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Instant Pot Plum Cider

Plum Cider (Instant Pot)

Happy Holidays! Presenting my instant pot plum cider with mulled spices and fruits & berries. Instant pot makes everything so easy and hands-free.
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Course: Drinks
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Instant pot plum cider, IP cider, Plum cider, Plum cider in the instant pot
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Servings: 8
Author: Sophie
Cost: $6


  • Instant pot


  • ½ gallon apple juice store-bought
  • ½ gallon plum juice homemade unfiltered
  • 8 plums cored and sliced
  • 4 cups of cranberry juice store-bought
  • ¼ cup maple syrup
  • ¼ cup brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon molasses
  • 2 tablespoon mulled spices clove, cardamom, cinnamon, star anise, and dried ginger
  • ½ teaspoon nutmeg powder Optional
  • ¼ cup orange juice

Spiked Version

  • 2 cups rum
  • 1 cup red wine

To Serve

  • Orange slices
  • Blueberries
  • Pomegranate seeds
  • Orange zest
  • Dried fruits cranberries and resins


  • Add all the juices, fruits, and spices to the inner pot of the instant pot. Stir in sweeteners and mix well.
  • Set the instant pot to pressure cook mode, and set the timer for 10-minutes.
  • After natural pressure release, open the lid. Use a ladle to smash the fruits, so they release juice. Strain and serve with fresh fruit slices and nuts.
  • For a spiked version, add strained plum cider and all the ingredients listed under the spiked version to the instant pot. Set the instant pot to  “keep warm” and leave it for 30-minutes.
  • After 30-minutes, serve the spiked cider with fresh fruits and berries.