Crock Pot Cranberry Turkey Tenderloin

Total Time
8hrs 10mins
Prep 10 mins
Cook 8 hrs

The store had a deal on those pre-packaged flavored turkey tenderloins, so I picked up a package to experiment with. This was put together with ingredients I had on hand. The tenderloins I got were the Jennie-O Roast Turkey flavor ones, but I think it would work well with plain tenderloins or a turkey breast as well. Also probably good with pork roasts and chicken parts. I didn't salt the turkey because it was pre-flavored, but plain turkey could probably use some salt. I'm guessing on the amount of cranberry sauce, as I used about 3/4 of a can of whole berry sauce. It's a yummy fall dish, though, and would be nice for Thanksgiving, too!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Spray a 3 quart crock pot with cooking spray, and put the onions in the bottom.
  2. Put the turkey tenderloins in the crock pot.
  3. Combine cranberry sauce, apple cider, orange juice, thyme, pepper and salt (if using), and pour over the turkey.
  4. Cook on low for 7-9 hours, depending on your crock pot.
Most Helpful

Really good. Would go well with stuffing.

teachfcs2003 February 25, 2012

Perfect meal for crisp fall day! So easy and delicious and even my picky eaters loved it. I made some substitions for the ingredients I didn't have. I used apple juice instead of cider, chicken broth instead of orange juice, and regular cranberry sauce. I mashed up the jellied cranberry sauce with a fork and added some dried cranberries. Before serving I thickened the sauce to make a gravy. I already received requests to make it again. Thanks for sharing such a delicious and easy dinner.

Cook4heart October 16, 2011

Very good! I used a small jar pomegranate pepper jelly since it was on-hand and we didn't have cranberry sauce. For the apple cider, used Trader Joe's Spice Apple Cider (sold during the holidays). I added several Dutch Yellow baby potatoes and some baby carrots to the pot when adding the turkey. Three tenderloins were done in 7 hours. The turkey meat was tender and shredded apart like pork! The juice was delicious. We'll definitely make it again.

AuntieJen April 30, 2014