Recipe Box, Easy Slo Cook Cranberry Sauce and Recipes using Cranberries

When I saw this Slow Cooker Cranberry Sauce over at Lynn’s

Happier than a Pig in Mud

I couldn’t wait to try it

I had all the ingredients on hand

Into the crock pot they went

Along with a few tired clementines

This is how it looked after 1 hour

and after 3 hours

After stirring at 3 hours, leave the crock pot lid off and let it cook for another 30 minutes

It will significantly reduce down to a lovely thick sauce

All done!

This batch won’t make it to Thanksgiving…

I have plans to use it in a fabulous recipe coming up soon!

Slow Cooker Cranberry Orange Sauce

5 ingredients and a few hours in the slow cooker and you will have a delicious homemade cranberry orange sauce
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 3 hours 30 minutes
Course condiment
Cuisine American
Servings 1 cup


  • slow cooker


  • 12 oz fresh cranberries
  • 2/3 cup sugar
  • 3 clementines peeled and sectioned
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon


  • Place everything in a 4 quart slow cooker.
  • Cover and cook on high 1 hour. Stir, cover and continue to cook for 2 more hours, stirring every hour.
  • After 3 hours, stir and then leave the pot uncovered and cook 30 more minutes. Cool. Transfer to a jar and refrigerate for up to 2 weeks. Yields about 1 cup. Double recipe for a pint.
Keyword cranberry orange sauce, cranberry sauce, holiday condiment, slow cooker cranberry sauce, Thanksgiving

“Cranberry Season” 4″ x 6″ colored pencil on mixed media paper

In the meantime,

here are some favorite holiday recipes using cranberries

Last year I made a similar cranberry sauce,

Cranberry Orange Sauce with Maple 

It was fantastic paired with bacon wrapped Brussels sprouts for a festive appetizer

Bacon Wrapped Brussels Sprouts with Cranberry Orange Glaze

It is also wonderful on a flatbread

like this Holiday Cranberry Flatbread made with Thanksgiving leftovers

Cranberry Walnut Spirals with Gorgonzola Butter sound fancy

but they’re actually easy to make

These will definitely get gobbled!

White Cheddar Cranberry Fondue can be made and served

straight from a mini crock pot

And for dessert…

White Chocolate Cranberry Ice Cream

‘Tis the season for all things cranberry!

Be sure to visit Lynn @ Happier than a Pig in Mud, she is always cooking and crafting something wonderful!


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25 Responses to “Recipe Box, Easy Slo Cook Cranberry Sauce and Recipes using Cranberries”
  1. Jenna, the cranberry sauce looks delicious. I love cranberries in almost anything. This is an easy recipe that would be perfect for the turkey sandwich the day after Thanksgiving! Happy Thursday!

  2. I know I’m one of the weird ones, but I adore cranberry sauce. This looks yum!

  3. Laura Kate says:

    I came to love cranberries rather late in life. Now I am happy to eat them any time of the year. Thanks for the recipes.

  4. I’m glad you tried it! I’ve made it twice now, even froze half of the last batch to send home with Ma. Happy Holiday Planning Jenna:@)

  5. lulu says:

    Did you think the sauce better slow cooked? I’m drawn to the flatbread with cranberries.

  6. Nancy says:

    I love cranberries and I enjoy making all kinds of things with cranberries! Delish!

  7. pattyanneart says:

    All thing cranberry, yum!!
    Can’t wait to try your recipe. Thanks, Jenna! 😊

  8. Kitty says:

    Lynn is always cooking up something good, and so are you, Jenna! I like the idea of using the slow cooker for this. Your painted cranberries are beautiful, too.

  9. Jill Kuhn says:

    I love cranberries! Making this recipe in the crockpot looks easy and I bet it made your house smell good too! ❤️ Unfortunately, I’m the only one who likes cranberries in my house… I like how you used the leftovers in other recipes too. I may give that a try! 😍

  10. Mary says:

    I saw Lynn’s recipe and wanted to try it too Jenna! Looks delish and so easy!

  11. marilyn1998 says:

    Thank you for sharing at #ThursdayFavoriteThings. Pinned and shared. Have a lovely week. I hope to see you at next week’s party too!

  12. What pretty ideas! I can taste the cranberry spirals!

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