Monday, January 13, 2014

CranApple Juice

This post is a bit late, but it's a good one!
I have loved playing with my new toys I have gotten for Christmas.
This week we got to try out the juicer!

We decided to make cranberry apple juice because I had apples and cranberries are cheap this time of year.  Here are the ingredients we used:
one 12oz bag of cranberries
5 red apples
5 green apples


Slice up the apples


and core them


Then you just press them through the juicer.


We used mason jars to catch the juice. One for apple juice and one for the cranberry juice.


The cranberry juice came out a pretty blood red color, but an entire bag barely took up 1/3 of the jar.


We slowly mixed the apple and cranberry juice together between the 2 mason jars.


This was the result, very foamy...


and delicious! 



Now I didn't want all the fruit fiber or pulp go to waste.
We added about 2 tablespoons of agave nectar and spread it on parchment paper in the dehydrator over night at 115 degrees. 


Results were a tough fruit leather that, as long as you didn't mind chewing, was wonderful!


Sorry for the week late post, we hope to make up for it...

With this adorable picture of Lexie! 
She is Rachel's 16 year old Bichon Frise that wishes she were a panda.

3 comments:

  1. What size bag of cranberries is that? I have a giant bag of what were fresh cranberries in the freezer I was planning on thawing and juicing sometime. Just curios as to how much you used with your ten apples for tasty.

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    1. The bag had 12oz of cranberries.
      ~Megan

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    2. Mine is 3lbs LOL, a good bit bigger =D
      Thank you,

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