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Slow Cooker Crockpot Homemade Cranberry Sauce

This Easy Slow Cooker Homemade Cranberry Sauce is the best recipe flavored with orange and cinnamon. Making cranberry sauce in the Crockpot is so simple. Dump your ingredients into the pot and let it do the work.

slow cooker Crockpot pot homemade cranberry sauce in a white bowl

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If you don’t want to use your slow cooker, check out my Instant Pot Cranberry Sauce and Grand Marnier Cranberry Sauce which is a stovetop recipe.

cranberry sauce, cinnamon, sugar, honey, and orange juice in separate bowls

Key Recipe Ingredients

  • Cranberries
  • Orange Juice
  • Cinnamon
  • Honey
  • Sugar or Sweetener

What Type of Cranberries to Use. Fresh vs Frozen

You can use either fresh or frozen in this recipe. If using frozen you don’t have to defrost them, but I recommend rinsing off any ice crystals if present.

cranberry sauce, cinnamon, sugar, and orange juice in a slow cooker Crockpot

How to Make the Recipe Healthy Without Sugar

You can omit the honey in this recipe and opt for sweetening the sauce solely with something like monkfuit. It’s a fruit extract with zero calories and zero carbs.

How to Make Slow Cooker Crockpot Cranberry Sauce

  1. Add cranberries, orange juice, honey, sugar or sweetener, and cinnamon to slow cooker.
  2. Slow cook for 3-4 hours on Low or 7-8 hours on High.
  3. Remove the sauce and chill/refrigerate.
cranberry sauce, cinnamon, sugar, and orange juice in a slow cooker Crockpot

How to Thicken Cranberry Sauce/Runny Cranberry Sauce

Using granulated sweetener helps with thickening cranberry sauce (it is used in this recipe). The sauce will also thicken after it’s refrigerated.

Cool the Sauce

Allow the sauce to fully cool prior to chilling it.

Chilling

I allow the sauce to chill for at least 2 hours in advance of serving.

homemade cranberry sauce in a Crockpot slow cooker

Can You Make it Ahead?

This is the perfect dish to make ahead because properly stored it will last in the fridge for 10-14 days.

How to Store It

Store leftovers tightly covered and sealed in plastic or glass in the refrigerator.

Freezer Tips

Store the cranberry sauce tightly covered and sealed and it will last up to a year. It keeps it’s optimal freshness for 2 months.

Pair With these Side Dish Recipes

Southern Turnip Greens
Southern Candied Sweet Potatoes
Cornbread Dressing with Chicken
Southern Soul Food Baked Mac and Cheese

slow cooker Crockpot pot homemade cranberry sauce in a white bowl

Pair With these Main Dish Recipes

Slow Cooker Turkey Legs
Slow Cooker Turkey Wings
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Smothered Turkey Wings
Baked Crab Legs
Baked Turkey Wings
Southern Baked Ham With Pineapple
Air Fryer Turkey
Air Fryer Baked Ham

Cajun Roasted Turkey
Air Fryer Cornish Hens

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Slow Cooker Crockpot Homemade Cranberry Sauce

This Easy Slow Cooker Homemade Cranberry Sauce is the best recipe flavored with orange and cinnamon. Making cranberry sauce in the Crockpot is so simple. Dump your ingredients into the pot and let it do the work.
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Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Keyword Crockpot cranberry sauce, homemade cranberry sauce, slow cooker cranberry sauce
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 8 hours
Total Time 8 hours 10 minutes
Servings 10 servings
Calories 55kcal

Ingredients

  • 16 oz cranberries
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 1 cup orange juice
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon or 2 cinnamon sticks
  • 2 tablespoons sweetener or sugar Start with 1 teaspoon and taste repeatedly until desired taste is met.

Instructions

  • Add all of the ingredients to the slow cooker. (You may elect to add the sugar and sweeteners at the end so that you can adjust to taste.)
  • Cook on High for 3-4 hours or on Low for 7-8 hours.
  • Taste repeatedly and adjust sweetener and spices as necessary.
  • Chill for 2 hours to thicken and if you prefer chilled cranberry sauce.

Notes

You can use either fresh or frozen cranberries in this recipe. If using frozen you don’t have to defrost them, but I recommend rinsing off any ice crystals if present.
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Nutrition (displayed with net carbs)

Serving: 1serving | Calories: 55kcal | Carbohydrates: 11g
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