There’s a lot of benefits to keeping jars full of goodness as we empty them over the winter. I had bought from a picker friend a 10lb bag of cranberries. They are very plentiful naturally in our neck of the woods. It made my heart sing. I love all things cranberry : dried in a salad, in scones, in trail mix, cranberry sauce, and the Star of this show (and your bladder’s) is cranberry juice.
I sweeten mine with 1/3 cup organic cane sugar which you must add if you don’t extract the juice first from the berries. This method takes longer, 4-6 weeks but frankly is easier.
Prepare your jars and your water bath canner.
In each jar add :
1 3/4 cup cranberries
1/3 cup organic cane sugar
Fill the jars with boiling hot water to 1 inch head space.
Apply seals, rings (finger tightened ) and water bath can in a rolling boil for 30 minutes.
Let set for 4-6 weeks then strain cranberries out of juice.
Cranberries can be dehydrated for use in salads, scones,muffins etc.
My favorite use for cranberry juice is to mix with sparkling water or a drink we call sunrises (haha no tequila ! ) just 1/2 orange juice, 1/2 cranberry juice and a splash of Italian soda.
Are you team cranberry or do they make you pucker ?
Love Jenn xx
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