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Instant Pot Cranberry Sauce Recipe

This Instant Pot Cranberry Recipe is quick and easy and made with just three ingredients.
Instant pot cranberry sauce recipe.

Have you ever made cranberry sauce from scratch? This was my grandma’s specialty when I was growing up. We didn’t just have cranberry sauce at Thanksgiving and Christmas either. My grandma would buy enough in the fall to eat cranberry sauce all year long. She used to make hers on the stovetop. It was easy but time-consuming as you had to stand there and watch and stir and make sure it didn’t burn. I am pretty sure my grandma would be proud of this cranberry sauce recipe altered just enough to make it in my Instant Pot. Affiliate link below.

{I have the Instant Pot Duo 7-in-1}

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This Instant Pot Cranberry Recipe is quick and easy and made with just three ingredients.
This Instant Pot cranberry sauce recipe is so easy and only uses three ingredients.
Start with fresh or frozen cranberries for this Instant Pot cranberry sauce recipe.

You can start with fresh or frozen cranberries for this cranberry sauce recipe. I like to stock up on cranberries in the fall (grandma would be so proud) so we have plenty on hand whenever I get the craving.

Instant Pot Cranberry Sauce

This cranberry sauce takes just minutes to prep and cooks in only 8 minutes.

Course Side Dish
Keyword Instant Pot
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 8 minutes
Servings 7


  • 1 12 ounce bag of cranberrie fresh or frozen
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 3/4 cup water


  1. Add all three ingredients to Instant Pot. Cook on high pressure for 8 minutes. Allow natural release.

  2. Serve warm or cold. 

  3. Variations: You can add orange zest, substitute half the water for orange juice, add a pinch of cinnamon, etc. 

  4. This can be served as a side dish at holiday dinners, over biscuits, in turkey sandwiches, etc. 

This recipe is perfect to go in my Cranberry Orange Cheesecake Recipe or in my Cranberry Fluff recipe.


Instant Pot Cranberry Sauce recipe.

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