Homemade Cherry Juice from the Steam Juicer

I continue to be blown away by the results of our steam juicer.


It took 3.5 cups of whole cherries to make more than 2 cups of juice.  Given that they have pits and that cherries don’t tightly pack into a measuring cup, the yield of juice is astonishing to me.

Even better was the amount of work it took.

I came home on Tuesday night and noticed two fruit flies hovering around our bowl of cherries.  I dumped them onto a cutting board and found 3 cherries that were starting to spoil.  It wouldn’t be long before the entire bowl was bad and our kitchen would be full of flies.  I discarded the offending cherries, dumped the rest in the steam juicer and turned the stove on.  30 minutes later I turned the stove off, leaving the cherries to drip with residual heat.  It was just after midnight.

I dumped the juice into a jar and cleaned the juicer out in minutes at 5:00AM. Much like the rhubarb and strawberries, the juice is crystal clear (without straining) and ready to be drank, turned into jelly or preserved as juice.

It’s easy to use, works quickly, produces amazing results and cleans up in snap!  I haven’t been this in love with a new piece of preserving equipment since Santa brought a dehydrator in 2009!

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  1. Do you know if a steam juicer would work with citrus fruits? I have to can all my own lemon, lime and orange juices because I can’t buy the stuff at the store due to food allergies, and I’m trying to find a way to make my life easier 🙂 I’ve googled to no avail, and was curious if you had any thoughts.