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Instant Pot Apple Cider

This Instant Pot Apple Cider recipe is the best drink for fall, and the holiday season, to keep you warm! It's made in the pressure cooker with orange, lemon, apples, cranberries, cinnamon and cloves. 

Course Drinks
Cuisine Holiday
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Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Resting Time 10 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 8 servings
Calories 100 kcal
Author Kelly


  • 7 medium apples cored and quartered (can leave skin on - a mix of Granny Smith, Honey Crisp & Gala)
  • 1 orange (peeled and cut into segments)
  • 1 lemon (peeled and cut into segments)
  • 1/2 cup fresh cranberries
  • 2 cinnamon sticks
  • 1/2 teaspoons whole cloves
  • 1 whole star anise leave out if you prefer or can't find it
  • enough water to cover fruit
  • 1/4 - 1/2 cup sweetener of your choice sugar, brown sugar, coconut sugar, maple syrup, honey, Stevia etc.


  1. Place the quartered apples, orange, lemon and cranberries into the inner pot of your Instant Pot Pressure Cooker. Add cinnamon sticks, whole cloves and star anise (if using) and pour enough water to cover the fruit.
  2. Place the lid on and cook on high pressure for 15 minutes. Allow to naturally release on its own or you can do a quick release after 10 minutes.
  3. Mash the fruit with a potato masher to release the juices.
  4. Carefully strain the solids from the liquids using a fine mesh sieve. Discard solids and store cider in an airtight container for up to 1 week or freeze for later use.
Nutrition Facts
Instant Pot Apple Cider
Amount Per Serving (1 serving)
Calories 100
% Daily Value*
Sodium 2mg0%
Potassium 223mg6%
Carbohydrates 26g9%
Fiber 5g20%
Sugar 18g20%
Vitamin A 125IU3%
Vitamin C 24mg29%
Calcium 28mg3%
Iron 0.4mg2%
* Nutrition facts are provided as a courtesy using the WPRM recipe calculator. It is best to make your own calculations to ensure accuracy. We expressly disclaim any and all liability of any kind with respect to any act or omission wholly or in part in reliance on anything contained in this website. Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.