Crazy Good Cran-Apple Juice

Cranberry Apple Orange Juice

  • by Robin Frey
5.0 from 1 Review


Our in-house chef put his own spin on cranberry apple juice, adding orange, pear, lemon and fennel, creating a balanced and crazy-good flavor.

Yield 12 oz
Calories 90 cal
Yield and calories may vary depending on produce used and method of extraction.
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Who doesn’t love cran-apple juice? 

Our in-house chef put his own spin on cranberry apple juice, adding orange, pear, lemon and fennel, creating a balanced and crazy-good flavor.

two glasses of cranberry apple orange juice on a white table

You’ll need a juice press or juicer to make this delicious recipe. No crockpot, instant pot or slow cooker needed.

Click here to skip straight to the recipe. Read on to learn why we love this cranberry apple orange juice.

cranberry orange apple juice garnished with orange, cranberry and fennel frond

Why We Love This Cranberry Apple Orange Juice Recipe

The juice from cranberries is notoriously tart. Which is why most cranberry juices have a ton of added sweetener—to balance out the sourness of the cranberry. That is unless you pick up a sugar-free version, in which case you’re either consuming stevia (yuck) or a sugar alcohol like Splenda (unhealthy).

This gluten-free cranberry apple juice recipe has no added sweetener (not even brown sugar). Instead, the sweetness comes from the natural sugars in the apple, orange and pear. But these delicious fruits do more than just sweeten and enhance the flavor of the beverage.

cranberry apple orange juice ingredients

There are a ton of amazing health benefits that come with this fresh cranberry juice, including:

  • Super high in Vitamin C. Literally every ingredient in this cran-apple juice recipe is rich in Vitamin C.
  • High in Potassium. Cranberry, apple and fennel have notable amounts of Potassium.
  • Antioxidant rich. Every ingredient is rich in antioxidants.
  • Supports immune system. As you’d expect with a beverage high in Vitamin C.
  • Anti-inflammatory. Most of the ingredients have anti-inflammatory properties.
  • Can lower cholesterol. The orange and apple may help lower cholesterol. 
  • High in calcium. Every ingredient has some calcium.

Another important nutrition fact: each 12 ounce glass has around 90 calories.

cranberry apple orange juice close up

This juice is so yummy, I’ve made it twice since Chef Ari shared this recipe a few weeks ago! If you are a sucker for sweet-tart style juices like I am, you will really love this one.

Equipment note: We used the M-1 commercial juice press to make this juice recipe, but you can use pretty much any type of juicer. Just keep in mind that the quality will always be higher when using a juice press.

Learn more about the industry-leading commercial juicers we use to make our recipes.

Health Benefits

  • reduces inflammation
  • supports immune system
  • lowers blood sugar
  • lowers cholesterol
  • antioxidant
  • hydrating


orange 3.5 oz 99 g 2/3 medium orange
cranberry 1.65 oz 47 g 41 cranberries (about 1/2 cup)
red apple 8 oz 227 g 1 1/4 medium apple
pear 5.7 oz 162 g 1 medium pear
fennel 0.83 oz 24 g 1/10 bulb
lemon 0.83 oz 24 g 1/5 medium lemon


  1. Wash and prep the produce by peeling the orange, removing the green fronds and stalks from the fennel, and weighing out all the ingredients.

  2. Quarter the lemon (leaving skin on) and place directly into the press. If you don't have a juice press, peel the lemon and juice with the rest of the ingredients.

  3. Grind remaining ingredients together and press.

  4. Optional: Garnish with an orange slice, cranberry, and fennel fronds.

Pro Tips

  • You can use the fennel stalks and fronds, but with them being green, it will alter the color of the juice and not be as pretty.

  • This juice is perfect as a cold-pressed cocktail, just add a little vodka!


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  1. 5 stars
    Yum! This sounds like it would be a tasty addition to a mimosa!