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Easy Instant Pot® Cranberry Sauce

Rated as 3.5 out of 5 Stars

"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!"
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35 m servings 107
Original recipe yields 16 servings (2 cups)


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  1. Combine cranberries, sugar, orange juice, orange zest, and salt in a multi-functional pressure cooker (such as Instant Pot(R)). 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; 0.1 27.6 0.2 0 11 Full nutrition

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This is very easy, indeed. I used a potato masher to keep it chunky. This was delicious on toast and with cheese. Thank you for the recipe.

The Instant Pot is good for a no-hassle way to make cranberry sauce. I made half a batch, but used 1 cup sugar and still used 1/4 cup orange juice. It was not runny at all. I put the cinnamon st...