Rating: 4.48 stars
82 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 60
  • 4 star values: 11
  • 3 star values: 5
  • 2 star values: 2
  • 1 star values: 4

Perfect homemade cranberry sauce for the Holidays! Tastes and smells wonderful!

Recipe Summary

prep:
5 mins
cook:
3 hrs 45 mins
total:
3 hrs 50 mins
Servings:
12
Yield:
12 servings
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Ingredients

12
Original recipe yields 12 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Combine orange juice, water, brown sugar, white sugar, and cinnamon in slow cooker; stir in cranberries. Cook on High for 3 hours, stirring once each hour.

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  • Remove lid; stir well. Cook on High until sauce has thickened and most cranberries have popped, about 45 more minutes.

Cook's Note:

Use at least a 2-quart slow cooker. A timer is helpful to remember when to stir. This recipe can be made a couple days in advance, just needs reheating.

Nutrition Facts

85 calories; protein 0.2g; carbohydrates 21.9g; fat 0.1g; sodium 3.5mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (56)

Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
11/16/2011
This Recipe is great! I added a bit of oranje juice since I did not have enough zest and it is wonderful. Have made this a number of times and it is rediculous to buy the canned stuff when this is so easy and much better tasting. Read More
(65)

Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
11/21/2011
This turned out tasty but it was definitely NOT as much as it advertised! I wanted 12 servings and the recipe servings was far too small. If you're making this for a group definitely triple the amount! Read More
(37)
82 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 60
  • 4 star values: 11
  • 3 star values: 5
  • 2 star values: 2
  • 1 star values: 4
Rating: 5 stars
11/16/2011
This Recipe is great! I added a bit of oranje juice since I did not have enough zest and it is wonderful. Have made this a number of times and it is rediculous to buy the canned stuff when this is so easy and much better tasting. Read More
(65)
Rating: 3 stars
11/20/2011
This turned out tasty but it was definitely NOT as much as it advertised! I wanted 12 servings and the recipe servings was far too small. If you're making this for a group definitely triple the amount! Read More
(37)
Rating: 4 stars
12/22/2012
It seems rediculous to spend so much time on this. All you have to do is dissolve the sugars in the liquid bring it to a boil toss the cranberries in simmer them for another 10-15 minutes until most of them have popped cool and refrigerate. I've never heard of anyone cooking cranberries for 3 hours. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/02/2011
It was perfect! Though I did not need to cook it any longer than the 3 hours covered. Once I took the lid off to begin the 45 minutes without the lid I realized it was already the consistency it needed to be. But it was great! Didn't change a thing other than the cooking time.;) Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/20/2011
This recipe was so good we made it twice before Thanksgiving. In addition to the ingredients we included the zest one orange to the mix. Delicious! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/26/2011
I had my doubts when putting it all in the crockpot.Wasn't sure if it would work. It did and turned out beautiful. It was well received at the table Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/21/2011
Wonderful! So easy to make. Everyone just loved it honestly! You can use fresh or frozen cranberries. I have used both and both are tasty. I garnished mine with fresh orange zest. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/09/2011
I never liked cranberry sauce I think mostly because I hated the way it came out of the can. This recipe was a huge hit at Thanksgiving. I will never buy canned again! This tastes wonderful and smells delightful! This a a favorite! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/23/2012
I loved the idea of making cranberry sauce in the slow cooker. I altered it a bit because of what I had on hand. I used 3 small oranges peeled and cut up because I had no juice. I also added 3 pears that needed to be used 1 apple (unpeeled) 1 (20 oz.) can crushed pineapple 1/3 c. water 1 1/3 c. white sugar 1 bag (12 oz.) fresh cranberries. Cooked 3 hours on high w/ lid on then removed to thicken a bit. Everyone loved it:) Read More
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