Canning Cranberry Juice - Easy Recipe With Whole Cranberries

8 servings
40 min

Canning cranberry juice with whole cranberries is an incredibly easy way to make homemade cranberry juice. This makes a delicious juice that you drink plain or use in recipes or to make mixed drinks.

Canning whole cranberries for juice is my preferred way to make homemade cranberry juice. Store bought juice is full of sugars and sometimes even high fructose corn syrup.

Yes, this cranberry juice recipe for canning does have sugar, but it's necessary to extract the juice from the berries.

A home canned juice recipe doesn't get much easier that this one! Just place the whole berries, sugar, and water in the jar and process.

I love that I can make as much or as little as I want.

To make homemade canned cranberry juice, you'll either need to cook the berries and strain with cheesecloth to have the juice.

This way of canning cranberry juice makes a delicious juice that's more concentrated. You can also omit the sugar and use a sugar substitute when you drink the juice.

However, when canning whole cranberries for juice, you will need the sugar. The sugar is what pulls the juice and flavor from the berries.

This homemade canned cranberry juice is incredibly easy. You just clean your jars, add whole cranberries, add sugar, and then fill with water. Then process in a water bath canner.

To make a full canner load with 7 quart jar, you'll need about 4 bags of cranberries. This will be about 1 3/4 cups of cranberries per jar.

Canning Cranberry Juice - Easy Recipe With Whole Cranberries
Recipe details
  • 8  servings
  • Prep time: 15 Minutes Cook time: 25 Minutes Total time: 40 min
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  • 1 3/4 cup whole cranberries
  • 1/4 to 1/2 cup sugar
  • 4 cups hot water

Add 1 3/4 cup cranberries to each quart jar.
Add 1/4 to 1/2 cup sugar per jar.
Fill with hot water to 1/4 inch headspace.
Process quarts for 25 minutes for elevations under 1,000 feet. Process for 30 minutes for 1,000 to 6,000 feet above sea level, and 35 minutes for elevations over 6,000 feet. 
  • This recipe is for 1 quart jar. You can make up to 7 at a time in a standard sized water bath canner.
Cari @ Homesteading in Ohio
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