By Charlotte J on May 11, 2006
Photo by Engrossed
Photo by Engrossed
"I'm a cranberry nut. I just can't get enough of these berries. Here are some fun facts I found on the web. Cranberries are one of the only three native North American Fruits (Concord grapes, and blueberries being the others). To the eastern Indians, cranberries were known as sassamanesh. The Cape Cod Pequots and the South Jersey Leni- Lenape tribes called the little red berry ibimi or bitter berry. But it was the Pilgrims who gave the cranberry its modern name. To them, the pink cranberry blossoms resembled the heads of cranes; therefore the word crane berry later contracted to cranberry. Early American sailors carried barrels of cranberries while at sea as a source of vitamin C, much like the British limeys carried limes aboard ships."
Serving Size: 1 (1427 g)
Servings Per Recipe: 1
"This is delicious! I felt a UTI coming on and didn't want to take antibiotics, nor do I eat sugar, so searched for a recipe - followed this one closely, except I used the microwave to cook the berries, and I didn't bother with the "bring to a near boil" after sweetening, which I did with NuStevia NoCarb blend stevia powder. Then I couldn't bear to throw out those beautiful, cooked berries, so I added a tiny pinch of cinnamon and about 1/4 cup powdered erythritol and 1/2 tsp. of the stevia powder, microwaved 2 minutes, stirred and microwaved another 2 minutes - ta da, cranberry jam! My husband will LOVE this on his toast!"
"Thanks for the recipe. My bag of cranberries was only 12 oz., but even so I used the full quart of water and it still came out very strong. I even added extra water before drinking. I sweetened it with Truvia, a erythritrol/stevia sweetener. I pressed down on the berries in the sieve so I got some very fine pulp in the juice, which is a good thing in my book. Made to treat a UTI. I think I feel relief already! Thanks again."
"Cranberries are abundant in this neck of the woods, and I always have a large bag or two in the freezer, thanks to Costco. This is cheaper than buying the commercial stuff and I can control the sweetener. No high fructose corn syrup for me! I used my first batch in some hot spiced cranberry cider. Thanks for this keeper. P.S. Be sure to use a non-aluminum pan. :)"
"Thanks for the great recipe. I don't know about the US but here in Canada, cranberry juice costs an arm and a leg at $11 per litre (about 4 cups). Organic is even more! I am doing a cleanse that requires me to drink 2 cups of cranberry juice per day for about a week or so and I had finished 2 bottles of expensive cranberry juice and didn't want to spend another $11 on cranberry juice. I knew I had a bag of frozen cranberries from God knows when so I looked up online "how to make your own cranberry juice" and voila, found this recipe. I made it without the sugar for my cleanse and it's perfect."
"Very good, although I didn't use any sugar, I made it simply to help rid a UTI and it worked. Thanks."
"I used stevia sweetener instead of sugar. This homemade juice is really great! It was a little too tart for me, so next time I'll add more water during cooking. Still, very tasty!"
"An AWESOMELY simple recipe! My other half just boiled some cranberries for her Thanksgiving stuffing. Can you believe she was about to send the juice down the drain as she strained the berries from the cooking pot? Needless to say, I stopped her just in time to make myself some fresh cranberry juice (via a version of this recipe by adding in some sugar to taste). DELICIOUSLY DELIGHTFUL!!!"
"This is good,you can use Splenda or liquid sweetner also. Take the leavings from the strainer, freeze in a ziplock bag, about three different batches and you will have enough and thrown in cranberry nut or cranberry blueberry nut bread or plain banana bread. It won't be plain after that. I am not used to throwing anything that is nuitrious away"
"Fantastic! I still had some frozen bags of cranberries from Thanksgiving. I needed some cranberry juice for a UTI, but was told, no cocktail juice, just pure juice. So I remembered my bags in the freezer and followed this recipe. I used Splenda instead of sugar. I whirled it up in my food processor and just added water. The fiber in the juice was excellent. Thanks Charlotte J for such a great recipe! I wasn't able to get to the store due to the UTI!!!!!!!!!!! 50 stars!!!!!!!!"
"Thanks for this recipe! I was able to refill my organic unsweetened cranberry juice container. I left it unsweetened to use in sweet fruity cocktails! Freddy Cat sends you smiles. Made for 1-2-3 hit wonders."
"To one cranberry nut to another: I use this same recipe but I can them. After straining the berries I prepare canner, jars and lids and process for 15 minutes for elevations 0-1,000ft. I love to use this for martinis. I will use one part lemon flavored vodka to one part cranberry juice and shake. Awesome recipe. Thanks!"