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Instant Pot Cranberry Sauce


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3.50 from 2 votes
Cook Time : 6 mins
Total Time : 16 mins
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Last Updated on August 18, 2021 by Corinne Schmitt

This Instant Pot Cranberry Sauce requires less hands-on time than making it on the stove. And it turns out just as good and super tasty!

cranberry sauce in a white bowl on a white plate on a table with greens, an orange and an instant pot in the background with title text reading Instant Pot Cranberry Sauce

Homemade cranberry sauce is really easy, but when you’re managing several different dishes for a Thanksgiving feast, those minutes you’d normally spend standing at the stove stirring become very precious.

That’s why Instant Pot Cranberry Sauce is a great side dish. The Instant Pot does all the work and you only need to spend a few seconds mashing and transferring to a serving bowl when it’s done.

What You’ll Need

For this cranberry recipe, you’ll need all of the same ingredients you’d use in a classic cranberry sauce recipe:

  • 12 ounces fresh cranberries
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • 3-4 tablespoons orange peel
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup orange juice

The only equipment you’ll need is your Instant Pot and a serving dish if you don’t want to serve it straight from the Instant Pot.

How to Make Instant Pot Cranberry Sauce

Making Instant Pot Cranberry Sauce is even easier than the stovetop version. No need to stand at the stove to stir and prevent splatters!

Step 1:

Simply add all the ingredients in the inner pot of the Instant Pot.

cranberries,cinnamon stick, orange peel, sugar, orange juice in an instant pot on a white table with these same ingredients on the table too

Step 2:

Secure the Instant Pot lid and make sure the valve is set to sealing. Cook on manual high pressure for 6 minutes.

After the timer beeps indicating the cook time is over, let the pressure release naturally for 6 minutes. Then, move the valve to venting.

cooked cranberry sauce in an instant pot bowl on a white table next to cranberries, a cinnamon stick and an orange wedge

Step 3:

Mash the cranberries lightly and transfer to a serving dish. Your Instant Pot Cranberry Sauce is ready to serve!

cranberry sauce in a white bowl on a white plate on a table with greens, an orange and an instant pot in the background

Instant Pot Cranberry Sauce Recipe

In case you need it, here’s the printable recipe card for Instant Pot Cranberry Sauce.

Instant Pot Cranberry Sauce

Corinne Schmitt
Delicous sauce!
3.50 from 2 votes
Cook Time 6 mins
10 mins
Total Time 16 mins
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Servings 6
Calories 178 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 12 ounces fresh cranberries
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • 3-4 tablespoons orange peel
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup orange juice

Instructions
 

  • Combine all ingredients in inner pot off the Instant Pot.
  • Close the instant pot lid and turn pressure valve to seal. Cook on manual high pressure for 6 minutes.
  • Allow for a natural pressure for 6 minutes and then let the remaining pressure out. Mash lightly before serving.

Nutrition

Calories: 178kcalCarbohydrates: 46gProtein: 1gFat: 1gSaturated Fat: 1gSodium: 2mgPotassium: 137mgFiber: 3gSugar: 39gVitamin A: 129IUVitamin C: 32mgCalcium: 20mgIron: 1mg
Keyword cranberry sauce, instant pot
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2 thoughts on “Instant Pot Cranberry Sauce”

  1. HELLO CORINNE, THE INSTANT POT SOUNDS FAST AND GREAT TO DO THE CRANBERRIES IN.DO YOU THINK I COULD DOUBLE THE RECIPE TO MAKE A BIGGER BATCH? WOULD IT BE SAFE? WILL WAIT TO HEAR FROM YOU.YOU HAVE GREAT RECIPES.
    THANKS BETTY (WINNIPEG) MANITOBA CANADA

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    • You can double the recipe, but make sure it will still fit in your instant pot. Also, the cook time will stay the same, but it might take longer for it to come to pressure.

      Reply

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