We will be using the instant pot for this recipe. Today’s choice is a Pate. This dish is tasty and smells amazing. Cranberries make a great pate for your Christmas table.

ingredients for Pate with Cranberries in instant pot

  • 1kg (2.2lb) pork shoulder
  • 0,5kg (1.1lb) bacon
  • 0,5kg (1.1lb) chicken drumsticks
  • 0,2kg (0.45lb) chicken liver
  • 3 eggs
  • 2 onions
  • 1 stale bread roll
  • 4 grains of allspice
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 1/2 tsp of multicolour pepper grain
  • 1 tbsp of lard
  • 1 tbsp of Vegeta (universal seasoning)
  • Salt
  • Black pepper
  • 1/2 tsp of nutmeg
  • 0,1kg (0.22lb) of dry cranberries

Cut the meat, bacon and onion into medium pieces. Turn on programme Sauté and add lard into the pot. Fry onion slightly first and add cut meat into the same pot.

raw meat for pate inside an instant pot before cooking
Fry everything for couple of minutes. Turn off Saute. Add chicken liver, bay leaves, allspice, multicolour pepper, Vegeta and a little bit of salt. Add 1 cup of water. Set Meat programme for 30 min.

meet sauteed in instant pot - recipe for pate
Meanwhile, cover cranberries with hot water, it’s to make sure they are soft later.

cranberries soaked in water - recipe for pate
After the programme has finished, leave for another 10-15 minutes until the valve drops and the whole pressure is out. Turn it off and open instant pot. Remove meat to a separate plate. Stock has to be separated through strainer.

Meat for pate cooked in instant pot
Add stale bread roll into stock.

bread soaked in decoction - ingredient of pate made in instant pot
Remove grains of pepper, allspice and bay leaves by sieving, next add leftover from the strainer into your plate of meat. Remember to remove bones. Allow meat to cool down. Then mince all the meat and bread in meat mincer, ideally 2-3 times.

blended ingredients for pate in instant pot
Add black pepper, nutmeg and eggs.

blended pate with added eggs and spices - instant pot club
Mix everything very well. If it is too thick add some stock. Add salt/pepper if required, then add cranberries and mix everything together.

pate and cranberries inside the instant pot
I prepared my pate in three ways:

pate stuffed into cups before cooking in instant pot

1. Lubricate the ramekins/little cups with fat (butter or lard), covered in breadcrumbs and then fill up with prepared mix. Cover with aluminium foil. Put one cup of water into instant pot, put ramekins on top of a trivet. Set programme to manual for 15 minutes, after it’s done, leave for natural pressure release. Take ramekins out and allow too cool down.

pate ready for cooking inside the instant pot
2. Second, similar as previous, use jars rather than ramekins. Make sure they are covered with fat and breadcrumbs. Close the lids of the jars and put them on the trivet in instant pot (remember about the water).

jars filled with pate inside the instant pot
Programme manual 20min and then 10min of NPR. When programme finishes, take the jars out and turn them upside down. Let them cool down. Store in the fridge for longer than the first method (make sure the lid is concave).

homemade pate with cranberries inside jars - made in instant pot
3. Third method is very traditional. Baking mould cover with aluminium foil and brush with fat. Fill up the form with meat mixture.

homemade polish pate in a from before baking
Bake in the oven in 180°C for 45 minutes.

baked homemade polish pate with cranberries in a form
ready homemade pate with cranberries - made in poland
recipe for pate with cranberries in instant pot
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