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Recipe for Instant Pot Cranberry Sauce

Instant Pot Cranberry Sauce {Family Favorite Recipe}

  • Author: RecipeTeacher
  • Total Time: About 30 min
  • Yield: 8 servings


A family favorite recipe for Instant Pot cranberry sauce. Perfectly cooked and ready in about a half hour, this recipe is kid friendly and a huge hit at Thanksgiving.


  1. 12oz fresh cranberries, rinsed
  2. 1/2 cup brown sugar
  3. 1/4 cup white sugar
  4. 1/2 cup orange juice
  5. 1 teaspoon orange zest
  6. 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  7. 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  8. Pinch of salt


  1. Add all ingredients to Instant Pot and gently stir.
  2. Secure lid with vent set to sealing and pressure cook (manual) on high pressure for 4 minutes.
  3. Once the cycle is done, allow pressure to naturally release for 10 minutes, then release any remaining pressure.
  4. Mix with a wooden spoon. Cranberries will mash to desired consistency. Sauce will thicken as it cools.
  5. Ready to serve!
  • Prep Time: 5 min
  • Cook Time: 4 min (plus 10 min release)
  • Category: Side dish
  • Method: Instant Pot
  • Cuisine: American

Keywords: cranberries, cranberry sauce, Instant Pot, Thanksgiving