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Vegan Cranberry Sauce {Instant Pot}

by Sophie

Make this vegan cranberry sauce in instant pot this time and you will fall in love. This recipe is easy, quick, and so so good, and takes just 2-minutes or pressure cooking. Here is my holiday favorite instant pot cranberry sauce.

Vegan cranberry sauce in instant pot

Sweetening the cranberry sauce can be done in two ways – stevia or maple syrup. But if you want, you can use organic sugar too. I prefer to use maple syrup over sugar. The added orange juice also adds a nice tang and natural sweetness.

Fresh cranberries for cranberry sauce

This is the time of the year when we get ample of fresh cranberry in the market. This year, I decided to make some cranberry sauce in the instant pot. It was quick, easy and super yum. If you don’t have or don’t find cranberries, always use frozen ones.

Homemade cranberry sauce made vegan

This recipe uses just a few ingredients – orange juice, zest, fresh cranberries and sweetener of choice. You can spice up the sauce by adding cinnamon or gingerbread spice too.

Ingredients of homemade cranberry sauce

How to Make Vegan Cranberry Sauce?

How to make Cranberry sauce

For making this recipe, you will need:

Ingredients for Instant Pot Cranberry Sauce:

fresh cranberries 1 pack(12-16 oz), 1/2 tsp orange zest, 1/8 tsp ground cinnamon (optional), 1/3 cup orange juice(freshly squeezed) or use an equal amount of water, 1/3 cup Maple Syrup or 1/2 to 1 cup sugar

Method to Make Vegan Cranberry Sauce:

Instant pot cranberry sauce
  1. Set the instant pot to the sauté mode. Add the cranberries, zest, and juice. Then pour the maple syrup or sugar over the berries. Don’t stir.
  2. Now, close the lid and set the knob to the Sealing position.
  3. Press the Pressure cook and select 2 minutes (High pressure). When the cooking cycle finishes, the IP will beep.
  4. Wait for the natural pressure release for 15-minutes and open the lid. The berry mixture may look little foamy but it will all go after the mixture is thickened.
  5. Now set the IP to sauté mode, and reduce the sauce by bringing to a boil. Stir it continuously, so it doesn’t stick to the bottom of the pan.
  6. Transfer to a serving dish and serve it chilled. The sauce thickens more as it cools down.
vegan cranberry relish made in the instant pot

What Do You Eat Cranberry Sauce With?

Since the cranberry sauce is a sweet and sour relish, it is often served as a side with meat dishes on the Thanksgiving. People in the USA, UK, and Canada eat cranberry sauce with Turkey.

Can Cranberry Sauce Be Frozen?

Yes, Cranberry sauce can be beautifully frozen in a freezer-safe plastic bag or container. This sauce stays fresh for up to 3 months. Before using, defrost it in the refrigerator overnight.

Is Cranberry Sauce Supposed To Be Hor or Cold?

Cranberry sauce is often served chilled or at room temperature. After cooking in the instant pot, let it come to room temperature before refrigerating it.

Vegan cranberry sauce in instant pot

Vegan Cranberry Sauce {Instant Pot}

Make this vegan cranberry sauce in instant pot this time and you will fall in love. This recipe is easy, quick, and so so good, and takes just 2-minutes or pressure cooking.
5 from 5 votes
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Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: cranberry chutney, Cranberry sauce, easy cranberry sauce, Instant pot cranberry relish, Vegan cranberry sauce
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 2 minutes
Total Time: 7 minutes
Servings: 6
Calories: 86kcal
Author: Sophie
Cost: $4

Equipment

  • Instant pot

Ingredients

  • 1 Pack Cranberries (12-16 oz)
  • 1/2 Tsp Orange Zest
  • 1/8 Tsp Ground Cinnamon
  • 1/3 Cup Orange Juice or Water (Freshly Squeezed)
  • 1/3 Cup Maple Syrup or 1/2 to 1 cup sugar

Instructions

  • Set the instant pot to the sauté mode. Add the cranberries, zest, and juice. Then pour the maple syrup or sugar over the berries. Don’t stir.
    Ingredients of homemade cranberry sauce
  • Now, close the lid and set the knob to the sealing position.
  • Press the Pressure Cook button and select 2 minutes (High pressure). When the cooking cycle finishes, the IP will beep.
    Pressure cooking in instant pot
  • Wait for the natural pressure release for 15-minutes and open the lid. The berry mixture may look little foamy but it will all go after the mixture is thickened.
    homemade cranberry sauce
  • Now set the IP to sauté mode, and reduce the sauce by bringing to a boil. Stir it continuously so it doesn’t stick to the bottom of the pan.
  • Transfer to a serving dish and serve it chilled. The sauce thickens more as it cools down.
    Instant pot cranberry sauce

Notes

  • This recipe can be doubled. Keep the cook time the same.
  • Taste the cranberry sauce after the pressure release, and if you like it sweeter, add more sweetener.
  • Serve chilled or at room temperature.

Nutrition

Calories: 86kcal | Carbohydrates: 22g | Protein: 0.1g | Fat: 0.1g | Sodium: 17mg | Potassium: 15mg | Fiber: 0.6g
Easy homemade vegan cranberry relish

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5 comments

Laura | Wandercooks November 25, 2019 - 6:07 pm

5 stars
Quick, easy and full of flavour! I added cinnamon to mine and it was just divine 🙂

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Lisa November 25, 2019 - 6:27 pm

5 stars
You really can’t be 2 minutes of pressure cooking time to whip up this recipe. Loved it!

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Anjali November 25, 2019 - 6:36 pm

5 stars
Omg I LOVE the idea of making this sauce in the instant pot!! It’s so much faster and more efficient and turns out perfect every time!

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Jessica November 25, 2019 - 6:38 pm

5 stars
I love the step by step you give. It gives such a clear picture of the process. I know I can ace this recipe!

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Denisse Salinas November 25, 2019 - 6:52 pm

5 stars
Love that you added orange and cinnamon to your cranberry sauce! I would totally go ahead and swirl leftovers into my oatmeal or morning yoghurt! DIVINE!

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