12 oz. fresh cranberries
1 red apple, peel and chopped(optional)
1/2 cup orange juice
1/4 cup honey
1/4 cup water
1/4 cup sugar
Orange zest from one orange
1/2 tsp salt
Spices, such as pumpkin spice or cinnamon, can be added
Place all the ingredients above in a crock pot. Turn to low from 6 to 8 hours or to high from 3 to 4 hours.
Adjust the sweetness to your taste and add more water if the sauce looks dry. Use a spoon to mash the cranberries, if you like.