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2 bowls of homemade cranberry sauce garnished with a cinnamon stick

Instant Pot Homemade Cranberry Sauce

Instant pot homemade cranberry sauce is a quick and easy pressure cooker low-calorie recipe perfect for the holidays, Thanksgiving and Christmas.
Course Dessert, Side Dish
Cuisine American
Keyword homemade cranberry sauce, instant pot cranberry sauce, pressure cooker cranberry sauce
Prep Time 2 minutes
Cook Time 8 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 10
Calories 55kcal


  • 16 oz fresh cranberries
  • 1/4 cup raw honey
  • 1 cup pure squeezed orange juice
  • 1 tsp cinnamon or 2 cinnamon sticks
  • 2 tbsp sweetener Start with 1 teaspoon and taste repeatedly until desired taste is met.


  • Combine all of the ingredients in the Instant Pot.
  • Place the Instant Pot on Manual > High Pressure Cooking for 8 minutes.
  • Allow the steam to release naturally instead of quick release.
  • Spoon the sauce into a bowl. Refrigerate prior to serving if you prefer your sauce to be cold. The sauce will thicken as it cools off.


I like my cranberry sauce to have a hint of tang. If you prefer yours to be sweet, feel free to add a little more organic stevia.
If you choose to use refined sugar, start with a tablespoon, taste, and add additional sugar as needed.
I prefer my cranberry sauce to be chilled. If you are cooking this for holiday dinner, I recommend making it a top priority in the morning the day of, or even the night before if you wish. That way, the sauce is thick and cool enough for holiday dinner.


Calories: 55kcal