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Apple Pie Moonshine- Instant Pot Recipe

It’s almost apple season!  You know what that means!!  It’s time for Apple Pie Moonshine!  What? Moonshine?  

Yes, you can make your own moonshine from the comfort of your own kitchen!  Ok- so it may not be “real” moonshine, but in terms of potency, it’s pretty darn close.  

With the addition of the Everclear, which is 190 proof, Apple Pie Moonshine has got a serious kick! 

With the use of your Instant Pot, you can have delicious Apple Pie Moonshine in less than an hour of cooking time!  

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Be careful when you are drinking it though, it tastes soooo good, but remember that it is pretty strong.

 

Tips for making Apple Pie Moonshine in the Instant Pot:

  1. Drink sparingly.  Everclear is 190 proof and is VERY strong.
  2. Serve over ice, as a shot or in a martini with your favorite cream based liquor.
  3. Be sure to let Apple Pie Moonshine cool completely before adding in liquor otherwise you may end up cooking out the liquor content.
  4. Store in glass mason jars!  Not only does the Apple Pie Moonshine look great in the mason jar, it’s a great way to seal and save for later.  No spilling!  :)

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How to make Apple Pie Moonshine in the Instant Pot:

  1. Pour apple juice and apple cider into your Instant Pot.
  2. Add white and brown sugar.
  3. Add in 4-6 cinnamon sticks
  4. Add in nutmeg and whole cloves.
  5. Turn Instant Pot and choose the “sauté” function.
  6. Sauté on high for approximately 5 minutes or until all sugar has dissolved in apple juice mixture.
  7. Close the lid and move valve to “seal” position.
  8. Pressure cook on high for 45 minutes.
  9. When timer beeps, allow pressure to naturally release for 15 minutes.
  10. Open lid and allow to cool completely.
  11. Once liquid has reached room temperature, pour in Everclear and caramel vodka.
  12. Remove cinnamon sticks and whole cloves.  This can be done using a strainer or pouring through cheese cloth.
  13. Serve and enjoy!  If you are saving your apple pie moonshine for a special occasion, mason jars are the perfect way to store for later.  I used these mason jars with red and white twine ribbon and put on super cute chalkboard stickers!

Ingredients for Apple Pie Moonshine made in the Instant Pot:

  • 64 Ounces of apple juice
  • 64 Ounces of apple cider
  • 3/4 Cup of white sugar
  • 3/4 Cup of brown sugar
  • 1 1/2 Cup Everclear grain alcohol
  • 1 1/2 Cup caramel vodka
  • 10-12 Cinnamon sticks
  • 1/2 Teaspoon of nutmeg
  • 1/2 Teaspoon whole cloves
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Apple Pie Moonshine- Instant Pot Recipe

4.54 from 13 votes
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Course: Drinks
Cuisine: American
Keyword: apple, moonshine, cocktails, applie pie
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 45 minutes
Cooling Time: 2 hours
Total Time: 3 hours
Servings: 164 Ounces
Calories: 28kcal
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Equipment

  • Instant Pot
  • Mason Jars

Ingredients

  • 64 Ounces Apple juice
  • 64 Ounces Apple cider
  • 3/4 Cup White sugar
  • 3/4 Cup Brown sugar
  • 1 1/2 Cup Everclear grain alcohol
  • 1 1/2 Cup Caramel vodka
  • 10-12 Cinnamon sticks
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Nutmeg
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Whole cloves

Instructions

  • Pour apple juice and apple cider into Instant Pot.
  • Add white and brown sugar.
  • Add in 4-6 cinnamon sticks
  • Add in nutmeg and whole cloves.
  • Turn Instant Pot on and choose the "sauté" function.
  • Sauté on high for approximately 5 minutes or until all sugar has dissolved in apple juice mixture.
  • Close the "pressure cooker" lid and move valve to "seal" position.
  • Pressure cook on high for 45 minutes.
  • When timer beeps, allow pressure to naturally release for 15 minutes.
  • Open lid and allow to cool completely.
  • Once liquid has reached room temperature, pour in Everclear and caramel vodka.
  • Remove cinnamon sticks and whole cloves.  This can be done using a strainer or pouring through cheese cloth.
  • Serve and enjoy!  If you are saving your apple pie moonshine for a special occasion, mason jars are the perfect way to store for later.

Tips for this recipe:

Tips for this recipe:
1. Drink sparingly.  Everclear is 190 proof and is VERY strong.
2. Serve over ice, as a shot or in a martini with your favorite cream based liquor.
3. Be sure to let Apple Pie Moonshine cool completely before adding in liquor otherwise you may end up cooking out the liquor content.
4. Store in glass mason jars!  Not only does the Apple Pie Moonshine look great in the mason jar, it's a great way to seal and save for later.  No spilling!  :)

Nutrition

Serving: 2ounces | Calories: 28kcal | Carbohydrates: 5g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 1mg | Potassium: 25mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 1IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 5mg | Iron: 1mg
Have you tried this recipe? Let us know how it turned out in a comment below!

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5 Comments

  1. Interesting change-up from similar recipes is that this one uses caramel vodka instead of vanilla vodka; Also seems to use about half the alcohol of similar recipes!
    I wonder why such a long cook time? Other recipes usually call for something like a 20-minute simmer, where here we’re using a 45-minute boil. I suppose that extracts more of the clove and cinnemon.

    1. The alcohol content is pretty high, but when you’re bottling beverages at home, it’s easier for stuff to get contaminated with whatever spores are floating around your kitchen and your cookware. Especially since you have to wait multiple hours for the juice to cool down before adding the alcohol. For long term storage, I’d definitely refrigerate, but it’s not potato salad. I might put one in the freezer to see if it freezes, but I like to live dangerously.

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