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Easy Cranberry Sauce with Orange Juice

All you need is some cranberries, sugar, oranges and an Instant Pot and you have the easiest Easy Cranberry Sauce! To make the flavor even better this Cranberry Sauce with Orange Juice also features a slight cinnamon flavor. And you’ll love the 2 minute cook time almost as much as you love the taste ;)
Course sauce, Side Dish
Cuisine north american
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 2 minutes
Natural Pressure Release 5 minutes
Total Time 12 minutes
Servings 2 cups
Calories 398kcal


  • Pressure Cooker


  • 12 oz package of cranberries
  • ½ cup orange juice
  • ¾ cup sugar
  • 2 tsp orange zest
  • Pinch of cinnamon


  • Place all of the ingredients in the Instant Pot. Lock the lid in place. Cook on HIGH for 2 minutes.
  • Once the cook time has completed, allow for a Natural Pressure Release for 5 minutes. Perform a Quick Release after. Enjoy!


Recipe copyright The Foreign Fork. For educational and personal use only. 
Recipe was made using an 8 qt pot.
  1. Cranberries: For this recipe, I used a 12 oz package of fresh Ocean Spray cranberries. You can use frozen, fresh cranberries if you’d like. If this is the case, there is no need to thaw the cranberries before placing them in the Instant Pot. Do not use dried cranberries.
  2. Orange Juice: For this orange juice, I bought a naval orange and juiced it in order to add to the recipe. I only needed one orange in order to get  ½ cup of orange juice, but I would recommend buying 2 oranges just in case. Cranberry Sauce with Orange Juice is always the most delicious way to go!
  3. Orange Zest: In order to zest my orange, I used the smallest setting on my cheese grater. I only used one large naval orange in order to get 2 tsp of orange zest, but I would recommend buying 2 oranges just in case. Zest your orange before juicing.
  4. Sugar: I used white, granulated sugar for this recipe. If you’d like you can replace this with a light brown sugar, but I found that granulated sugar creates the best texture and taste.
  5. The recipe calls for ¾ cup sugar, but if you want a more tart cranberry sauce, you can reduce the amount of sugar. You can also add more sugar if you want a sweeter cranberry sauce. 
  6. When releasing the pressure in the Instant Pot, place a towel over the pressure valve. The amount of liquid in this recipe sometimes makes it so that liquid will squirt out of the pressure valve if you open it too early. Adding a towel over the pressure valve is a good precaution so that you don’t get burned or make a mess.
  7. If you need a good way to use up any extra cranberry sauce that you have leftover, try adding it to your oatmeal in the morning! This will sweeten up your morning oats as well as give them a unique fall flavor. 


Serving: 1serving | Calories: 398kcal | Carbohydrates: 103g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 5mg | Potassium: 274mg | Fiber: 8g | Sugar: 87g | Vitamin A: 234IU | Vitamin C: 56mg | Calcium: 24mg | Iron: 1mg