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Highbush Cranberry Tea

 Highbush Cranberry Tea
—Taste of Home Test Kitchen
13 ServingsPrep/Total Time: 25 min.

Ingredients

  • 4 cups highbush cranberries
  • 10 cups water, divided
  • 2 to 3 cups sugar
  • 1 cup red-hot candies
  • 15 whole cloves
  • 1 cup thawed orange juice concentrate
  • 1/2 cup lemon juice

Directions

  • In a large saucepan, bring cranberries and 4 cups water to a boil.
  • Reduce heat; simmer for 4 minutes or until berries pop. Press
  • through a strainer; discard skins and seeds. Juice should measure
  • about 4-1/2 cups; set aside.
  • In another saucepan, combine the sugar, candies, cloves and remaining
  • water; bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer for 5 minutes or until
  • candies dissolve. Strain and discard cloves. Stir in the orange
  • juice concentrate, lemon juice and reserved cranberry juice. Serve
  • hot or chilled. Yield: 3-1/4 quarts.
Editor's Note: Regular cranberries may be substituted.