Cranberry Sauce Made Easy in the Instant Pot

Cranberry sauce is a yummy treat that is mostly associated with Thanksgiving. Here is a quick recipe you can use with your Instant Pot to make delicious cranberry sauce for any occasion.

Cranberry Sauce Made Easy in the Instant Pot

Here is a quick cranberry sauce recipe that you can make in no time using the Instant Pot.
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Total Time 25 mins
Servings 20 people


  • 24 ounces Fresh Cranberries
  • 2 cups Sugar
  • 2 strips Orange Zest
  • 1 whole Cinnamon Stick
  • 1 cup Orange Juice the fresher, the better.
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 2 tablespoons Grand Marnier
  • 1/4 teaspoon Salt
  • 1 dash Black Pepper


  • You will need to add ingredients into the Instant Pot first. This includes orange juice, orange zest, sugar, cranberries, water, cinnamon, and the salt.
  • Once those ingredients are in the Instant Pot, click "Manual" and then set the timer for six minutes.
  • Once the six minutes are up, press "Cancel" on the Instant Pot. Allow for a natural release of pressure for 10 minutes.
  • You can quick release the remaining pressure after those 10 minutes.
  • Remove the lid, add in your Grand Marnier and black pepper. Stir this together.
  • Press "Saute" and click "Less" and then cook this until your sauce is a desired thickness.
  • Make sure that you have somewhat mashed the cranberries, and then let the cranberry sauce cool for a while before serving or storing.
  • As the sauce begins to cool, it will thicken up more, so make sure you notice this.

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