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Instant pot apple cider might just be the easiest and tastiest apple cider you’ve ever tried!! It’s made with real apples and has the perfect fall flavors.
This apple cider instant pot recipe is one of my all-time favorites. While I really love my apple cider slow cooker recipe, this just might be my new favorite! It’s so simple to put together and I am hooked on this stuff! It’s perfect for lounging around at home or even whipping up for some fun festive holiday parties.
Apple cider instant pot recipe
The secret to this instant pot apple cider recipe is the apples. You want to pick the perfect apples and cut them up evenly. I love a sweet apple taste with my apple cider, so of course I chose lots of gala apples! Play around with what you like though – there are so many combinations of apples to choose from.
Apple cider in instant pot
With the holidays coming up, this is a great beverage to serve. Apple cider in an instant pot is a real crowd-pleaser. If you’re hosting any adult-only parties, you could even add some rum or bourbon to this for a little extra fun!
No matter what you choose – this instant pot apple cider is sure to be a hit! Whether that be at home, at a family gathering, or even celebrating with friends. It’s such a wonderful combination of flavors, you’ll want to be sure to make plenty to go around.
Instant Pot apple cider ingredients
- brown sugar
- cinnamon sticks
How to make instant pot apple cider
PREPARE APPLES: Pour water into the inner pot. Wash, core, and slice your apples and add them to the bottom of the inner pot.
ADD INGREDIENTS: Slice the orange and lemon before adding to the inner pot. Add cranberries and then sprinkle with whole cloves, brown sugar, cinnamon, and nutmeg. Mix everything together with a wooden spoon.
COOK: Cover your instant pot and set on high pressure for 10 minutes. Then, allow natural pressure release for 20 minutes.
SERVE: Ladle the apple cider into glasses, add cinnamon sticks, and serve. Enjoy!
What is the difference between apple juice and apple cider?
The biggest difference between juice and cider is the filtration and shelf-life. Cider is much less filtered and pasteurized, making it much thicker (and tasty!). This also means the shelf-life is significantly less than apple juice.
What are the best apples to use for apple cider?
There is no one type of apple that will give the best results for apple cider. In this recipe, I stuck to gala apples. However, you can try and play with different varieties and mixtures.
You can try mixing sweet, bitter, and even sharp apples if you’d like! Play around with it and see what you like the best.
Where can I buy an instant pot?
You can find them on Amazon! I highly suggest the 6-quart instant pot as it will serve up to 6 people. If you haven’t joined the instant pot bandwagon yet, you need to! They are great for so many things.
How long does apple cider last?
Generally speaking, apple cider will last about 7-10 days before going bad. But with how good it tastes, I’m sure it will be gone long before then!
Be sure to check out these other fall apple cider recipes!
Instant Pot Apple Cider
- 6 cups water
- 6 medium sized apples
- ½ large orange
- 1 lemon
- 1 cup frozen cranberries
- 1 teaspoon whole cloves
- ½ cup brown sugar
- 2 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1 teaspoon nutmeg
- Cinnamon sticks for serving
- Pour water into inner pot of your instant pot.
- Wash, core, and slice each apple and place into the inner pot of your instant pot.
- Slice the orange and lemon; add to inner pot.
- Add cranberries and sprinkle with whole cloves, brown sugar, cinnamon, and nutmeg.
- Mix all ingredients together with a wooden spoon.
- Cover the instant pot and set on high pressure for 10 minutes.
- Allow natural pressure release for 20 minutes.
- Use a ladle to pour into glasses and add cinnamon stick before serving. Enjoy!
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