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instant pot apple butter and applesauce

Farmhouse Applesauce in the Instant Pot

One of our fall family traditions is picking apples and making applesauce.  This year we learned to make Instant Pot Apple Butter an Applesauce in One Batch with Honeycrisp apples.  The applesauce and apple butter are both very sweet with very little added sugar which makes it a great snack or side dish.  The apple butter is the BEST I've ever eaten which makes the time commitment totally worth it!  
Course Appetizer, Breakfast, Side Dish, Snack
Cuisine American
Keyword Farmhouse Applesauce Raisin Cookies, Homemade Applesauce in Instant Pot
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
natural release 20 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Servings 6 cups
Calories 496kcal
Author Jennifer @ Plowing Through Life


  • 10 - 15 large apples peeled, quartered and cored
  • 1/2 cup apple juice or water
  • 2 sticks cinnamon


  • Peel and quarter apples, fill 8 quart Instant Pot to 2/3 full or max fill line.
  • Add 1/2 cup apple juice OR water if you really want to minimize added sugar. Add 1 or 2 cinnamon sticks, I prefer using 2 sticks.
  • Seal pressure cooker and cook for 10 minutes on high pressure.
  • Allow the pot to natural release.
  • When the pressure has been released remove half of the applesauce into a separate container to continue making apple butter.


Calories: 496kcal | Carbohydrates: 132g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 2g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 10mg | Potassium: 1015mg | Fiber: 23g | Sugar: 99g | Vitamin A: 502IU | Vitamin C: 43mg | Calcium: 67mg | Iron: 1mg