Easy Instant Pot® Cranberry Sauce


Running out of time but not of flavor? Try this quick and easy homemade cranberry sauce, made in minutes in your Instant Pot®, that would make any chef jealous!

Prep Time:
5 mins
Cook Time:
20 mins
Additional Time:
10 mins
Total Time:
35 mins
2 cups


  • 1 ½ pounds fresh cranberries

  • 1 ¾ cups white sugar

  • ¼ cup orange juice

  • 2 teaspoons grated orange zest

  • 1 pinch salt

  • 1 cinnamon stick


  1. Combine cranberries, sugar, orange juice, orange zest, and salt in a multi-functional pressure cooker (such as Instant Pot®). Close and lock the lid. Select high pressure according to manufacturer's instructions; set timer for 5 minutes. Allow 10 to 15 minutes for pressure to build.

  2. Release pressure using the natural-release method according to manufacturer's instructions, 10 to 40 minutes. Unlock and remove lid. Add cinnamon stick and select Saute function; cook until sauce thickens, 5 to 10 minutes. Remove and discard cinnamon stick.

  3. Blend sauce with an immersion blender for a smoother consistency. Let cool; sauce will continue to thicken naturally.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

107 Calories
0g Fat
28g Carbs
0g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 16
Calories 107
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 0g 0%
Sodium 11mg 0%
Total Carbohydrate 28g 10%
Dietary Fiber 2g 8%
Total Sugars 24g
Protein 0g
Vitamin C 8mg 40%
Calcium 6mg 0%
Iron 0mg 1%
Potassium 45mg 1%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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