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6 organic medium size apples, core removed, quartered
2 1/2 cups (or more) filtered water
Zest and juice of organic orange, strained
1/4 cup real maple syrup
1 inch chunk fresh ginger, sliced
2 cinnamon sticks
7 whole cloves
Add apple pieces and 2 1/2 cups water to a high powered blender. Blend until fully combined and liquified. Pour apple juice through a fine mesh strainer into a large mixing bowl or pitcher. Repeat straining 3 times to remove all of the pulp. Pour strained apple juice into stainless steel Instant Pot. Add orange juice to the Instant Pot. If the liquid volume does not reach the 5 cup mark on the Instant Pot, add more water until it hits the 5 cup mark. Add orange zest, maple syrup, sliced ginger, cinnamon sticks and cloves. Press Saute and bring to a boil. When the apple cider starts to boil, turn the Instant Pot off by pressing Keep Warm/Cancel. Put the Instant Pot lid on making sure the seal valve is closed. Press Manual then - until you reach 10 minutes. The Instant Pot will say On and will begin to count down to 10 once the pressure builds. When the Instant Pot beeps, its done. Turn the Instant Pot off by pressing Keep Warm/Cancel. Let it naturally pressure release for about 15 minutes until the silver dial next to the steam value drops. With an oven mitt open the steam value just incase any leftover steam needs to escape. Using an oven mitt, open the lid and VERY CAREFULLY ladle or pour the super hot spiced apple cider through a fine mesh strainer. Enjoy immediately in your favorite mug.