Recipe By Fioa
Published Jun 19th
Prep 5m Cook 20m Additional 10m Ready In 35m
Servings 2 cups Calories 106.5

Running out of time but not of flavor? Try this quick and easy homemade cranberry sauce, made in minutes in your Instant Pot®, that would make any chef jealous!

Recipe Ingredients

  • 1 ½ pounds fresh cranberries
  • 1 ¾ cups white sugar
  • ¼ cup orange juice
  • 2 teaspoons grated orange zest
  • 1 pinch salt
  • 1 cinnamon stick

Cooking Directions

  1. 1 Combine cranberries, sugar, orange juice, orange zest, and salt in a multi-functional pressure cooker (such as Instant Pot®). Close and lock the lid. Select high pressure according to manufacturer's instructions; set timer for 5 minutes. Allow 10 to 15 minutes for pressure to build.
  2. 2 Release pressure using the natural-release method according to manufacturer's instructions, 10 to 40 minutes. Unlock and remove lid. Add cinnamon stick and select Saute function; cook until sauce thickens, 5 to 10 minutes. Remove and discard cinnamon stick.
  3. 3 Blend sauce with an immersion blender for a smoother consistency. Let cool; sauce will continue to thicken naturally.

Nutrition Facts

  • Calories 106.5
  • Carbohydrate 27.6 g
  • Fat 0.1 g
  • Fiber 2.1 g
  • Protein 0.2 g
  • Sodium 10.6 mg
  • Sugar 23.9 g


  1. This is very easy indeed. I used a potato masher to keep it chunky. This was delicious on toast and with cheese. Thank you for the recipe.
  2. The Instant Pot is good for a no-hassle way to make cranberry sauce. I made half a batch but used 1 cup sugar and still used 1/4 cup orange juice. It was not runny at all. I put the cinnamon stick in right at the beginning and the flavor is still mild. I heard the - Read more ...

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