Instant Pot® Apple Butter
Traditional apple butter ingredients cooked in an electric pressure cooker is less labor intensive than a stovetop method. It also reduces cleanup. The outcome is a creamy, sweet apple butter to spread on your favorite morning breads or pastries.
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I used a mixture of apples - 50% Red Delicious, 25% Pink Lady, and 25% Granny Smith. If you are using organic apples, leave the peel on.
This method can be expedited by using the low Saute setting for about 20 minutes instead of the slow cooker method. However, this requires constant attention as it can burn easily. The consistency of the slow-cooked method is a bit more runny than a stovetop version, but the taste reflects the simmering of the flavors that help caramelize the sugars. I used 2 hours total Slow Cook time.