- December 12, 2006 at 2:29 am #238047
Gift Idea: Slip this delicious Berry Jelly into a basket of Muffin Mixes lined with a new potholder and hand towel set.
Christmas Berry Jelly
2 cups apple juice
1/4 cup lemon juice
1/2 cup cinnamon imperials (red hots)
3/4 cup water
1 teaspoon red food coloring
1/4 teaspoon Mace
1 box powdered pectin
8 whole cloves
1 stick cinnamon
4 cups sugar
Prepare home canning jars and lids according to manufacture’s
instructions. Jars must be covered with water and boiled 10
minutes to sterilize. Combine apple juice, lemon juice, red
hots, water, food coloring, mace and pectin.
Tie cloves and
cinnamon stick in a spice bag. Add spice bag to juice mixture.
Bring mixture to a boil, stirring constantly. Add sugar,
stirring to dissolve.
Bring to a rolling boil. Boil hard for
2 minutes. Remove from heat and skin foam, if necessary.
Carefully ladle hot jelly into hot jars, leaving 1/4″ head
Wipe jar rim clean. Place lid on jar with sealing
compound next to glass. Screw band down evenly and firmly.
Do not use excessive force.
Process jelly 5 minutes in a
boiling water canner.
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