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4-Minute Instant Pot Cranberry Relish

  • Author: Carrie Forrest, MPH in Nutrition
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 4 minutes
  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: 10 1x
  • Category: Side dishes
  • Method: Pressure cooker
  • Cuisine: Paleo, vegan, healthy


An easy side dish that can be served all year round.


  • 2 10-ounce bags of frozen cranberries
  • 1 cup freshly-squeezed orange juice
  • 1 cup maple syrup (use ½ cup for less sweetness + ½ cup water)
  • pinch of sea salt


  1. Combine the cranberries, orange juice, and maple syrup in the base of a 3-quart pressure cooker.
  2. Cook on high pressure for 4 minutes. Let the pressure come down naturally for 10 minutes and then use the quick-release to release any remaining pressure.
  3. Serve hot or cold. The relish will thicken in the refrigerator.
  4. Refrigerate any leftovers for up to a week.


If you want your relish less sweet, use only 1/2 cup maple syrup (but add another 1/2 cup water to make sure you have enough liquid).

If you want a sweeter more traditional cranberry relish, use the full cup of maple syrup and don’t add any water to the pot.