This instant pot apple cider is the perfect fall drink! It’s simply made with real food ingredients in a short time.

Apple Cider

What is Apple Cider?

There’s a lot of buzz about pumpkin spice this time of year, but apple cider is just as delicious! Apple cider is a hot beverage made from apples, citrus, and warming spices like cinnamon. Though some add alcohol, it is traditionally non-alcoholic.

Apple cider is so easy to make at home and seriously makes your house smell like a fall wonderland! Making it in the instant pot makes it easier than ever to have this hot beverage ready in your home in minimal time.

 

How to Make Apple Cider in the Instant Pot

  • Add the sliced fruit, cinnamon sticks, cloves and maple syrup to the instant pot. Cover with water and mix.
  • Place the lid on the instant pot, and set to manual, high pressure, and set the timer for 15 minutes.  Allow the instant pot to come to pressure and cook. Once the timer is up, turn off the instant pot and allow the pressure to release naturally (this will take 15-20 minutes).
  • After the pressure releases, remove the lid and allow to cool slightly before carefully using a potato masher to mash the apples and oranges well for 4-5 minutes.  Set a fine-mesh strainer over a large bowl and strain the solid fruit pieces out of the cider.
  • Serve the cider warm with extra cinnamon sticks for garnish if desired.

instant pot apple cider

How to modify this recipe without an instant pot

Apple cider in the slow cooker

You can easily modify this recipe in the slow cooker by setting the slow cooker to low for about 6 hours.

Apple cider on the stovetop

To make apple cider on the stovetop, you’ll simply bring it to a low simmer for about 90 minutes to 2 hours.

The Ingredients You’ll Need

Fresh apple

I like using a mix of different fresh apples like gala apples, Honeycrisp, and granny smith. This adds to the flavor depth!

Oranges 

You’ll need one orange to add a nice hint of citrus.

Maple syrup 

Just a bit of maple syrup serves as a great natural sweetener

Cinnamon & cloves 

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Instant Pot Apple Cider


  • Author: Michelle
  • Prep Time: 30
  • Cook Time: 15
  • Total Time: 45 minutes
  • Yield: 8 servings 1x

Description

This instant pot apple cider is the perfect fall drink! It’s simply made with real food ingredients in a short time.


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Ingredients

  • 8 apples, sliced (mixed variety of gala, honeycrisp, and granny smith)
  • 1 orange, sliced
  • 3 cinnamon sticks
  • 2 tsp whole cloves
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup
  • 68 cups of water (just enough to cover the apples)

Instructions

  1. Add the sliced fruit, cinnamon sticks, cloves and maple syrup to the instant pot.
  2. Start adding about 2 cups of water at a time, and fill until the fruit is covered (this will take about 6-8 cups of water). Be mindful to not pass the max fill line. Stir the mixture to combine.
  3. Place the lid on the instant pot, and set the valve to seal. Set the instant pot to manual, high pressure, and set the time for 15 minutes.
  4. Allow the instant pot to come to pressure and cook. Once the timer is up, turn off the instant pot and allow the pressure to release naturally (this will take 15-20 minutes).
  5. After the pressure releases, remove the lid and allow to cool slightly before carefully using a potato masher to mash the apples and oranges well for 4-5 minutes.
  6. Set a fine mesh strainer over a large bowl and strain the solid fruit pieces out of the cider.
  7. Serve the cider warm with extra cinnamon sticks for garnish if desired.

Notes

You can easily modify this recipe in the slow cooker by setting the slow cooker to low for about 6 hours.  To make apple cider on the stovetop, you’ll simply bring it to a low simmer for about 90 minutes to 2 hours.

All nutritional information are estimations and will vary. Nutritional information does not include optional ingredients.

  • Category: Drinks
  • Method: Instant Pot
  • Cuisine: American

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 1 serving
  • Calories: 164
  • Fat: 0.4g
  • Carbohydrates: 42.5g
  • Fiber: 5.6g
  • Protein: 0.8g

Keywords: apple cider

instant pot apple cider