Let’s talk about Apple Butter for just a second because it’s seriously so delicious.
I have always been a fan of Apple Butter. My dad’s mother used to buy it and put it on toast when I was young, and I fell in love with it! I don’t eat it nearly as much as I’d like to, mostly because it is so expensive. I spent some time on Pinterest, (my favorite social media platform by far!) and discovered a pretty simple recipe for Homemade Instant Pot Apple Butter. Y’all, let me tell you!!!!!!! I became a changed woman. That recipe was incredibly easy to make and it was so yummy.
First, let me give a quick shout out to the boyfriend for buying me Lucille, my instant pot! Yes, I named her Lucille.
Anyways, I went on Amazon and bought these cute little glass containers to put my apple butter in.
What you need:
- An Instant Pot or Pressure Cooker
- Cutting board and knife
- Immersion Blender or Ninja Blender
- 4 pounds apples (I used Fiji but you can use any one you’d like. Other apples that are great for this recipe include Jonathan, Classic Red, or Braeburn apples)
- 1/4 cup water
- 1/4 cup Molasses
- 1/2 cup cane sugar (I used granulated and it worked just fine)
- 1/2 cup light brown sugar
- 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
- 1/2 teaspoon ground cloves
- 1/2 teaspoon allspice
- 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1 teaspoon lemon juice
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
How to make it:
- Core and slice the apples. Cut out any bad spots. Leave the peel on!
- Put the sliced apples into your Instant Pot!
- Add water, molasses, sugar, brown sugar, spices, lemon juice, and vanilla extract to the Instant Pot. If you want to mix everything together, you can; but there’s no need to until after it all cooks.
- Put the lid in place on the Instant Pot. Press Manual or Pressure Cook for 15 minutes and let it cook.
- When it’s finished cooking, allow the pressure cooker to do a natural release.
- Purée the mixture with your immersion blender, or mash the apples with a potato masher. If you only have a regular blender, feel free to use that. It’s up to you how you prefer the texture or consistency.
- Using a ladle, pour the hot apple butter into each prepared jar… You can use a ladle or a measuring cup to pour. I highly recommend a funnel to help with this process.
- Wipe the top rim of each jar with a wet towel or rag, so it’s clean and the lid will seal during the canning process (if canning). Then place the lid on, and tighten the band.
- You can freeze apple butter, but be sure to leave about a 1/2-inch gap at the top of each jar to allow for expansion in the freezer. Also, allow the jars to completely cool before placing in the freezer.
- And now you can enjoy!!!!!!