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Spiced apple cider mulled apple cider

Homemade apple cider, flavored with aromatic spices. Includes stovetop and pressure cooker instructions.
Course hot beverage, non-alcoholic beverage, non-alcoholic drink
Cuisine American
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 6 servings
Calories 10kcal
Author Aleksandra

Ingredients

  • 2 lbs sweet apples 1kg, about 6 medium apples, I used Gala
  • 4 cups water 1 liter
  • 2 stalks cinnamon
  • 1 star anise
  • 6 cloves
  • 3 cardamom pods lightly crushed
  • 2 tablespoons sweetener xylitol/light brown sugar/granulated sugar/maple syrup

Instructions

In a pressure cooker:

  • Cut the apples in half (you don't have to peel and core them).
  • Place all the ingredients in the Instant Pot.
  • Close the lid, make sure the valve is in the 'sealing' position.
  • Set manually to cook on high pressure for 15 minutes.
  • After the 15 minute cook time is complete, make the quick release - move the valve to the 'venting' position using a wooden spoon and wait until the pin drops.
  • Open the pressure cooker. Transfer the content of the pot to a sieve hung over a big pot.
  • Press the apples through the sieve (the juice should be collected in the pot), press as much as you can. You can discard the pulp and the spices.
  • Serve warm and enjoy!

On the stovetop:

  • Cut the apples in half (you don't have to peel and core them).
  • Add all the ingredients into a big pot.
  • Cover with a lid and cook over low heat for about 45 minutes-1 hour, or even longer, up to 2h.
  • Transfer the content of the pot to a sieve hung over a big pot.
  • Press the apples through the sieve (the juice should be collected in the pot), press as much as you can. You can discard the pulp and the spices.
  • Serve warm and enjoy!

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Notes

  • If you don't want any pulp fragments in your juice you can mix it in a blender.
  • The recipe was tested in Instant Pot Duo 6qt (6l).
  • If you don't want to discard the apple pulp you need to peel and core the apples before cooking them, otherwise it's really hard to separate the peel and cores from the apples. You can add apple pulp to your oatmeal or to a smoothie.
  • If you would like to use store-bought apple cider and just flavor it with the spices: add 4 cups (1 liter) of apple cider and all the spices into a big pot. Warm up slowly and simmer for about 20-30 minutes. Serve warm. You should buy unsweetened apple cider (no alcohol), without any spices and flavorings.
  • How to make spiked mulled apple cider: you can add brandy, apple brandy (such as calvados), whisky, apple whiskey, rum, or bourbon. You can use this recipe to make apple cider sangria.
  • This mulled apple cider can be easily made ahead and reheated. Keep it in the fridge for up to 3 days (it will probably be ok even if you keep it there longer but it won't be tasty and fresh in my opinion).

Nutrition

Calories: 10kcal