Slow Cooker Cranberry Sauce: Fuss-Free Flavor for All


Save some space and time with this naturally dairy-free slow cooker cranberry sauce recipe. It requires minimal planning ahead, and can even be made the same day from frozen cranberries. Just toss all of the ingredients in a small slow cooker and let the flavors meld while you prepare the rest of the feast.

Slow Cooker Cranberry Sauce Recipe - easy, simple, vegan, and optionally paleo-friendlyThis slow cooker cranberry sauce recipe with photo was shared with us about a year ago by McCormick.

Special Diet Notes: Slow Cooker Cranberry Sauce

By ingredients, this recipe is dairy-free / n0n-dairy, egg-free, gluten-free, grain-free, nut-free, peanut-free, soy-free, vegan, plant-based, vegetarian, and top food allergy-friendly. It’s also optionally paleo-friendly if you use your approved sweetener of choice.

Slow Cooker Cranberry Sauce
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It doesn't get much easier than this crockpot cranberry sauce. It's a space-saving solution for the holidays.
Serves: 8 servings
  • 1 (12-ounce) package fresh or frozen cranberries
  • ⅔ cup sugar (can sub your sweetener of choice)
  • 1 seedless orange, peeled and sectioned
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  1. Place all ingredients in a 4-quart slow cooker and cover.
  2. Cook for 3 hours on high, stirring every hour. Uncover and stir well.
  3. Cook on high, uncovered, for 30 to 45 minutes longer or until slightly thickened.

Key Pantry Supplies: Slow Cooker Cranberry Sauce

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About Author

Alisa is the founder of, Food Editor for Allergic Living magazine, and author of the best-selling dairy-free book, Go Dairy Free: The Guide and Cookbook for Milk Allergies, Lactose Intolerance, and Casein-Free Living, and the new cookbook, Eat Dairy Free: Your Essential Cookbook for Everyday Meals, Snacks, and Sweets. Alisa is also a professional recipe creator and product ambassador for the natural food industry.

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