Check out The Top Ten Recipes for Slow Cooker Cranberry Sauce for delicious ideas that free up space on the stove and also free up the cook!
Thanksgiving is coming whether we’re ready or not. I love Thanksgiving, and enjoy sharing lots of ideas for Thanksgiving dishes in the slow cooker, and a few in the Instant Pot too. I have all those Thanksgiving ideas collected in a great round-up of 50+ Recipes a Slow Cooker or Instant Pot Thanksgiving, but I want to give a special shout-out for the Top Ten Recipes for Slow Cooker Cranberry Sauce. Making cranberry sauce in the slow cooker is the perfect way to control the amount of sugar, or use your preferred sweetener and make a lower-sugar cranberry sauce if you prefer.
And don’t you agree that these slow cooker cranberry sauce recipes all look delicious! All photos are copyrighted by the blogger who posted the recipe. Just click the recipe title under each photo to see that recipe on the original blog.
First up, the gorgeous Crockpot Apple and Cranberry Sauce with Orange and Crystallized Ginger from Cookin’ Canuck shown above. This sauce cooks for eight hours in the slow cooker, so you might want to cook it overnight and then warm it up in the slow cooker on Thanksgiving day.
A slightly different sauce that also features orange and ginger flavors is the Slow Cooker Cranberry Sauce from The Lemon Bowl. For this recipe whole cranberries cook in the slow cooker with water, orange juice, sugar, orange zest, and grated ginger.
The Slow Cooker Cranberry Sauce from Emily Bites includes Weight Watchers information for anyone who wants it.
At Kitchen Parade you’ll find a recipe for Slow Cooker Whole Cranberry Sauce that was sent by a reader, and Alanna confirms it’s a winner!
At A Year of Slow Cooking I found a slightly different version of Slow Cooker Homemade Cranberry Sauce that starts with fresh or frozen whole cranberries. This recipe has a touch of cinnamon.
The Gracious Pantry has Clean Eating Slow Cooker Cranberry Sauce.
For anyone who wants cranberry sauce without added sugar, this Sugar-Free Slow Cooker Cranberry Sauce from The Perfect Pantry has whole cranberries cooked in no-sugar added apple juice or apple cider, and is sweetened with Splenda or another sweetener of your choice.
At Heather’s Dish, Heather says she started making CrockPot Holiday Cranberry Sauce to help with scheduling on Thanksgiving, and that sounds like a good reason to me!
Slow Cooker Cranberry Sauce from Burnt Apple is sweetened with maple syrup.
And one more slightly different idea for Slow Cooker Cranberry Sauce from Skinny Ms. This one has orange juice, cinnamon, and is sweetened with honey.
If you’ve made cranberry sauce in the slow cooker, tell us in the comments about how that went!
Check out our Thanksgiving ideas below if you want more Slow Cooker Thanksgiving Recipes or Instant Pot Thanksgiving Recipes!
All the Thanksgiving Round-Ups:
50+ Recipes for a Slow Cooker or Instant Pot Thanksgiving
Top Ten Recipes for Slow Cooker Cranberry Sauce
Top Ten Recipes for Slow Cooker Mashed Potatoes
The BEST Instant Pot Recipes for Potatoes
Top Ten Recipes for Slow Cooker Sweet Potatoes
The BEST Instant Pot Sweet Potatoes Recipes
Top Ten Recipes for Slow Cooker Turkey Breast
Ten Terrific Recipes for Instant Pot Turkey Breast
Ten Amazing Slow Cooker or Instant Pot Stuffing Recipes
The BEST Instant Pot Party Dips
The BEST Sweet and Savory Instant Pot Pumpkin Recipes
The BEST Instant Pot or Pressure Cooker Cheesecake Recipes