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Apple Cider

5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Total Time 20 mins
Course Drinks, Seasonal
Cuisine American
Servings 12

Equipment

  • Instant Pot (pressure cooker) or slow cooker

Ingredients
  

  • 10 apples Fuji, Gala, Honeycrisp, Red Delicious, Granny Smith or Golden Delicious.  
  • 1 orange
  • 4 cinnamon sticks
  • 1 tsp whole cloves
  • ½ tsp ground nutmeg
  • ½ cup brown sugar
  • 10 cups filtered water

Instructions
 

  • Clean the apples and cut into quarters (4 pieces); leave the core and seeds.
  • Peel the orange and cut into quarters (4 pieces).
  • Place the cut apples, orange, cinnamon, cloves, nutmeg, brown sugar and water into the pressure cooker or slow cooker. Put the lid on.
  • Pressure cook: on high for 10 minutes and natural release.
    Slow cooker: cook on high for 3 hours or low for 6-8 hours.
  • Remove the lid and use a potato masher or wooden spoon to mash everything together.
  • Place a fine mesh strainer in a big bowl or pot. Scoop out the contents of the cooker and place in the fine mesh strainer.
  • Use a wooden spoon and press against the strainer to remove all the juice from the mashed cider mixture. Once thoughly strained, discard remains. Watch video for reference.
  • Transfer the fresh and hot apple cider to a jar or pitcher that has a sealer/top. The cider will keep refrigerated up to one week. The Cider will keep up to 3 months in the freezer.
  • Add more sweetener if you prefer and garnish with cinnamon, oranges or apples.

Best Served warm!

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