This Instant Pot homemade cranberry sauce recipe is the perfect addition to your holiday meals!
I would even say it is the perfect Thanksgiving Instant Pot recipe.
I love a good cranberry sauce, but making it on the stovetop can be time consuming, plus there might be a few other dishes that could be more important and need the space on the stove.
When you make this delicious cranberry sauce in the Instant Pot, not only will you be able to save time, but it will give you one less thing to monitor!
Does anyone else tend to forget things in the rush of making Thanksgiving dinner? Just me? Ha ha!
When it’s only a few of you for Thanksgiving you might be looking for a way to make turkey but not the whole bird, try this Instant Pot Turkey Breast recipe.
Related Recipe: Looking for another delicious Instant Pot Recipe? Check out our easy Instant Pot Creamy Macaroni and Cheese Recipe.
Ingredients Needed For Instant Pot Homemade Cranberry Sauce Recipe:
- Fresh cranberries
- 100% Orange Juice
- Pure maple syrup
How To Make Homemade Cranberry Sauce Recipe in the Instant Pot:
To begin making our homemade cranberry sauce, take out your Instant Pot and plug it in.
Next, place the fresh cranberries, orange juice, sugar, cinnamon, orange zest, and pure maple syrup into the inner pot and stir it all together.
Once you have everything in there, place the lid on the Instant Pot and turn the valve to the SEALING position.
Now, select the MANUAL or PRESSURE COOK button and set the timer for 7 minutes.
After the 7 minutes is up, let the Instant Pot do a NATURAL RELEASE of the pressure (aka do nothing!). This should take about 10-15 minutes.
Once all of the pressure has been released from the inner pot (you’ll be able to tell when the pin drops down) then remove the lid.
Take a large spoon and move the cranberry sauce into an airtight container, but be careful as the sauce will be VERY HOT.
After all of the sauce has been moved to the container, put the lid on, and store it in the fridge until you are ready to eat it.
NOTE: As the sauce cools down it will begin to thicken up, so do not worry if yours is still pretty liquidy when you’re putting it in the container.
Items you will need for cranberry sauce made with orange juice:
- Instant Pot (THIS is a great one!)
- Large spoon
- Airtight container