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Slow Cooker Cranberry Sauce

This fruity slow cooker cranberry sauce is so convenient for Thanksgiving! ($.73 per serving)
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Keyword Cranberry Sauce
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 2 hours
Total Time 2 hours 5 minutes
Servings 10
Calories 107kcal


  • 12 ounces fresh cranberries
  • 2 medium oranges
  • 1 medium apple (1/2 lb)
  • 3/4 cup maple syrup


  • Rinse the cranberries and place them in the slow cooker.
  • Squeeze the juice out of one orange and add the juice to the slow cooker. (This is about 1/4 cup of juice.)
  • Remove the peel from the second orange and chop the fruit into bite-sized pieces. Add them to the slow cooker.
  • Peel the apple and remove the core. Chop the apple into bite-sized pieces and add them to the slow cooker.
  • Add the maple syrup to the fruit and stir.
  • Turn on the slow cooker to “Low” and cook until the fruit is very tender. For me, this takes about 2 hours, but your slow cooker might take more or less time. Keep an eye on it.
  • Mash the fruit so there are no large chunks remaining. I use a potato masher, but you could also use a large spoon or fork (just don’t scratch the slow cooker).
  • Turn the heat to high, and cook uncovered for an additional 15 minutes to thicken the sauce.
  • Serve the slow cooker cranberry sauce warm, or let the sauce cool and store it in an airtight container in the refrigerator until ready to serve.


Calories: 107kcal