Instant Pot Cranberry Apple Infused Water

Last Updated on January 13, 2021

 Instant Pot Cranberry Apple Infused Water

Instant Pot Cranberry Apple Infused Water is a slightly sweet and tangy water that will fit perfectly with the holidays. Cranberries are about to be in season and now is the time to stock up. Make this delicious infused water and gain the health benefits from those stunning cranberries.

This cranberry apple infused water is the perfect drink to serve at your holiday gatherings or anytime to remain hydrated.  

Instant Pot Cranberry Apple Infused Water

Did you know that cranberries are considered a superfood? Fresh cranberries are packed full of antioxidants that will help aid in repairing cell damage. They are also an excellent source of fiber and vitamin C. When paired with apples, cinnamon and anise, you have a healthy infused water. 

Flavored water is something I make throughout the year to go with the season. During summer and spring, I might do like strawberries and lime or lemon water. During the fall and winter seasons, I reach for this cranberry apple water.

I choose to not add in any sweeteners, but you can always add some for extra sweetness to your water. This infused water reminds me of a fruit flavored tea. You have the crisp apple taste with the tart cranberry and the cinnamon and anise add a subtle spice. This infused water recipe is so easy to make in your handy Instant Pot, you will be amazed and hydrated! 😉 

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Why Make The Cranberry Apple Infused Water in The Instant Pot?

 

Most infused waters consist of sliced fruits or veggies tossed in a pitcher of water. I have found for this infused water recipe, cooking it in the Instant Pot amps up the flavor.

I don’t want to drink infused water that tastes like dirty water, which, unfortunately, I have done in the past. This is a result from the fruit or vegetables not infusing in the water. When this recipe is created in the Instant Pot, the high temperature helps infuse the flavors to give it more depth. 

However, not every infused water recipe will work for the Instant Pot as it can break down more delicate fruits, but for this recipe, it works just right. Pour in your wine glasses or serve over ice for a flavorful and hydrating infused water. 

Instant Pot Cranberry Apple Infused Water

Cranberry Apple Infused Water For The Holidays 

If you want to serve this at Thanksgiving or other holiday parties, consider slicing up some apples and then placing it in the pitcher with some fresh cranberries. It will elevate the look of the water and adds some color to the room, but also lets people know what type of water it is. It offers a stunning presentation factor when you add in the fresh fruit to the glasses you are serving it in or the pitcher for people to pour their own. 

Ingredients for Instant Pot Cranberry Apple Infused Water

8 cups water
1/2 cup fresh cranberries
1 apple cored
1 cinnamon stick (optional)
1 anise star (optional)

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Directions:

1) Add all the ingredients to the Instant Pot insert. You do not need to peel the apple, but can if you would like.

Instant Pot Cranberry Apple Infused Water

Instant Pot Cranberry Apple Infused Water

Instant Pot Cranberry Apple Infused Water
2) Close the lid and turn the pressure valve to sealing.

 

3) Cook for 5 minutes on high pressure using “manual” or “pressure cook”. Let the pressure release naturally. DO NOT do a quick release.

Instant Pot Cranberry Apple Infused Water

4) Turn off the Instant Pot and let the infused water cool to room temperature. Remove the apple, cranberries, cinnamon stick, and anise. I used a wire sieve to scoop everything out, but you could also strain the infused water into another container to cool.

Instant Pot Cranberry Apple Infused Water

5) Store in the fridge for a couple days and serve over ice. To garnish the infused water for a beautiful display, layer ice, cranberries, and mint leaves in a clear pitcher until full. Then fill the pitcher with cool infused water.

Instant Pot Cranberry Apple Infused Water

Layering the cranberries and mint between the ice will keep the garnish from floating to the top.

Instant Pot Cranberry Apple Infused Water

Note: This infused water tastes much like a fruit flavored tea. It is slightly sweet from the apple and tangy from the cranberries. I did not add any sweetener, but you can sweeten it to your tastes using your desired sweetener. We love using pyure if we sweeten things for a more natural sweetener.

 

Instant Pot Cranberry Apple Infused Water

Instant Pot Cranberry Apple Infused Water

 

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Instant Pot Cranberry Apple Infused Water

Instant Pot Cranberry Apple Infused Water

This cranberry apple infused water is the perfect drink to serve at your holiday gatherings or anytime to remain hydrated.

Ingredients

  • 8 cups water
  • 1/2 cup fresh cranberries
  • 1 apple cored
  • 1 cinnamon stick optional
  • 1 anise star optional

Instructions

  1. Add all the ingredients to the Instant Pot insert. You do not need to peel the apple but can if you would like.
  2. Close the lid and turn the pressure valve to sealing.
  3. Cook for 5 minutes on high pressure using "manual" or "pressure cook". Let the pressure release naturally, do not do a quick release.
  4. Turn off the Instant Pot and let the infused water cool to room temperature. Remove the apple, cranberries, cinnamon stick, and anise. I used a wire sieve to scoop everything out, but you would also strain the infused water into another container to cool.
  5. Store in the fridge for a couple of days and serve over ice. To garnish the infused water for a beautiful display layer ice, cranberries, and mint leaves in a clear pitcher until full. Then fill the pitcher with cool infused water. Layering the cranberries and mint between the ice will keep the garnish from floating to the top.

Notes

This infused water tastes much like a fruit flavored tea. It is slightly sweet from the apple and tangy from the cranberries. I did not add any sweetener, but you can sweeten it to your tastes using your desired sweetener.

This is such an easy, delicious drink for your holiday, parties or just because! Infused water is really good to have all year long!  What is your favorite infused water blend?  I would love to hear more below! 

 

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