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pressure cooker apple cider in a clear cup

Instant Pot Apple Cider

No need to make apple cider on the stovetop for hours on end. This pressure cooker version is easy to make in under 30 minutes and the perfect Fall beverage!
Course beverage
Cuisine American
Keyword Instant Pot Apple Cider
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 8 servings
Calories 133kcal
Author lalaine


  • 8-qt Pressure Cooker


  • 4 Gala apples
  • 2 Granny Smith apples
  • 1 navel orange
  • 4 cinnamon sticks
  • 4 whole cloves
  • 1/2 cup sugar, optional
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 10 cups water


  • Wash the apples well, core, and slice into wedges.
  • Wash the oranges well and slice into quarters.
  • Place the sliced fruits in the bottom of the pot. 
  • Add cinnamon sticks, cloves, sugar, and ground cinnamon.
  • Add the water.
  • Close and lock the lid, and set the floating valve on the SEALING. Cook on MANUAL for 15 minutes.
  • When finished, do a QUICK RELEASE and carefully open lid.
  • Mash the apples with a potato masher.
  • Set the pot to SAUTE and simmer the cider mixture for about 4 to 6 minutes. Turn off the SAUTE mode.
  • Using a fine-mesh sieve, strain the mixture. Transfer the cider to a pitcher and discard the pulp.
  • To serve, pour into a cup and garnish with sliced apples and cinnamon sticks. Enjoy hot or cold.


Calories: 133kcal | Carbohydrates: 35g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 17mg | Potassium: 183mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 28g | Vitamin A: 117IU | Vitamin C: 17mg | Calcium: 45mg | Iron: 1mg