Has the thought of making your own delicious homemade butter in the comforts of your kitchen ever crossed your mind? It’s time to put those thoughts into action with this Instant Pot Blueberry Butter.
I don’t know about you, but I’m finished with searching the shelves in my local grocery store for jellies, jams and butter that meet the dietary restrictions of my family. Have you read the nutritional labels on these items?
It seems like these items are loaded with sugar, excessive carbohydrates and calories, sodium, and about a million other ingredients that I can’t even pronounce. I want to provide my family with the best foods. So what is a mother to do?
I pull up my big girl pants and develop something delicious, easy and healthier in my Instant Pot. Voila! That’s how Instant Pot Blueberry Butter was created!
Truthfully, this recipe has been a huge hit in my family for a number of years. I used to fix this on the stove top and then can it, then the crock pot and now the instant pot! It is so good, I can’t wait for you to read more about it!
Original Instant Pot Blueberry Butter
Is this blueberry butter the same consistency as apple butter?
Yes, pretty much is. Blueberry butter is supposed to be thick (but not too thick) in order to provide a beautiful and rich topping for toast, muffins, bagels, or other food items of your choosing. And while I’m a huge fan of apple butter, having the option for homemade blueberry butter is so much fun! Spoiler alert! This recipe contains apples, so it’s like the perfect combination of two delicious flavors.
Can you use frozen blueberries in this Instant Pot recipe?
Great question. You can but just be aware of a few things. From my experience, frozen blueberries contain extra liquid (that frozen ice has to go somewhere, right?!). While I’m not saying you CAN’T use frozen blueberries, I do think that you’ll get a much better result using fresh blueberries instead. If you decide to use frozen blueberries, let me know how it turns out.
With the warmer weather approaching, why not make it a fun family event and pick your own blueberries? There’s nothing quite like fresh blueberries to stimulate the taste buds. Besides, it’s always fun to watch your kids eat one and then place one in the basket. If you happen to grow your own blueberries, that’s even better! This recipe is super convenient for you then!
Alright, are you ready for one of the most simple Instant Pot recipes ever? You’re seriously going to skip the grocery store and instead head to the comforts of your kitchen.
Original Instant Pot Blueberry Butter
Ingredients to make homemade blueberry butter:
Instant Pot DUO60 6 Qt 7-in-1 Multi-Use Programmable Pressure Cooker, Slow Cooker, Rice Cooker, Steamer, Sauté, Yogurt Maker and WarmerBall Pint Regular Mouth Mason Jar with Lids and Bands, 16-Ounces (2-Units)Ball Complete Book of Home Preserving
Directions to make Instant Pot Blueberry Butter:
What to eat blueberry butter with?
Can you freeze this homemade blueberry butter?
Can you pressure can homemade blueberry butter?
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- 8 cups blueberries
- 8 apples (cored and cut into quarters)
- 1/4 cup honey
- 1/4 cup water
1) Cut the apples into four pieces around the core. Do not peel the apples. The apple peels will help the butter thicken naturally.
2) Combine the cored apples, blueberries, honey, and water in the Instant Pot insert.
3) Close the lid and turn the pressure valve to sealing. Cook on high pressure for 20 minutes using the “manual” or “pressure cook” button. Let the pressure release naturally. DO NOT QUICK RELEASE it will spray all over the place.
4) Remove the lid and stir the contents of the Instant Pot. The apple peels will easily separate from the rest of the apple and can be picked out with tongs if desired.
5) Turn the Instant Pot to sauté mode. Stir the blueberry butter for 10-15 minutes while the excess liquid cooks out.
6) Turn the Instant Pot off. Pour the blueberry apple butter into 2 pint-sized canning jar. Leave the lids off the jar and let them cool to room temperature before adding the lid.
7) Store in the fridge for 1-2 weeks or can them to make them shelf stable.