Pressure Cooker Sugar-free Apple Butter

Sugar-free Vegan Apple Butter by An Unrefined Vegan

Sugar-free Vegan Apple Butter by An Unrefined Vegan

As I write this, I can hear far off rumbles of thunder and a steady and determined rain hitting the metal roof of the beach house we rented along the Gulf Coast of Port Aransas, Texas. Mist and fog nearly obscures the view of the waves just beyond the grassy dunes, but we can just see foamy white caps climbing the shore over and over and over again. Being snug and warm and dry inside while admiring temperamental Mother Nature is the definition of comfort. There’s no place I’d rather be.

Certain foods, of course, also provide feelings of comfort – see what I did there? – and on a comfort scale of 1 to 10, this apple butter recipe lands at about 12.5. I use my favorite apple variety (Honeycrisp) and enhance their natural sweetness with dates. This 7-ingredient recipe is quick and easy to make in your pressure cooker. Divide it up to consume some right away and tuck the other portion in the freezer for later.

Delicious on its own for a snack, a pancake/waffle topper or – use this apple butter in my oil-free Apple Butter Cookies and sugar-free/oil-free Apple Butter Waffles.

Apple Butter Recipes by An Unrefined Vegan

Pressure Cooker Sugar-free Apple Butter
Serves 8
The ultimate sweet comfort food is so easy to make in the pressure cooker. It's naturally sweetened by the apples and beautiful Medjool dates.
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Prep Time
20 min
Cook Time
10 min
Total Time
30 min
Prep Time
20 min
Cook Time
10 min
Total Time
30 min
155 calories
41 g
0 g
0 g
1 g
0 g
220 g
3 g
33 g
0 g
0 g
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
220g
Servings
8
Amount Per Serving
Calories 155
Calories from Fat 3
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 0g
1%
Saturated Fat 0g
0%
Trans Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 0g
Monounsaturated Fat 0g
Cholesterol 0mg
0%
Sodium 3mg
0%
Total Carbohydrates 41g
14%
Dietary Fiber 6g
22%
Sugars 33g
Protein 1g
Vitamin A
2%
Vitamin C
14%
Calcium
3%
Iron
3%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
Ingredients
  1. 3 pounds sweet apples, such as Honeycrisp, peeled & cored
  2. 1 cup unsweetened apple juice
  3. 1 cup chopped Medjool dates
  4. 1 tsp. ground cinnamon
  5. 1/4 tsp. ground ginger
  6. 1/4 tsp. cardamom
  7. 1/8 tsp. ground cloves
Instructions
  1. Cut the apples into chunks and place them along with all of the remaining ingredients in a pressure cooker and stir. Set to cook for 10 minutes, then let the pressure come down naturally.
  2. Carefully remove the lid and stir the contents. Let mixture cool (warm is fine, but not hot) and then transfer to the bowl of a food processor. Depending on the size of your processor, you may need to work in batches. Process until very smooth.
  3. Transfer apple butter to air-tight containers and store in the refrigerator, or for longer storage, freeze in small quantities.
Notes
  1. I used predominately Honeycrisp apples, but included one Pink Lady and one Gala.
  2. I weighed the apples AFTER I peeled and cored them.
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calories
155
fat
0g
protein
1g
carbs
41g
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8 thoughts on “Pressure Cooker Sugar-free Apple Butter

  1. Angela Ehr

    Hey Annie! Hope all is well with you. Can’t wait to try this – haven’t made apple butter since god was a boy. A wonderfully fragrant project to undertake until winter (finally) decides to amscray. Thanks.

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  2. Angela Usher

    Couldn’t resist being the next to comment because I too am Angela : ) Anyway thank you so much for the recipe – I love anything to do with apples and cinnamon – and so good for you. I’ve just printed out your apple butter waffles and cookie recipes – thank you. They look wonderful but alas it’s far too hot to put the oven on right now – 38 degrees C forecast but it usually goes higher : ) Ah well it’ll cool down one day and I’ll look forward to trying the recipes. Angela X

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    1. An Unrefined Vegan Post author

      Always good to have another Angela on board :-)! One of my best blogging buddies is named Angela (canned-time.com). Thanks so much for the comment and I hope you enjoy the recipes. I’m having difficulty relating to hot weather – – we are in the midst of freezing rain right now!

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  3. Barb

    Ohh I love stormy days when you’re all cozy inside! And I love the look of this apple butter. I recently got an instant pot and am always looking for yummy stuff to make in it- pinning this now!

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  4. Lorna

    That looks and sounds delicious and I don’t think I’d need anything to put underneath it, I could happily eat it straight off the spoon. I love your description of the cosiness indoors. 🙂

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