Homemade Cranberry Juice Recipe
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Homemade Cranberry Juice Recipe

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This refreshing and sweet cranberry juice has a mild tartness level. Its jewel red color looks very attractive served in glassware. —Carol Domes, Whitehorse, Yukon
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 35 min. + chilling
MAKES:8 servings
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TOTAL TIME: Prep: 35 min. + chilling
MAKES: 8 servings


  • 2 quarts water
  • 8 cups fresh or frozen cranberries
  • 1-1/2 cups sugar
  • 1/2 cup lemon juice
  • 1/2 cup orange juice

Nutritional Facts

1 cup equals 200 calories, trace fat (trace saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 2 mg sodium, 52 g carbohydrate, 4 g fiber, trace protein.


  1. In a soup kettle, bring water and cranberries to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 20 minutes or until berries begin to pop.
  2. Strain through a fine strainer, pressing mixture with a spoon; discard berries. Return cranberry juice to the pan. Stir in the sugar, lemon juice and orange juice. Bring to a boil; cook and stir until sugar is dissolved.
  3. Remove from the heat. Cool. Transfer to a pitcher; cover and refrigerate until chilled. Yield: 8 servings (2 quarts).
Originally published as Homemade Cranberry Juice in Country December/January 2009, p53

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Reviewed Aug. 23, 2014

"love anything cranberry. i like that this is all natural and does not contain hfcy and eill make again and again"

Reviewed Dec. 1, 2009

"This drink is excellent and my family and I absolutely love it. We will be making it many more times and keeping the recipe."

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