Homemade Apple Jelly Makes a Great Gift





Introduction: Homemade Apple Jelly Makes a Great Gift

Making apple jelly is easy and tasty, too!



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    Can you use store bought apple juice?

    You can use store bought apple juice but you will need to add pectin - like Sure Jel. You cannot follow my method with store juice.

    Good luck

    I am using Cortland apples and running them through my juicer to extract the juice, it a sweet / tart, juicy apple, made great apple butter.
    My question is, do I add water to the straight juice? if so, how much?
    Do you always add sugar? and when do I use a pectin?


    Hi, i am trying very hard to be sugar-conscious and was wondering if I could make apple jelly with splenda instead. Would this affect the jelling process? Also, if I wanted to make a raspberry or strawberry jam would i have to make a juice first?

    If you plan to use a sugar substitute, you will need to add commercial pectin like Sure-Gel. Follow the instructions in the package.

    You do not need to make juice for jam. Jam uses the whole fruit. Jelly is made from juice.

    Good luck

    Very fast and look nice too. Will try it on saturday....maybe...

    Your site is very helpful. I have an apple tree in the back yard. I don't know what kind of apples, but there's way too many to eat. Yesterday I tried making jelly, with the recipe from the pectin box. Except I added a cinnamon stick and red food coloring to the mix. Could this be what caused it not to gel? I mixed red currants (also from the back yard) with apples the week before and followed the recipe quite haphazardly, and that gelled very well--not too thick, the way I like it.

    The cinnamon stick and red food coloring should not have made a problem unless you added a whole bunch of coloring! The red currents you added gave the apples more pectin as they are tart. You can re-boil the apple jelly. Just add some lemon juice - about 2 tablespoons per quart of juice/jelly. That should make it gel. Good luck!

    Do we boil it on high the whole time? Do we let it boil the whole time? Also when making the juice from the peels and cores how much water do we put in? Thank you so much in advance!!

    Add just enough water to cover your peelings in your pot. Bring it to a boil and let it boil for about 5 minutes. Turn off the heat and allow it to cool enough to strain easily. Then you have apple juice! Time to make jelly.