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Slow Cooker Cranberry Sauce Recipe
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Slow Cooker Cranberry Sauce

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"Perfect homemade cranberry sauce for the Holidays! Tastes and smells wonderful!"

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Original recipe makes 12 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    5 mins
  • COOK

    3 hrs 45 mins

    3 hrs 50 mins


  1. Combine orange juice, water, brown sugar, white sugar, and cinnamon in slow cooker; stir in cranberries. Cook on High for 3 hours, stirring once each hour.
  2. Remove lid; stir well. Cook on High until sauce has thickened and most cranberries have popped, about 45 more minutes.
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  • Cook's Note:
  • Use at least a 2-quart slow cooker. A timer is helpful to remember when to stir. This recipe can be made a couple days in advance, just needs reheating.
  • Easy Cleanup
  • Try using a liner in your slow cooker for easier cleanup.

Reviews More Reviews

Most Helpful Positive Review
Nov 16, 2011

This Recipe is great! I added a bit of oranje juice since I did not have enough zest and it is wonderful. Have made this a number of times,and it is rediculous to buy the canned stuff when this is so easy and much better tasting.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Nov 20, 2011

This turned out tasty but it was definitely NOT as much as it advertised! I wanted 12 servings and the recipe servings was far too small. If you're making this for a group definitely triple the amount!

Dec 02, 2011

It was perfect! Though I did not need to cook it any longer than the 3 hours covered. Once I took the lid off, to begin the 45 minutes without the lid, I realized it was already the consistency it needed to be. But it was great! Didn't change a thing other than the cooking time. ;)

Dec 22, 2012

It seems rediculous to spend so much time on this. All you have to do is dissolve the sugars in the liquid, bring it to a boil, toss the cranberries in, simmer them for another 10-15 minutes until most of them have popped, cool and refrigerate. I've never heard of anyone cooking cranberries for 3 hours.

Nov 20, 2011

This recipe was so good we made it twice before Thanksgiving. In addition to the ingredients we included the zest one orange to the mix. Delicious!

Dec 21, 2011

Wonderful! So easy to make. Everyone just loved it, honestly! You can use fresh or frozen cranberries. I have used both and both are tasty. I garnished mine with fresh orange zest.

Dec 26, 2011

I had my doubts when putting it all in the crockpot.Wasn't sure if it would work. It did and turned out beautiful. It was well received at the table

Dec 09, 2011

I never liked cranberry sauce, I think mostly because I hated the way it came out of the can. This recipe was a huge hit at Thanksgiving. I will never buy canned again! This tastes wonderful and smells delightful! This a a favorite!


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  • Calories
  • 85 kcal
  • 4%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 21.9 g
  • 7%
  • Cholesterol
  • 0 mg
  • 0%
  • Fat
  • 0.1 g
  • < 1%
  • Fiber
  • 1.3 g
  • 5%
  • Protein
  • 0.2 g
  • < 1%
  • Sodium
  • 4 mg
  • < 1%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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