Instant pot apple cider

Instant Pot Apple Cider

This pressure cooker apple cider is made in one pot. You just need to put the apple cider ingredients in, set the controls, and walk away until it’s done! No watching!
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Course: holiday drink
Cuisine: American
Keyword: apple cider, instant pot apple cider, pressure cooker apple cider, spiced apple cider, warm apple cider
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
natural release: 10 minutes
Servings: 8
Author: Rika Livingston

Ingredients

  • 3 pounds Gala apples (skin on, quartered, cored)
  • ½ pound Granny Smith apples (skin on, quartered, cored)
  • 1 large orange (peeled and quartered)
  • 4 cinnamon sticks
  • 1 tsp allspice (or use more according to your liking)
  • ½ tbsp dried whole cloves
  • ½ cup brown sugar (or use more according to your liking)
  • water (just enough to cover the apples and orange)

Instructions

  • Place Gala apples, Granny Smith apples and orange in a pressure cooker or instant pot.
  • Spread the sugar evenly, add cinnamon stick, clove, and allspice.
  • Fill the pot with water, just enough to cover the apples.
  • Secure the lid, ensuring the valve is turned to the Sealing position. Select "Manual" and set it to 15 minutes and let it release all pressure naturally for 10 minutes.
  • Open the lid and stir well.
  • Using the back of the ladle, mash the apple and orange.
  • Strain out cider using a strainer or cheesecloth; discard solids. This apple cider can last up to 1 week in the fridge.
  • Serve hot or cold. Enjoy!

Notes

If you love stronger flavor, feel free to add more spices such as nutmeg, star anise, ginger or cardamom. Vanilla extract or bourbon may also be used. 
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