With Thanksgiving Dinner in just a few weeks, cranberry sauce is typically on our dinner menu. I probably shouldn’t admit this but I typically serve canned cranberry sauce (Gasp!). I know, I know. Now that I have tried this slow cooker cranberry sauce recipe, I won’t be doing that anymore.

On Thanksgiving Day, I spend most of the day cooking so when trying out new recipes, tasty and easy are what I am looking for or it’s not going to happen. That is why I love that this recipe only needs 3 ingredients and that it can be made in the slow cooker, which means I just place everything in the slow cooker and it does the rest.

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Slow Cooker Cranberry Sauce Recipe


  • 12 oz package of fresh cranberries
  • 1 cup of sugar
  • 1 cup water


  • Place the cranberries, sugar and the cup of water in your slow cooker
  • Cook on high for 3-4 hours or on low for 7-8 hours or until the cranberries have popped open and the sauce is bubbly.
  • Stir occasionally.
  • Sauce will thicken as it cools.

Do you see how easy this slow cooker cranberry sauce recipe is to make? Let me know if you end up making it this Thanksgiving and how it turned out for you. I’d also love to hear if you make it another way…I’d love to give it a try.

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