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Apple & Cranberry Sauce with Orange & Crystallized Ginger Recipe

This Crockpot Apple Cranberry Sauce is spiked with orange and crystallized ginger. Fantastic with roast turkey or chicken!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time8 hrs
Total Time8 hrs 10 mins
Course: Sauces/Condiments
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Holiday Recipes
Servings: 16 Servings (4 Cups Total)
Calories: 47kcal


  • 4 medium Gala apples peeled, cored, quartered & sliced
  • 1 12 ounce package fresh cranberries
  • 5 tablespoons brown sugar or more to taste
  • 1 teaspoons grated orange zest
  • ¼ cup fresh orange juice
  • ¼ cup chopped crystallized ginger


  • Place all of the apple pieces and cranberries in a large bowl and stir in brown sugar and orange zest.
  • Pour orange juice into the bottom of a large crockpot (slow cooker) and add the apple mixture.
  • Cover, turn the crockpot setting to Low, and cook for about 8 hours, stirring occasionally and breaking up the apple slices and cranberries with a wooden spoon as they soften.
  • Stir in crystallized ginger. Taste and add an additional tablespoon or two of brown sugar if you find the sauce to be too tart.
  • Serve warm or room temperature.


Serving: 0.25Cup | Calories: 47kcal | Carbohydrates: 12g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 2mg | Potassium: 61mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 10g | Vitamin A: 30IU | Vitamin C: 4.2mg | Calcium: 6mg | Iron: 0.1mg