Instant Pot Apple Pie Moonshine

Apple Pie Moonshine means AUTUMN has finally arrived.

Instant Pot Apple Pie Moonshine

There are so many Instant Pot moonshine flavors you can make. I’ve sampled many of them and I’m still in love with this Apple Pie Moonshine by far. It’s super fun (and fast) to make in your Instant Pot.

Make some Apple Pie Moonshine in your Instant Pot!

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I’m always on the look out for Instant Pot drink recipes, such as ciders and moonshines. Friends and family get so excited over something a bit unusual made in my Instant Pot, so I love to oblige.

Instant Pot Apple Pie Moonshine takes just minutes to make and I’ve also found it makes fantastic gifts. Handing someone a little jar of moonshine sure makes their face light right up!

What to Love About Making Instant Pot Moonshine –

  1. It says FALL is here!!
  2. There are lots of flavors to choose from – creamsicle moonshine, root beer moonshine, lemon drop moonshine…..you name it!
  3. Moonshine makes tasty little treats to give as gifts.

What Ingredients Will You Need to Make Instant Pot Apple Pie Moonshine?

  • Apple juice
  • Apple juice
  • Sugar
  • Brown sugar
  • Cinnamon sticks
  • Mulling spices
  • Ever Clear alcohol

How to Make Apple Pie Moonshine in 4 Easy Steps

  1. Place all the ingredients EXCEPT THE EVER CLEAR ALCOHOL into the Instant Pot; lock the lid into place.
  2. Cook the moonshine under high pressure for 45 minutes, followed by a natural pressure release.
  3. Unlock and remove the Instant Pot lid to let the moonshine cool. When fully cooked, stir the Ever Clear into the liquids in the Instant Pot.
  4. Divide the moonshine between small canning jars, adding a cinnamon stick to each one, if desired. Seal with lids and store in a cool, dark place.
Make moonshine in minutes - use your Instant Pot.

Easy Recipe Tips for Making Instant Pot Moonshine –

  • Why isn’t the moonshine added with the other ingredients when you cook them under pressure in the Instant Pot?
  • What are mulling spices and where can I purchase them?
  • How long will the moonshine keep?
  • Does moonshine get better with age?
  • How should I serve the moonshine?

When making any flavor or any kind of moonshine (or any alcoholic beverage in your Instant Pot), NEVER EVER add the alcohol for any part of the pressurization process. This is totally unsafe!!

Instead, add the alcohol AT THE END OF THE PRESSURE COOKING PROCESS. This is important for two reasons:

  • Cooking alcohol under pressure is very dangerous don’t do it!
  • Cooking alcohol under pressure could also cause your alcohol and all it’s flavors to evaporate due to the high heat.

Mulling spices can be found each Autumn at your local grocery store, usually in the produce department near the jugs of apple cider or sometimes in the coffee section where they typically keep the boxed cider instant beverage mixes. I’ve also purchased it from Amazon and also World Market.

Keep the moonshine in a dark, cool place until you are ready to enjoy it or give as gifts. If the moonshine is store in glass jars with tight fitting lids, it will keep for up to a year….at least!

There are two schools of thought on moonshine aging- some say it’s best right when you make it, others like to let it age. There is no wrong answer here! Let your taste buds determine what’s best for you and yours.

I like to enjoy my moonshine over ice so I can sip it. I’ve heard some of my friends talking about using Apple Pie Moonshine to make slushies. (???) And, there are always those who like moonshine for shots.

Instant Pot Apple Pie Moonshine makes great gifts.

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Printable Directions for Making Instant Pot Apple Pie Moonshine

Apple Pie Moonshine

There are so many Instant Pot moonshine flavors you can make. I've sampled many of them and I'm still in love with this Apple Pie Moonshine by far. It's super fun (and fast) to make in your Instant Pot.
Print Rate
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 45 minutes
Approx. Time Needed for Instant Pot to Pressurize:: 5 minutes
Total Time: 55 minutes
Servings: 20 servings
Calories: 243kcal

Ingredients

  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 3/4 cup packed dark brown sugar
  • 64 oz. apple cider
  • 64 oz. apple juice may use 128 oz. of apple juice for this moonshine if you can't locate apple cider
  • 5 cinnamon sticks
  • 2 Tbs. your favorite cider mulling spices
  • 1 1/2 – 2 cups Ever Clear alcohol
  • cinnamon sticks for adding to jars, if desired

Instructions

  • Combine everything EXCEPT the Everclear in the Instant Pot – apple juice, apple cider, both sugars, 5 cinnamon sticks, and the mulling spices.
  • Using the saute setting, let the liquids heat up, stirring occasionally.
  • Once the sugars have dissolved, add the Instant Pot lid, locking it into place.
  • Choose the high pressure setting, setting the timer for 45 minutes, bringing the Instant Pot to full pressure. When the timer sounds, allow the Instant Pot to de-pressurize on it's own (this is called a natural pressure release).
  • Once all the pressure has naturally released from the Instant Pot, unlock and remove the lid, giving the ingredients a gentle stir. Let the moonshine cool completely, then stir in the Ever Clear alcohol.
  • Pour the moonshine into glass canning jars (I use 8 oz. jars for gift giving), adding a cinnamon stick to each jar. Add the lids to the jars and seal well. Store the moonshine in a cool dark place. Can be consumed right away, but will get better with age.

Notes

 
When making any flavor or any kind of moonshine (or any alcoholic beverage in your Instant Pot), NEVER EVER add the alcohol for any part of the pressurization process. This is totally unsafe!!
Instead, add the alcohol AT THE END OF THE PRESSURE COOKING PROCESS. This is important for two reasons:
  • Cooking alcohol under pressure is very dangerous – don’t do it!
  • Cooking alcohol under pressure could also cause your alcohol and all it’s flavors to evaporate due to the high heat.
Mulling spices can be found each Autumn at your local grocery store, usually in the produce department near the jugs of apple cider or sometimes in the coffee section where they typically keep the boxed cider instant beverage mixes. I’ve also purchased it from Amazon and also World Market.
Keep the moonshine in a dark, cool place until you are ready to enjoy it or give as gifts. If the moonshine is store in glass jars with tight fitting lids, it will keep for up to a year….at least!
There are two school of thought on moonshine aging- some say it’s best right when you make it, others like to let it age. There is no wrong answer here! Let your taste buds determine what’s best for you and yours.
I like to enjoy my moonshine over ice so I can sip it. I’ve heard some of my friends talking about using Apple Pie Moonshine to make slushies. (???) And, there are always those who like moonshine for shots.
 
Course: Cocktails
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Instant Pot Moonshine Flavors, Instant Pot Moonshine Still

Nutrition

Calories: 243kcal | Carbohydrates: 37g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 10mg | Potassium: 198mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 33g | Vitamin A: 3IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 30mg | Iron: 1mg

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