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Easy Delicious Instant Pot Apple Butter Sauce

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I had never heard of Instant Pot Apple Butter Sauce so tried it. It is delicious on toast, English Muffins, Pancakes, crumpets, or whatever else you would like.

What apple is best for applesauce?

For basic applesauce, use McIntosh and Golden Delicious apples. Golden Delicious is a softer apple variety, so it cooks down easily and provides a great foundation for your applesauce. McIntosh apples are fresh and crisp but soften easily, making them a stellar choice for pies and sauces.

Whip up a batch of heavenly apple goodness with this easy Instant Pot Apple Butter Sauce recipe

Easy Delicious Instant Pot Apple Butter Sauce

an image of a Console pot with lid filled with Instant Pot Apple Butter Sauce as well as an apple crumble pie with this sauce

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Get ready for a game-changer, folks! Introducing our Instant Pot Apple Butter Sauce that’ll make your taste buds dance with delight, the possibilities are endless!
It’s time to whip up this deliciousness in your Instant Pot! Say goodbye to store-bought apple butter and hello to homemade goodness.
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  • Author: EsmeSalon
  • Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: 6 servings 1x
  • Category: Dessert
  • Method: Easy


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  • 10 large apples – about 3 pounds (I used Honey Crisp, but you can also use Golden Delicious, and Pink Lady, anything except Granny Smith will work)
  • 1/4 cup apple cider or apple juice
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1 vanilla bean, split, and seeds scraped from the pod or 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract
  • Optional for a sweeter applesauce: 1/4 cup honey, 1/4 cup maple syrup, or 7 pitted dates


  1. Core the apples and cut them into large chunks (about 2 pieces).
  2. Add apples, apple juice, cinnamon, vanilla pod, and seeds (or vanilla extract) to the pressure cooker pot and stir to combine. Stir in sweetener of choice, if using.
  3. Secure the lid and turn the pressure-release knob to a sealed position. Cook at high pressure for 4 minutes.
  4. When cooking is complete, use a natural release for 5 minutes and then release any remaining pressure.
  5. For thicker applesauce, use the sauté feature to simmer until desired consistency is achieved.
  6. Remove the vanilla bean pod. Simply stir for a chunky applesauce or for a very smooth sauce, blend in a pot with an immersion blender (or transfer to a high-speed blender in batches).


Prepared, tried, and tested by Beverley from The Recipe Hunter: Tried and Tested Recipes from Home Chefs 


  • Serving Size: 1
  • Calories: 242
  • Sugar: 50.9 g
  • Sodium: 4.7 mg
  • Fat: 0.6 g
  • Carbohydrates: 64.3 g
  • Fiber: 9.4 g
  • Protein: 1 g
  • Cholesterol: 0 mg

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2 thoughts on “Easy Delicious Instant Pot Apple Butter Sauce”

  1. Oh, yum! What a perfect recipe for apple season and this time of year. I often forget about apple butter, but it is delicious. I need to try making my own. Thank you for sharing your recipe.


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