Apple cider is a family favorite during the fall and holiday months. Since I am a big fan of my Instant Pot, I couldn’t wait to share this pressure cooker version with you!
Growing up I remember pulling up a bean bag next to the fire, grabbing a blanket and drinking my hot apple cider.
HOW TO MAKE INSTANT POT APPLE CIDER
This Apple Cider is really one of the easiest drinks you could make. I love it because you just throw everything in, set the timer, and walk away. Here are some of the things you will need:
- 7 medium apples
- 1/2 orange
- 1/2 cup fresh cranberries
- 2 cinnamon sticks
- 1/2 teaspoon whole cloves
- water to cover fruit
- 1/2 cup of sugar
First you want to place the cut apples, orange, and cranberries into the pot of your Instant Pot Pressure Cooker.
Add cinnamon sticks, sugar and whole cloves on top and pour enough water to cover the fruit. (If you have a steamer basket, place your steam basked in first, then add everything else).
Place the lid on your Instant Pot. Make sure your knob is turned to manual. Push the manual button or the pressure cook button and cook on high pressure for 15 minutes.
You can let it release on its own, or you can do a quick release. Mash the fruit with a potato masher to release the juices.
If you didn’t use a strainer, carefully strain the solids from the liquids using a fine mesh sieve and discard the solids. If you are using a strainer, just lift it out and drain out the juice.
Store the cider in an airtight container for up to 1 week in the refrigerator.
Can You use something else other than Sugar?
Trying to eat a little healthier for the holidays? You can easily substitute it for stevia, agave, syrup, coconut sugar, and honey. You can really add the sweetener or your choice.
When it is done pressure cooking, you can slowly add more of you sweetener if you need to.
Can I change the recipe if I don’t like some ingredients?
Yes of course you can! The good thing about this recipe is that you can add or subtract any ingredients you want. Don’t like oranges? Leave them out. Allergic to cranberries? You don’t have to add them.
Making this Instant Pot Apple Cider recipe your own is fun!
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