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Pressure Cooker Nutty Apple Butter

Being a New England native, I love apple-picking season. Grab some apples and peanut butter to make this creamy PB&J riff. Dunk in sliced fruit or graham crackers, or spread it on a sandwich. —Brandie Cranshaw, Rapid City, SD
  • Total Time
    Prep: 20 min. Cook: 5 min.
  • Makes
    5 cups


  • 4 pounds (about 8) large apples, cored and quartered
  • 3/4 to 1 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 3 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground allspice
  • 1/4 cup creamy peanut butter


  • In a 6-qt. electric pressure cooker, combine the first 7 ingredients. Lock lid; close pressure-release valve. Adjust to pressure-cook on high for 3 minutes. Let pressure release naturally for 5 minutes; quick-release any remaining pressure
  • Mash apples with a potato masher or use an immersion blender until blended. Whisk in peanut butter until apple mixture is smooth. Cool to room temperature. Store in airtight container in the refrigerator.
Nutrition Facts
1 serving: 43 calories, 1g fat (0 saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 9mg sodium, 9g carbohydrate (8g sugars, 1g fiber), 0 protein.

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  • donapatterson
    Dec 9, 2019

    I haven't made this (yet), but also being a native New Englander, every year I would make apple jelly