I don’t know bout y’all, but , I can’t stand cranberry sauce from the can. I know it’s a tradition to just open a can of gelatinous blog of canned (insert expletive here) into a bowl, or even worse onto a plate , and let it ride.

Why is cranberry sauce the step child of the kids table when it comes to Thanksgiving dinner? It doesn’t have to be, and it’s easier to make than you think. I used this recipe last year , and people that swore they only eat cranberry sauce from the can, loved it!

And more importantly: crock pot it, set it, and forget it.

The following recipe will yield about 4 servings, adjust accordingly.

Slow Cooker Cranberry Sauce

  • 12 oz. FRESH cranberries , washed and allowed to air dry.
  • 1/2 cup fresh OJ no pulp
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/3 cup brown sugar
  • Splash bourbon
  • Orange Zest

Pop everything into the slow cooker. Give it a quick stir. Set on high 3-4 hours or low 7-7 hours. If the cranberries have “popped” they are done. Add more brown sugar if needed.

Have a Happy Thanksgiving Y’all!!