  The apples should be extremely soft. 
    Using a stick blender, blend the apples until they are smooth.  
    Spoon the apple butter into sterilized jars and seal.  


This apple butter will keep well for up to one month in the fridge.
Makes just over two 0.5 litre jars - it wasn't worth using a new jar for the little bit remaining, so I kept it in a plastic tub in the fridge and used it up in a couple of days.