Crockpot Cranberry

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Editor's Note: If you thought you could only use your slow cooker to make pot roast, then think again! You'll use your slow cooker to make this delightful Crockpot Cranberry beverage recipe. It might be hard to believe, but your slow cooker will be used to make a warm beverage that is perfect for those chilly days this fall and winter. This recipe is easy to make and is ready to serve in less than two hours, giving you and your family plenty of time to rake leaves or go sledding. The non-alcoholic beverage recipe will be a hit with kids and adults alike! Consider serving this slow cooker beverage recipe along with your favorite snacks, or even with shortbread cookies.

Have this ready to warm the crew when they return from ice skating.

Serves10 mugs



Make Ahead RecipeYes

Kid FriendlyYes

One Pot MealYes

OccasionBuffet, Cocktail Party, Game Day

Recipe CourseBeverage

EquipmentCrock Pot


Taste and TextureFruity, Spiced, Sweet

Type of DishNon-alcoholic Beverage


  • 2 cups cranberry juice cocktail
  • 2 quarts apple cider
  • ½ cup sugar
  • 1 orange studded with 6 whole cloves
  • 2 cinnamon sticks (3 inches each)
  • Orange slices or cinnamon sticks, for garnish


  1. Combine all the ingredients in a crockpot, and simmer on low for 1½ hours. 

  2. Serve in warmed mugs.



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