Saturday, December 1, 2012

Candy Apple Jelly

Candy Apple Jelly

Hello everyone out there in internet land. I have a delicious and festive jelly recipe for you to try JUST in time for Christmas. You will not believe how easy this is and how tasty the end result is. I find myself making more and more each year as friends and family have come to expect this tasty concoction around the holidays. I also have to admit....I do enjoy making batch after batch of the crimson red stuff as my house smells of Christmas all day after making it. Who needs candles right? 

Isn't this just beautiful? Add some silver ribbon and a little jingle bell and you have the perfect little festive homespun gift :)

Here is the recipe breakdown:

Candy Apple Jelly

5 cups apple juice (no sugar added)
1 box pectin
1 cup red hot candy
7 cups sugar

In a large pot combine the apple juice, pectin, and red hots and heat on high stirring constantly. Bring to a rapid boil that cannot be stirred down. Boil for one minute. Stir in the sugar and continue stirring until completely dissolved. Stir frequently and bring to a rolling boil that cannot be stirred down. Boil for one minute. Remove from heat and ladel into hot jars leaving 1/4″ headspace. Hand tighten lids and process in a water bath for 5 minutes. This recipe will make about 8 half pint jars of beautiful red jelly.

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