Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Spiced Apple Jelly

Fast and simple jelly made from apple juice - a family favorite.
4 cups bottled or canned apple juice
1 package powdered fruit pectin
5-1/2 cups sugar
1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon ground cloves

In a small stock pot, combine juice, spices and pectin; bring to a full boil. Stir in sugar; return to boil; boil for 2 minutes, stirring constantly. Remove from heat; skim off foam.

Ladel into hot jars to within 1/2 inch of jar top. Wipe jar rim, seal, twist on lids. Process in water bath canner 5 minutes, or process in fruit steamer canner 5 minutes. Remove and cool; tighten lids. Best if left to set 12 hours before opening.

Delicious! I love the amber color with little specs of cloves floating around in it.

I love my steamer canner! It's great for making jams, jellies, and bottling fruit, and it's so easy to use. I bought it about 20 years ago, and though it shows wear, still works great. Holds 7 quarts or pints.

Next jelly making venture will be with pomegranate juice!

1 comment:

Lynn said...

Patty,
I missed you so much ! Glad you're back blogging and loved this post !