Chipotle Cranberry Sauce in the Crockpot
Recipe type: side
Cuisine: Thanksgiving
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Serves: 6
This Chipotle Cranberry Sauce recipe is beyond easy! With all of the other things to fuss over for the holiday this certainly shouldn't be one of them! Sweet, tart, with hints of smoke and spice make this Chipotle Cranberry Sauce the perfect addition to your Thanksgiving meal.
  • 4 Cups Fresh Cranberries
  • 1 Chipotle pepper in Adobo Sauce, Seeds removed and minced (only one pepper from the can)
  • ¼ Cup Bourbon
  • ½ Lemon Juiced
  • ½ Cup White Sugar (I used Imperial Sugar) more to taste
  1. To get started find your small Crockpot (I know I had to dust mine off too!). I never have been good at cooking small meals, so this little guy doesn't get the love he deserves. I use the Mac Daddy of crockpots for most of my meals. Lucky for me this little guy is perfect for Chipotle Cranberry Sauce.
  2. In a small crockpot add the Cranberries, Bourbon, Lemon Juice and Sugar. Using a sharp knife slice open the chipotle and remove the seeds; then mince the chipotle pepper and toss it into the crockpot. Place the remaining Chipotles and Adobo sauce in an air tight plastic container in your fridge for another time (Here is a great recipe to use those extras).
  3. Cook in the crockpot on high for 4 hours or low for 8 hours. The sauce will be soupy at first glance; however as it cools it will thicken to that perfect Cranberry Sauce consistency promise! Place the sauce in the fridge for up to a week or you can make it in advance and freeze it (thaw before serving). I'm all about getting as much of the holiday meal prep done in advance as possible.
Recipe by Sassy Southern Yankee at