crock pot cran-apple sauce recipe

Crock Pot Cran-Apple Sauce Recipe {Guest Post} {Freezer Meal}

  • Author: Thriving Home
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 8 hours
  • Total Time: 8 hours 15 minutes
  • Yield: 12 cups 1x
  • Category: Side Dish
  • Method: Slow Cooker
  • Cuisine: American


The delicious combination of cranberries and apples creates this incredibly yummy spin on regular applesauce.


  • 12 ounces cranberries [fresh or frozen], rinsed
  • 12 cups apples, roughly peeled and chopped [I used Gala and McIntosh]
  • 3/4 cup water
  • 3/4 cup packed light brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1/2 teaspoon ginger


  1. Place all ingredients in crock pot and stir well to combine.
  2. Cover and cook on high for 3-4 hours or on low for 6-8 hours. Don’t yield to the temptation to open the lid at all… it adds to the cooking time by releasing the heat.
  3. At the end of cooking, use a potato masher to crush apples and cranberries to desired texture, stir thoroughly and enjoy!


Freezer Meal Instructions:

To Freeze:
Cook sauce according to recipe instructions. Let cool completely. Once cool, put in to freezer safe bags or containers. Store in freezer up to 3 months.

To Prepare:
Thaw sauce overnight in refrigerator. You can also run the bag under cool water in the sink.