I seriously get butterflies for the Harvest season. It truly is the loveliest smile of the year for me. Today I am sharing how to make Apple Beef stew in the Instant Pot.  I already have my next two months planned out for Harvest meals in the Instant Pot.

Apple Beef stew in the Instant Pot

As per my usual experimental self, I decided to go on Facebook live to make this recipe. I never made it before. I took several traditional recipes I found for the crock-pot and the dutch oven and I made it my own. It truly is delightful and delicious and I am happy to pass along to you. If you missed my home made apple sauce, check that out HERE

It wasn’t too sweet, nor too bland. For me personally the flavor was on point.  I did not add any salt to the stew, so if you like salt add to your own liking. I did however use a fabulous seasoning on the beef. When cooking in the pressure cooker you need extra seasoning.

The color of the stew was just perfect as well. Looked like a true harvest stew. I used corn starch in lieu of flour to thicken the broth.  Flour tends to turn a cloudy white and I did not want that for this dish. I wanted too see all the pretty colors. I love COLOR even in my food.


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Apple Beef stew in the Instant Pot

Apple Beef stew in the Pressure Cooker, Ninja Foodi or Instant Pot

Course Main Course
Cuisine American


  • Pressure Cooker


  • 2 large Fuji Apples peeled and cubed
  • 1 1/2 cup baby carrots
  • 2 cups Apple Juice
  • 2 lbs Beef stew meat
  • 5 cloves
  • 3 Whole Allspice
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 1 Yellow onion chopped
  • 1/2 stick Butter
  • 4 tbsp. cornstarch
  • Salt and Pepper to taste


  • Set Pressure cooker on high saute. Add half a stick of butter to pot
  • Add Beef stew meat, and lightly salt and pepper both sides to taste.
  • Add onion to meat and mix well. Set pot to medium saute mode. Add apple juice. If you have a glass tempered lid that fits on the pot, at this point place lid on pot and let simmer for 20-30 minutes. Stirring occasionally. If not, you may Pressure Cook at High for 10 minutes and quick release.
  • Add apples, carrots, cloves, allspice and bay leaves. Set pot on High Pressure Manual for 10 minutes. Quick release.
  • In a separate bowl, mix cornstarch and water. Mix until desired consistency (should be like a pudding) Add cornstarch to the stew and mix well. Let stew sit for 10 minutes before serving.

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