Instant Pot Cranberry Sauce

My cranberry dreams come true.

instant pot cranberry sauce in jar with cranberries on table

I have a cranberry sauce addiction. I love it, have always loved it, and find it necessary to eat it throughout the year.  I have pined over the perfect recipe for countless Thanksgivings and the search is over. The most delicious batch of sweet-tart cranberry flawlessness is less than 20 minutes away – start to finish – using the Instant Pot.

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Instant Pot Cranberry Sauce

The most delicious batch of sweet-tart cranberry flawlessness is less than 20 minutes away – start to finish – using the Instant Pot.
5 from 1 vote
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Servings 1 quart
Diet Gluten Free, Vegan, Vegetarian


  • Instant Pot/Pressure Cooker


  • 24 ounces fresh cranberries
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/4 cup orange juice
  • 1 tbsp orange zest
  • pinch koser salt
  • 1 tbsp honey optional


  • Combine cranberries, sugar, orange juice, orange zest and salt in the inner pot. Gently stir to coat the cranberries in the sugar.
  • Cover and lock the lid, set the vent to the sealing position.
  • Select PRESSURE COOK (HIGH) and set timer to 2 minutes.
  • When cook time is complete, allow for 5 minutes of natural release, then quick release the remaining pressure.
  • Remove the lid, stir in the honey and transfer to containers to cool. Store in the refrigerator for up to 2 weeks.


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Serving: 2TbspCalories: 38kcalCarbohydrates: 9gProtein: 0gFat: 0gSodium: 4mgFiber: 1g
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