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Pressure Cooker Sugar-free Apple Butter

  • Author: Annie
  • Prep Time: 20
  • Cook Time: 10
  • Total Time: 30


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.



  • 3 pounds sweet apples, such as Honeycrisp, peeled & cored
  • 1 cup unsweetened apple juice
  • 1 cup chopped Medjool dates
  • 1 tsp. ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp. ground ginger
  • 1/4 tsp. cardamom
  • 1/8 tsp. ground cloves


  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.


  • I used predominately Honeycrisp apples, but included one Pink Lady and one Gala.
  • I weighed the apples AFTER I peeled and cored them.


  • Serving Size: 8
  • Calories: 155
  • Sugar: 33
  • Sodium: 3
  • Fat: 0
  • Saturated Fat: 0
  • Unsaturated Fat: 0
  • Trans Fat: 0
  • Carbohydrates: 41
  • Protein: 1
  • Cholesterol: 0