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Lingonsaft – Lingonberry Juice

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Lingonberry juice is both healthy and refreshing, no matter what the season.

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Lingonberry juice, as colorful and as rich in antioxidants as cranberry juice, can be easily and quickly made from either fresh or frozen lingonberries.

Cook Time: 20 minutes

Total Time: 20 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 1 lb. (3 cups) fresh or frozen lingonberries
  • 5 cups water
  • 1 cup sugar

Preparation:

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.

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