This Instant Pot Apple Cider recipe is the best drink for fall, full of comforting flavors and is perfect to warm you up on a cool day.
If you love a warm mug of a flavorful drink on a chilly morning then this is the recipe that you’ve been looking for.
I like to sit outside early in the morning and enjoy my apple cider before the rest of the world wakes up. These Apple Crumble Muffins would go perfectly with your cider.
Health Benefits of Apples
Apples have many health benefits because they contain several vitamins and nutrients that our bodies need. Apples can help improve gut health, and scientists believe they can lower our risk of type 2 diabetes.
Why I Love This Recipe
This comforting drink is perfect for a chilly fall or winter morning. The fresh and fruity flavor will make your taste buds sing.
- Easy to make
- Always a hit at parties
- Perfect for picky eaters
- Fills the house with a delicious aroma
If you love a warm and cozy beverage with a little zing, you may also enjoy this Mexican Hot Chocolate recipe.
This simple beverage recipe only needs four ingredients. You already have most of these ingredients on hand which can save you a trip to the grocery store.
- brown sugar
- cinnamon sticks
Ground Cinnamon: use one tablespoon of ground cinnamon in place of cinnamon sticks if you can’t find them.
Cloves: Add in a few whole cloves to give your cider a little extra spice.
Equipment Needed / Helpful Tools
You only need 7 basic kitchen tools to help you make this sweet Instant Pot Apple Cider recipe.
- Cutting board
- Chef’s Knife
- Instant Pot
- Potato masher
- Cheesecloth or thin towel
- large bowl or large glass measuring cup
How to Make Instant Pot Apple Cider
You can make this delicious fall drink in just 7 easy steps.
Step 1: Slice your apples
Quarter apples and place in the instant pot.
Step 2: Add water and spices to your Instant Pot
Add water to max or 6 cups. Add sugar and cinnamon sticks. Close lid and seal the pressure valve.
Step 3: Cook your cider
Cook on high for 30 minutes. Manually release pressure.
Step 4: Mash your apples
Remove lid and mash apples with a potato masher. Close lid and seal pressure valve.
Step 5: Cook your apple cider again
Pressure cook on high for 30 minutes. Manually release the pressure valve.
Step 6: Strain your cider
Pour over a cheese cloth and strain cider into a bowl.
Step 7: Drink your cider
Chill cider or drink warm.
Variations / Options / Add-Ins
Cranberries: Add in 1/2 cup of cranberries to your Instant Pot on the first cook for an additional fruit flavor.
Star of Anise: Drop in one star of anise to your Instant Pot before cooking for a spicy flavor.
Orange: Slice one orange and add the slices to your pressure cooker before cooking for a citrus zing.
Looking for ideas on how to serve this tasty drink? Here are some of my favorite ways to serve it.
Serve in a coffee mug while warm for a comforting drink that can help you warm up from the inside out on a chilly day. You can also serve cold for a refreshing glass of juice with a deep apple flavor.
My kids love when I mix two cups of cold apple cider, with one cup of ice and place it in the blender. Blend until the ice is chopped up, then top with whipped cream and caramel sauce for an apple cider slush.
Do you have questions about Instant Pot Apple Cider? Here are the answers to the most commonly asked questions.
Store your apple cider in an airtight container in the fridge for up to one week. I like to store my cider in a pitcher for an easy pour.
If you want to warm your Instant Pot Apple Cider, place your leftover cider in a saucepan on the stove and heat on medium heat for about 7 to 10 minutes or until you reach your desired heat.
Yes, you can make your apple cider on the stovetop. Follow the same ingredient directions but allow your cider to simmer on the stove for two to three hours.
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Instant Pot Apple Cider
- Instant Pot or Pressure Cooker
- 6-8 apples
- 1 cup brown sugar
- 6 cups water or to max line
- 3 cinnamon sticks
- Quarter apples and place in the instant pot
- Add water to max or 6 cups.
- Add sugar and cinnamon sticks. Close lid and seal the pressure valve.
- Cook on high for 30 minutes. Manually release pressure.
- Remove lid and mash apples with a potato masher. Close lid and seal pressure valve.
- Pressure cook on high for 30 minutes. Manually release pressure valve.
- Pour over a cheese cloth and strain cider into a bowl.
- Chill cider or drink warm.
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