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Home Canned Cranberry Juice

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Discover the unparalleled joy of creating your own homemade cranberry juice with this simple yet captivating canning recipe. In a world inundated with commercially available options laden with sugars and additives, take control of your cranberry juice experience by following this easy-to-master process.

Why Opt for Homemade Cranberry Juice?

Store-bought cranberry juice often contains excessive sugars, and sometimes even high fructose corn syrup. This canning recipe allows you to indulge in the natural goodness of fresh cranberries while controlling the sweetness to your liking. Embrace the satisfaction of knowing every ingredient that goes into your juice.

Ingredients Needed:

Fresh Cranberries

Sugar (or substitute like honey)

Water

How To Make:

Step 1: Preparing the Jars

Begin by thoroughly washing your fresh cranberries. Remove any debris, dirt, or bruised berries. Clean quart jars are your canvas for this flavorful masterpiece.

Step 2: Crafting the Flavor Symphony

Add a layer of fresh cranberries to the clean quart jars, creating a vibrant base for your cranberry elixir. For those seeking an extra dimension of flavor, consider introducing a cinnamon stick, a hint of orange peel, or a tantalizing apple piece.

Step 3: The Sweet Alchemy

In this step, you’ll introduce the sweet element to balance the tartness of the cranberries. Sugar is the traditional choice, but feel free to experiment with honey for a unique twist. Aim for at least ¼ cup of sweetener per quart jar, adjusting to your preferred level of sweetness.

Step 4: The Aqua Finale

Complete your masterpiece by filling the jars with water. Whether it’s filtered from your refrigerator or sourced from your tap, the choice is yours. Ensure the jars are filled within ½ inch of the top.

Step 5: Sealing the Symphony

Wipe the rim of each jar before securing a clean lid and a canning ring. Finger-tighten the ring to ensure a snug fit.

Step 6: The Aquatic Ballet

Immerse the jars in a cold-water bath canner, ensuring the water level is at least 2 inches above the jars. Bring the canner to a boil, and let the jars gracefully simmer for 20 minutes.

Step 7: Cooling Crescendo

Gently lift the jars from the bath and allow them to cool to room temperature. Witness the separation of sugar, cranberry extraction, and the burst of cranberry goodness.

Step 8: The Shake of Harmony

Once cooled, check the lids for security, and give the jars a gentle shake to blend the sugar syrup with the cranberry juice. The magic of flavor infusion continues as the jars rest on your shelf.

Storage Tips: For an optimal flavor experience, let the tart juice rest in a cool, dark place for 4-6 weeks before indulging. However, if impatience strikes, you might find them surprisingly delicious even after a few days.

FAQs:

How to Preserve Cranberry Juice?

This cranberry juice canning recipe utilizes the water bath method for safe preservation. Freezing is not recommended, as it hinders the sugar water’s ability to extract juice from the berries.

Can Cranberries Be Water Bath Canned?

Absolutely! The water bath canner is a safe and effective method for most cranberry canning recipes.

Is Sugar Necessary?

Yes, at least ¼ cup of sugar per quart jar is crucial for extracting the cranberry juice. Just as sugar draws out juice from strawberries, it plays a similar role with cranberries.

Home Canned Cranberry Juice

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Recipe by admin Course: Canning RecipeCuisine: American
Prep time

5

minutes
Cooking time

20

minutes
Calories

454

kcal
Cooling time

30

minutes
Total time

55

minutes

Quick and Easy Homemade Canned Cranberry Juice.

Ingredients

  • 6 cups Fresh Cranberries

  • Water

  • 2 cups Sugar (or sweetener of choice)

Directions

  • Add fresh cranberries to clean quart canning jars. Feel free to include any spices, apple slices, or orange zest for added flavor.
  • To the cranberries, add the sugar. Adjust the quantity based on your desired level of sweetness.
  • Fill the jars with water, leaving about ½ inch of space from the top.
  • Wipe the jar rims, secure clean lids and canning rings, and finger-tighten.
  • Submerge the jars in a cool water bath, ensuring the water level is at least 2 inches above the jars. Bring to a boil and process for 20 minutes.
  • Remove the jars to a heat-safe surface and let them cool to room temperature. Witness the enchanting separation of sugar, cranberry extraction, and burst cranberries.
  • After cooling, check the lids for a secure seal and give the jars a gentle shake to incorporate the sugar syrup with the cranberry juice.

Notes

  •  For the best flavor, allow the juice to rest in a cool, dry place for a minimum of 4-6 weeks before opening. However, if curiosity gets the better of you, they can still be delightfully enjoyed after just a few days.

Nutrition Facts

  • Total number of serves: 1
  • Calories: 454kcal
  • Carbohydrates: 118g
  • Protein: 1g
  • Fat: 1g
  • Sodium: 4mg
  • Potassium: 122mg
  • Fiber: 5g
  • Sugar: 106g
  • Calcium: 13mg
  • Iron: 0.4mg

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