This easy Instant Pot apple butter is sweetened with maple syrup, making a delicious topping for your favorite bread!
You’ll love this lightly spiced, perfectly sweet apple butter with maple syrup! It’s super easy to make, too!
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Ever since I can remember, I’ve loved the sweet and spiced combination found in a good jar of apple butter.
Whether it’s spread on warm biscuits or freshly baked homemade dinner rolls, it’s such a comforting addition to your favorite bread recipes!
When I first started making it, I always made my traditional Crock Pot apple butter in the slow cooker. Although it’s an amazing recipe, it takes a long time to make.
So once I became comfortable with my pressure cooker, I converted to Instant Pot apple butter (or this Instant Pot pumpkin apple butter) all the way! This Instant Pot pumpkin butter is pretty delicious, too.
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Why You’ll Love this Maple Apple Butter Recipe
Most traditional apple butter recipes call for adding some sugar, either white granulated sugar or brown sugar (or both!). If you’re trying to limit your use of refined sugars, maple syrup makes a great alternative!
Plus, the pairing of maple and apple is one that I think nature intended–they go so well together! This apple butter tastes like fall in a jar, so it’s the perfect way to welcome the season.
And of course, cooking the apple butter in the Instant Pot takes very little time, which is always a bonus.
You’re definitely going to want to make this easy recipe every year!
How to Make Apple Butter with Maple Syrup
If you’ve never made fruit butter before, you may be surprised by how easy it is to make this simple maple apple butter recipe! You don’t need many ingredients to get a perfect depth of flavor with your homemade apple butter!
If you go apple picking in the fall, this is a great way to use up a few pounds of apples.
To make it easy to peel and slice the fresh apples, I use this incredible gadget. I have no idea how I lived without it–it saves me SO much time and energy!
I use it every time I make apple butter, apple sauce, or apple pie. You can also use it to peel potatoes!
Ingredients You’ll Need:
- Pure Maple Syrup
- Ground cinnamon
- Ground cloves
- Ground nutmeg
- Ground allspice
How to Make It:
(Full printable recipe is available below)
Combine all ingredients. First, you’ll combine all of the ingredients in the insert pot of the Instant Pot.
Pressure cook. Next, you’ll close the lid and set the vent to the sealed position. Select a cooking time of 20 minutes at high pressure, followed by a natural release.
Blend. Last, you’ll blend or mash to your preferred consistency. I use an immersion blender, but you could also use a potato masher or let it cool and put it in a blender or food processor.
Notes and Adaptations:
- Feel free to use whatever kind of apples you like in this maple syrup apple butter. I’ve used many different varieties, from Granny Smith to Honeycrisp to Golden Delicious, and thought they all tasted great. I especially like using a mix of different apple varieties. I often use bruised apples or discount apples from the grocery store.
- I usually put extra jars of this in my freezer (make sure your jars are freezer-safe). You could also go through the process of properly canning them if you want them to be shelf-stable!
- You can use apple juice or apple cider in place of the water, if you’d like.
- Some people add lemon juice or a lemon peel to their apple butter. I’ve done this in the past, but I don’t always have lemons on hand, and honestly I don’t notice a significant difference in flavor.
- Serve over some fresh bread or a stack of pancakes, or swirl it into your oatmeal in the morning.
- 4 lbs apples, peeled, cored, and sliced
- 1/2 cup maple syrup
- 1/4 cup water
- 1 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
- 1/8 tsp ground cloves
- 1/4 tsp ground nutmeg
- 1/4 tsp ground allspice
- Combine all ingredients in the insert pot of the Instant Pot.
- Close lid and set vent to the sealed position. Select a cook time of 20 minutes at high pressure.
- When cook time is complete, allow a natural release of pressure. After pressure has released and valve has dropped, carefully remove lid.
- Mash or blend to desired consistency, using an immersion blender or potato masher.
- I've made this with many varieties of apples, and I think they all taste great. Choose a variety that you typically like, or choose a mix of different types of apples!
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 57Total Fat: 0gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 2mgCarbohydrates: 15gFiber: 2gSugar: 12gProtein: 0g
Nutrition information is automatically calculated and is not guaranteed for accuracy.
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