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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.
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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


  • Instant pot


  • 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


  • 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


  • 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.


Calories: 86kcal | Carbohydrates: 22g | Protein: 0.1g | Fat: 0.1g | Sodium: 17mg | Potassium: 15mg | Fiber: 0.6g