Monday, November 23, 2009

Cinnamon Apple Christmas Jelly

This is absolutley the easiest Jelly you will ever make and the greatest things is everyone will think you spent hours slaving away over a hot stove stirring until your arms were ready to fall off. Infact it's so very easy that when someone requests your recipe you will be embarressed to give it to them; but we all love to share our recipes and besides I've never trusted a cook that didn't like to share.


7 cups unsweetened bottled apple juice
1 package (1-3/4 ounces) powdered fruit pectin
2 teaspoons butter
1 cup red-hot candies
9 cups sugar
Place the apple juice in a large kettle. Stir in pectin and butter. Bring to a full rolling boil over high heat, stirring constantly. Stir in candies until dissolved. Stir in sugar; return to a full rolling boil. Boil for 1 minute, stirring constantly. Remove from the heat; skim off foam. Pour hot mixture into hot sterilized jars, leaving 1/4-in. headspace. Adjust caps. Process for 5 minutes in a boiling-water bath. Yield: about 13 half-pints.

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