Crockpot Cranberry Sauce

Crockpot Cranberry Sauce ~ now this is my kinda cookin'!  I had no idea how easy it was to make Homemade Cranberry Sauce let alone that you could make it in a crockpot until I tried my hand at this recipe.  

Crockpot Cranberry Sauce

When the turkey is in the oven and the stovetop burners are all fired up all you need to do is pull out a small crockpot {mine is a mini crockpot and was less than $10.00) and start making some Cranberry Sauce.  Your house will smell all holiday-ish and you'll look like the hostess with the mostest having thought of every detail...even this homemade taste treat.  

Crockpot Cranberry Sauce fresh cranberries

Your guests will be all oohing and awin'

and you'll be all smilin'.  

{I am so NOT a poet!}

📖 Recipe

Crockpot Cranberry Sauce

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  • 1 12 oz package fresh cranberries ~ rinse and drain
  • 4 medium sweet apples peeled, cored and sliced
  • 4 tablespoons sugar {more to taste}
  • 1 tablespoon grated orange zest
  • ¼ cup fresh orange juice


  • Place orange juice in the bottom of your crockpot.
  • Place the cranberries, apples, sugar and orange zest in your crockpot and mix well.
  • Cover the crockpot and turn on the low setting for about 8 hours stirring occasionally and breaking up the apples and cranberries with a wooden spoon after they have softened.
  • Taste and add more sugar if the sauce is too tart.
  • Serve warm or at room temperature.

As with any of my recipes, calorie counts and nutritional information varies greatly depending on which products you choose to use when cooking this dish.

Author: Mary Beth
Crockpot Cranberry Sauce with apples and orange rind

I hope you'll try this recipe for the upcoming holidays ~ it's another easy one {I don't know any other way!}

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  1. Jen @ West Street Story says:

    Wow, this is JUST what I was looking for. I am putting together my Thanksgiving recipe plan today and you can bet this is going to be on there.

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  3. Oh great idea to do it in the crockpot - I need to try this! Thanks for sharing Mary Beth! Looks delish!