Slow Cooker Spiced Cranberry Sauce

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This Slow Cooker Spiced Cranberry Sauce is delicious and so easy to prepare! A simple Thanksgiving classic recipe featuring fresh, ruby red cranberries, cinnamon, ginger, cloves, orange juice and apple cider vinegar. 

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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.

AN EASY SLOW COOKER CRANBERRY SAUCE RECIPE

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. 

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.

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. 

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.

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.

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.

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.

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:

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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.

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. 

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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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ENJOY!

TOOLS AND INGREDIENTS USED IN THIS RECIPE

Slow Cooker Spiced Cranberry Sauce
Prep Time
2 mins
Cook Time
4 hrs
Total Time
4 hrs 2 mins
 

This Slow Cooker Spiced Cranberry Sauce is delicious and so easy to prepare! A simple Thanksgiving classic recipe featuring fresh, ruby red cranberries, cinnamon, ginger, cloves, orange juice and apple cider vinegar. 

Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Calories: 336 kcal
Author: Katerina | Diethood
Ingredients
  • 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
Instructions
  1. Combine all ingredients in the bowl of your slow cooker and stir to combine.
  2. 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.
  3. Taste and adjust accordingly. If needed, stir in more sugar.
  4. Serve.
Recipe Notes

WW Smart Points: 6

Nutrition Facts
Slow Cooker Spiced Cranberry Sauce
Amount Per Serving
Calories 336 Calories from Fat 9
% Daily Value*
Fat 1g2%
Saturated Fat 1g5%
Cholesterol 15mg5%
Sodium 72mg3%
Potassium 532mg15%
Carbohydrates 77g26%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 70g78%
Protein 3g6%
Vitamin A 372IU7%
Vitamin C 93mg113%
Calcium 81mg8%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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12 Responses
  1. I realize the original date of this post was some time ago, but I’m hoping for a response. I did this in my crock pot on high for more than 4 hours……many of the cranberries have not popped, but are soft. There is no thickening of the liquids, it is just plain runny and liquid. I am going to try and transfer to stove-top and continue cooking and hoping for some thickening. Any comments or suggestions?

    1. Hi!!

      I would just let them cook a little longer in the slow cooker. It could be that your slow cooker cooks at a lower temperature than mine, which is why it may need a bit more time. Just continue to cook until they start popping – it shouldn’t be long since they’re already soft. By cooking it longer, you’re also going to reduce the sauce down even further so more of the liquid cooks off and the mixture thickens. If you want it even thicker, you can always add a slurry of cornstarch – mix 1 tablespoon cornstarch with 2 tablespoons water and stir it into the sauce and continue to cook for several minutes.

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