Pressure Cooker Apple Cider

Fill your Instant Pot® with apples, brown sugar, cinnamon sticks, and other fall spices to make this crowd-pleasing homemade cider.

Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
2 hrs 20 mins
Additional Time:
10 mins
Total Time:
2 hrs 40 mins
10 servings


  • 8 apples, quartered

  • 1 cup brown sugar

  • 3 cinnamon sticks

  • 1 teaspoon ground nutmeg

  • 1 teaspoon ground cloves


  1. Place apples in a multi-functional pressure cooker (such as Instant Pot®). Spread brown sugar, cinnamon sticks, nutmeg, and cloves on top. Fill the rest of the pot up with water, up to the maximum line.

  2. Close and lock the lid. Select high pressure according to manufacturer's instructions; set timer for 60 minutes. Allow 10 to 15 minutes for pressure to build.

  3. Release pressure carefully using the quick-release method according to manufacturer's instructions, about 5 minutes. Unlock and remove the lid. Remove cinnamon sticks. Mash apples with a potato masher or spoon. Return cinnamon sticks to the pot.

  4. Continue cooking on high pressure for another 60 minutes, allowing 10 to 15 minutes for pressure to build.

  5. Repeat quick-release, about 5 minutes. Strain out cider using a strainer or cheesecloth; discard solids. Serve hot or cold.

Cook's Note:

My favorite apples to mix are Honey Crisp, Granny Smith, Pink Lady, and Gala.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

146 Calories
0g Fat
38g Carbs
0g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 10
Calories 146
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 0g 1%
Saturated Fat 0g 1%
Sodium 8mg 0%
Total Carbohydrate 38g 14%
Dietary Fiber 3g 12%
Total Sugars 33g
Protein 0g
Vitamin C 5mg 27%
Calcium 36mg 3%
Iron 0mg 2%
Potassium 155mg 3%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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