Easy Instant Pot Apple Cider Recipe
This Instant pot Apple Cider Recipe is so easy to make at home. It is super crisp in taste and flavors. Super Duper Good.
Servings: 8 people
Measuring Spoons, Measuring Cups, Stirring Spoon,
Chopping board and knife
Instant Pot 6 quart or Mealthy Multipot
- 3 pounds Apples I took a mix of Gala and Granny smith. See notes for more info.
- 2 large Oranges
- 1/2 cup Cranberries optional
- 1 large piece Ginger optional but would highly recommend
- 2 large sticks Cinnamon
- 1 tsp Cloves
- 1/2 to 3/4 cup Sugar or Sweetner I used monkfruit sweetener since it is a natural derivative of plant.
- 5 cups Water
PLEASE WATCH THE COMPLETE VIDEO FOR BETTER UNDERSTANDING OF THE STEPS.
ALWAYS READ THE COMPLETE RECIPE BEFORE STARTING. GATHER INGREDIENTS. ALSO ALWAYS READ THE NOTES FOR MORE OPTIONS AND TIPS.
Preparing fruits for the Cider
Cooking fruits in Instant Pot
Take the Inner Pot and add prepared apples, oranges, cranberries, ginger, Cinnamon & Cloves and SWEETNER of choice. Add 5 cups of water. Give a good stir.
Place Inner pot inside the Instant Pot and plug it in. Close the lid and lock it. Press the PRESSURE COOK button and set it on high for 20 minutes.
When the timer goes off, follow NPR (natural pressure release). Open the lid carefully. The fruits are well cooked and super soft now.
Pureeing / Mashing Fruits
For this step, you can either use Hand held immersion blender or Potato Masher to mash/puree the fruit pulp. Mash it fine or puree it fine for the maximum benefits of the fiber in the cider. Taste check for sweetness and add more sweetner or sugar as needed.
You can drink it either cold or warm in mugs. My kids enjoy it both ways. When you want to drink it warm, then you can either heat it up on the gas top or in the microwave.
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What kind of apples can I use for this recipe?
Galas, Gravensteins, Newtown Pippins, Rome Beauties and Winesaps are a few common varieties that add amazing nuances and depth to hard cider. I have used Gala and Grannysmith apples to create my cider.
What all can I make with the Apple Cider?
There is plenty that you can do with Apple Cider. You can use it to make -
And so much more..
- Spiked Cider with Rum or Bourbon
- Apple Cider Slushies
- Long Island Iced Teas
- Apple Cider Mules
How long will home-made apple cider last?
Apple Cider can retain its taste and flavor for upto 2 weeks in refrigerator. After that it can start fermenting and turn alcoholic a bit.
What is the difference between Apple Cider and Apple Juice?
Apple cider is made from apples that are washed, cut and ground into an "apple mash" similar to applesauce. ... On the other hand, apple juice undergoes filtration to remove pulp and is then pasteurized to extend the shelf life.
What are the ingredients of Home-made Apple Cider?
All you need are handful ingredients to make this recipe. The chances are that you already have these ingredients at home. Now that will skip a trip to the grocery store.
Apples - You can take Red delicious apples, Gala Apples, Grannysmith Apples or a mix of 2 or 3 apples for this recipe. You can either remove the skin or keep the skin on. I peeled the skin off the apples and cored them. CORING the apples is necessary step.
Oranges - Oranges add citrus flavors and enhances the over all flavor of the Cider. Many folks use Lemons as well. It is your choice.
Ginger - Now Ginger is not a traditional ingredient. But I love using ginger in my recipes for its crisp flavor, medicinal properties. Therefore it is optional for you if you want to use it or not.
Cranberries - This is another Holiday Berry that is so popular during holiday season. Cranberries are rich in anti-oxidants as well. These add to the beneficial properties of the Cider.
Cinnamon & Cloves - I love using cinnamon and cloves in my cider. Both the spices fill the cider with warmth & intensity.
Sweetener - Now if you are ok, then you can skip the added sweetener or sugar to the cider. It is sweet enough if you are ok with natural sweetness. But if you want your cider to be sweeter, then go ahead and add the sweetener of your choice. My favorite sweetener is MONKFRUIT SWEETNER. You can use regular sugar, brown sugar, maple syrup, honey etc to sweeten it.
RECIPE KITCHEN TOOLS
Chopping board and Knife
Measuring Cups & Spoon
Kitchen stirring spoon
Hand held immersion blender or Potato Masher
Kitchen fine mesh Strainer
Glass jar with Lid to store
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Serving: 8people | Calories: 116kcal | Carbohydrates: 31g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 10mg | Potassium: 279mg | Fiber: 6g | Sugar: 22g | Vitamin A: 202IU | Vitamin C: 33mg | Calcium: 43mg | Iron: 1mg