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Instant Pot Cranberry Butter

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Incredibly delicious, super easy to make, and healthy too! Give this Instant Pot cranberry butter recipe a shot and you’ve got a yummy breakfast staple ready! 

cranberry butter

If you’ve been experimenting with recipes in your Instant Pot, you know how there are tons of ways you can put it to use.

From making curries and stews to elegant and complicated foods like cheesecakes and lasagnas- this kitchen appliance is actually genius. 

And this time, you can use it to whip up a quick breakfast spread for yourself- perfect in time for summer.

So go ahead and get your hands on those fresh cranberries from your local farmer’s market and give this easy cranberry butter recipe a shot! 

What is the Difference Between Fruit Butter & Jam?

Fruit butters are actually quite similar to jams and jellies in many ways. Both of them involve cooking the fruit and reducing it down, then turning it into a smooth spread.

A fruit butter in specific, first involves cooking the fruit thoroughly, then pureeing it into a smooth paste, and then cooking it again for a short time. Fruit butters also usually have an added sweetening agent into the mix. 

How Long Do Fruit Butters Last?

Since they are made using fresh fruits, fruit butters generally last for up to 10 days in the refrigerator.

If you pop it in the freezer, it can stay good in there for up to 2 months. Just make sure you sterilize the container in which you’ll be storing it beforehand. 

Are Fruit Butters Healthy?

Favorite Instant Pot Supplies

  • Kitchen Scale- A kitchen scale is a must to have for so many recipes in order to have accurate measurements. This is something that is often overlooked in recipes.
  • Meat Thermometer- Having a meat thermometer is essential. I have gone through so many 'inexpensive' thermometers that I finally invested in a heavy duty digital thermometer from BBQ guys. It was so worth it!
  •  Instant Pot Inner Pot - I like to have an extra inner pot available because of how much cooking I do in my Instant Pot. It comes in handy when I want to put a lid on the inner pot and refrigerate the leftovers, or mix up ingredients the night before to save time at the end of the day.
  • Silicone Lid for Instant Pot- I'm not sure how I lived without this one. Having a silicone lid for my Instant Pot has made life so much easier. It is perfect for adding ingredients a day or two ahead of time.
  • 101 Instant Pot Recipes for Beginners-  If you are new to pressure cooking, this is a great ebook to get you started with basic recipes you will use over and over again.

While fruit butters are, in general, made using fruits (and in this case, a good amount of cranberries), they aren’t completely healthy.

Most recipes for fruit butters call for the use of added sugar, which isn’t great if you’re watching your waistline. 

That said, these do have a healthy aspect to them, since they also pack in the nutritional benefits of the fruits that go into them. 

Which Other Fruits Can I Use?

If you’re planning to give our cranberry butter recipe a shot, but still want to know about other fruits that you could turn into fruit butters next, here’s a quick list to get you started. 

  • Crab apples
  • Apricots 
  • Quince 
  • Tomatoes 
  • Plum
  • Pears 
  • Grapes 
  • Peaches 
  • Blueberries 
  • Pumpkin
  • Rhubarb
  • Passionfruit 
  • Bananas 
  • Strawberries

You can also try a combination of two or more fruits for an added healthy boost to your fruit butter. 

cranberry butter

Serving Suggestions & Ideas

Using a fruit butter is easy- it can basically act as your replacement for that store bought jam.

You can spread it on your morning toast or add a dollop to your bowl of oatmeal to give it a little flavor boost.

You can also spread it on biscuits or add some into your pancake or waffle batter.

Notes:  You can increase the sugar to 1 cup if you want a sweeter taste.

cranberry butter

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Yield: 4 Half Pints

Instant Pot Cranberry Butter

Instant Pot Cranberry Butter

Incredibly delicious, super easy to make, and healthy too! Give this Instant Pot Cranberry Butter recipe a shot and you’ve got a yummy breakfast staple!

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes


Equipment Used to Make Cranberry Butter

Cranberry Butter


  1. Prep: zest the oranges and add the zest to the Instant Pot.
  2. Squeeze the juice of the oranges into a measuring cup.
  3. Add water to the same measuring cup to equal one full cup of liquid.
  4. Set aside the Instant Pot. Add water, cranberries, and brown sugar to the instant pot. Mix well.
  5. Turn the Instant Pot to High Pressure. Set it for 10 minutes.
  6. Use the quick release function to release the pressure from the pot.
  7. Add the cranberry-orange mixture to a food processor.
  8. Cool and then puree the mixture.
  9. Add to mason jars with lids.
  10. Store in the refrigerator.



  • Can a dog have Cranberry Butter? Although your dog may like to eat cranberries, and these are safe for your pet, the orange juice and amount of sugar in this recipe are not recommended for your best four-legged friend.
  • Can a cat have Cranberry Butter? If you like, you can test if your cat likes the taste of cranberries, but on its own. When combined with orange juice and the amount of sugar, they stop being healthy and become dangerous for your pet. Oranges contain citric acid, which can irritate your cat's gut and cause them to vomit and diarrhea. It also contains oil essentials, which cats are unable to digest as they lack glucuronyl transferase.

Nutrition Information



Serving Size


Amount Per Serving Calories 23Total Fat 0gSaturated Fat 0gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 0gCholesterol 0mgSodium 2mgCarbohydrates 6gFiber 1gSugar 4gProtein 0g

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  • Jessica McCoy

    Jessica McCoy is a seasoned food blogger with 14+ years of experience in the industry. As a self-taught home cook, she enjoys creating and finetuning easy recipes that are fool proof and simple for anyone to make. Her expertise is in all things kitchen: cooking tips, air fryer recipes, Instant Pot and other pressure cooking recipes, and slow cooker recipes. Jessica was the previous owner of AllSheCooks, where she focused on easy every day recipes including budget friendly dinner recipes and desserts.

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