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Instant Pot Apple Cider Recipe

Instant Pot Apple Cider will warm you up on those chilly fall days! This recipe is super easy to make and requires just a handful of ingredients.
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Course: Drinks
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 45 minutes
Servings: 8
Calories: 171.38kcal
Author: Megan Porta


  • Pressure Cooker


  • 6 cups water
  • 1/2 lemon juiced
  • 6-7 apples quartered - use a variety of tart and sweet for a more complex flavor
  • 1 orange quartered
  • 3/4 cup light brown sugar
  • 2 cinnamon sticks
  • 1/2 tsp whole cloves
  • 1/2 tsp whole allspice
  • 1 whole nutmeg


  • Add the water and lemon juice to the pot. Add the apples, orange, sugar, cinnamon sticks, cloves, allspice and nutmeg. Press the apples down so they are fully covered in liquid.
  • Place the cover on the pot and set timer to 15 minutes on high pressure (pressure cook setting). It will take the IP around 30 minutes to build up pressure before it begins cooking.
  • When cooking time is done, do a quick release. Remove the cover and mash the contents of the pot using a potato masher.
  • Ladle contents of the pot into a large bowl, pouring everything through a fine-mesh strainer. Discard the solids and pour the cider into quart-size mason jars or a large pitcher. Keep refrigerated until ready to serve. Warm before serving or enjoy chilled!


  • If you prefer a slow cooker version, check out this delicious Crockpot Apple Cider!
  • When chopping and peeling the apples, fill a large bowl about half with cool water and squeeze the juice of 1/2 lemon into it. The lemon juice will keep your apples from getting brown while you get them prepped for the recipe.
  • Use an apple corer/peeler if you have one because they will make this process go super fast. If you don't have one, use a potato peeler and a knife to get the job done. You'll need to peel, core and chop the apples. Place them into the water-lemon juice mixture as you work.
  • For a sweeter cider, throw in extra brown sugar (up to 1 cup total).
  • Serve as chilled OR hot apple cider!
  • I have fallen IN LOVE with my beloved apple peeler and corer. If a lot of apples go through your kitchen, you absolutely must consider buying one. It's the most magical tool in my kitchen!
  • For a less spicy drink, decrease the amount of cloves and allspice by half.


Calories: 171.38kcal | Carbohydrates: 44.46g | Protein: 0.71g | Fat: 0.45g | Saturated Fat: 0.13g | Sodium: 32.71mg | Fiber: 4.47g | Sugar: 37.19g
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