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Instant Pot Homemade Hot Apple Cider

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Instant Pot Homemade Hot Apple Cider is the perfect fall and winter drink to serve up your family. If you are looking for an Instant Pot apple cider, this is by far my favorite recipe I have tried. 

The cool crisp air in central NY is finally here. I love the fall scents like apple pie and pumpkin in the kitchen. I am obsessed with apple scented candles also. Everyone knows how much I love my Instant Pot I tried making apple cider in my slow cooker before but I really wanted to try making it in the Instant Pot this year. A homemade hot cup of apple cider on a cool night is perfect.

Instant Pot Hot Apple cider

Instant Pot Homemade Hot Apple Cider

Not only does this taste delicious it also made my house smell like an apple heaven. If you love apples also check out my Apple Bread it has been a big hit for many fans. 

What Is The Difference Between Apple Cider and Apple Juice 

You will find most apple juice is pasteurized. Where apple cider is not, and doesn’t last as long. Apple cider is also full of warm spices and you can drink warm or cold. Apple cider is a very popular drink in fall and winter months. 

Instant Pot Hot apple cider

Do You Strain Instant Pot Apple Cider Before Serving 

Yes, you will want to run it through a fine-mesh strainer or cheesecloth. This will catch the apple pieces and such to make it a sweet and incredible drink recipe. 

This will give you a smooth drink without pieces in it. 

Do You Drink Apple Cider Hot Or Cold 

You can drink apple cider cold or hot. Most of the time you will find that apple cider is served warm, but I actually love it chilled. It is great to sip on for breakfast or a mid-day pick me up. 

If you want to warm it up, just heat up a cup in the microwave or place it in a pan on the stove and heat on low. Stir often so it doesn’t burn. 

Can I Make Instant Pot Apple Cider Ahead of Time 

Yes, you sure can make apple cider ahead of time. Whip it up and then store it in a container that is covered, in the fridge. Then when you are ready to serve just heat it up in a pan on stove or slow cooker. Then ladle up and serve. 

How Long Does Homemade Apple Cider Last 

Store your apple cider in the refrigerator for up to a week in the fridge. Feel free to double or half the recipe if you need to. I recommend only making what you plan to use before it goes bad. Use your best judgment in terms of quality. 

Can I Make This Apple Cider In A Slow Cooker

Yes, you can pour all the ingredients in your slow cooker and heat for 6 hours on low. Then when your apple cider is done, pour through a strainer or cheesecloth like you would if done in the pressure cooker. 


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Instant Pot Homemade Hot Apple Cider

Instant Pot Homemade Hot Apple Cider

Yield: 1
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes

Instant Pot Homemade Hot Apple Cider is the perfect fall and winter drink to serve up your family. If you are looking for an Instant Pot apple cider, this is by far my favorite recipe I have tried. 


  • 8 small apples
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 3 cinnamon sticks
  • 2 tsp ground cloves
  • Water


  1. Directions: Quarter all apples don't worry about seeds.
  2. Place in the Instant pot Pour sugar over the top and add cinnamon sticks.
  3. Cover to the max lin with water.
  4. Place pot on high pressure for 30 minutes.
  5. Do a quick release all apples will be soft mash with a potato masher or spoon.
  6. Place your instant pot back on manual high pressure for 30 minutes.
  7. Do a quick release and Pour over a mesh strainer or cheesecloth.
  8. Serve hot or Chill in the fridge and serve cold. Enjoy.
  9. You can also do this recipe in your slow cooker on low heat for 6 hours.
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 18 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 74Total Fat: 0gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 5mgCarbohydrates: 19gFiber: 2gSugar: 17gProtein: 0g

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  1. Oh Yummy…Thanks So Much for Sharing this Awesome Recipe for Homemade Hot Apple Cider, I Really Appreciate it b/c I Love Apple Cider! Nothings Beats a Good Hot Mug of Apple Cider When it’s Cold Outside but I Don’t Have a Good Recipe for it So I’m Excited About this One! You Could Probably Even Eat the Yummy Apples Instead of Just Throwing Them Out b/c I Bet if You Added a Little Butter to the Apples They Would Be Delicious! Well Thanks Again for Sharing, Have a Blessed Day! – Jana

  2. Directions for this recipe say fill to max line then cook under pressure. The photo looks like it might be safely at 2/3 full, but for most (all?) Instant Pots the max line is actually only for slow cooking and too high for pressure cooking.

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