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Instant Pot Cranberry Butter

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Instant Pot Cranberry Butter is a perfect sweet and tart recipe that pairs beautifully with all of the holiday trimmings. Ready in minutes and simple to make, this is going to be a must-have at every holiday gathering.

This is absolutely delicious spread on a slice of this cinnamon swirl donut bread recipe as a sweet breakfast or snack.

Small mason jar filled with Instant Pot Cranberry Butter in front of holiday decorations

Instant Pot Cranberry Butter

Cranberries are the flavor of Thanksgiving!  Much like turkey and pumpkin pie, you expect to see them on table. If you want to enjoy cranberry flavor all year long or just outside of dinner, you will want to make this Instant Pot Cranberry Butter.

I love using my Instant Pot to make meals, but things like this easy butter recipe are a new favorite.  This cuts back on cook time is easy to clean up, and is a great way to make a food gift that everyone loves.

Can I Make This Cranberry Butter Recipe in my Slow Cooker?

You can definitely make this cranberry butter recipe in the slow cooker instead of the Instant Pot. It will take longer for the cranberries to soften and cook down but it is an easy way to make this recipe if you do not have an Instant Pot or just do not want to have to stand around while making the recipe.

Cook on low for 4-6 hours for the best results in your slow cooker.

Sliced bread next to a jar of cranberry butter with fresh cranberries on the table

How Long is Cranberry Butter Good For in the Refrigerator?

While it tastes best at room temperature or even slightly warm, it does need to be refrigerated.  It is best used within 2-3 weeks of making.  Store in an airtight container or mason jar for best results.  I also recommend taking the time to date and label it so you know how old it is.

Instant Pot Cranberry Butter in a mason jar next to sliced bread

Ingredients for Cranberry Puree Sauce

  • Fresh cranberries
  • Brown sugar
  • Oranges
  • Water

Other Things You Will Need

  • Instant Pot
  • Juicing cup
  • Zester
  • Measuring cup
  • Food processor

How to Make Instant Pot Cranberry Butter

Zest the oranges and put it in the Instant Pot then squeeze the orange juice into the measuring cup.  Add in the water to the measuring cup to reach the 1 cup mark, and set this aside.
Put the water, cranberries, and brown sugar inside your Instant Pot and mix together.
Place the lid to seal and set the pressure to high for 10 minutes.  Let the Instant Pot cool completely before using the release valve to remove any additional pressure.
Pour the cranberry and orange mixture into a food processor and puree.  If using a blender, make sure it has cooled completely before doing this.
Pour into mason jars or containers with lids and store in the refrigerator until time to serve.
Instant Pot Cranberry Butter in a mason jar next to holiday decorations
* You can increase the sugar to 1 cup if you want a sweeter taste.
Instant Pot Cranberry Butter in a mason jar next to sliced bread
5 from 1 vote
Servings: 4

Instant Pot Cranberry Butter

Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
10 mins
 
Instant Pot Cranberry Butter is a perfect sweet and tart recipe that pairs beautifully with all of the holiday trimmings. Ready in minutes and simple to make, this is going to be a must-have at every holiday gathering.

Ingredients

  • 6 C fresh cranberries
  • 1/2 C brown sugar* packed
  • 2 oranges
  • Water

Instructions

  1. Prep: zest the 2 oranges. Add the zest to the Instant Pot.
  2. Squeeze the juice of the 2 oranges into a measuring cup.
  3. Add water to the same measuring cup to equal 1 full cup of liquid.
  4. Set aside the Instant Pot. Add water, cranberries, and brown sugar to the instant pot.
  5. Mix well.
  6. Turn the Instant Pot to High Pressure. Set it for 10 minutes. Allow the Instant pot to cool completely. To release the built up steam use the quick release function.
  7. Add the cranberry-orange mixture to a food processor. Puree.
  8. Add to mason jars with lids.
  9. Put in the refrigerator to cool or until ready to serve.
  10. * You can increase the sugar to 1 cup if you want a sweeter taste.
Nutrition Facts
Instant Pot Cranberry Butter
Amount Per Serving
Calories 204 Calories from Fat 9
% Daily Value*
Fat 1g2%
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Sodium 11mg0%
Potassium 283mg8%
Carbohydrates 53g18%
Fiber 8g33%
Sugar 39g43%
Protein 1g2%
Vitamin A 237IU5%
Vitamin C 55mg67%
Calcium 61mg6%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Instant Pot Cranberry Butter

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3 comments

  1. Can you can (water bath) cranberry butter?

  2. I WOULD LOVE TO MAKE THIS CARAMEL RUM BUTTERSCOTCH APPLE DESSERT, BUT; MY PROBLEM IS EVEN THO IT SOUNDS REALLY GOOD IT MAY KILL ME…I HAV FATTY LIVER DISEASE AN I CANNOT USE VODKA; OR ANY KIND OF LIQUIR AN PNLY DRINK WINE TWO GLASSES ON THANKSGIVING; AN CHRISTMAS; OR CHRISTMAS AN NEW YEAR’S…PER MY DR.’S ORDERS AS I HAV BEEN ON MEDS, TO CONTROL FOR YEARS NOW, IS THERE ANYTHING ELSE I CAN USE INSTEAD OF VODCA; AN RUM; DO THEY NOT HAVE RIM FLAVORING IN SPICE DEPT.AT GROCERY STORES? LOOK LIKE THEY SHOULD HAV THIS ALONG WITH VODCA FLAVORING TO USE IN RECIPES WHERE PEOPLE CANNOT DRINK OR EAT THE VODCA AN RUM; LIKE ME….AN U; KNOW THERE IS MORE THAN ME; OUT THERE THAT HAS THIS FATTY LIVER DISEASE; LIKE ME IT WAS AUTTOAMMUNE DISEASE HOW I GOT IT…NONE OF MY FAMILY I KNOW EVER HAD ANYTHING LIKE THIS….SO; IF; U DON’T CARE TO ANSWER ME BACK I WOULD LOVE TO KNOW UR COMMENT ON THIS NICE DESSERT; IF; I CANNOT SUBSTITUTE FLAVORS SOMEHOW; I WILL HAV TO LOOK FOR NEW DESSERT….THANKS; SO MUCH; FOR UR HELP. ..HAPPY THANKSGIVING: AN MERRY CHRISTMAS; TO U; AN UR FAMILY…AN GOD; BLESS U; ALL! LOL

    • Hi Vivian, you are commenting on the cranberry butter. We have different caramel apple dessert. Which one are you referring to. Also, if the dessert is cooked, the alcohol will cook out and just give it flavor.