Chipotle Cranberry Sauce

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Tangy sweet meets smoky heat. That’s the pairing of chipotle pepper and cranberries. It’s a unique flavor pairing that takes your taste buds for a real rollercoaster ride. For any fans of summer smoky flavors, this is a pairing that you’ll love during the Fall and holiday season.

Chipotle cranberry sauce

We’re, of course, a fan of heat, but in this instance, we don’t recommend experimenting with any more chipotle pepper than what’s listed in the recipe. It’s a flavor-balancing act here, and too much chipotle – along with the earthy adobo sauce – can really turn the tide from tasty to too strong.

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Chipotle Cranberry Sauce

Smoky and tangy – a tasty way to upgrade a special fall meal
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 4 hours
Total Time 4 hours 15 minutes
Course Condiment
Servings 10 Servings
Calories 92 kcal


  • 12 ounces cranberries
  • 2 cups dark sweet cherries can use frozen, pitted
  • 3 clementine oranges
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon chipotle from chipotle in adobo sauce, minced


  • Place the cranberries and cherries in a slow cooker.
  • Halve the oranges and squeeze the juice over the fruit in the slow cooker. Then remove the pulp from the orange peels and place in the slow cooker as well.
  • Heat the water in a microwave to hot, then pour it, the sugar, and chopped chipotle pepper into the slow cooker. Stir the ingredients to fully combine.
  • Turn the slow cooker to low, cover, and cook the mix for 4 hours.
  • Remove from heat and allow the cranberry sauce to cool to room temperature, then serve. Or chill the cranberry sauce in the refrigerator to allow the sauce to thicken prior to serving.


Calories: 92kcalCarbohydrates: 24gProtein: 1gFat: 1gSaturated Fat: 1gSodium: 2mgPotassium: 161mgFiber: 3gSugar: 19gVitamin A: 127IUVitamin C: 27mgCalcium: 22mgIron: 1mg
Keyword Chipotle Pepper
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UPDATE NOTICE: This post was updated on October 11, 2022 to include new content.
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