DIY Cranberry Juice from Fresh Cranberries
|Cooking Method:||No-Cook or Other|
|4 c||fresh cranberries (about 2 bags)|
|1 Tbsp||fresh lemon juice|
|2 c||water (use distilled or spring water for purity)|
|1 c||granulated sugar|
**OR, FOR SUGAR-FREE, USE ONE OF
THE OPTIONS BELOW**
|1 1/4 c||stevia-in-the-raw or splenda, **or**|
|7/8 c||light honey, like clover or orange blossom|
|additional water to taste|
I don't like all the sugar found in most cranberry juices, and even those without sugar are usually diluted with apple, grape, or pear juice. If you're looking for pure cranberry juice, whether for health reasons or just plain goodness, try this recipe. I love the fact that you can choose to use real sugar or honey, or Stevia or Splenda to sweeten it, or even half of each, to control the calories.
I have also done this with frozen cranberries, because the fresh are not always available. Let them thaw before using.