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Easy Instant Pot Cranberry Sauce

An easy and delicious Instant Pot Cranberry sauce that only uses 5 ingredients and can be made in under 20 minutes! If you’re looking for great Instant Pot recipes you’ve come to the right place. 

Make Your Own Cranberry Sauce

With Thanksgiving Day quickly approaching, it can be overwhelming with the amount of time that can be spent preparing your food for the special occasion.

It’s no wonder then that so many opt for the store-bought canned cranberry sauce. But, as we all know, there is just something extra special about homemade food and condiments. 

Pressure Cooker Cranberry Sauce

This Instant Pot cranberry sauce recipe is something you will want to bookmark in your preparation for Thanksgiving. The addition of oranges gives the sauce a zesty full flavour with hints of warmth from the infused cinnamon.

The best part about this recipe? It requires very little preparatory work and once you have added all the ingredients into the Instant Pot, your work is done other than a few settings adjustments on the Instant Pot. 

It’s really that easy and hassle-free yet you have yourself a delicious cranberry sauce for the table that all will enjoy!

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cooking Time: 15 minutes 

Total Time:  20 minutes

Yields: 4-5 servings as a side

Here’s what you are going to need to make this Instant Pot cranberry sauce:

Ingredients For Instant Pot Cranberry Sauce

  • 2 large oranges
  • 3 tbsp of honey
  • 3 cups of frozen cranberries
  • 1 cup of granulated sugar
  • 1 cinnamon stick

Equipment Needed To Cook Cranberry Sauce In The Instant Pot

Directions For Cranberry Sauce

In a large bowl, zest the two oranges and then juice each one

Add honey to the bowl of orange juice and mix

Pour the orange and honey mixture into the inner pot of your Instant Pot

instant pot cranberry sauce

Add the cranberries and then top off with granulated sugar and cinnamon stick

Cover the Instant Pot with the lid and set on manual high pressure for 2 minutes

Once the time is up, allow for a 10 minute NPR (Natural Pressure Release)

Remove the lid to your Instant Pot and set it to the sauté function. Cook for 2-3 minutes

Remove the cinnamon stick and scoop the cranberry sauce into a bowl

Serve and enjoy!

This homemade Instant Pot cranberry sauce is incredibly easy to make as you can see from the ingredients and directions supplied and is a wonderful addition to a traditional roast turkey dinner. 

Once made, you can serve it right away or you can store it in a  mason jar for a week in the fridge in case you want to make it ahead of Thanksgiving. 

What To Do With Left-Over Instant Pot Cranberry Sauce

Often times, we are left with leftovers from holiday meals. If that happens with your homemade cranberry sauce, I’ve included some ideas of how you can use up the remaining cranberry sauce in days to come

  • Use it as a topping over plain yoghurt,
  • Pair it with soft cheeses for a night of cheese and crackers.
  • Add it to muffin and bread mixes,
  • Add it to roast turkey or chicken sandwiches,
  • Freeze it,
  • Give it away to friends and family!

What other ways can you think of using this easy and delicious Cranberry Sauce recipe? 


Yield: 4-5 servings as a side

Easy Instant Pot Cranberry Sauce

instant pot cranberry sauce recipe

An easy and delicious Instant Pot Cranberry sauce that only uses 5 ingredients and can be made in under 20 minutes!

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes

Ingredients

  • 2 large oranges
  • 3 tbsp of honey
  • 3 cups of frozen cranberries
  • 1 cup of granulated sugar
  • 1 cinnamon stick

Instructions

    1. In a large bowl, zest the two oranges and then juice each one
    2. Add honey to the bowl of orange juice and mix
    3. Pour the orange and honey mixture into the inner pot of your Instant Pot
    4. Add the cranberries and then top off with granulated sugar and cinnamon stick
    5. Cover the Instant Pot with the lid and set on manual high pressure for 2 minutes
    6. Once the time is up, allow for a 10 minute NPR (Natural Pressure Release)
    7. Remove the lid to your Instant Pot and set it to the sauté function. Cook for 2-3 minutes
    8. Remove the cinnamon stick and scoop the cranberry sauce into a bowl
    9. Serve and enjoy!

Notes

This homemade Instant Pot cranberry sauce is incredibly easy to make as you can see from the ingredients and directions supplied and is a wonderful addition to a traditional roast turkey dinner. 

Once made, you can serve it right away or you can store it in a  mason jar for a week in the fridge in case you want to make it ahead of Thanksgiving. 

What To Do With Left-Over Instant Pot Cranberry Sauce

Often times, we are left with leftovers from holiday meals. If that happens with your homemade cranberry sauce, I’ve included some ideas of how you can use up the remaining cranberry sauce in days to come

  • Use it as a topping over plain yoghurt,
  • Pair it with soft cheeses for a night of cheese and crackers.
  • Add it to muffin and bread mixes,
  • Add it to roast turkey or chicken sandwiches,
  • Freeze it,
  • Give it away to friends and family!

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