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Instant Pot Apple Cider Thanksgiving Cranberry Sauce

This Instant Pot Thanksgiving Cranberry Sauce is so tasty and easy to make! Free up the stove and make this yummy cranberry sauce for the holidays!

Are you a fan of cranberry sauce? I can’t say that I was… until this cranberry sauce.  This Instant Pot Cranberry Sauce is so tasty and easy to make!  I know it will be my goto recipe every holiday from now on!  The Instant Pot is an electric pressure cooker that cooks food super fast, very similarly to how a slow cooker works.

Who knew that you could utilize these cooking tools for a great thanksgiving or Christmas menu!

Cranberry sauce just somehow brings everything on the dish together. This cranberry sauce recipe is super easy to make and great on any menu.

We all know how much we appreciate Mom and Grandma for all the hard work they put into cooking, so this year give them a break!  You can spend time with family and friends instead of cooking over the stove.

I am all about making Thanksgiving cooking as easy as possible.  So once again, I turned to my trusty pressure cooker.

This recipe is great because you can make it ahead of time and keep in the fridge until your ready for some tasty goodness. Also, if you have leftovers, save them for toast! Or even croissants with cheese. Yum yum!!!

You can even add this amazing cranberry sauce to this amazing leftover turkey sandwich recipe!

What ingredients do you need for this cranberry sauce?

  • 12 ounces fresh cranberries
  • 2 cinnamon sticks
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/3 cup apple cider 
  • Apple slices 
  • 2 pieces of rosemary 
  • 1 Tsp vanilla 
  • 1 Tsp salt 

Super easy ingredients!! You will be shocked how easy the recipe is, and your guests will be obsessed! Feel free to share the recipe!

Instant Pot Apple Cider Thanksgiving Cranberry Sauce
Yield: 6-8 Servings

Instant Pot Apple Cider Thanksgiving Cranberry Sauce

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 8 minutes
Total Time: 18 minutes

This easy cranberry sauce is made with apple cider, yummy spices and is so good for thanksgiving!


  • 12 ounces fresh cranberries
  • 2 cinnamon sticks
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/3 cup apple cider
  • Apple slices
  • 2 pieces of rosemary
  • 1 Tsp vanilla
  • 1 Tsp salt


  1. Combine cranberries, 1 cinnamon stick, sugar, apple cider, vanilla, salt & 1 piece of rosemary in the instant pot. 
  2. Close the instant pot and turn pressure valve to seal. 
  3. Cook on manual high pressure for 8 minutes.
  4. Allow the steam to release naturally instead of quick release.
  5. Pour into a serving bowl.
  6. Garnish with rosemary, apple slices and cinnamon sticks and enjoy. 

Nutrition Information



Serving Size


Amount Per Serving Calories 131Total Fat 0gSaturated Fat 0gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 0gCholesterol 0mgSodium 293mgCarbohydrates 34gFiber 2gSugar 29gProtein 0g

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