Homemade crockpot cranberry sauce made with fresh cranberries! The combination of orange juice, fresh cranberries, cinnamon and sugars create delicious flavors – and your house will smell amazing!
Cranberry sauce was not a part of our Thanksgiving growing up. In fact, I don’t think I’ve ever bought fresh cranberries. Sure, I’ve thought about stringing them by a fire at Christmas, but slow cooking them in a crockpot? Last year our church had our annual Thanksgiving meal together. I received the email with my instructions to make “cranberry sauce”. Do you just buy the can of the stuff?
I decided to do a little digging and decided to make a fantastic Cranberry Sauce Slow Cooker Recipe. It was so easy to make and it looks just beautiful. What I loved about this recipe is that I could make it with my kiddo. He helped me prepare it and then we turned on the crockpot. And the smell. Who needs Yankee when you can make homemade cranberry sauce?!
Combine all ingredients except for the cranberries in your slow cooker.
Rinse the cranberries with water. Let’s just talk about how pretty cranberries are. I mean, really. They are fun to photograph because of the rich red color.
Add the cranberries to the crockpot and give it a good stir. Turn on high.
Stir the sauce with the cranberries after one hour on high in the slow cooker and every hour after that until you get to three hours. Your house will smell amazing!
The sauce will be thick and delicious. If you like your cranberries cooked down even more, you can leave them in the crockpot for longer, just keep an eye on them!
Can you make cranberry sauce ahead of time?
This cranberry sauce can be made the day before and served on your holiday table. There is such a difference between homemade cranberry sauce and the canned stuff. Make your own! You won’t regret it! 🙂
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Crockpot Cranberry Sauce
Homemade crockpot cranberry sauce combining orange juice, fresh cranberries, sugars and cinnamon.
- Prep Time: 10 mins
- Cook Time: 3 hours
- Total Time: 3 hours 10 mins
- Yield: 6 1x
- Category: side
- Method: Slow Cooker
- Cuisine: American
- 1/2 Cup brown sugar
- 1/2 Cup white sugar
- 1/4 tsp cinnamon
- 1/2 Cup orange juice
- 1/2 Cup water
- 12 oz fresh cranberries
- Combine all ingredients except the cranberries in the crockpot. Stir well.
- Add cranberries and evenly coat.
- Turn on the crockpot to high for 3 hours, stirring the cranberries every hour.
- After three hours on high, mash the cranberries. Continue to heat on high with the lid off, for 45 minutes.
- Let cool and transfer to serving dish.
Make this the day before Thanksgiving. The house will smell amazing and you’ll have something finished!
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