Homemade Cranberry Sauce in the Instant Pot

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A holiday favorite and so simple to make. Here is my version of Cranberry Sauce. Enjoy! ( I will update this post soon with the step by step photos and more details. As a side note this sauce is great over pork as well!)

Instant Pot
Instant Pot Cranberry Sauce

Instant Pot

Homemade Cranberry Sauce in the Instant Pot

Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 11 mins
Total Time 16 mins
Course Side Dish


  • Pressure Cooker – any size ( My Preferences is the 3 quart mini)
  • Spatula
  • Teaspoon Measuring Spoon
  • 1/2 cup and 1/4 Measuring Cups


  • 12 oz Cranberries
  • 1 Honey Crisp Apple
  • 1/2 cup Granulated white Sugar
  • 2 tsp Maple Syrup
  • 1/4 cup Orange juice
  • pinch Salt


  • Set Instant Pot to cook under pressure for 1 minute. Add 12 oz of Cranberries to the pot and 1 Honeycrisp Apple, diced and peeled.
  • Combine 2 tsp of Maple Syrup and 1/4 cup of Orange Juice until syrup is dissolved. Pour over cranberries and apples in the pot.
  • Place lid on the Instant Pot, make sure release valve is on sealing. Once the pot comes to pressure it will cook for one minute.
  • Allow Instant Pot to natural release pressure completely. About 10 minutes. Open valve to venting and remove the lid.
  • Add 1/2 cup sugar and a pinch of salt to pot. Mix well and transfer to serving dish.
  • Serve warm, at room temperature, or cold. (I prefer a 2 hour chill). ENJOY!
Keyword CRANBERRY, Instant Pot
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