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Candy Apple Jelly

 Candy Apple Jelly
With a hint of apple and cinnamon, this jelly spreads cheer from breads to bagels to muffins. Its rosy pink color looks lovely blushing through the food jars I save and decorate with fabric-covered lids. —Betsy Porter, Bismarck, North Dakota
48 ServingsPrep: 10 min. Process: 5 min.


  • 4 cups apple juice
  • 1/2 cup red-hot candies
  • 1 package (1-3/4 ounces) powdered fruit pectin
  • 4-1/2 cups sugar


  • In a large saucepan, combine the apple juice, candies and pectin.
  • Bring to a full rolling boil over high heat, stirring constantly.
  • Stir in sugar; return to a full rolling boil. Boil for 2 minutes,
  • stirring constantly.
  • Remove from the heat; skim off any foam and discard any undissolved
  • candies. Carefully ladle hot mixture into hot sterilized half-pint
  • jars, leaving 1/4-in. headspace. Remove air bubbles, wipe rims and
  • adjust lids. Process for 5 minutes in a boiling-water canner. Yield:
  • about 6 half-pints.