Rosy Cider Jelly
For an easy-to-prepare present, try this jelly made with cider and cranberry juice. I got the recipe, now a family favorite, from our local county Extension office.
Total TimePrep: 10 min. Process: 5 min.
- 3 cups apple cider
- 1 cup cranberry juice
- 1 teaspoon bottled lemon juice
- 1 package (1-3/4 ounces) powdered fruit pectin
- 5 cups sugar
- In a Dutch oven, combine the first four ingredients. Bring to a rolling boil over high heat, stirring constantly. Stir in the sugar. Return to a full rolling boil; boil for 1 minute, stirring constantly.
- Remove from the heat; skim off any foam. 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.
Editor's NoteThe processing time listed is for altitudes of 1,000 feet or less. Add 1 minute to the processing time for each 1,000 feet of additional altitude.
Originally published as Rosy Cider Jelly in Country Woman Christmas 1999