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Cranberry Juice Recipes


   Cranberries are very high in vitamin C and fiber. Commercial cranberry drinks usually contain a lot of sugar, so you can make your own cranberry juice at home very easily with your own juicer. If you find the juice to be too sour, you can sweeten the juice with apple juice. Cranberries and apples make a great combination juice that's full of important nutrients.
   There are two kinds of cranberries produced in North America. There's the familiar red cranberry that matures in October and the white cranberry that matures earlier.
   When choosing your cranberries, you should look for ones that are bright red in color, hard, and plump. Try to stay away from soft, dull, or wrinkled berries. Cranberries will keep up to two months refrigerated, or you can seal them in plastic bags or a container and freeze them. They will keep in the freezer for up to one year!
   Fresh cranberry juice is much more nutritional then the commercial variety. The vitamins have not evaporated or boiled off from the pasteurization process.
   Drink fresh cranberry juice to fight infections. This would include sore throats and colds. It is a good drink for kidney, bladder problems and urinary tract infections. Use it in conjunction with flushing out a kidney stone.
Canning Cranberry Juice

Fresh, red-ripe cranberries
Wash and drain fresh, red-ripe cranberries. Combine cranberries and an equal amount of water in a large pan. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat and cook until berries burst. Strain juice in a damp jelly bag. Sugar can be added to juice to your taste. Reheat juice until it is almost, but not boiling. Pour, hot, into jars leaving 1/4-inch headspace. Wipe rim, place lids and tighten rings. Water Bath or Steam Can pints and quarts 15 minutes. We use a steam canner.
Carrot Cranberry Juice
6 Fresh Carrots
1 Handful of Cranberries
Cut the carrots into sections. Juice the Cranberries and the carrots. Mix.
Cranberry Juice

1 pounds Cranberries
5 cup Water
3 Orange slices, optional
½ cup Sugar

Wash the cranberries and put them into a nonreactive saucepan with the water, a pinch of salt and if you wish, the orange slices. Cook over medium heat until all the berries burst -- about 10 minutes. Pour the fruit and liquid into a cheesecloth-lined sieve. Strain the juice to the saucepan, add the sugar and boil for two or three minutes. Taste and add more sugar if it is needed. Cool and chill the juice before serving.
Cranberry Pineapple Juice

1 (64 fluid oz) bottle cranberry juice, chilled
1 c cranberries
1 (8 oz) can pineapple tidbits
1 (46 fluid oz) can pineapple juice
In a punch bowl, mix cranberry juice and pineapple juice. Stir in pineapple tidbits & cranberries. Serve with ice.
Cranberry Sunrise Juice

1 1/2 c Sugar
2 1/2 c Hot water
1 c Fresh lemon juice
1/2 c Fresh orange juice
2 c Chilled cranberry juice
Combine sugar and hot water. Stir to dissolve and cool. Add juices, stir well. Fill four glasses with ice. Pour juice mixture in each glass until half full. Pour cranberry juice slowly over lemonade so drink is in layers of color. Garnish with orange slices.
Delicious Fruit Juice

1/2 pineapple
1/2 slice lemon
1/2 cup fresh cranberries
3 tablespoons raw sugar
Peel the pineapple and juice everything in the order given in the ingredient list. If you'd like, add the sugar to the juice and stir.
Orange Cranberry Juice

1 qt chilled fresh orange juice
1 qt chilled cranberry juice
Stir together orange and cranberry juices in a large pitcher. Pour into glasses filled with ice.
Urinary Tract Repair Juice

2 Apples
1/2 cup Cranberries
Cut the apples into narrow wedges and pit the cranberries. Juice with your home juicer.


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