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Instant Pot® Cranberry-Apple Butter

Extra apples are no longer an issue with this easy 5-ingredient recipe for homemade apple butter. Cranberries add a pop of color and tang, and using the Instant Pot® saves so much time. Try this butter in place of your favorite jellies or as a glaze for pork.

Serves 8
Ready in 120 mins
Prep time 10 mins
Cooking time 110 mins
178 calories per serving


> 3 lbs apples (about 6 apples)
> 1/2 (12 oz) bag fresh cranberries or 1 1/2 cups frozen cranberries, thawed
> 3/4 cup brown sugar
> 1 tsp ground cinnamon
> 1/2 tsp grated nutmeg


Peel, core, and quarter the apples. To a 6-qt Instant Pot®, add the cranberries, sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg, and apples. Seal lid and set to high pressure. Cook 1½ hours. Let natural release for 20 min. Quick release remaining pressure.
Use an immersion blender or a standard blender to purée apple butter until smooth. Set Instant Pot® to sauté and cook 5–10 min., stirring regularly, until desired consistency is reached. Allow to cool completely and transfer to jars. Refrigerate for up to 7 days or freeze for up to 3 months.

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