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Instant Pot Cranberry Sauce

  • Author: Nancylynn
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 2 minutes
  • Total Time: 7 minutes
  • Category: Side
  • Method: Instant Pot


This naturally sweetened Instant Pot Cranberry Sauce will make your holiday prep a breeze! Use fresh or frozen cranberries and a few simple ingredients to make the perfect sauce for your Thanksgiving Turkey!



1 (12 oz – 16 oz) pkg cranberries, fresh or frozen

1/8 tsp cinnamon (optional)

1/3 cup orange juice (fresh squeezed is best) 

Zest from one orange 

1/31/2 cup of maple syrup


  1. Add cranberries, zest, cinnamon, and juice to your Instant Pot. Then pour maple syrup over the berries, but do not stir.
  2. Close the lid and set steam release knob to sealing position.
  3. Press the Pressure Cook (or Manual) button or dial, and +/- to select 2 minutes (High pressure). When cooking cycle finishes, let the pressure naturally release for ten minutes.  
  4. Manually release remaining pressure/steam, then open and stir sauce very well. Taste, and if you like it sweeter, add more maple syrup, 1 Tbsp at a time, stirring well.
  5. Transfer to a serving dish and chill. It will thicken as it cools.


21 Day Fix: 1.5 Tablespoons = 1 sweetener TSP 

WW link for personal points: Instant Pot Cranberry Sauce (calculated with approx. 12 servings)