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Christmas is almost here and I am so excited! Between deployments and family emergencies, this is the first time in over 3 years that we’ll be spending Christmas at home as a family.
Last year my husband was deployed, I had a toddler and had another on the way so it was a little difficult for me. Luckily, my mom, sister, and nieces were able to visit us. I was so happy that they were driving up to Colorado for Christmas that I wanted to have a special meal planned.
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My menu for Christmas was a basic menu (turkey, mashed potatoes, dressing…), but I wanted to make each dish a little special. I made homemade slow cooker cranberry sauce and it was delicious!
Now that my husband is back home (and since he didn’t get a chance to taste my new recipe) I wanted to make him my new slow cooker orange cranberry sauce recipe, but with a kreative twist of course.
Slow Cooker Orange Cranberry Sauce
- 2 Cups Fresh Cranberries
- 1 Cup Water
- 1 Cup Granulated Sugar
- 1 Tbsp. Ground Cinnamon
- 1 Tsp. Nutmeg
- 1 Tsp. Orange Zest
- 1/2 Cup Fresh Orange Juice
- 1/4 Tsp. Orange Extract
Place cranberries in a colander under cold running water. Gently wash cranberries. Pour cranberries and water into the slow cooker. Turn slow cooker to high heat (may be cooked on low heat, but cooking time will be longer). Slowly stir in sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg, zest, juice, and extract. Allow cranberries to cook for 2 hours, occasionally stirring. Allow to cool before serving.