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Homemade Cranberry Juice Recipe

Homemade Cranberry Juice Recipe

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 YIELD:8 servings

Ingredients

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

Directions

  • 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).

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.