Pressure Cooker Spiced Apple Cider
- 6 green apples, cored and chopped
- 3 cups apple juice
- 1/4 cup lemon juice
- 1 (1 inch) piece fresh ginger, sliced
- 2 cinnamon sticks
- 7 whole cloves
- 1/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg
- Blend apples, apple juice, and lemon juice in a blender until smooth; strain through a fine-mesh strainer, pressing solids with the back of a spoon to extract as much liquid as possible. Discard pulp. Alternately, put the ingredients into a deep bowl or pot and blend with an immersion blender until smooth.
- Stir strained apple puree, ginger, cinnamon sticks, cloves, and nutmeg together in a pressure cooker.
- Seal the lid on the pressure cooker and cook on High Pressure for 10 minutes.
- Relieve pressure naturally for at least 15 minutes before relieving remaining pressure through the quick-release valve.
- Strain through fine-mesh strainer once more, catching the whole spices and any other sediment. Discard solids.
To turn this recipe into an adult beverage, add a shot of rum, whiskey or brandy to the mug. Enjoy with good company on a chilly autumn evening!
What others are saying
Garcia B says:
Wasn’t sure if I had to use Granny Smith apples or green/yellow apples but I used Granny Smith. It was sweet and sour, I really liked it. I made a kids batch and an adult batch with brandy.
Aja A says:
I've been making this cider well after the winter holidays. It just warms you up during these color Pacific Northwest days. Sometimes I like to only use 1 cinnamon stick for the cider and then add a little Fireball Whisky at the end.
Jen the Mighty says:
Apple cider is truly one of the best treats of fall and winter. Combined with the spices this one is hard to beat. I love that I can make it in a few minutes in my pressure cooker instead of hours in the slow cooker or on the stovetop. Yum!
Laura Griffin says:
This warm cider is so delicious and festive! It wasn't too strong, the spices were the perfect amount. Very good recipe.
Jessica Scott says:
This apple cider was so good! It was also very quick and easy to make in my pressure cooker. I'll be making this all holiday season for sure.