In response to a request about how to make fresh squeezed orange juice. It takes a little work, but it tastes much better than orange juice from concentrate.

Recipe Summary

prep:
5 mins
total:
5 mins
Servings:
3
Yield:
1 1/2 cups
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Ingredients

3
Original recipe yields 3 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Lightly smack each orange on the counter. Cut each one in half. Squeeze into a glass. You may also use a citrus reamer to do this. If you want less pulp, use a hand juicer with a strainer.

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Nutrition Facts

50 calories; protein 0.8g 2% DV; carbohydrates 11.5g 4% DV; fat 0.2g; cholesterolmg; sodium 1.1mg. Full Nutrition

Reviews (49)

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Rating: 5 stars
09/05/2006
You can extract more juice per orange if you microwave the orange first for about 10 seconds Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 2 stars
04/02/2012
(29)
60 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 40
  • 4 star values: 12
  • 3 star values: 4
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 3
Rating: 5 stars
09/05/2006
You can extract more juice per orange if you microwave the orange first for about 10 seconds Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/21/2008
This is excellent. It certainly doesn't need added sugar:) I did it by hand with a reamer which can be a little tiring on the wrist but not bad. I don't like to use the microwave when I don't need to so I boiled water in my teapot and let the oranges sit in the boiling water for a minute. Then I rolled them around on the counter until they felt softer. I plan on making this often! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/18/2009
Tropicana has nothing on me! I can have fresh orange juice from the tree to the table in under 15 minutes! I've been blessed with the juiciest sweetest oranges; 3 oranges yield 16 oz. of orange juice. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/31/2012
I am giving it a "5" because fresh orange juice is very nutritious, but I can't believe someone actually submitted a recipe for this. Dah! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/18/2011
we love hand squeezed orange juice. We peel oranges place then place in blender till smooth then strain through fine strainer. I works very well without all the hard work. Read More
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Rating: 2 stars
04/02/2012
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Rating: 5 stars
07/20/2013
I've squeezed my own juice for years. I also like to bake a lot with orange zest. So, I zest my oranges, lemons, and limes before squeezing them. Wrap the zest in a little piece of plastic wrap and drop into a zip lock bag and toss into the freezer. Ready when ever you want it. Read More
(29)
Rating: 5 stars
05/29/2007
The best and easiest way to make orange juice enough said. Sometimes we add a bit of sugar. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
01/31/2012
Wow! This was very good and quite frankly and excuse to use my black and decker juicer that's been in the back of the cupboard. All I added was a little Splenda - nice change from the store bought stuff! Read More
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