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sugar free instant pot cranberry sauce is for those who want healthy, low carb cranberry sauce that is not sugar laden
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Healthy No-Sugar-Added Instant Pot Cranberry Sauce

I got two words for this healthy honey sweetened Instant Pot cranberry sauce – FRESH, HEALTHY! A simple homemade cranberry sauce that you would be proud to put it on your Thanksgiving/Christmas dinner table.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time20 mins
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Servings: 1 cup
Calories: 767kcal


  • 12 ounce fresh cranberries
  • ½ cup freshly squeezed orange juice
  • 1 ½ tablespoon orange zest
  • ½ cup organic raw honey
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • 2 teaspoon vanilla extract


  • Rinse cranberries and remove any squishy ones.
  • Pour orange juice into instant pot.
  • Add in the rinsed cranberries.
  • Orange zest goes in next.
  • Pour organic honey.
  • Place a cinnamon stick inside the pot.
  • Pour vanilla extract.
  • Cover lid. Select HIGH PRESSURE button and adjust timer to 2 minutes. Please not Instant Pot will take about 13 to 14 minutes time to build pressure inside, after that the actual cooking timer starts. Please consider time needed to build pressure when planning to make this recipe.
  • Once cooking time is completed, allow the pot to natural pressure release for 10 minutes.
  • Release any leftover pressure in the pot manually.
  • Open lid.
  • Remove cinnamon stick.
  • Select SAUTE mode and cook the sauce while mashing it lightly with a wooden spatula for 2 to 3 minutes.
  • Turn off pot.
  • As the sauce cools, it will thicken.
  • Serve cranberry sauce immediately with any main course dish or even starters.
  • You can also store it in glass container with lid in fridge for about 4 to 5 days, and in freezer for longer storage.



  1. Cranberry sauce will continue to thicken once cooled. Cook until sauce begins to thicken.
  2. You can make cranberry sauce in crock pot as well. Cook it for 8 hours on low and 4 hours on high.
  3. This is great make ahead Thanksgiving side dish, that reheats well. SO make ahead and store it in fridge.
  4. Just before serving heat it and serve it hot. It tastes better when hot and consistency is good.
  5. Leftover sauce can be store in air tight glass bottles in fridge for up to 2 weeks, and in freezer for up to 3 months. 
  6. Increase honey measurement if you want more sweetened cranberry sauce. Or less honey if you prefer more tart cranberry sauce.
Nutritional Info – Please keep in mind that nutritional information provided is only a rough estimate and can vary greatly based on products used.


Calories: 767kcal | Carbohydrates: 200g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 0g | Saturated Fat: 0g | Cholesterol: 0mg | Sodium: 16mg | Potassium: 625mg | Fiber: 18g | Sugar: 164g | Vitamin A: 450IU | Vitamin C: 120.4mg | Calcium: 101mg | Iron: 2.1mg