Clean Eating Slow Cooker Cranberry Sauce

A delicious Thanksgiving side dish that cooks itself!

Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 6 hours
Total Time 6 hours 5 minutes
Yield 9 servings (approximately)
Calories 152 kcal
Author The Gracious Pantry


  • 24 oz. fresh cranberries (approximately 6 cups)
  • 1 cup honey
  • 1 tsp. pure vanilla extract
  • 1 tbsp. fresh lemon juice
  • 1 tbsp. lemon zest (zest of 1 lemon)
  • 1/2 tsp. ground cinnamon
US Customary - Metric


  1. Cook low for 4-5 hours or until you can easily pop the berries with a wooden spoon by pushing them gently against the side of the slow cooker.

  2. Remove lid, and allow to cook on high for about 1 hour. There will still be a small amount of liquid left. The more you let the liquid cook down, the thicker your cranberry sauce will be. Simply stir in any remaining liquid.

  3. Note: I did this in a 5 quart slow cooker. If you want to get it done in the time frame mentioned above, you want a big slow cooker for this because you don't want the pot very full. If you have a smaller slow cooker, you will have to cook for much longer with the lid off to cook off the water.

Recipe Notes

Please note that the nutrition data below is a ballpark figure. Exact data is not possible.

Nutrition Facts
Clean Eating Slow Cooker Cranberry Sauce
Amount Per Serving (0.25 cup)
Calories 152
% Daily Value*
Sodium 3mg0%
Potassium 83mg2%
Carbohydrates 40g13%
Fiber 3g13%
Sugar 34g38%
Vitamin A 45IU1%
Vitamin C 13mg16%
Calcium 13mg1%
Iron 0.4mg2%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.