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Instant Pot Crabapple Butter

Course Breakfast
Cuisine American
Prep Time 1 hour 30 minutes
Cook Time 2 hours
Total Time 3 hours 30 minutes
Author angie4freshw


  • 16 Cups Crabapples (washed and cored)
  • 3 Cups Sugar
  • 3 Cups Water
  • 2 tsp Cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp Allspice
  • 1/4 tsp Nutmeg


Preparing Your Crabapples

  1. Pick approximately 5 gallons of crabapples.

  2. Wash and inspect the apples. (Discard any that are rotten)

  3. Core the apples. (You can leave the skin on.)

Cook the Crabapples

  1. Add approximately 16 cups of prepared apples into the pressure cooker.

  2. Add sugar, water, and cinnamon to the prepared apples. Be sure to stir before closing.

  3. Following the instructions on your pressure cooker: secure the lid and cook on low pressure for 2 hours.

Prepare the Apple Butter

  1. After the instant pot has finished carefully allow the steam to release from the cooker.

  2. Using either a blender or an immersion blender blend the apples until they are smooth and all clumps are removed. They should have a thick, pasty consistency.

  3. Add Allspice and Nutmeg. Stir well. You can add more cinnamon or sugar at this point if you would like.

  4. Divide apple butter into pint sized Ball Jars. It will yield somewhere between 4-5 pints.

  5. Process in a hot waterbath for 10 minutes.

  6. Enjoy!