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Instant Pot Cranberry Sauce with Dried Cranberries

This instant pot cranberry sauce recipe uses dried cranberries. It’s easy to make and goes well with a turkey dinner, meatballs, appetizers or turkey sandwiches!
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time12 mins
Total Time17 mins
Course: Condiment
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Cranberry Sauce Recipe, Instant Pot Cranberry Sauce
Servings: 1 Cup/350 grams (see note 4)
Calories: 39
Author: Julia


  • cup Dried Cranberries (180 grams)
  • cup Cranberry Juice (360 ml)
  • Zest from 1 Orange
  • Juice from 1 Orange
  • ¼ cup Brown Sugar (30 grams)
  • Lemon Juice , optional

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  • Place dried cranberries into the inner pot of your instant pot pressure cooker. Add cranberry juice, zest from 1 orange and juice from 1 orange.
  • Lock the lid into its position. Press MANUAL (pressure cooking) and set the time to 12 minutes. When ready, wait 5 minutes before releasing the pressure manually (you can also wait until the pressure drops itself).
  • Puree the cranberries with immersion blender to your desired consistency. Taste it and stir in sugar (add less if you feel that the cranberry sauce is way too sweet). Squeeze some lemon juice in for little tartness (optional).
  • Spoon/pour into a serving dish and enjoy.


  1. If you don’t have brown sugar, use white sugar instead.
  2. Taste the sauce before adding the sugar in as the cranberry juice might contain some.
  3. If you feel that the sauce is way too thick, add more orange or cranberry juice. If it is too thin, you can thicken it with cornstarch.
  4. The amount of cranberry sauce you will get out of this recipe might vary slightly, depending on how thick you want your sauce. When you follow this recipe you will get 1½ cups of sauce.
  5. This recipe was developed for a 6-quart/6-liter instant pot.
  6. The overall time does not include the time the pot needs to come to pressure and release its pressure count with extra 16 minutes.
Nutrition Facts
Instant Pot Cranberry Sauce with Dried Cranberries
Amount Per Serving (1 tbsp)
Calories 39
% Daily Value*
Sodium 1mg0%
Potassium 18mg1%
Carbohydrates 10g3%
Sugar 9g10%
Vitamin A 5IU0%
Vitamin C 1.5mg2%
Calcium 4mg0%
Iron 0.1mg1%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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