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Instant Pot Apple Cider

Light sweet homemade apple cider is fast and easy to make in the Instant Pot. The delicious flavor of the fresh apples shines through with warming spices.
Course Drinks
Cuisine American
Keyword homemade apple cider, instant pot apple cider
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 17 minutes
Total Time 27 minutes
Servings 8 1-cup servings (8 cups total yield)
Calories 178kcal
Author Toni Dash


  • 6 quart Instant Pot


  • 6 Apples cored and quartered
  • 1 Orange quartered
  • 1 Cup Granulated sugar
  • 2 Cinnamon sticks
  • 1 Star anise
  • 5 cups Water


  • Place all the ingredients into the Instant Pot. Seal the lid and valve and set on HIGH PRESSURE for 17 minutes.
  • Manually release the pressure and remove the lid.
  • Mash the fruit with a hand mixer or a potato masher.
  • Strain the solids through a fine mesh strainer or sieve. Discard the solids.
  • Store in a sealed container in the refrigerator for up to 1 week. Serve cold or warm.


  • For a sweeter result, peel the oranges before cooking them and reduce the sugar to ¾ cup.
  • Add some lemon juice to make it more citrusy.
  • For stronger spices add some ground ginger, clove and cardamom.
  • Use a mix of granulated sugar and brown sugar. Or try some maple syrup!
Storing it
Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 1 week.


Calories: 178kcal | Carbohydrates: 47g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 2mg | Potassium: 176mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 41g | Vitamin A: 111IU | Vitamin C: 15mg | Calcium: 24mg | Iron: 1mg