Instant Pot Sweet Potato Butter
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Often, during the holiday season, you find sweet potatoes are rock bottom prices. That is why we whipped up this Instant Pot Sweet Potato Butter! This super food is amazing! Sweet potatoes are a rich source of fiber as well as containing a good array of vitamins and minerals including iron, calcium, selenium, and they’re a good source of most of our B vitamins and vitamin C. Add in that they’re high in an antioxidant known as beta-carotene…and that is just the tip of the iceberg! If you could have only one vegetable for the rest of your life, the sweet potato should be your answer!
We are using this yummy tuber, and our Instant Pot to make a batch of micro jam – sweet potato butter! You can either freeze or can the end result in order to preserve it or gift it. I LOVE the fact that the Instant Pot lets you make it almost hands free so you can get your canning gear ready, or focus on doing other things. The prep-work is what takes the lion’s share of your time.
Instant Pot vs. Slowcooker
When you start to look into the benefits of using an Instant Pot, you may notice that there’s quite a bit of overlap with the benefits of using a slow cooker. Both appliances are good at cooking large, inexpensive cuts of meat like pork and beef roasts for example. Both are great at cooking beans, soups, stews, chilies and the likes. Both are also great for busy home cooks, since they allow you put everything in, turn it on, and let the food cook itself. No stirring pots and watching the stove required.
In addition, both are electric appliances that sit on your counter top and plug into an available outlet. You can move them around as needed, they use up approximately the same amount of space, and you can take them with you to family get-togethers, vacations etc. They even both excel at keeping food piping hot until you’re ready to eat.
The biggest difference between the Instant Pot and the Slow Cooker is cooking time. The slow cooker is designed to cook your meal low and slow. The average slow cooker dish takes six to ten hours to cook. The instant pot on the other hand will cook most meals in under an hour from start to finish.
Another big difference is that while a slow cooker is just that, a device that cooks your meals low and slow, the Instant Pot can replace your rice cooker as well as your slow cooker since it has a slow cooker setting. Depending on the model you choose, you can even replace your yogurt maker with it.
If you want more versatility in one appliance and the ability to cook a wholesome home cooked meal in a very short time, the Instant Pot is the way to go. I encourage you to give it a try and see if it becomes one of the most used kitchen appliances in your house like it has in mine.
If on the other hand you are comfortable with your slow cooker and good about planning ahead long enough to start your dinner in it, you may find that you have no need for an Instant Pot. Similarly, if you think the hissing and steaming, or simply the idea of having a pressure cooking device in your kitchen scares you then you’re probably better off sticking to your slow cooker. That being said, with the safety features built in and the easy to use digital display, using an instant pot is just as simple and easy as your favorite slow cooker. If you’re feeling a little intimidated, I encourage you to get one and give it a try. After preparing your first two or three meals in it, you’ll be wondering what you were worried about in the first place.
Check out our Instant Pot Sweet Potato Butter recipe
You will need:
3 C sweet potatoes (peeled, and cut into 1/4 or 1/8 thick pieces)
1C unsweetened apple juice
1 TBSP molasses
1 tsp cinnamon
1/4 tsp. nutmeg
1 pinch salt
1 TBSP honey
(add more honey as desired)
Put the sweet potato slices to the Instant Pot.
Add the apple juice, molasses, cinnamon, nutmeg, salt, and honey to the sweet potatoes in the Instant Pot.
Put the lid in place on the Instant Pot.
Press Manual for 15 minutes.
Allow the instant pot do a natural release.
You can print our Instant Pot Sweet Potato Butter recipe here:
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Check out our other Instant Pot Recipes HERE