Thanks to an electric pressure cooker like your Instant Pot, this fix-it-and-forget-it cranberry sauce is sure to free up some room on your stove. This Thanksgiving dinner essential has just five ingredients and is super easy, hands-off and ready in 30 minutes.

Hilary Meyer
Source:, October 2018


Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • Combine cranberries, sugar, orange peel, orange juice, water and salt in a multicooker. Close and lock the lid. Cook on high pressure for 5 minutes. Let pressure release naturally.

  • Remove the lid and switch to sauté mode. Cook, stirring occasionally, until thickened, 7 to 10 minutes. Let cool (the sauce will continue to thicken as it cools). Remove the orange peel before serving.


To make ahead: Refrigerate for up to 2 weeks.

Nutrition Facts

53.1 calories; protein 0.2g; carbohydrates 13.6g 4% DV; exchange other carbs 1; dietary fiber 1g 4% DV; sugars 11.3g; fat 0.1g; vitamin a iu 33.4IU 1% DV; vitamin c 7.8mg 13% DV; folate 2.6mcg 1% DV; calcium 3.4mg; iron 0.1mg 1% DV; magnesium 2.6mg 1% DV; potassium 38.4mg 1% DV; sodium 10mg; thiaminmg 1% DV; added sugar 9g.