Slow Cooker Cranberry Sauce

Perfectly blending the sweetness of sugar with the tartness of cranberries, this ridiculously easy Slow Cooker Cranberry Sauce will be a hit at your next holiday dinner.

The slow cooking process allows the flavors to meld together and intensify, creating a rich and complex taste.

You don’t have to bend over backwards to create an amazing side dish for Christmas or Thanksgiving! Just throw the ingredients in your slow cooker and voilĂ !

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delicious close up shot of cranberry sauce in slow cooker

I’ll be honest – growing up we only had the canned cranberries at Thanksgiving.

It really was a pitiful looking side dish.

And it received the attention that it deserved.

I never even knew cranberry sauce could be this exciting and delicious until I got older!

Be sure to check out my other easy slow cooker recipes, too!

Slow Cooker Cranberry Sauce

History of Cranberry Sauce

Cranberry sauce has been a staple of Thanksgiving and holiday dinners in the United States since the 1800s, and it is believed to have originated in the Northeast region of the country.

The first recorded recipe for cranberry sauce appeared in 1796 in the first American cookbook, “American Cookery” by Amelia Simmons.

It was a simple recipe that called for boiling the cranberries with sugar and water until they burst and softened.

Whether you prefer the traditional recipe or a modern twist, cranberry sauce is a delicious and festive addition to any holiday table.

Slow Cooker Cranberry Sauce

Prep time: 5 minutes
Cook time: 3 hours, 45 minutes
Servings: 8

Ingredients

1 package (12 ounces) fresh or frozen cranberries
2/3 cup sugar
1 seedless orange, peeled and sectioned
2 McCormick Bay leaves
1 McCormick Cinnamon Stick

Slow Cooker Cranberry Sauce

Directions for Slow cooker Cranberry Sauce

Place all ingredients in 4-quart slow cooker. Cover.

Cook 3 hours on high, stirring every hour. Uncover. Stir well.

Cook, uncovered, 30 to 45 minutes longer on high or until slightly thickened.

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Slow Cooker Cranberry Sauce

Slow Cooker Cranberry Sauce

Yield: 8
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 3 hours 45 minutes
Total Time: 3 hours 50 minutes

Perfectly blending the sweetness of sugar with the tartness of cranberries, this ridiculously easy Slow Cooker Cranberry Sauce will be a hit at your next holiday dinner.

Ingredients

  • 1 package (12 ounces) fresh or frozen cranberries
  • 2/3 cup sugar
  • 1 seedless orange, peeled and sectioned
  • 2 McCormick Bay leaves
  • 1 McCormick Cinnamon Stick

Instructions

    1. Place all ingredients in 4-quart slow cooker. Cover.
    2. Cook 3 hours on high, stirring every hour. Uncover. Stir well.
    3. Cook, uncovered, 30 to 45 minutes longer on high or until slightly thickened.

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Nutrition Information:
Yield: 8 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 72Total Fat: 0gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 0mgCarbohydrates: 19gFiber: 1gSugar: 17gProtein: 0g

Nutrient values are only estimates provided by online calculators. Various factors can change the nutritional information in any given recipe.

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