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Slow Cooker Cranberry-Pear Sauce with Ginger - BoulderLocavore.com

Slow Cooker Cranberry-Pear Sauce with Ginger

There is no easier side dish than fresh Cranberry Sauce, whether it be for Thanksgiving or any cool weather occasion. This recipe is made all the most easy by use of a slow cooker. Five minutes of prep and three hours of cooking without intervention! A blending of fall flavors makes this recipe layered, sweet and tart. A perfect compliment to any meal!
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Keyword cranberry pear sauce, slow cooker cranberry sauce
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 3 hours
Total Time 3 hours 5 minutes
Servings 8 (2 cups)
Calories 60 kcal
Author Toni Dash


  • 12 ounce (1 bag) fresh Cranberries
  • ½ cup Orange Juice
  • 1 small ripe Pear , peeled, cored and chopped
  • 1 tablespoon Port wine
  • Zest of ½ lime
  • 1 teaspoon finely minced fresh Ginger Root
  • 3 tablespoons Granulated Sugar
  • ¼ teaspoon ground Cardamom


  1. Combine all ingredients in the slow cooker. Cook on High for 3 hours. Cranberries will be partially popped and the sauce will have begun to thicken.
  2. Allow to cool to room temperature before serving (it will continue to thicken). I can be made smooth by processing through a blender or with an immersion blender if desired. Also additional sweetener may be added (honey suggested) if desired.
Nutrition Facts
Slow Cooker Cranberry-Pear Sauce with Ginger
Amount Per Serving
Calories 60
% Daily Value*
Fat 0g0%
Saturated Fat 0g0%
Cholesterol 0mg0%
Sodium 1mg0%
Potassium 92mg3%
Carbohydrates 15g5%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 9g10%
Protein 0g0%
Vitamin A 55IU1%
Vitamin C 14.4mg17%
Calcium 7mg1%
Iron 0.2mg1%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.