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Slow Cooker Spiced Cranberry Sauce – Prepared in the slow cooker, this easy and soon to be your new favorite cranberry sauce recipe features fresh, ruby red cranberries, cinnamon, ginger, cloves, orange juice and apple cider vinegar.
Have I got the best ever bowl of sweetness and tanginess for you! Your house is about to smell like the HOLIDAYS!!
Heeey! Happy Monday! Even happier Thanksgiving week! I’m kind of still in disbelief that it’s already time for turkey, cranberries, Black Friday deals, Christmas movies, and Santa Claus. Like, what?! Didn’t we *just* wish each other a Happy 2016?? Geeez! Time, sloooow down.
A good thing about these days coming around a little quicker than they did when I was little and couldn’t tell time, is that we get to grub on the best menu ever put together. Case in point: THIS Slow Cooker SPICED Cranberry Sauce. Lawwwwd, this stuff is amaaay-zing! I probably say that a lot, but it ain’t no lie.
At first I thought I got carried away with all that I was throwing in the slow cooker, but as all good stories go, I’m glad I didn’t stop. Not only did I add in all the Fall spices that I could find, but just for fun and lots of flavor, I also added in STAR’s Unfiltered Organic Apple Cider Vinegar. Made with organically grown apples, their apple cider vinegar is a wholesome way to add delicious flavor to most foods, salads, pork and even cranberry sauce.
This spiced cranberry sauce prepared in a saucepan will take you about 10 to 12 minutes. This sauce, in a slow cooker? 3 to 4 hours. THUS, the question that follows is: why bother with the slow cooker?!? The answer is: BE-CAUSE, a) you need the stovetop for all the other dishes on the list, b) you WANT your house to smell like the Holidays, and c) we loooove using our slow cooker for all-things THANKSGIVING. Take note:
But back to the spiced cranberry sauce. After we devoured most of it, which was back in September while I was working on my blog-Thanksgiving-recipes, the little bit that I had leftover went over a gooey and warm round of brie cheeeeese. Best idea, I tell ya! Bestest! It was so, so good. Hop over to HERE to get that recipe.
Annnyyyhoooo. Cranberries in a crock pot is a sure solution to the most delicious sauce you have ever had! Mayyyybe? I’m sure your Mom’s or Grandma’s was better – it always is – but this is good, too. I promise!
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TOOLS AND INGREDIENTS USED IN THIS RECIPE
- 1 bag (12 ounces) fresh cranberries
- 1-1/4 cups packed light brown sugar
- 1/2 cup STAR Unfiltered Organic Apple Cider Vinegar
- 3/4 cup light orange juice
- 1 teaspoon ground ginger
- 3/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
Combine all ingredients in the bowl of your slow cooker and stir to combine.
Cover and cook on HIGH for 3 to 4 hours or on LOW for 6 to 7 hours, or until the cranberries have popped and the sauce is thickened and bubbly.
Taste and adjust accordingly. If needed, stir in more sugar.
WW Smart Points: 6
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