Instant Pot Apple Butter, No Sugar Added

I did a lot of traveling over the weekend and was given a bunch of fresh apples to use. I have never made apple butter before but thought that now was the perfect time to try. So I quickly got on Pinterest and found a few Instant Pot recipes to try. As usual, I pulled some from this one, some from that one, then added my own twist to it. It turned out amazing! I made oven puff pancakes for supper just so we would have an excuse to eat the apple butter.

Prepping the Apples

Now for the recipe. I used my apple corer, slicer, peeler, which made the job a lot easier and faster! Once sliced I cut down the center to make litle rings and tossed the apples into the pot until it was full. I actually didn’t count the number of apples used but I’m guessing it was between 12-15. After all of the apples were in the pot I added the remaining ingredients and sealed the pot.

Instant Pot Magic

Once the pot was sealed I set it on Manual for 20 min and waited as the aroma filled the air. We couldn’t wait for it to be done. It smelled amazing!

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Next I used the Saute button to boil out some of the extra liquid. I did this for about 15-20 min until I got the desired thickness. Use caution while doing this because it will splash and it does burn! Yes, I found that out the hard way. I found that if I kept it on low and continued to stir it then it didn’t splash as much.

Time to Enjoy!

The finished product was so good! I have a few apples left over so I plan to make more and use a water bath to can them so that we can enjoy it a bit longer.

Apple Butter, No Sugar Added

This works well as an apple sauce or butter. It's super flavorful and easy to make.
Keyword: apple butter, apple sauce


  • Instant Pot
  • Immersion Blender


  • 12-15 Apples enough to fill pot
  • 1/2 cup Water
  • 1 Tbsp Vanilla Extract
  • 2 drops Cinnamon Vitality can use 2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1 toothpick swirl Clove Vitality can use 1/2 tsp ground clove
  • 1/4 tsp Ground All Spice
  • 2 Tbsp Lemon Juice


  • Wash, peel, core and slice apples and add to inner pot of Instant Pot.
  • Add remaining ingredients.
  • Put lid on Instant Pot. Make sure vent is set to sealing. Pressure cook, manual setting on high, for 20 min.
  • When finished use the quick release. When all pressure is released remove the lid.
  • Use and immersion blender to mix and puree apples.
  • Press Saute button and set to low. Stir continually as the apple butter boils. Use cation, it splashes! Boil for 15-10 min until reduced to desired thickness.
  • Pour into jars. Store in refrigerator or can using a water bath.

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