Apple Cranberry Sauce in the Instant Pot

Apple cranberry sauce isn't just for the holidays. With very little sugar, have it on yogurt or spread it on toast.
Apple Cranberry Sauce
Apple Cranberry Sauce

Apple Cranberry Sauce

Apple cranberry sauce isn’t just for the holidays. With very little sugar, have it on yogurt or spread it on toast. Making it in the Instant Pot just made things a lot easier.

When I made my traditional cranberry sauce I decided to make it a little tarter than usual, so I reduced the sugar by half. What a difference! The sauce had a nice tart bite and was a lot more healthy. I always have leftover and decided to try it on my morning yogurt. Wow! It was just delicious. I had already made apple sauce in the Instant Pot so the next day, I mixed them together and my breakfast was even better.

Do you want to have this with your holiday turkey? Sure, but don’t just make it once a year. Cranberries are very good for you. They are a superfood and have many benefits including:

  • Managing Urinary Tract Infections (UTI)
  • Reducing the risk of cardiovascular disease
  • Slowing cancer progression
  • Enhancing oral health
  • Many other benefits

Smooth or Chunky Apple Cranberry Sauce

It all depends on your likes and dislikes. If you want it super chunky, you can leave the apples unpeeled. If you like it very smooth, peel the apples and use either an immersion blender or regular blender. I like mine in the middle so I peel my apples with an apple peeler and leave the cranberries whole.

Since I’m trying to reduce my use of plastic as much as possible, I store mine in a mason jar. It keeps in the refrigerator for quite a while so you can enjoy it with many breakfasts.

Apple Cranberry Sauce

Apple Cranberry Sauce

Apple cranberry sauce isn't just for the holidays. With very little sugar, have it on yogurt or spread it on toast.
Prep Time: 10minutes
Cook Time: 20minutes
Cooling: 30minutes
Total Time: 1hour
Course: Appetizer, Breakfast, Condiment, Lunch
Cuisine: American
Diet: Low Calorie, Low Fat, Vegan, Vegetarian
Difficulty: Easy
Servings (slide to adjust): 8
Calories: 74kcal

Ingredients

  • 6 Apple
  • 1/4 pound Cranberries
  • 2 tablespoon Sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon Cinnamon
  • 1/8 teaspoon Mace
  • 1 cup Water

Instructions

  • Mise en place.
    Mise en place apple cranberry sauce
  • Peel and core the apples. Put the apples and cranberries in the inner pot of the Instant Pot. Add the sugar, cinnamon and mace.
    Apple Cranberry Sauce
  • Add the cup of water, put the inner pot in the outer pot, seal and set for 8 minutes. Use the natural release method for 10 minutes and then the quick release method.
  • Mash with a potato masher or use a stick blender if you prefer a smoother sauce.
    Apple Cranberry Sauce

Nutrition

Nutrition Facts
Apple Cranberry Sauce
Amount Per Serving
Calories 74
% Daily Value*
Fat 0g0%
Saturated Fat 0g0%
Trans Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 0g
Monounsaturated Fat 0g
Cholesterol 0mg0%
Sodium 1mg0%
Potassium 119mg3%
Carbohydrates 17g6%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 13g14%
Protein 0g0%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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Apple Cranberry Sauce in the Instant Pot

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