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Instant Pot Apple Cinnamon Elderberry Syrup

This apple cinnamon elderberry syrup has tons of apple-y flavor and immune boosting health benefits. Even better, it's made in the Instant Pot to speed up your syrup making process!

Servings 1 quart
Author Mary


  • 2 cups dried elderberries
  • 6 cups apple juice or cider or use half juice, half water
  • 2 apples cored and diced
  • 3 cinnamon sticks
  • 2 tsp. powdered ceylon cinnamon
  • 1 tbsp. cloves
  • ½ cup raw honey


  1. Add all ingredients except honey to the Instant pot insert and stir well.

  2. Close the lid and set the valve to the "seal" position. Set cook time to MANUAL, High Pressure, for 7 minutes.

  3. When cook time is finished and timer goes off, set the valve to "vent" and do a quick release of pressure. When the pin drops down, carefully open the lid.

  4. Strain mixture through a large mesh strainer or collander over a large bowl. Mash the elderberry ingredients well to get as much liquid out as possible. Allow to cool for several minutes until liquid is warm, not hot.

  5. Add raw honey and stir well with a wire whisk to dissolve. Adjust the amount of honey to your preferred level of sweetness.

  6. Transfer to jars for storage. Keeps up to 2 weeks in the refrigerator, up to a year in the freezer.

Recipe Notes

Do not give honey to infants under 1 year of age.

Kids Dosage: For general immune support, take 1 teaspoon daily. For illness, take 1 teaspoon every few hours during the day.

Adult Dosage: For general immune support, take 1 tablespoon daily. For illness, take 1 tablespoon every few hours during the day.