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Slow Cooker Homemade Cranberry Sauce

This slow cooker cranberry sauce is so easy to make with only 4 ingredients. It's perfect for freeing up extra stove-top space during the holidays.
Course Side Dish
Cuisine Holiday
Keyword easy cranberry sauce recipe, homemade cranberry sauce, slow cooker thanksgiving side dish
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 4 hours
Total Time 4 hours 5 minutes
Servings 5 servings
Calories 87 kcal


  • 4-1/2 cups fresh or frozen cranberries
  • zest of 1 orange
  • 3/4-1 cup fresh orange juice use 1-2 depending on how much juice they have
  • 4-6 Tablespoons honey or maple syrup or more depending on how sweet you like your cranberry sauce
  • 1-2 cinnamon sticks *optional


  1. Combine all the ingredients in slow cooker and stir together. Cook for 2-3 hours on high or 4-5 hours on low until the ingredients are softened and easy to mash. Remove cinnamon sticks and using the back of a large spoon, smash the berries together and then stir until well combined. Taste and stir in any extra sweetener or add-ins if desired.
  2. The sauce will thicken as it cools. Serve warm or cool.
Nutrition Facts
Slow Cooker Homemade Cranberry Sauce
Amount Per Serving (1 serving)
Calories 87
% Daily Value*
Sodium 1mg0%
Potassium 117mg3%
Carbohydrates 23g8%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 18g20%
Vitamin A 100IU2%
Vitamin C 23.9mg29%
Calcium 14mg1%
Iron 0.3mg2%
* Nutrition facts are provided as a courtesy using the WPRM recipe calculator. It is best to make your own calculations to ensure accuracy. We expressly disclaim any and all liability of any kind with respect to any act or omission wholly or in part in reliance on anything contained in this website. Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.