Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
- 1 lb. (3 cups) fresh or frozen lingonberries
- 5 cups water
- 1 cup sugar
If using fresh berries, wash well and pick through to remove leaves and any bad berries (alternatively, defrost frozen berries). Place berries in saucepan with water. Bring to a low boil over medium-high heat; simmer until berries begin to pop (about 15 minutes).
Remove from burner and drain berries in a cheese cloth-lined sieve or juice bag over a large, non-reactive bowl. Crush the cooked berries with a potato masher to release the additional juice.
If using juice as a beverage, sweeten to taste with up to 1 cup sugar; return to saucepan and heat for 2-3 minutes until sugar is dissolved. Remove from burner, cool, and refrigerate (Note: juice can also be canned or frozen for future use).
Alternatively, if using juice to make lingonberry jelly, do not sweeten. Refrigerate or freeze until ready to use.
Yield: 5 cups lingonsaft.