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Instant Pot Cranberry Sauce

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The holiday season is approaching fast, consider making Instant Pot Cranberry Sauce for your family this year. This is such an easy and quick way to make that classic cranberry sauce everyone looks for! 

Cranberry sauce is a favorite. Pile on turkey or ham, or slather on a roll. This is a dish that is so effortless to make thanks to the Instant Pot!

Instant Pot Cranberry Sauce

Instant Pot Cranberry Sauce

Tangy and sweet and all the things you look for in a homemade cranberry sauce. If you are a fan, try this recipe! 

Ways to Use Cranberry Sauce 

Need an excuse to make this for more than just the holiday season? Here are a few ways I use this recipe in my everyday cooking. 

  • Pastry filling 
  • Top oatmeal
  • Glaze meat
  • Use as jam
  • Smoothies
  • Too yogurt

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Is Cranberry Sauce Served Warm or Cold

This is up to you. In most homes, cranberry sauce is served cold, but some homes love it warm. This is a great recipe to make a day in advance to prep for your feast and store in the fridge! 

But if you enjoy it warm, feel free to serve it fresh when your meal is ready. 


How to Thicken Cranberry Sauce

Your Instant Pot Cranberry Sauce will thicken as it stands. You can add a tiny bit of sugar to make it thicker but it’s really not needed. 

Instant Pot Cranberry Sauce

How to Store Cranberry Sauce

Allow your sauce to cool then transfer to an airtight container. This will store for up to a week in the refrigerator. 

Just make sure when your sauce is out to be served you don’t leave it for more than two hours at a time. The reason being is when it hits the two-hour mark bacteria can grow at a rapid pace, causing you to potentially get sick. So toss back in the refrigerator for at least 30 minutes and then re-serve the dish if need be. 


More Holiday Dishes to make in the Instant Pot

Apple Pie Filling

Banoffee Pie

Green Bean Casserole


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Can You Freeze Cranberry Sauce

Absolutely cranberry sauce freezes beautifully. Allow the sauce to fully cool then place in a freezer bag or airtight container. 

If you are using a freezer bag try to get all the air out you can. Then store in the freezer for up to three months. 

Then when ready to thaw, simply place in the refrigerator the night before you plan to serve it. This way it has time to thaw. 

Or if you want to serve warm, pour in a pan on stove and heat on low stirring often. Taste to see if the flavor is still good or sometimes you need to add a touch more sugar. This recipe is crazy simple. When I see the first sign of fresh cranberries in the store, I make this. Give this super easy instant pot recipe a try and let me know how you enjoyed it.

Instant Pot Cranberry sauce

Cranberry Sauce

Instant Pot Cranberry Sauce

Yield: 8
Cook Time: 1 minute
Total Time: 1 minute

The holiday season is approaching fast, consider making Instant Pot Cranberry Sauce for your family this year. This is such an easy and quick way to make that classic cranberry sauce everyone looks for! 


  • 24 oz fresh cranberries
  • 1 cup orange juice
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 cinnamon stick


  1. Pour berries in the instant pot
  2. Add Juice, honey, sugar, cinnamon stick
  3. Place on manual high pressure for 1 minute
  4. do a quick release
  5. Place pot on saute
  6. Mash with a potato masher or a blender
  7. Chil and serve
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 8 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 134Total Fat: 0gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 3mgCarbohydrates: 35gFiber: 3gSugar: 27gProtein: 1g

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