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Slow-Cooker Apple Cranberry Sauce

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Slow-Cooker Apple Cranberry Sauce
  • Prep 10 min
  • Total 8 hr 10 min
  • Servings 8
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It doesn’t get any easier than this apple cranberry sauce. Dump all the ingredients into your slow cooker and forget about it until it’s time to sit down to dinner. The 8-hour cook time allows the ingredients to meld into a delicious sauce. Orange juice and orange peel add a citrusy spike that softens the tartness of cranberries, while the chopped apples provide sweetness and a textural variation. It’s the delightful twist on classic cranberry sauce that you never knew you needed!
By Jessica Walker
Updated Mar 16, 2020

Ingredients

  • 4 medium apples, peeled, chopped
  • 1 bag (12 oz) fresh cranberries (3 cups)
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon grated orange peel
  • 1/4 cup orange juice

Steps

  • 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.

Tips from the Betty Crocker Kitchens

  • tip 1
    Garnish with extra grated orange peel, if desired.
  • tip 2
    For a boozy variation, use orange-flavored liqueur instead of orange juice
  • tip 3
    Add more sugar if the sauce is too tart for your taste.
  • tip 4
    Leftover cranberry sauce can be stored in the refrigerator for up to six weeks. The acid in the cranberries and the added sugar help preserve the sauce. Use it as an accompaniment to poultry, pork or ham.
  • tip 5
    Add a touch of warm seasoning to this sauce with a few pinches of cinnamon or stir in a cinnamon stick while the sauce is simmering.

Nutrition

120 Calories, 0g Total Fat, 0g Protein, 30g Total Carbohydrate, 24g Sugars

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
120
Calories from Fat
0
Total Fat
0g
0%
Saturated Fat
0g
0%
Trans Fat
0g
Cholesterol
0mg
0%
Sodium
0mg
0%
Potassium
140mg
4%
Total Carbohydrate
30g
10%
Dietary Fiber
3g
12%
Sugars
24g
Protein
0g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
0%
0%
Vitamin C
10%
10%
Calcium
2%
2%
Iron
0%
0%
Exchanges:
0 Starch; 1/2 Fruit; 1 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 0 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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