Starting with fresh oranges and apples will provide the most flavorful Instant Pot spiced Cider you’ve had—in about 30 minutes. Choose the sweetener and spices of your choice to customize this Mulled cider to your taste. I made this recipe with Truvia to keep the sugar content down.
What does Mulled mean anyway? Mulling is simply the process of infusing a liquid with various spices. This Instant Pot Pressure Cooker Mulled apple cider calls for cinnamon, cloves, and nutmeg, but you could easily add star anise or cardamom too. Be sure to peel the oranges first! The rinds create a bitter taste and just don’t jive in a pressure cooker like they do on the stove top. If you love ciders, make sure to check out my semi homemade wassail recipe too. It’s less “pulpy” but just as yummy! Click here for the spiced wassail recipe.
I love to make this spiced cider for parties and holidays. It’s definitely a crowd pleaser and kids and adults will both enjoy. I definite would not call this keto or low carb, but the sugar content is all from the natural fruit. Let’s call it No Sugar Added!
How to make Instant Pot Spiced Cider with Oranges
Instant Pot Spiced Cider with Oranges
Fresh Apple and orange mulled cider sweetened with truvia and finished with cinnamon and nutmeg in 30 minutes.
- 2 lbs granny smith apples About 4 large apples cored and sliced into 8 pieces. Unpeeled
- 2 lbs honey crisp apples About 4 large apples cored and sliced into 8 pieces, unpeeled
- 1 lbs oranges about 2 large oranges peeled and sliced into 8 pieces
- 1/2 cup Truvia or sweetener of choice or 1 cup sugar
- 2 tsp ground cinnamon
- 1 tsp ground nutmeg
- 1/2 tsp ground cloves
- 6 cups water can add more after its cooked to dilute
1. Place all ingredients into your Instant Pot or Pressure Cooker.
2. Cook under high pressure for 10 minutes, and let it release all pressure naturally.
3. Stir well.
4. Place a large bowl on the counter. Place a large strainer across this bowl.
5. Using a ladle, transfer the contents of your pressure cooker into strainer. Use the back of the ladle to smash the cooked fruit and get some of the pulp into the cider.
6. Continue until you’ve extracted all the liquid and a good bit of the pulp. My kids actually ate the leftover apple pulp. Tastes like spiced applesauce!
7. Serve hot or cold, add liquor after fully strained and cooked if you want.
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