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Delicious and quick, easy Instant Pot Cranberry Sauce. Tastes better than the canned kind! simplyhappyfoodie.com #instantpotrecipes #instantpotcranberrysauce #cranberrysauce #instapot

Instant Pot Cranberry Sauce

Instant Pot Cranberry Sauce is delicious as an accompaniment to turkey, chicken, pork, and game birds. The sweet and tart taste is enhanced with a hint of orange.

Course condiments, Side Dish
Cuisine American
Keyword pressure cooker cranberry sauce
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 2 minutes
Total Time 19 minutes
Servings 6 1/3 cup servings
Calories 160 kcal
Author Sandy Clifton

Ingredients

  • 1 (12 oz - 16 oz) pkg Cranberries, fresh or frozen
  • 1/2 tsp Orange Zest (grated)
  • 1/8 tsp Cinnamon (optional)
  • 1/3 cup Orange Juice (fresh squeezed is best) or water
  • 1 cup Sugar (If you like it more tart, back off the sugar by 1/4 cup)

Instructions

  1. Add the cranberries, zest, cinnamon, and juice. Then pour the cup of sugar over the berries, but do not stir.

  2. Close the lid and set steam release knob to the Sealing position.

  3. Press the Pressure Cook (or Manual) button or dial, and the +/- to select 2 minutes (High pressure). When the cooking cycle finishes, turn the pot all the way off.

  4. The berry mixture is a bit foamy at this point, so let the pressure naturally release for at least 5 minutes so the foam can subside.

  5. Manually release the remaining pressure/steam in short bursts, until you are sure none of the sauce is going to spew out with the steam.

  6. When all of the pressure is out of the pot and the pin in the lid drops, open and stir the cranberry sauce very well. Taste the cranberry sauce after it has finished cooking, and if you like it sweeter, add more sugar, 1 Tbsp at a time, stirring well.

  7. Transfer to a serving dish and chill. It will thicken as it cools.

Recipe Notes

This recipe can be doubled. Keep the cook time the same.

(Cook time does not include the few minutes it takes to bring pot to pressure, or natural release).

Taste the cranberry sauce after it has finished cooking, and if you like it sweeter, add more sugar, 1 Tbsp at a time, stirring well.

If you like it more tart, back off the sugar by 1/4 cup.