Slow-Cooker Apple Cranberry Sauce

This tangy five-ingredient side dish comes together in just ten minutes, then simmers in your slow-cooker all day.

  • Prep Time 10 min
  • Total Time 8 hr 10 min
  • Servings 8


medium apples, peeled, chopped
bag (12 oz) fresh cranberries (3 cups)
cup packed brown sugar
teaspoon grated orange peel
cup orange juice

  • 1 Spray 3-quart slow cooker with cooking spray. In slow cooker, mix all ingredients.
  • 2 Cover; cook on High heat setting 5 hours (or on Low heat setting 8 hours).
  • 3 Leave sauce chunky, if desired, or stir well to break down apples and cranberries more. Serve warm.

Expert Tips

Garnish with extra grated orange peel, if desired.

For a boozy variation, use orange-flavored liqueur instead of orange juice

Add more sugar if the sauce is too tart for your taste.