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Instant Pot Cranberry Sauce

  • Author: Kathleen
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 5 minutes
  • Total Time: 1 hour
  • Yield: 3 cups 1x
  • Diet: Vegan


Festive and made from scratch, Instant Pot Cranberry Sauce lets you make the Thanksgiving classic recipe easily in your pressure cooker. Free up a stovetop burner and let your Instant Pot do the work. Cranberry sauce can be made in advance to save time the day of. 



  • 2 12oz bags of fresh cranberries, or frozen
  • 1/2 cup white granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup light or dark brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup orange juice
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves


  1. Prep- Rinse the cranberries and gather the ingredients.
  2. Add to Instant Pot – Add the cranberries and all ingredients to your Instant Pot. Stir to combine and close lid with valve set to sealing.
  3. Pressure Cook – Cook on manual high pressure for 4 minutes. Allow the pressure to manually release for at least 10 minutes before quick releasing the remaining pressure.
  4. Serve – Serve at room temperature or chilled from the fridge.


Leftover cranberry sauce can be stored in the fridge for up to 5 days or frozen for up to 3 months.

  • Category: Sides, Holiday
  • Method: Instant Pot
  • Cuisine: American

Keywords: Instant Pot Cranberry Sauce, Cranberry Sauce Recipe, Homemade Cranberry Sauce

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