Simple Instant Pot Cranberry Sauce

An easy recipe for making homemade cranberry sauce with orange zest in the Instant Pot pressure cooker.

Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Natural Release 15 minutes
Total Time 6 minutes
Servings 6 servings
Calories 30 kcal


  • 12 ounces whole cranberries fresh or frozen
  • 5 ounces (about 2/3 cup) sugar equivalent sweetener (I use granulated swerve)
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1 tablespoon fresh orange zest (about 1 orange)
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt


  1. Add cranberries and water to the pressure cooker pot.
  2. Cover and seal the lid. Cook at high pressure for 1 minute, followed by natural release.
  3. Uncover and turn on the saute mode for medium heat. Add sweetener, fresh orange zest, and salt, stirring together.
  4. As the sauce begins to simmer, use a stiff utensil to break apart the cranberries and stir nearly constantly, for a few minutes or until the cranberries are burst.

  5. The sauce should thicken quickly; if not, let it simmer longer until it reaches your desired consistency. Turn off the saute mode, and stir to cool down the sauce until it stops simmering. Serve while hot.

Nutrition Info

This recipe yields 4.5 g net carbs per serving (1/4 cup or 1/6th of the recipe).

Nutrition Facts Per Serving
Calories 30  
Total Fat 0g 0%
   Saturated Fat 0g 0%
   Trans Fat 0g  
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 50mg 2%
Potassium 50mg 1%
Total Carb 7g 2%
   Dietary Fiber 2.5g 10%
   Sugars 2.5g  
Protein 0g  
Vitamin A 0% · Vitamin C 14% · Calcium 0% · Iron 0%