Instant Pot Cranberry Sauce Recipe

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This Instant Pot cranberry sauce is amazing!  Homemade cranberry sauce has never been easier thanks to the Instant Pot!

Instant Pot Cranberry Sauce

Look at this bright red cranberry sauce! Made from scratch from fresh cranberries, it is truly mouthwatering!

Homemade Cranberry Sauce Made In Instant Pot Pressure Cooker

You will want to stick your spoon in the Instant Pot and eat up this cranberry sauce before it even gets a chance to cool down!  Who can resist this sweet and sour goodness?  Homemade cranberry sauce tastes so fresh and intense, once you try it, you’ll never want to eat the cranberry sauce from the can!

Instapot Cranberry Sauce

Best of all, homemade cranberry sauce is so easy to make with the Instant Pot, there is no excuse to have the canned stuff around.  With the Instant Pot, you don’t need to “babysit” the pot – just dump in your cranberries and walk away, it will make cranberry sauce for you!  No Instant Pot? Learn more about it here.  I also have a recipe for a stovetop cranberry sauce (no Instant Pot needed for that one).

Easy Cranberry Sauce

You can make this cranberry sauce ahead and keep it in a refrigerator for up to a week.  You can also freeze it for up to 3 months.  I love making things ahead, especially when it comes to holidays – check out my recipes for Instant Pot make-ahead gravy and make-ahead mashed potatoes!

Easy Homemade Cranberry Sauce

Classic cranberry sauce recipe is using sugar as a sweetener, but you can use honey or maple syrup instead.  You can even use artificial sweetener like Splenda or Erythritol for a low-carb version.  Just follow the directions on a printable recipe card on the bottom of this article with a sweetener of your choice. ( I also have a 2-ingredient cranberry orange sauce recipe you might be interested in).

Cranberry Sauce With Fresh Cranberries

Making Instant Pot cranberry sauce is really easy.  All you need is a bag of fresh or frozen cranberries, sugar and water.  Put these 3 ingredients in the Instant Pot and pressure cook on “High” for 5 minutes, then quick release (QR) the steam and cook on Saute for another 5 minutes.  Your homemade cranberry sauce is ready!

Instant Pot Cranberry Sauce Recipe

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Instant Pot Cranberry Sauce

This Instant Pot cranberry sauce is amazing! So easy to make in the Instant Pot! Once you try homemade cranberry sauce made with fresh cranberries, you'll never want to eat one from the can!
Cook Time10 minutes
Total Time10 minutes
Course: Instant Pot
Cuisine: American
Keyword: cranberry, cranberry sauce, thanksgiving
Cooking Method: Instant Pot
Diet: Gluten-Free, Vegan, Vegetarian
Servings: 6 servings
Calories: 123kcal

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  • 16 oz cranberries fresh or frozen
  • 1 cup sugar you can also use honey, maple syrup, Splenda or Erythritol
  • 1/2 cup water

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  • Put water, cranberries and sugar in the Instant Pot. Close the lid and turn the valve to a Sealing position. Press the "Pressure Cook" or "Manual" button and set the time to 5 minutes on High pressure.
  • When it's done cooking, quick release (QR) the steam. Press the "Cancel" or "Off" button.
  • Open the lid of the Instant Pot and mix the cranberry sauce with a spoon.
  • Press the "Saute" button and set the time to 5 minutes. When it's done cooking, your homemade cranberry sauce is ready.
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Calories: 123kcal | Carbohydrates: 32g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 2mg | Potassium: 48mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 27g | Vitamin A: 34IU | Vitamin C: 8mg | Calcium: 5mg | Iron: 1mg
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